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Successful 2017: Three Awards and 1200 Meetings

At the 14th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12-15, 2017), 36 new feature film projects from 29 countries as well as five companies in the Company Matching programme met with international co-production and financing partners. 1200 individually requested one-on-one meetings were scheduled between the almost 600 participants.

The selected projects and companies can be seen here.

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, worth EUR 20,000, went to the project The Wife of the Pilot by Anne Zohra Berrached, produced by Razor Film Produktion from Germany. The EUR 6,000 ARTE International Prize went to director Vladimir Perisic's new project Lost Country, to be co-produced by KinoElektron and MPM Film from France with Trilema Films from Serbia, and the EUR 10,000 VFF Highlight Award was given to producer Nefes Polat from Turkey, who participated in the Talent Project Market with her project The Bus to Amerika.

This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presented 7 brand new drama series projects, which were pitched to 260 invited participants on February 15 at the "CoPro Series" Pitching and Get-Together. At the "Books at Berlinale" Pitching and Get-Together, twelve new, best-selling and award-winning novels for film adaptations were presented to ca. 150 interested producers.

Four films that were presented here at project stage, are screening at Cannes 2017: Jupiter's Moon by Kornél Mundruczó (competition), Los perros by Marcela Said and La familia by Gustavo Rondón Córdova (Critics' Week), and La novia del desierto by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato (Certain Regard).

Recently, Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou picked up the Best International Narrative Award at Tribeca 2017.

Seven films screened in the festival programme of the Berlinale 2017, which were presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market as projects in previous years. These projects networked with partners for co-production, world sales, TV, distribution, and financing here: Una mujer fantástica (A fantastic woman) by Sebastián Lelio, which won the Silver Bear for Best Script, featured as part of the Competition, (Hostages) by Rezo Gigineishvili was screened in Panorama, At Elske Pia (Loving Pia) by Daniel Borgman, Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) by Nana & Simon and Rifle by Davi Pretto, were shown in Forum.

Furthermore, the winner of the best First Feature Award, Estiu 1993 (Summer1993) by Carla Simon as well as Mulher do pai (Nalu on the Border) by Cristiane Oliveira screened in Generation.

Find the complete list of realised films in the archive