News - Berlinale Co-Production Market

Submit Feature Film Projects Now

Till October 11, experienced producers from all over the world are invited to submit 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.

A budget exception aims to support applications from regions where films are produced with lower average budgets, or which are facing particular challenges in film financing: the minimum budget is lowered to €750,000 for projects from the World Cinema Fund supported regions Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus, as well as for projects from Greece, Spain, Portugal and Southeast Europe.

Another exception is made for early-stage, promising “Berlinale Directors” projects: new projects by directors whose previous films were selected for the Berlinale, can be submitted also if they do not yet have 30% secured financing.

At the 15th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 18-21, 2018), ca. 35 selected new feature film projects will meet with interested international co-production and financing partners among the approx. 600 participants.

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Submit Drama Series Projects till October 23

Till October 23, producers from all over the world are invited to submit their new drama series projects in development and financing stages, for which they are looking for international co-producton partners.

At the CoPro Series event on February 21, during the 15th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 18-21, 2018) and held as part of the Drama Series Days, ca. 8 selected, first-season drama series projects will be pitched, and meet with interested international co-production and financing partners at a networking get-together as well as in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings.

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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