News - Berlinale Co-Production Market

Successful 2019: Three Awards and 1500 Meetings

At the 16th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9-13, 2018), 37 new feature film projects from 30 countries as well as five companies in the Company Matching programme met with international co-production and financing partners. 1500 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 Alcarràs by Carla Simón, represented by the production company Avalon PC (Spain). The EUR 6,000 ARTEKino International Prize went to Adult, directed by Shira Geffen. The VFF Talent Highlight Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, was given to the project Bufis (D: Mahad Ahmed), presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market by Kenya-based producer Vincenzo Cavallo.

This year's Berlinale Co-Production Market also presents 12 selected books that lend themselves perfectly for screen adaptation, which were presented on Monday at "Books at Berlinale", and 10 brand new drama series projects, which are presented on February 12 and 13 at the "Co-Pro Series" Pitch.

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 280 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