Request a Market Screening

In order to get access to the EFM Entry Form please contact . A maximum of 2 Market Screenings per title is allowed. Submissions for Market Screenings will be open from November 9, 2022 and will be processed in the order of their arrival. Priority is given to
- market premieres
- all films and series officially selected to the Berlin International Film Festival 2023
- submissions by EFM Exhibitors

Projects produced before July 2021 or already screened at the EFM or Berlinale in previous years are excluded from participation. Furthermore, the EFM reserves the right to reject screening requests for titles that promote violence, racism or sexism as well as titles that are pornographic, prone to disturb the public order or may be offensive to religious beliefs.
Titles which were screened at the Marché du Film and the AFM are ineligible for participating at EFM 2023.

On-Site, Online or VoD?

Every on-site Market Screening includes an online Market Screening as well as the EFM VoD, both are optional. The VoD's are available from Feb, 24 – Mar, 31, 2023.
It is also possible to only request an online Market Screening (VoD inclusive) via our online entry form. Online Market Screenings are scheduled in global time and are accessible within 120 minutes after the start.
VoD is always associated with an online Market Screening. Booking VoD only is not possible.

Access to EFM Market Screenings

Access to on-site Market Screenings is only allowed for Market Badge holders. Priority is given to Buyers Badges. Companies who booked a Market Screening can request a limited number of screening invitations. Invitations are required for invited guests without a Market Badge. Festival accreditations are not allowed to Market Screenings.
Rights holders may limit access to their screenings. Information on the limitations will be published in the EFM Screening Schedule.
Access to online Market Screenings as well as VoD can be restricted using the access management tool via your account.

Publication & Daily Screening Schedule

All confirmed Market Screenings will be listed within the EFM Screening Schedule with details like date, time and venue. Printed daily screening schedules display on-site Market Screenings and will be available at the market locations and screening venues. Please note that each film title can only be linked to one company.
Please send your material for publication (e.g. filmstills, synopsis, etc.) to .

Screening Reports

EFM staff scans the Market Badges at the entrance of the screening venues in order to list all attendees of the respective screening with names, companies and their contact information.
Screening reports will be sent via mail after the screening and are also provided within the account of the applicant.
Screening reports for online Market Screenings are also available in within your account.

Series

Berlinale Series Market offers the chance to book Online Market Screenings and presents a handpicked selection of recently completed series, including short form and documentaries, screened to potential buyers from around the world. All Berlinale Series Market screenings will be listed in the EFM Screening Schedule by the beginning of February 2023 and are accessible with a Market Badge. The same applies to online screenings. Please note that some screenings are accessible by invitation only.
A maximum of 2 screenings per title is allowed. We recommend to show 2 episodes of your series.
In order to request a series Market Screening please contact:

Shorts

Programmes of short and medium-length films (up to 45 minutes) will be presented on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 and will be grouped in sessions.
Screenings of short films will take place at CinemaxX studios (150€ / 30 minutes)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations placed until January 23, 2023 are free of charge. From January 24, 2023 a cancellation fee of 15% of the screening will be charged. If the cancellation is received after January 30, 2023 50% of the screening fee will be charged. From February 6, 2023 the full screening fee will be charged.

Deadlines

November 9, 2022:EFM Entry Form opens
December 23, 2022: Deadline for submissions – submissions received after this deadline will be programmed based on the availability of slots
January 23, 2023: Cancellation – free of charge
January 24 - 30, 2023: Cancellation – 15% of the screening fee applies
from January 31 – February 5, 2023: Cancellation – 50% of the screening fee applies
February 1, 2023: Delivery / film or series upload
February 1, 2023: Delivery for publication material
from February 6, 2023:Cancellation – full screening fee applies

Payment

We accept payments via
- bank/wire transfer (all bank charges at the expense of the sender)
- credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express)

If no payment is made by the invoice due date and despite a payment reminder, the EFM reserves the right:
- to charge a penalty of 20% of the total amount due
- to cancel the respective screening(s) with immediate effect. In such case, the client remains in debt to pay the full invoice amount.

Technical Guidelines
Technical requirements for festival and EFM media