News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Successful 2019: Three Awards and 1500 Meetings
At the 16th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9-13, 2018), 37 new feature film projects from 30 countries as well as five companies in the Company Matching programme met with international co-production and financing partners. 1500 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, endowed with 20,000 euros, went to the project Alcarràs by Carla Simón, represented by the production company Avalon PC (Spain). The EUR 6,000 ARTEKino International Prize went to Adult, directed by Shira Geffen. The VFF Talent Highlight Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, was given to the project Bufis (D: Mahad Ahmed), presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market by Kenya-based producer Vincenzo Cavallo.
This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presents 12 selected books that lend themselves perfectly for screen adaptation, which were presented on Monday at "Books at Berlinale", and 10 brand new drama series projects, which are presented on February 12 and 13 at the "Co-Pro Series" Pitch.
Three previous Berlinale Co-Production Market projects are screening in Venice 2019: Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe and Rialto (WT: Trade) by Peter Mackie Burns are screening in Orizzonti, while You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala screens at Giornate degli Autori.
Toronto will see two Special Presentations of our projects: Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi and Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe.
Two of our previous projects won awards at the Semaine de la Critique 2019: A White, White Day by Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason, and Vivarium by Irish Lorcan Finnegan.
Passed by Censor by Serhat Karaaslan received the FEDEORA award at Karlovy Vary 2019 (East of the West).
Three films that were once projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market screened at the Berlinale 2019: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas and Divine Love by Gabriel Mascaro premiered in Panorama, while Photograph by Ritesh Batra showed in the Berlinale Special Gala section.
2018 saw a record of 16 Berlinale Co-Production Market projects getting out onto the big screens at A-film festivals and in cinemas:
2018 releases included hits such as Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat, the multi-award-winning La Noche de 12 Anos by Alvaro Brechner, Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson, Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu, Samouni Road by Stefano Savona and Birds of Passage by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. Also in 2018, A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio celebrated the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
More than 280 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide.
Find the complete list of realised films in the archive