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"Books at Berlinale", established in 2006, is the first rights market at an A-Film Festival.

At the “Books at Berlinale” presentation and get-together on the third day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, organised in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair, around ten selected novels are pitched to an audience of internationally established producers.

The book presentation is moderated and the respective rights holders (publishers/literary agents) are introduced. Producers and film rights holders can then meet during the casual get-together.

The "Books at Berlinale" 2017 selection can be found here.

In October, publishers and literary agents can submit their new novels for the next edition of Books at Berlinale.

If you wish to have your novel considered for Books at Berlinale, you should be the film rights holder of the novel. Your book proposal should be a best-selling or brand new, yet to be published novel with great potential for screen adaptation. Please bear in mind when deciding which book to submit that the international producers attending the Berlinale Co-Production Market mainly work in the arthouse sector. Their average budgets for realising a film range from 1-6 million Euros. An English translation or a sample translation of the novel must exist for the selection, and also in order to be handed out by you to interested producers upon request.

If you are not sure which book to submit, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime to discuss your suggestions.