News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
A Golden Bear and some Talks still online
The Berlinale Co-Production Market took place March 1-5. You can find info on all our Livestream events hereand some Talks are still online for CoPro Participants and Online Market Badge Holders, such as the Co-Production Case Study on the Golden Bear-winning BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, which was a project at the Berlinale Co-pProduction Market 2020 and got made during the pandemic.
Other parts of the CoPro Programme, such as the Visitors Programme and the prescheduled One-on-One meetings with the selected projects, were reserved to pre-registered participants of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Projects on the road to success: Three awards and 1,300 meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market
At the 18th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1-5, 2020), 35 new feature film projects met with international co-production and financing partners. More than 1300 individually requested one-on-one meetings were scheduled between the participants. Three monetary awards were presented to selected feature film projects: The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, the VFF Talent Highlight Award and the ARTEKino International Award.
The selected projects and companies can be seen here
The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, went to the project The Oblivion Theory (director: Annemarie Jacir), presented here by producers from the companies Incognito Films from France, and One Two Films from Germany. The EUR 6,000 ARTEKino International Award went to Who Killed Narciso by director Marcelo Martinessi, produced by La Babosa Cine from Paraguay. The VFF Talent Highlight Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, was given to the project Tropical Gothic (director: Isabel Sandoval) from the USA, presented here by producer Carlo Velayo.
This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presents 10 selected books that lend themselves perfectly for screen adaptation, which are presented at "Books at Berlinale", and 10 brand new drama series projects, which were presented at the "Co-Pro Series" Pitch.
“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.
Four co-productions from previous editions are part of the Berlinale 2021 selection, among them the Golden Bear-winner, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude as well as Je Suis Karl by Christian Schwochow (Berlinale Special), plus Copilot by Anne Zohra Berrached and Human Factors by Ronny Trocker in Panorama.
Two of our previous projects are shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Film:Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Zbanic, which premiered at Venice last year, and Charlatan by Agnieszka Holland, which was part of the Berlinale Competition 2020.
Last year's releases also include the other two Venice entries Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini and Gaza Mon Amour by Arab and Tarzan Nasser, as well asAll the Pretty Little Horses by Michalis Konstantatos (Sarajevo/Shanghai), Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and The Death of Cinema and My Father too by Dani Rosenberg (both Official Selection, Cannes 2020).
Also in 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.
More than 300 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide.
You can find a list of completed projects in the Archive.