Starting August 27 and with a deadline early October, producers from all over the world can submit their new feature film projects for the Official Selection. Please check below for more information on the project requirements and submission details.

Around 35 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 have been announced mid-January.

The selection of projects and companies 2018 can still be found here

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 2017:

  • 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, Spain 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

As of August 27 (deadline October 10), producers can apply online with the following material:

  • Fully completed Submission Form (will be available online)
  • Treatment / Exposé in English (5 to 8 pages, approx. 4.000 to 5.000 words)
  • 5-page Script Excerpt
  • Financing Plan (in Euros; stating precisely which elements are confirmed)
  • Director's Previous Work Sample (as a Link)
  • Moodbook/Visuals