News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
March 1: CoPro Programme kicks off
The Berlinale Co-Production Market officially starts on Monday - the programme lasts till Friday, March 5. You can find all our Livestream events here
Highlights of Monday's Talks Programme that are also accessible for Online Market Badge Holders, include the Opening at 9:30 directly followed by an exciting Co-Production Case Study on the Competition entry BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN.
Other parts of the CoPro Programme, such as the Visitors Programme and the prescheduled One-on-One meetings with the selected projects, are reserved to pre-registered participants of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
“Books at Berlinale” 2021: From Page to Screen - Ten Outstanding International Books Will Be Presented to Film Producers
On March 4, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will present ten high quality books especially well-suited to screen adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”. At the pitch event, which was initiated in cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse and has taken place annually since 2006, current new releases and bestsellers take the spotlight within the film world. The presentation of the books by publishers and literary agents will be moderated by Syd Atlas, and take place online this year.
Books from publishers, literary agencies and authors from Germany, France, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan and the USA were selected from over 160 submissions to “Books at Berlinale”.
The “Books at Berlinale” selection 2021 can be found here.
“Co-Pro Series” 2021: Ten Outstanding Series Projects in Search of International Partners
From March 2 - 5 and for the seventh year running, the Berlinale Co-Production Market invites producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers to pitches and meetings at "Co-Pro Series". "Co-Pro Series" is curated by the Berlinale Co-Production Market and is simultaneously a component of the "Berlinale Series Market" programme (March 2-5).
Ten exceptional international series projects are in search of suitable co-producers and financiers. After the pitch, the project creators meet with interested partners.
The "Co-Pro Series" selection can be found here.
Berlinale Co-Production Market Brings Together 35 Feature Film Projects Online with International Partners
The focus of the 18th Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1-5, 2021) is on 35 feature film projects from 25 countries. The producers will meet with international co-producers, world sales agents, broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors, representatives of public funds and financiers from all over the world in more than 1,000 individual meetings organised in advance. The well-proven concept of the Berlinale Co-Production Market this time will be implemented in an online version.
For the official project selection, 19 feature film projects with budgets ranging from 750,000 to 4.5 million € were selected from 301 different submissions. These projects were presented by internationally experienced producers who are bringing along production support from their native countries, or have at least 30% of their proposed financing secured. In addition thereto, there are five projects in the “Berlinale Directors” section which are in the early stages of financing, and their directors have also exhibited very successful films at the festival. Another film project, Kabul Jan by Shahrbanoo Sadat, is looking for partners at both the CineMart Rotterdam and the Berlinale Co-Production Market as part of the “Rotterdam-Berlinale Express”. Altogether, 14 female and 13 male directors are responsible for these 25 projects, some of which are co-directed.
At the “Talent Project Market”, which is organised in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, ten newcomer producers will present their projects, which have been selected from a further of 165 submissions.
The selected projects and companies can be seen here.
Three co-productions from previous editions premiered at Venice 2020: Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Zbanic screened in competition, and Orizzonti screened Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini as well as Gaza Mon Amour by Arab and Tarzan Nasser.
All the Pretty Little Horses by Michalis Konstantatos premiered 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.