Opening Hours & Event Calendar

EFM 2020 Opening Hours

EFM Location Opening Hours
Gropius Bau 20-27 Feb | 9 am - 8 pm
Marriott Hotel 20-27 Feb | 9 am - 8 pm
Gropius Mirror Pavilion 20-27 Feb | 9 am - 4 pm

Event Calendar

Eight days of the European Film Market lie ahead of us, with a plethora of events programmed and just limited amount of time at hand. But no worries, we have the perfect tool for you to find the events of your most interest. Our Event Calendar displays all of them. To help you navigate even better, we put together EFM at a glance, an overview of the burning topics at the upcoming EFM.

All events are displayed below and constantly updated until the end of the market.

Please note: Some events do require a pre-registration, are for Market Badge holders or on invitation only.
Please find the information on admission at the initiatives microsite or in the list of Badge Types and Benefits.

WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
10 am - 12 noon EFM Horizon Sustainability in Film and Television: How to Tackle a 360° Challenge
(by invitation only)
Berliner Freiheit  
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Sunbox: Creating Inclusive Cinemas Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #sustainability #diversity
11 am - 12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
11 am - 12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Strategies for Connecting at International Markets Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub 10 Years Africa International Film Festival – Breaking Borders Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub APASER: Launching a Mobile App for Screenwriters and Directors in Africa Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
12 noon - 1 pm DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
12.30 - 1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Sudu Connexion: Distributing & Selling African Content Worldwide Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
2 - 3 pm DocSalon Face-time with the Experts Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 3.30 pm EFM Horizon ”A Creative Explosion” – 2020 Nostradamus Report Berliner Freiheit  
3.30 - 4.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub / Diversity & Inclusion African Development Pools in Focus - Engage @ Berlinale Africa Hub Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity #sustainability
4 - 5.30 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate: The Future of Storytelling Berliner Freiheit  
5 - 6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by EFM & British Film Institute Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
5 - 6 pm DocSalon New on the Horizon – Sheffield Doc/Fest and the International Film Festival Rotterdam: a Conversation with Incoming Artistic Directors Gropius Bau, #201  
6 - 7 pm EFM Producers Hub / Chile in Focus Kick Off with this year's Country in Focus, Chile Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
6 - 7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by tbc Gropius Bau, #201  
WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
9.30 - 10.45 am DocSalon Documentary Association of Europe - Foundation Meeting Gropius Bau, #201  
10 am - 12.30 pm EFM Horizon Well-Being Well-Focused: The Connection Between Creativity and Mental Health Berliner Freiheit #happyandhealthy
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub British Film Institute: An Overview on Doing Business with the UK Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
11 am - 12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
11 am - 12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Financing your Project in an International Context: Advice from Established ACE Producers and Consultants Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Jump on the Bus: A Pan-African VR Project for African Space Makers Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #innovation
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Dox Box: Mission – Liberate the Image Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity
12 noon - 1 pm DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
12.30 - 1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Investment Potentials and Profitability of the Nigerian Film Industry & the Role of the NFC Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
2 - 3 pm DocSalon Face-time with the Experts Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 3.15 pm EFM Horizon Nobody Knows Anything Berliner Freiheit  
2 - 5 pm DocSalon DAE Consultation Sessions Gropius Bau, #201  
3.30 - 4.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Film & Tech: Does Africa Need a Silicon Valley? Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #innovation #sustainability
4 - 5.30 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate: Indie Strategies for the Streaming Age Berliner Freiheit  
5 - 6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by Nigerian Film Corporation Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
5 - 6 pm DocSalon / Diversity & Inclusion Unlocking the Potential of Documentaries to Spark Discussion and Propel Change Gropius Bau, #201 #diversity
5.30 - 7.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Creative Europe Media Presentation of the Brand New Call for Proposals Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
