News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Submissions for 2020 Open Now - Calls and Deadlines
Deadline approaching: Drama series projects in development and financing stages can still be submitted for Co-Pro Series till October 23. A selection of 10 projects will be presented at the Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event on February 25/26. Check here how to submit drama series projects.
From mid-October and till the last week of November, literary agents and publishers can submit novels for Books at Berlinalein cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, which will take place on the February 24, 2020. Find out more here
From early November to mid-December (deadline: Dec11, 2019), 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.
Till October 9, 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 2020. Find all details here.
Till September 2, 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.
Three previous Berlinale Co-Production Market projects are screened in Venice 2019: Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe and Rialto (WT: Trade) by Peter Mackie Burns in Orizzonti, while You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala won an award at Giornate degli Autori.
Toronto saw two Special Presentations of our projects: Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi and Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe. Patrick by Goncalo Waddington screened in Competition at San Sebastian. Advantages of Travelling by Train by Aritz Moreno premiered in Sitges.
Two of our previous projects won awards at the Semaine de la Critique 2019: A White, White Day by Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason, and Vivarium by Irish Lorcan Finnegan.
Passed by Censor by Serhat Karaaslan received the FEDEORA award at Karlovy Vary 2019 (East of the West). 7500 by Patrick Vollrath premiered at Piazza Grande in Locarno.
Three films that were once projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market screened at the Berlinale 2019: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas and Divine Love by Gabriel Mascaro premiered in Panorama, while Photograph by Ritesh Batra showed in the Berlinale Special Gala section.
2018 saw a record of 16 Berlinale Co-Production Market projects getting out onto the big screens at A-film festivals and in cinemas:
2018 releases included hits such as Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat, the multi-award-winning La Noche de 12 Anos by Alvaro Brechner, Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson, Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu, Samouni Road by Stefano Savona and Birds of Passage by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. Also in 2018, A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio celebrated the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
More than 290 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide.
Find the complete list of realised films in the archive