News - Berlinale Co-Production Market

“Books at Berlinale”: Twelve International Literary Works in Search of Film Producers

On February 24, at the “Books at Berlinale” pitching event, a co-operation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present twelve exceptional works of literature that are particularly well-suited to adaptation for the screen. Books at Berlinale, which has been placing a spotlight on recent publications and bestsellers every year since 2006, gives film producers the opportunity to come into contact with renowned and internationally active publishers and literary agents who hold the film rights to the books in question.

This year, books from publishing houses, literary agents and authors from Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden and Turkey were selected from over 170 submissions for “Books at Berlinale”. Eight of the twelve works featured in the selection were written by female authors.

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

“Co-Pro Series” 2020: Ten Selected Series Projects Seek International Partners

On February 25 and 26, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, programming directors, distributors and other series financiers to the sixth edition of the exclusive pitch event “Co-Pro Series”, which is part of the “Berlinale Series Market” 2020 (February 24 to 26) at Berlin’s Zoo Palast cinema.

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

The "Co-Pro Series" selection can be found here.

36 International Feature Film Projects Selected for 2020

The 17th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 22-26) highlights 36 feature film projects from 34 countries, whose producers are looking for co-production partners. This is the place to meet international co-producers, representatives of film funds, world sales and TV broadcasters, distributors and financiers from all over the world in 1,500 pre-organised one-on-one meetings. In addition, five exceptional production companies will be presented in the “Company Matching” programme.

For the official project selection, 21 feature film projects with budgets ranging from 750,000 to 5 million € were selected from 302 different submissions. These projects will be presented by internationally experienced producers who are bringing along production support from their native countries, or have at least 30% of their proposed financing secured. With eleven projects by female directors, the proportion here has exceeded 50% for the first time. A total of 15 female directors’ projects are represented in the selection, i.e. 41.7%.

At the “Talent Project Market”, which is organised in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, ten newcomer producers will present their projects, which have been selected from a total of 166 submissions.

The companies in the “Company Matching” programme with which the participants can also request individual meetings in order to exchange ideas on a structural level or on the basis of project slates, come from Argentina, Croatia, Denmark, France and South Africa.

The selected projects and companies can be seen here.