The Berlinale is an annual international film festival.

Dr Will Higbee visits internationally renowned Berlin Film Festival

Dr Will Higbee, Director of Programmes for Film is currently attending the Berlin International Film Festival with colleagues from the London Film School, one of the College of Humanities’ external partners, with whom we teach our MA in International Film Business.

His experiences at this major event will be documented on the College of Humanities’ blog. He will also be tweeting live from the festival.

The Berlinale (the Berlin International Film Festival) is running from 6 to 16 February and is one of the world's oldest and most important international film festivals. About 400 films from all around the world will be filmed during the event, most of which are international or European premieres.

The Berlinale is also an important place for film industry executives to do business. It hosts both the European Film Market and the International co-production market, where around 400 companies are represented. The festival also organises a variety of workshops, panel discussions and film programmes.

The Berliane forms an integral part of the MA in International Film Business. As accredited visitors to the festival, students on the programme will be able to take advantage of many of these events. Expenses for accommodation, flights, travel and accreditation are included as part of the course cost.

Dr Higbee comments, “The Masters programme aims to combine teaching expertise from world-class researchers in film and business studies at the University of Exeter, with the LFS's detailed knowledge of, and direct relationship to, the industry. Our students will benefit from a series of historical, theoretical and practical perspectives that will equip them with the right skills to succeed as the next generation of independent producers. We are proud and excited to be collaborating with the LFS on such a genuinely innovative programme.”

The MA International Film Business will equip students with a complete grounding in distribution history and structures, the entertainment value chain and international film markets. In addition, business tools for a career in film distribution, sales and production will be delivered by the University of Exeter Business School. Students will benefit from the guidance of an industry mentor with whom they will have regular meetings.

Please visit the Humanities blog and follow Exeter Film on Twitter to find out more about Dr Will Higbee’s experiences of the Berlinale. More information about the MA in International Film Business can be found on the programme sub-pages.

Date: 12 February 2014

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