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Berlinale Co-Production Market

The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a two-and-a-half-day event for about 500 international producers, sales agents, distributors as well as broadcasting and funding representatives active in the field of co-production.
 
The twelfth Berlinale Co-Production Market will take place from Sunday to Tuesday, February 8-10, 2015.
 
New Projects and Focused Meetings
Each September/October, production companies from around the world seeking co-production partners can submit projects. By Christmas, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team selects the approx. 35 projects. The Catalogue is e-mailed to all Co-Production Market participants around mid-January.
After studying the Catalogue, each participant can request 30-minute one-on-one meetings with the producers of the selected projects he/she is interested in as a potential partner. These meetings are set up by the Berlinale Co-Production Market team according to the availability of the participants and meeting slots. Each participant receives his own customised meeting schedule two to three days before the event.
 
Intensive individual support in order to “make perfect matches” is part of the service offered by the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The team headed by project manager Sonja Heinen is ready to provide assistance.
 
Additional one-on-one meetings can be requested with selected, highly experienced international companies in the Company Matching Programme. These meetings are not centred around single projects, but offer room for structural exchange, for example to discuss business ideas, company strategies and potential common grounds for potential collaborations and international alliances.
 
Tailormade Programme
Further to the one-on-one meetings, participants can find the latest hands-on information and make new contacts through the many networking opportunities during the market. Case Studies on Berlinale films elaborate on current trends in co-production and financing opportunities and in Theme Talks participants can exchange experiences with experts and colleagues on selected topics. At the "Countries in Focus" presentations, experts provide information about production conditions and co-production opportunities in their particular country. During Speed Matching sessions, participating producers can make new contacts during successive, informal 5-minute meetings.
 
First launched in 2006, Books at Berlinale is the world’s first market for literary adaptations at an A film festival. Around ten selected books with a high potential for screen adaptation are presented by international publishers and literary agents. Interested producers can get in touch with them at the Networking Get-Together following the pitch.
 
A Home For Producers
Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick describes the Berlinale Co-Production Market as “a home for international producers and financiers attending the Berlinale.” Here they find what they usually look for at a festival: high-quality international projects, excellent business contacts and new opportunities for co-operations.
 
The main partners of the Berlinale Co-Production Market are MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (since 2004) and the European Union’s MEDIA Programme (since 2005).

Contact 

Head of the Berlinale Co-Production Market
Sonja Heinen

Project Management Assistance, Controlling / Administration
Miriam Agritelli

Manager Official Projects
Martina Bleis

Manager Talent Project Market
Kathi Bildhauer

Office Management and Logistics
Miriam Boixader

Programme and Books at Berlinale
Henning Adam

Potsdamer Straße 5
D-10785 Berlin
phone +49 · 30 · 259 20 · 517
fax +49 · 30 · 259 20 · 529
 

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