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“Books at Berlinale”: Twelve New International Novels Ripe for Screen Adaptation

On February 14, film producers attending “Books at Berlinale” will have the chance to discover twelve new literary works that lend themselves perfectly for adaptation to the screen. The selected novels will be presented at a pitching session in the framework of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At a get-together following the session, the invited producers will be able to join in conversation with respected, internationally active literary agents and representatives of publishing houses who hold the film rights to the works in question. There they can establish and cultivate contacts in the international book world or perhaps even begin to negotiate right away to option the film rights to one or more of the selected books.

The twelve literary works that make up the selection at this year’s edition of “Books at Berlinale” come from publishers and agencies from Belgium, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. More than 130 works from over 30 countries were submitted for consideration in the programme.

Film producers who are active in the area of literary adaptations (or would like to be) as well as publishers and literary agents can register to participate in the event until February 8 at books@berlinale.de.

The “Books at Berlinale” selection can be found here.

“CoPro Series” 2017: Seven International Series Projects Pitching Their Content and Searching for Partners

On February 15, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, television representatives, distributors and further series financiers for the third time to the exclusive series pitching session “CoPro Series”, which will be taking place for the first time this year at the new venue for the “Drama Series Days”, the fabled Zoo Palast cinema.

Seven select series projects will be on the lookout for co-production and financing partners here among the industry guests.

The "CoPro Series" selection can be found here.

Berlinale Co-Production Market Matches 36 New Feature Film Projects with International Co-Production Partnerships

At the 14th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 15, 2017) a selection of 36 promising feature-film projects from 29 countries will come together with a wide range of potential co-production and funding partners from around the world. In addition, the market will be presenting five respected production companies in the scope of their exclusive “Company Matching Programme”.

For the official project selection, 20 promising feature-film projects with budgets ranging from 750,000 euros to eleven million euros were chosen from a total of 323 submissions. They will be presented by internationally experienced producers and have all either already secured production funding from their native countries or have at least been able to cover 30% of their projected financing needs to date.

Ten newcomers to the world of international film production will also be presenting their projects at the “Talent Project Market”, which is organised in co-operation with Berlinale Talents. These attendees were chosen from an additional 178 submitted projects.

The selected projects and companies can be seen here.

There are seven films screening in the festival programme of the upcoming Berlinale which were presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market as projects in previous years. These projects networked with partners for co-production, world sales, TV, distribution, and financing here: Una mujer fantástica (A fantastic woman) by Sebastián Lelio is part of the Competition, (Hostages) by Rezo Gigineishvili will be 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, will be shown in Forum. Furthermore, Estiu 1993 (Summer1993) by Carla Simon and Mulher do pai (Nalu on the Border) by Cristiane Oliveira will be screened in Generation.

One film that was once presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, premiered this summer in Karlovy Vary: The Next Skin by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo. A Yellow Bird by K Rajagopal had its premiere at Cannes in the Critics Week.

Find the complete list of realised films in the archive