The festival will provide a forum for #MeToo movement
The Berlin film festival started last Thursday with 400 new movies on the screen and an engagement for a panel discussion on sexual abuse and discrimination. A total of 24 films will be part of the festival's Competition, 19 of which will be eligible for the Golden Bear, the top prize awarded for Best Film, and the Silver Bears awarded for individual contributions such as best directing, acting and screenplay. Director, screenwriter, film composer, and producer Tom Tykwer heads the jury. The members are actress Cecile de France (Belgium), photographer and former director of the Filmoteca Espanola Chema Prado (Spain), producer Adele Romanski (USA), composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan), and film critic Stephanie Zacharek (USA).