News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Submissions for 2021 - Calls and Deadlines
Open now: Till September 30, experienced producers from all over the world can submit their new feature-length fiction projects with a budget range from 1 to 20 million Euros, with at least 30% of financing (or the local production funding) already in place, for which they are seeking international co-production and financing partners. Ca. 20 of them will be selected and presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021. Find details here.
Drama series projects in development and financing stages can now also be submitted for Co-Pro Series till October 15. A selection of 8-10 projects will be presented at the Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event. Check here how to submit drama series projects.
Deadline approaching: Till September 1, submissions are open for the Talent Project Market in cooperation with Berlinale Talents. Ca. 10 of them will be selected for the Talent Project Market 2021. Find more information here.
From mid-October and till the last week of November, literary agents and publishers can submit novels for Books at Berlinale in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, which will take place on February 15. Find out more here
And from early November to December 3, producers, sales, distributors, representatives of funds, distributors, TV channels and VOD platforms looking for projects, will be able to apply to the Berlinale Co-Production Market to participate without a project
Shortly, three co-productions from previous editions will premiere at Venice, Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Zbanic is selected in competition, and Orizzonti will screen Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini as well as Gaza Mon Amour by Arab and Tarzan Nasser.
Meanwhile, All the Pretty Little Horses by Michalis Konstantatos will premiere in Shanghai and Sarajevo respectively. Two of our previous Talent Project Market projects, Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and The Death of Cinema and My Father too by Dani Rosenberg, were part of the Official Selection, Cannes 2020.
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay went to our Berlinale Co-Production Market 2012 project Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi, which received six nominations.
Charlatan by Agnieszka Holland screened at the Berlinale 2020, as well as the series Freud.
2019 saw many films that have been made after being presented here at project stage. They premiered at Berlinale, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian and Sitges respectively: Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe, Rialto (WT: Trade) by Peter Mackie Burns, You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala, Patrick by Goncalo Waddington, Advantages of Travelling by Train by Aritz Moreno, A White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason, Vivarium by Lorcan Finnegan,Passed by Censor by Serhat Karaaslan, 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas, Divine Love by Gabriel Mascaro as well as Photograph by Ritesh Batra.
More than 300 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide.