Please click here for the Festival's Technical Guidelines 2022
Please click here for the Festival's Technical Guidelines 2022
The EFM reserves the right to prioritise films that:
Films are excluded from participation in the EFM 2022 if they:
Films that have been screened at the 2021 Cannes Marché du Film or produced before January 2021 will be scheduled based on the availability of screening slots.
Films that were screened at both the 2021 Cannes Marché du Film and the 2021 American Film Market are ineligible for participating in the EFM 2022.
EFM organisers refrain from any qualitative evaluation of the films screened but reserve the right to exclude works that promote violence, racism or sexism, as well as films that are pornographic, prone to disturb the public order, or may be offensive to religious beliefs.
Films can be entered from November 10, 2021 on the EFM website . To submit a film to the EFM it is required to purchase an Online Market Badge or create an account on the EFM website and request access to the online film entry form. The entries will be considered in order of arrival.
Deadline for submitting a film for a screening at the EFM 2022 is December 23, 2021. Entries arriving after the deadline will be scheduled based on the availability of slots.
There will be only online screenings at the EFM 2022. Online screenings will be scheduled in online cinemas and are accessible during a time window of 120 minutes. Only officially confirmed EFM content will be streamed provided that both, the entrant and the EFM organisation approve of the content. Approved online screenings will be embedded in the website of the respective film (included in the official EFM Screening Schedule).
The EFM reserves the right to schedule films as it sees fit. However, we will make an effort to accommodate scheduling requests.
Online screenings will take place from Wednesday, February 9 – Thursday, February 17, 2022.
The EFM gives priority to full-length feature films and documentaries.
Programmes of short and medium-length films (under 45 minutes):
Promo Reels and Series are not considered as short films.
All screenings will be published in the EFM Screening Schedule. The online screenings will be scheduled in global time, so the schedule is based on the local time of the viewer. To access online screenings an Online Market Badge is required. Each screening is available within 120 minutes after the scheduled time.
The EFM cannot be held responsible for delays or cancellations of screenings if the technical data provided by the participant is incomplete or inaccurate.
Image and sound recordings of any kind at screenings of the European Film Market are not permitted. Any infringement can lead to civil and criminal legal action.
In light of the necessity to protect from piracy, every participant ensures that he will not steal intellectual property, in accordance with copyright laws and with respect to the resultant rights.
EFM provides an online screening service in a secure environment limited to EFM participants. The DRM (Digital Rights Management) which encrypts the provided content is adopted.
For any additional security measures concerning screenings, please contact us at .
The EFM offers VoD screenings accessible from Feb 22 until March 8, 2022. EFM VoD Screenings will be available 24/7 within these two weeks.
In certain instances, the sales company may request to limit access to their screenings or not to be listed in the EFM Screening Schedule. Please contact if you want to restrict access to your screening or if you need further information.
For each film booked at the market, authorised participants have the opportunity to upload one (1) trailer to the EFM website via their personal account for streaming on the EFM platforms. Only trailers of officially confirmed EFM films will be streamed provided that both, the entrant and the EFM organisation approve of the content.
Approved trailers will be embedded on the “Film Details” web page of the respective film (included in the official EFM Screening Schedule), and will be accessible to all EFM and Berlinale Co-Production Market Participants. The trailers will be available from the end of January.
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Screenings must be paid in advance after the receipt of an invoice.
We accept payments by
In the case of non-payment by the invoice due date and despite a payment reminder, the EFM reserves the right:
A screening that has already been registered may only be cancelled in writing to
If the cancellation is received:
- after Jan 31, 2022, the full screening fee will be charged.
All films must reach us no later than January 26, 2022.
The final deadline for films arriving after January 26, 2022 is five days prior to their first programmed screening.
If the final deadline has been exceeded, we reserve the right to cancel the screening. In case of such a cancellation, the full screening fee will be invoiced..
Films for EFM Online Screenings have to be delivered digitally by uploading the film file through the link on the “My Account” page after the submission. Should you wish to upload your film at a later date, you can do so at any time via the link on the “My Account / My Film Entry & Uploads” page. All deadlines and express handling fee regulations also apply to the video uploads for Online Screenings.
Once the upload is completed, your data will be processed and encrypted. The processing can take some time. In the next step you can check your processed file, change the thumbnail preview picture – or, if necessary, upload a new version of your film. In a last and important step, expressly approve the finished file.
The following settings for file compression are suggested:
If your film is available in a different file format, a conversion to H.264 is recommended. Files can be converted by the open source (GPLv2) software "HandBrake" for example, which is available for all major operating systems.
By submitting the EFM film registration form, the participant agrees that, for organisational purposes, the Berlinale retains the uploaded trailers and the film files for the online screenings until the end of the EFMs current edition (effective date: March 31, 2022).