Profile Berlinale Co-Production Market
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is one of the Berlinale's industry initiatives alongside the European Film Market, Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund. It is the festival's five-day event bringing together 600 select international producers, sales agents, distributors as well as broadcasting and funding representatives who are actively working in international co-productions. New feature and drama series projects are presented and can find co-production and financing partners here.
The 21st Berlinale Co-Production Market will take place from Saturday, February 17 to Wednesday, February 21, 2024.
Each year, the call for project submissions opens in mid-late August, and to apply to participate at the Berlinale Co-Production Market without a project is possible in November.
Head of Berlinale Co-Production Market / Curator Official Projects & Co-Pro Series Projects
Lisa von Swieykowski
Finance & Administration
Maria Mogren (from September)
Kathi Bildhauer (from September)
Talent Project Market
Co-Pro Series Coordinator
Karla Kutzner (ext.)
Consultant Books at Berlinale
Julieta Zarankin (from September)
Potsdamer Platz 11
New Projects and Focused Meetings
In late August and September, production companies from around the world seeking co-production partners can submit their new feature film projects. By end December, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team selects the approx. 35 projects. The Catalogue is made available to all participants around mid-January.
Registered participants interested in joining the selected projects as a co-producer or financing partner, can request 30-minute one-on-one meetings with the projects' producers. The best-matching meetings are set up by the Berlinale Co-Production Market team in an optimised schedule. Each participant receives their own customised meeting schedule before the event.
Intensive individual support in order to “make perfect matches” is part of the service offered by the Berlinale Co-Production Market to the selected projects.
Further to the one-on-one meetings, participants can find the latest hands-on information and make new contacts through the many networking opportunities during the market.
Panels and Case Studies on Berlinale films elaborate on current trends in co-production and financing opportunities. During Theme Talks, participants can exchange experiences with experts and colleagues on selected topics. At the "Country Sessions", experts provide information about production conditions and co-production opportunities in their particular country. During Speed Matching sessions, participating producers can make new contacts during successive, informal 5-minute meetings.
First launched in 2006 in cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Books at Berlinale is the world’s first market for literary adaptations at an A film festival. Ten selected books with a high potential for screen adaptation are presented by international publishers and literary agents. Interested producers can get in touch with them at the Networking Get-Together following the pitch.
Co-Pro Series aims to cater for an additional, growing field of interest of our participants: Ten international drama series projects that are looking for partners are presented, and interested co-producers and financiers can meet them in pre-scheduled one-on one meetings.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market was initiated to become the "home from home" for international producers and financiers attending the Berlinale.
Here they find what they usually look for at a festival: high-quality international projects, excellent business contacts and new opportunities for co-operations - an ideal platform for their networking and targeted matchmaking.
In addition to the individually tailored meetings and the producer-focused programme, the Berlinale Co-Production Market's Producers Lounge at the Berlin House of Representatives provides room for informal meetings.