EFM Event Schedule 2024

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Silver Linings | Overcoming Crisis through New Opportunities

With: Dennis Ruh (he/him), Katharina Blum (she/her), Danna Stern (she/her), Yi Qiao (she/her), Sabine de Mardt (she/her), Roy Ashton (he/him), Richard Broughton (he/him), Stewart Clarke (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Talk With: Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
The drama market is consolidating following a long boom. The industry asks itself how it should and could rethink how it creates great projects and brings them to the world. Where are the opportunities during these tough moments and how can we evolve and adapt? Join us for a big-picture assessment of the state of the industry with key figures offering insight, perspective and some encouragement in times of uncertainty.
Mon Feb 19 09:30 – 11:00 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

PAST FORWARD: Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Il Camorrista” Reborn

With: Gianluca Curti, Johanna Karppinnen Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Showcase With: Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
The story of Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore’s feature debut “Il Camorrista” is a peculiar one. Shot in 1985, the film was expanded into a five-part series, starring Ben Gazzara as a notorious boss of the Neapolitan Camorra crime syndicate.
Mon Feb 19 11:30 – 12:00 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

Up Next: Germany

With: Anne Zohra Berrached (she/her), Jonas Dornbach (he/him), Alexander Lindh (he/him), Nicolas Loock (he/him), Raffaele Brunetti (he/him), Vania del Borgo (she/her), Georg Tschurtschenthaler (he/him), Christian Beetz (he/him), Marc O. Seng (he/him), Andreas Prochaska (he/him), Lea Becker (she/her), Alexis von Wittgenstein (he/him), Henning Kamm (he/him), Gilda Weller (she/her), Samuel Jefferson (he/him), Imran Khan (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Talk With: Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
Up Next: Germany presents the most interesting series projects from Germany in the coming year. We present A Better Place, Krank, Love Sucks and The Young Berlusconi.
Mon Feb 19 13:00 – 14:00 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

Cold Cases & Hot Flashes – The Rise of Crime and Relationship Dramas in challenging times

With: Helene Aurø (she/her), Jemina Jokisalo (she/her), Ran Tellem (he/him), Jamie Lynn (he/him), Marike Muselaers (she/her) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Showcase With: Audiovisual Producers Finland - APFI, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
Discover the alchemy of storytelling that turns cold cases into hot trends. From gripping whodunits to heartwarming love stories, our panelists will share insights on how these genres have become evergreen.
Mon Feb 19 15:00 – 15:45 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

Social Responsibility Sells | Matching Impact and Entertainment

With: Karolina Peysakhov (she/her), Tatjana Samopjan (she/her), Patrick Spence (he/him), Patrick MacManus (he/him), Stewart Clarke (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Talk With: Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
Democracies are shaken across the world. In an industry where profits drive content, what is the intersection between social responsibility and reaching wider audiences through engaging entertainment? The panel covers examples of successful, socially relevant series from various territories.
Mon Feb 19 17:00 – 18:00 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX

Swiss Films present a Case Study on DAVOS

With: Ivan Madeo (he/him), Bettina Alber (she/her), Matija Dragojevic (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Showcase With: Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
While a relentless war ravages Europe, the spa town of Davos takes center stage in a battle between the secret agents of the world powers. This case study on “Davos 1917”, the biggest Swiss-German co-production to date, will look at content development, financing, collaboration, distribution and the challenges of producing a historical series.
Tue Feb 20 13:15 – 14:00 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

Beyond the Punchline | Comedy Series

With: Álvaro Carmona (he/him), Greg Davies (he/him), Teodora Markova (she/her), Jesse Whittock (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Talk With: Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
In challenging times, the need for humor increases. Comedy series offer audiences an escape from grim realities, yet often tackle painful topics as well, providing a way to process complex emotions with both relief and laughter. This raises key questions: What is the role of comedy today? How can comedies be locally relevant yet universally appealing? And how can comedy series cross borders without crossing lines?
Tue Feb 20 15:00 – 15:45 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available

The Process of making Kafka, the TV Series

With: Christian Granderath (he/him), Klaus Lintschinger (he/him), Daniel Kehlmann (he/him), David Schalko (he/him) Access: Market Badge Organiser: Berlinale Series Market Type: Showcase With: ORF , ARD, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deadline
Featured at the Berlinale Series Market Selects 2024, an all-new ORF Original event series: ʺKafkaʺ! Join us on-site at CinemaxX on Feb 20 for an exclusive screening of the first two episodes, followed by a lively panel and Q&A session with the creative minds behind the series.
Tue Feb 20 17:30 – 18:15 Berlinale Series Market at CinemaxX
VOD available
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