News - Berlinale Co-Production Market

March 1: CoPro Programme kicks off

The Berlinale Co-Production Market officially starts on Monday - the programme lasts till Friday, March 5. You can find all our Livestream events here

Highlights of Monday's Talks Programme that are also accessible for Online Market Badge Holders, include the Opening at 9:30 directly followed by an exciting Co-Production Case Study on the Competition entry BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN.

In the afternoon, a Country Session will highlight co-production possibilities with 4 selected countries, and Speed Matchings offer random, fun and useful meetings to enlarge your network.

Other parts of the CoPro Programme, such as the Visitors Programme and the prescheduled One-on-One meetings with the selected projects, are reserved to pre-registered participants of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

“Books at Berlinale” 2021: From Page to Screen - Ten Outstanding International Books Will Be Presented to Film Producers

On March 4, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will present ten high quality books especially well-suited to screen adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”. At the pitch event, which was initiated in cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse and has taken place annually since 2006, current new releases and bestsellers take the spotlight within the film world. The presentation of the books by publishers and literary agents will be moderated by Syd Atlas, and take place online this year.

Books from publishers, literary agencies and authors from Germany, France, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan and the USA were selected from over 160 submissions to “Books at Berlinale”.

The “Books at Berlinale” selection 2021 can be found here.

“Co-Pro Series” 2021: Ten Outstanding Series Projects in Search of International Partners

From March 2 - 5 and for the seventh year running, the Berlinale Co-Production Market invites producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers to pitches and meetings at "Co-Pro Series". "Co-Pro Series" is curated by the Berlinale Co-Production Market and is simultaneously a component of the "Berlinale Series Market" programme (March 2-5).

Ten exceptional international series projects are in search of suitable co-producers and financiers. After the pitch, the project creators meet with interested partners.

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

Berlinale Co-Production Market Brings Together 35 Feature Film Projects Online with International Partners

The focus of the 18th Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1-5, 2021) is on 35 feature film projects from 25 countries. The producers will meet with international co-producers, world sales agents, broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors, representatives of public funds and financiers from all over the world in more than 1,000 individual meetings organised in advance. The well-proven concept of the Berlinale Co-Production Market this time will be implemented in an online version.

For the official project selection, 19 feature film projects with budgets ranging from 750,000 to 4.5 million € were selected from 301 different submissions. These projects were 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. In addition thereto, there are five projects in the “Berlinale Directors” section which are in the early stages of financing, and their directors have also exhibited very successful films at the festival. Another film project, Kabul Jan by Shahrbanoo Sadat, is looking for partners at both the CineMart Rotterdam and the Berlinale Co-Production Market as part of the “Rotterdam-Berlinale Express”. Altogether, 14 female and 13 male directors are responsible for these 25 projects, some of which are co-directed.

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 further of 165 submissions.

The selected projects and companies can be seen here.