6 - 7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE) Gropius Bau, #201  
7.30 - 10.30 pm Diversity & Inclusion Networking Reception (by invitation only) Gropius Mirror Pavilion #happyandhealthy #diversity
WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
10 - 11 am EFM Horizon Eye to Eye: Creative Industries Vying for Consumer Attention Berliner Freiheit  
10 - 11.30 am DocSalon One-on-one Consultations Gropius Bau, #201  
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Terra Media: Make a Social Impact with Your Story Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity #sustainability #innovation
11 am - 12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
11 am - 12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub New Ways of Online Distribution Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Opportunities for Co-Production with Ethiopia Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
11.30 am - 1 pm EFM Horizon sustainABILITY: New Green Skills, Tools and Models for Industry-Wide Transformation Berliner Freiheit #happyandhealthy
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Jamaica: Discovering Alternative Ways for Co-Productions Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
12 noon - 1 pm DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
12.30 pm - 1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub SENTOO: A Pan-African Initiative Encouraging South-South Co-Productions Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity #sustainability
2 - 3 pm DocSalon Face-time with the Experts Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 5 pm DocSalon DAE Consultation Sessions Gropius Bau, #201  
2.15 - 3.30 pm EFM Horizon / Diversity & Inclusion 5050 - A Roadmap for the Future Berliner Freiheit #happyandhealthy #diversity
3.15 - 4.30 pm DocSalon Salon Speeches Gropius Bau, #201  
3.30 - 4.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Spotlight: Sudan’s Awakening as a Film Industry Contender Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
4 - 5.30 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate: Future-Proofing Marketing Strategies Berliner Freiheit  
5 - 6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by IEFTA (Monaco) Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
5 - 6 pm DocSalon / Chile in Focus Collaboration vs. Competition – The Chilean Documentary Landscape and its Collective Approach to International Marketing and Distribution Gropius Bau, #201 #sustainability
5 - 6.30 pm EFM Landmark / EFM Producers Hub Done Well or Done Wrong: Film Commissioners and Producers Share Their Experiences Gropius Bau, 2nd floor #happyandhealthy
6.30 - 7.30 pm EFM Landmark / EFM Producers Hub European Film Location Award at EFM Producers Hub Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
6 - 7.30 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by DMZ Documentary Film Festival Gropius Bau, #201 #happyandhealthy
WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
9.45 - 10.05 am EFM Landmark Spend Winter in Jamaica: How to use trade agreements to partner with the Caribbean Gropius Bau, lower floor #happyandhealthy
10 - 10.30 am Berlinale Series Market Opening Session + Keynote Interview with Jason Segel    
10.30 - 11.30 am Berlinale Series Market The Streaming Revolution Zoo Palast - Cinema 2 #streamingrevolution
10 am - 12.30 pm EFM Horizon EFM Startups: Pitch Presentation Berliner Freiheit  
10.10 - 10.30 am EFM Landmark Your New Shooting Destination: Kazakhstan Gropius Bau, lower floor  
10.35 - 10.55 am EFM Landmark Film Friendly Locations Drive Tourism Growth in Cape Town Gropius Bau, lower floor  
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Foodies: An Edutainment TV Series for Kids & Families Made in Ghana – A Model for African Countries Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #happyandhealthy #sustainability
11 am - 12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
11 am - 12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Strategies for Developing your Project at International Training Platforms Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
11.15 - 11.35 am EFM Landmark Filming in Slovakia Gropius Bau, lower floor  
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Country Queen – New Strategies for Financing Series Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
11.40 - 12 noon EFM Landmark #CantSkipFilminginPortugal Gropius Bau, lower floor  
11.45 - 12.30 pm Berlinale Series Market Upcoming Series from Germany Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #happyandhealthy
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Building Infrastructures for Social Impact Movies on the African Continent Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #happyandhealthy #sustainability
12 noon - 1 pm DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
12.05 - 12.25 pm EFM Landmark Kosovo's Raw Beauty Gropius Bau, lower floor  
12.15 - 1 pm Berlinale Talents / Co-Production Market VFF Talent Highlight Award - Pitch and Award Ceremony Berlin House of Representatives  
12.45 - 1.15 pm EFM Landmark MARE: How Landscape Emphasises a Film’s Character Gropius Bau, lower floor  
