Sunday - Tuesday, 23- 25 February
At the centre of one of Europe’s most exciting startup hubs - Berlin - the European Film Market selects 10 leading tech entrepreneurs and connects them with the film and media industries under the banner of EFM Horizon. Once more in 2020, companies from around the globe will be represented.
As part of this innovative platform, 10 selected international Startups will participate in 3 days of meetings, networking and presentations to the international industry. The companies selected to participate in EFM Startups will be carefully curated to showcase new ideas in the intersection between media and technology - be it in development, production, distribution or marketing - which are essential to the industry’s survival and future growth in a rapidly changing landscape.
Call for Proposals Now Open
If you are interested in taking part in EFM Startups, please click the button for application and guidelines (application period open until 10 January 2020). There is no cost for submission.
Monday, 24 February
The selected companies will be introduced to the industry in a formal group pitch and presentation at EFM Horizon headquarters - Berliner Freiheit on Potsdamer Platz. Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with hand-picked top-level industry professionals, as well as in group meetings with various catalyst organisations will round out the program. On 24 and 25 February, the EFM Startup companies will be present at their stands in the prestigious Gropius Bau, headquarters of the European Film Market, for ongoing networking and individual meetings.
Aleksander Koleski, CTO
Aiconix develops a platform that online media producers can use to understand throughout the production process when viewers will lose interest and sign off. The system will be able to recommend where and how the dramaturgy of a film could be adapted to reduce bounce rates.
Stoyan Tankosvki, Customer Operation Analyst
Archive Valley, France
Archive Valley is an international platform that offers filmmakers a privileged access to unique footage across the world, by enabling direct connection with hundreds of archive sources and archive researchers in more than 80 countries.
Lisa Helisch, Product Manager
Evrbit is an edge technology company with its focus on synchronized VR, AR and location based applications. One of our most used products is the frame accurate audio-synchronized VR Sync Cinema for an unlimited number of devices. No headphones, but pure emotion. Evrbit's purpose is to build interactions by making technology collaborative.
Bernardo Gomez, COO and Co-Founder
FilmarketHub is the first online marketplace for films and series in development. We are experts in matching international projects with producers, TV broadcasters, OTT platforms, sales agents and distributors.
LMDP Co., Canada
VFC Biomediae is an audience biofeedback SaaS aimed for the indie film & digital media creatives and rights holders.
Mathieu Di Pace, Acquisitions Manager
Polkatulk Scenso, France
Polkatulk aims at disrupting content distribution and copyright management via a dedicated micro-service architecture, specific video encoding, and a content & copyright management suite relying on blockchain protocols. Our technology is currently demonstrated by our first instantiation Scenso.tv, the first sVOD OTT platform dedicated to distribution of performing arts videos.
Robert van Hunsel, CEO and Founder Ticketing Group
Ticketing Group, Netherlands
Ticketing Group is a private company that connects cultural institutions to as many people as possible. We do this by offering a unique data driven, transparent and cost-effective alternative to today’s ticketing solutions for cultural venues.
Tõnis Vassar, CCO
Votemo is real time audience particpation platform for TV. Votemo makes sport broadcasts, reality shows, news and political discussions interactive and can be used for live TV, recorded shows, web TV and e-learning. With Votemo the audience no longer just watches a show but becomes part of it.
Adrian Hessel-Rutter, CTO
White Rabbit, Norway
White Rabbit aims to professionalise the peer to peer (p2p) market in order to collect revenue and data from the worlds largest streaming market.
Ailan Daniel Mark, CCO
Zelos is a tasking app for large volunteer teams. It automatically engages your volunteers with social media marketing, ticket sales, extra tasks and shift exchange. Zelos started as an internal tool for the Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, but is now available to all festivals, conferences, communities - any organisations that engage large amounts of volunteers.