EFM Industry Sessions 2022

As of  now, the Event Schedule for the EFM 2022 is available! 
Please follow this link for the full EFM Programme or click here to get to the pre-filtered Industry Sessions Event Schedule.

The Event Schedule lists the programme of this year's EFM with the opportunity to filter and bookmark interesting events. Furthermore, there will be a Video-on-Demand option for several events that are available afterwards.

Within the Event Schedule you will also have the option to use our seven tags 'producers', 'distribution', 'documentary', 'series', 'diversity & inclusion', 'sustainable development' and 'future'  to filter the Event Schedule to suit your personal interests for the EFM 2022.

The Industry Sessions will provide you with an online comprehensive programme featuring online opening and closing events alongside a host of conversations, think tanks, workshops, masterclasses and community building formats as well as networking opportunities covering all sectors of the industry.

All Online Market Badge holders, will have free access to the EFM Industry Sessions. Please go to EFM Accreditation to apply for your Online Market Badge now. Please note:* If you are a member of press, please contact our press agency SteinbrennerMüller to attend the online programme.

Programme Preview

For your  best  orientation  within the  structure of the EFM Industry Sessions - divided into four programme strands on the one hand and three core topics on the other - please find a programme overview of the EFM Industry Sessions below. All programme details are listed in the extended EFM Event Schedule.

Talks and Presentations

The Opening: Embracing Change

The Opening session on Feb 10 at 3pm kick-starts a conversation on transformation, featuring keynotes and a talk with expert producers on new technologies, a look into new models and how series are adapting.

The Closing Session

The Closing Session on Feb 15 at 5pm presents where we are and where we are going as a global industry, as experienced by the experts, speakers, and participants of EFM 2022. After deep-diving into a number of topics and issues facing producers and distributors as well as the documentary and series sectors, we’ll examine how the industry is adapting and innovating to stay ahead of the changes of tomorrow.

Rough Cut Presentations - Close Up Initiative

This year we are presenting our new 'Rough Cut Presentations' with the Close Up Initiative. A program for documentary filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2007, they have trained more than 300 filmmakers in the creation of 50+ films. Their films have received acclaimed intenational awards including an EMMY and an Academy award nomination and many more at prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA Hot Docs, to name just a few.


11 international Startups are invited to present their innovative ideas and practical tools for solving industry challenges - this year with a focus on development and production. Please click on the red headline to find out more about the startups pitch or click here for more information about the EFM Startups 2022.



Discover up and coming serial content from renowned global production & distribution companies and the latest fare from international festivals in Berlinale Series Market’s Showcase Presentations. For detailed information, please click on the headline or go to berlinaleseriesmarket.com

EFM Podcast

As the first film market of the year, the European Film Market puts a spotlight on highly topical and trendsetting industry issues and creates a compass for the forthcoming film year.
Industry Insights features in-depth analysis of the changes brought about by digitalisation as well as societal shifts that influence the film- and specifically the production landscape. Catch up on the latest developments, tools and business models and join us for our first series that will deep dive into the shifts and trends that are constantly shaping our industry. For detailed information please click here.

EFM Morning Brief

In addition, EFM’s podcast journey will start with a daily morning brief during this year’s market, providing you with all the information you need to start your day - compact and convenient. 10min to keep you up to speed with the latest news provided by our daily guest correspondent from one of the major trades, followed by our "what's on for today" to help you navigate our conference programme and spot the EFM’s highlights.
Make sure to tune into our EFM Morning Brief, released daily at 8am CET.



Forge connections with top festival programmers and market representatives, discuss current projects and gain insights into the programming and editorial focus of the respective festival. Pre-registration starts on February 3 at

Archive Day – Consultations

The following archives are participating in the EFM Archive Day consultations: akg-images, Archiv der Jugendkulturen e.V., British Pathé, Bundesarchiv, CNN Collection, ullstein bild. Archive Producers and Researchers participating at the EFM Archive Day consultations: Elizabeth Klinck, Monika Preischl, Morgane Barrier.
You are welcome to meet our international archives delegates and archival researchers in the one-on-one consultation sessions on February 15th.

Round Tables


These round tables facilitate discussions between participants with projects at all stages and key-figures from the fields of sales/distribution, financing/funding, marketing & impact producing and co-production. There will be four round table sessions covering the four different fields of expertise in each session. Pre-registration starts on February 3 at



A specialized pitching event featuring an exclusive selection of drama series projects looking for international co-production and financing partners.

Mix and Mingle


Informal networking events with a jolly approach to getting together in the digital age: meet up with friends –old and new – share a laughter and hang-out in a relaxed atmosphere.