News - Berlinale Co-Production Market

Submission and Application Deadlines

Currently and till November 27, literary agents and publishers are invited to submit novels for Books at Berlinale 2018.

Till October 11, 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.

At the 15th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21, 2018), ca. 35 selected new feature film projects will meet with interested international co-production and financing partners among the approx. 600 participants. Find more information here.

Drama series in development and financing stages could be submitted till October 23. A selection of about 7 projects will be presented at the CoPro Series Pitching on February 21. More information on CoPro Series

Experienced producers and financiers working in international co-productions who are looking for projects, can apply to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market as of mid-November.

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, are premiering 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