James Ulmer to head up CWB’s exclusive Berlinale 2009 Festival Coverage

For the second year running, CWB’s International Editor James Ulmer will file his exclusive daily video and online reports from this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 5-15. Along with filing his regular festival column, Berlinale Unbound, from the Festival’s center in Potzdamerplatz, James will shoot, edit and produce the site’s Berlinale video reports and video blogs along with veteran film producer and CWB contributor Tanja Meding.

With over 30 years of festival experience between them — this is James’ 12th year as a journalist at the Berlinale, and the 12th as well for Tanja as an attendee — the two will cover the breaking news, views and films of one of the world’s best-programmed and provocative festivals. A particular focus of their coverage will be the films and personalities reflecting the politics of culture, and culture of politics, of a world at the doorstep of huge geopolitical change and the new era of Obama.

Not that they’ll ignore the fun stuff, either. Watch here for James and Tanja’s reports on the parties, gossip and people behind Berlinale’s legendary nightspots and ever-changing cinema scene — change that even the Berlin’s most jaded festival goers can believe in.

Have any Berlinale story ideas or suggestions? Contact James at james@cinemawithoutborders.com.

And click here to check our 2008 coverage of the Berlin International Film Festival.


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