Till October 9, producers from all over the world have submitted their new feature film projects for the Official Selection.

Around 25 new feature film projects will be selected to forge international co-production and financing partnerships. The projects' producers are notified by Christmas, and the projects will be announced mid-January.

Please find the project criteria and details on the project submission below.

Projects must fulfil a number of criteria:

  • Feature-length fiction project with international market potential (with theatrical potential)
  • Suitable for international co-production and open for co-producers
  • Full script available (in English)
  • Budget between 1 and 20 million Euros (please see below for exceptions)
  • A minimum of 30% of the financing, or at least the local production support, must already be secured
  • The company must have completed at least one international co-production
  • The project has not started shooting yet

Budget Exceptions 2020:

  • lower budget minimum: 750.000 Euros for projects from the World Cinema Fund supported regions and countries Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. The exception is also valid for projects from Greece, Portugal and Southeast Europe.
  • Berlinale Directors Projects: projects from directors whose previous films were selected at the Berlinale, can also be submitted if they do not yet have 30% or the local production support in place

From end August till October 9 (deadline at 23:59 in your respective time zone), producers were able to apply online with the following material:

  • Fully completed Submission Form (online web form)
  • Treatment / Exposé in English (5 to 8 pages, approx. 4.000 to 5.000 words)
  • 5-page Script Excerpt
  • Financing Plan (in Euros; indicating precisely which elements are confirmed, as well as the timeline for non-confirmed elements)
  • Director's Previous Work Sample (as a Link)
  • Moodbook/Visuals