News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Submissions Open - Calls and Deadlines
Between approx. the 6th November and 11th December, producers, sales, distributors, representatives of funds, distributors, TV channels and VOD platforms looking for projects, can apply to the Berlinale Co-Production Market to participate without a project.
Submissions closed: Till the 10th October, the feature project submission for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019 (09-13 February 2019) was open. Experienced producers from all over the world have submitted 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. 25 of them will be selected and presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019.
Drama series projects in development and financing stages could be submitted for Co-Pro Series till the 22nd October. A selection of 8 projects will be presented at the Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event on 12/13 February. Check how to submit drama series projects.
Till 3rd September, submissions were open for the Talent Project Market in cooperation with Berlinale Talents. Ca. 10 of them will be selected for the Talent Project Market 2019. Find more information here.
This year sees a record of at least 15 Berlinale Co-Production Market projects getting out onto the big screens at A-film festivals and in cinemas: releases this summer included The Guest (L'ospite) by Duccio Chiarini, which premiered in Locarno. Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat won awards in San Sebastián, while La Noche de 12 Anos by Alvaro Brechner screened at Orizzonti in Venice, and Jumpman by Ivan Tverdovsky premiered in competition in Karlovy Vary.
Six freshly finished films from the Berlinale Co-Production Market screened at Cannes 2018: Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson in competition, Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu and Muere, Monstruo, Muere by Alejandro Fadel in Certain Regard, Samouni Road by Stefano Savona - which won the Golden Eye for Best Documentaty - as well as Birds of Passage by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego and El Motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief) by Agustín Toscano in Directors Fortnight.
In February, A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio celebrated the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Three new films that were once presented here as projects screened 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 - whihc meanwhile won 7 German Film Awards. And Becoming Astrid by Pernille Fischer Christensen was shown 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.
Find the complete list of realised films in the archive