Berlinale Co-Production Market
18 Sep 2015
Berlinale Co-Production Market:
Call for Entries until October 21, 2015
Until October 21, experienced producers from around the world may
submit new feature film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market
The projects should be suitable for international co-production, have
either already secured 30% of the financing or at least the production
funding from the home country, and be budgeted between one and
twenty million euros.
As in the previous two years, the budget minimum has been waived for
projects from Greece, Spain and Portugal, in order to support producers
from these countries to participate in the international market in spite of
the difficult financing conditions at home.
By December, approximately 25 feature film projects will be selected
from the entries for the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Additionally,
three projects are currently being developed by the filmmakers Ella
Manzheeva, Fernando Eimbcke and Daniel Borgman as part of the
Another ten projects will be presented at the
“Talent Project Market” in cooperation with Berlinale Talents.
At the 13th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 14-16, 2016), the
team will again organise for the selected projects over 1000 targeted
one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers, financiers, world sales
agents, distributors, as well as representatives of TV channels and
funding bodies. Participants looking for projects in which to become
involved as co-producers may apply as from November 2015.
Over 200 feature films selected for previous Berlinale Co-Production
Markets have been realised to date, i.e., nearly 50% of the projects have
been made into films.
Five earlier projects from four different continents that were successfully
realised as co-productions played at the 2015 Berlin International Film
Festival: Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories by Phan Dang Di,
Zurich by Sacha Polak and The Boda Boda Thieves by the collective Yes!
That's Us, Why Me? by Tudor Giurgiu and Absence by Chico Teixeira. The
Here After by Magnus von Horn and Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro
Guerra, which were also completed this year, played in Cannes, while
Frenzy by Emin Alper and The Memory of Water by Matías Bize recently
premiered in Venice.
This summer, German audiences had the opportunity to watch a few of
the fruits of the Berlinale Co-Production Market in the cinemas: Zurich
(Die getäuschte Frau) by Sacha Polak, Las Insoladas - Sonnenstiche by
Gustavo Taretto and Coconut Hero by Florian Cossen opened in July resp.
August, and September 24 sees the theatrical release of Am Ende ein Fest
(The Farewell Party) by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is part of the European Film Market.
The main partners of the Berlinale Co-Production Market have been the
MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung since 2004, and Creative Europe -
MEDIA, a programme of the European Union since 2005.
Application forms and general guidelines for submitting projects for 2016
may be found at www.efm-berlinale.de
September 15, 2015