News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
Successful 2018: Three Awards and 1300 Meetings
At the 15th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21, 2018), 36 new feature film projects from 28 countries as well as five companies in the Company Matching programme met with international co-production and financing partners. 1300 individually requested one-on-one meetings were scheduled between the almost 600 participants.
The selected projects and companies can be seen here
The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, went to the project The War Has Ended by Hagar Ben Asher, represented by the producers from Madants (Poland), Match Factory Productions (Germany) and Transfax Film Productions (Israel). The EUR 6,000 ARTE International Prize also went toThe War Has Ended . The VFF Talent Highlight Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, was given to the project Tropical Memories (D: Shipei Wen), presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market by producer Jing Wang from the People’s Republic of China.
This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presents 12 selected Books at Berlinale which were presented on Monday, and 8 brand new drama series projects, which were presented on February 21 at the "CoPro Series" Pitch.
Six freshly finished films from the Berlinale Co-Production Market will screen in 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 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 260 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