News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
The selected Books at Berlinale projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019 will be announced end-January.
“Co-Pro Series” 2019: Ten New International Series Projects Look to Team Up with International Partners
On February 12 and 13, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, programming directors, distributors and other series financiers to the fifth edition of the exclusive pitch event “Co-Pro Series”, which is taking place in the scope of “Drama Series Days” 2019 (February 11-13) 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.
37 New Feature Film Projects Selected for 2019
From February 9 to 13, 2019, the 16th edition of Berlinale Co-Production Market invites 600 international producers and financiers to come together to explore new partnerships. This time, 37 new feature film projects looking for co-production partners have been chosen to participate. In addition, five exceptional production companies will be presented in the “Company Matching” programme.
For the official project selection, 22 highly promising feature film projects were chosen from a total of 325 submissions, with budgets ranging from 750,000 to 6.5 million euros. 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.
At the “Talent Project Market”, organised in co-operation with Berlinale Talents, a total of eleven up-and-coming producers will present their projects, which were selected from a further 226 submissions.
With a total of 20 female directors involved in the selected projects, the proportion of women included this year amounts to almost 50 percent. This includes female filmmakers from all parts of the world, such as Marcela Said from Chile (The Hunt for the Puma), Wang Yichun from the People’s Republic of China and Tallulah H. Schwab from Norway/The Netherlands (The Souls), who have all previously contributed feature-length films to the Berlinale programme, and last but not least, Berlinale prize winner Carla Simón, who previously participated in the Talent Project Market with her multi-award-winning debut project Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) and is appearing with two projects as a director. There are also new projects waiting to be discovered from male directors like Stefan Ruzowitzky, Uberto Pasolini, Christian Schwochow, Boo Junfeng, as well as TEDDY AWARD winner Alex Anwandter.
The selected projects and companies can be seen here.
One film that was once a project at the Berlinale Co-Production Market has already been announced to screen at the Berlinale 2019: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas premieres in Panorama.
2018 saw a record of 16 Berlinale Co-Production Market projects getting out onto the big screens at A-film festivals and in cinemas:
Releases last summer included The Guest (L'ospite) by Duccio Chiarini, which premiered in Locarno. Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat won awards in San Sebastián, while La Noche de 12 Anos by Alvaro Brechner screened at Orizzonti in Venice, Jumpman by Ivan Tverdovsky premiered in competition in Karlovy Vary, and Slam by Partho Sen-Gupta was shown in Tallinn.
Six films from the Berlinale Co-Production Market screened at Cannes 2018: Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson in competition, Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu and Muere, Monstruo, Muere by Alejandro Fadel in Certain Regard, Samouni Road by Stefano Savona - which won the Golden Eye for Best Documentary - as well as Birds of Passage by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego and El Motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief) by Agustín Toscano in Directors Fortnight.
In February, A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio celebrated the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Three new films that were once presented here as projects screened in Competition at the Berlinale 2018, Figlia Mia by Laura Bispuri, Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot by Philip Gröning and 3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef - whihc meanwhile won 7 German Film Awards. And Becoming Astrid by Pernille Fischer Christensen was shown in Berlinale Special Gala.
More than 270 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide, many of them in the past year.
Find the complete list of realised films in the archive