News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Successful 2018: Three Awards and 1300 Meetings
At the 15th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21, 2018), 36 new feature film projects from 28 countries as well as five companies in the Company Matching programme met with international co-production and financing partners. 1300 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 The War Has Ended by Hagar Ben Asher, represented by the producers from Madants (Poland), Match Factory Productions (Germany) and Transfax Film Productions (Israel). The EUR 6,000 ARTE International Prize also went toThe War Has Ended . The VFF Talent Highlight Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, was given to the project Tropical Memories (D: Shipei Wen), presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market by producer Jing Wang from the People’s Republic of China.
This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presents 12 selected Books at Berlinale which were presented on Monday, and 8 brand new drama series projects, which were presented on February 21 at the "CoPro Series" Pitch.
Three new films that were once presented here as projects have already been announced to screen in Competition at the Berlinale 2018, Figlia Mia by Laura Bispuri, Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot by Philip Gröning and 3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef. And Becoming Astrid by Pernille Fischer Christensen screens in Berlinale Special Gala.
More than 260 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide, many of them in the past year. In December, A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
This autumn, previous projects, such as Zama by Lucrecia Martel, A Sort of Family by Diego Lerman, The Swan by Ása Hjörleifsdóttir, Sollers Point by Matt Porterfield, Killing Jesus by Laura Mora, premiered at the international festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastián respectively. Earlier this summer, Good Manners by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra was awarded at Locarno, whileThe Cakemaker by Ofir Raul Graizer screened at Karlovy Vary.
Four films that were presented here at project stage, screened 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).
In spring, Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou picked up the Best International Narrative Award at Tribeca 2017.
And seven films screened in the festival programme of the Berlinale 2017: 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. 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