WIFT at Berlinale


***Registration opening soon!***


An official partnership with Berlinale
A collaboration of WIFT Germany with WIFT International, WIFT Sweden, WIF LA, WIFT India, WIFT Africa & Nigeria
Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Time: 5pm – 7pm CET
Location: Online (Zoom)


All you need is love: Reimagining RomComs in Bollywood, Nollywood & Hollywood

Compelling storytelling with changing faces of love…

Love is universal and our shared language all around the globe. The quest for love is everlasting, and so is the quest for relevant romantic comedies. As in life and the entertainment industry, women are becoming more empowered and today’s romantic comedies are embracing more diverse relationships across ethnicities, backgrounds, sexes and ages.

From Asia to Africa, and from Europe to the Americas…

With this event we will explore the cultural perspectives on love across the world’s most influential film industries: Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood. Experts will discuss the beloved genre’s classics as well as new opportunities of storytelling today and for the future.


Welcome from WIFT  
Opening Note Mariette Rissenbeek, Co-head Berlinale 
Deep Dive Interviews (1-on-1, 15min each)
Guests to be announced soon.
Moderated by Wendy Mitchell.
(intros and interviews accessible for WIFT members and non-members)
Queen’s Tables (ca 20min) Each table with a focus theme, introduced by a moderator, followed by a quick intro (30sec) of each of the 10 attendees from the audience. Each table will be moderated by a special guest, to be announced soon.
(exclusive access for WIFT members from all around the world)
Speednetworking (ca. 20min) Transfer of the traditional format from our physical event at Berlinale into the virtual world. Quick 2min-meetings allocated by Zoom’s random generator.
(exclusive access for WIFT members from all around the world)


All events are for free and registration will open soon. Stay tuned!