New Berlin Fest sidebar to be Lola longlist

Germany’s equivalent of the Oscar nominees

COLOGNE, Germany -- The Berlin Film Festival is giving its German Cinema sidebar a gold polish. Starting next year, the sidebar will be made up off all titles on the long list for the Lolas, Germany's equivalent of the Oscars.

The commission of the German Film Academy nominates its long list of Lola candidates between November and January. The Academy picks the final nominees and Lola winners.

The new sidebar will be titled German Cinema -- LOLA@Berlinale and include titles in the same feature film, documentary and children's film categories used by the Lola awards.

The films will also screen at Berlin's European Film Market. Heinz Badewitz will continue to run the German Cinema sidebar, as he has for several years.
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