12.45 - 1.30 pm Berlinale Series Market Constantin Film Showcase Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
1.20 - 6 pm EFM Horizon EFM VR NOW Summit Berliner Freiheit #happyandhealthy
2 - 2.30 pm EFM Producers Hub The Nostradamus Report: Producing in a Creative Explosion Gropius Bau, 2nd floor #happyandhealthy
2 - 2.45 pm Berlinale Series Market Terms of Trade: Global Streamers Investing in Local Originals Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #innovation #streamingrevolution
2 - 3 pm DocSalon Face-time with the Experts Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 5 pm DocSalon DAE Consultation Sessions Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 6 pm EFM Landmark Industry Tables Gropius Bau, lower floor  
2.30 - 3 pm EFM Producers Hub Green Production and the Financial Reality of Independent Producers - a Debate with the Audience Gropius Bau, 2nd floor #sustainability
3.15 - 4 pm Berlinale Series Market First Look at SHADOWPLAY with Cast and Creator Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
3.15 - 4 pm Berlinale Series Market all3media international Showcase Zoo Palast - Cinema 3  
3.30 - 4.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Roadmaps: Forging New Synergies for Film Production with Foundations Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
4 - 5 pm Berlinale Series Market Studiocanal Reception Berlinale Series Lounge at SUPER concept space  
4.30 - 5.15 pm Berlinale Series Market / Chile in Focus "Dignity" - How to Turn a Local Drama into a Global Event Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
5 - 6 pm DocSalon Documentary Community: A Ghetto or Necessity? Gropius Bau, #201  
5.30 - 7.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Turkish Radio and TV Corporation (TRT) Presentation & Network Reception Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
5.45 - 6.30 pm Berlinale Series Market / Chile in Focus 2020: Chilean Series on the Rise Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
6 - 7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by Visions du Réel & DOK Leipzig Gropius Bau, #201  
7.30 - 9.30 pm EFM Horizon EFM FilmTech Meetup Berliner Freiheit #happyandhealthy
WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
9.45 - 10.05 am EFM Landmark Rwanda: a Country of Innovations and Opportunities Gropius Bau, lower floor  
10 - 11 am EFM Horizon Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays: How Creatives Can Fix the Future Berliner Freiheit  
10 am - 12.30 pm Berlinale Series Market Co-Pro Series Pitches & Networking Zoo Palast - Cinema 2  
10 am - 4.30 pm DocSalon Archive Day: Drop-in Consultations: Archive Research Gropius Bau, #201  
10 am - 5.30 pm DocSalon Archive Day: Footage Libraries Representatives at Business Tables Gropius Bau, #201  
10.10 - 10.30 am EFM Landmark Shooting in Central America & The Caribbean: What are the advantages for Independent Film & TV productions? Gropius Bau, lower floor  
10.35 - 10.55 am EFM Landmark Filming Opportunities in Turkey Gropius Bau, lower floor  
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Atlas Workshops @ Marrakech IFF – Supporting a New Generation of African & Arab Filmmakers Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity
11 am - 12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals Gropius Bau, #201  
11 am - 12.30 pm DocSalon Archive Day: Preview Screening of the first part of Berlin 1945 by Volker Heise Gropius Bau Cinema #innovation
11 am - 12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Meet the Distributors Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
11.15 - 11.35 am EFM Landmark We are Expanding: From One Region to Six Regions Gropius Bau, lower floor  
11.30 am - 12.15 pm Berlinale Series Market / Diversity & Inclusion Mainstream, Genre and Indigenous Perspectives: New Wave Australian Series Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #diversity
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Vumicentral: A Vendor-Driven Pan-African Platform for Film and Distribution Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
11.30 am - 1.30 pm EFM Horizon Film's New Normal? - Pragmatic AI for the Entire Production Cycle Berliner Freiheit  
11.40 - 12 noon EFM Landmark Greece for Cinema Gropius Bau, lower floor  
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub cinidb.africa – An Online Directory for Film Professionals in Africa and the Diaspora Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity
12.05 - 12.25 pm EFM Landmark Kings of co-production, queen of locations: filming in Brussels Gropius Bau, lower floor  
12.30 pm - 1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub WCF: ACP Makes the Difference – Optimising Cooperation & Funding Opportunities Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #happyandhealthy
12.30 - 1.15 pm Berlinale Series Market Killing Stereotypes About Central & Eastern Europe Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
12.45 - 1.15 pm EFM Landmark DUNKIRK & UNDONE: how WarnerBros & Amazon Studios got to work with Dutch talent Gropius Bau, lower floor #thestreamingrevolution
1.45 - 2.30 pm Berlinale Series Market Upcoming Series from Scandinavia Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
2 - 2.30 pm Berlinale Series Market UBER DRIVER: a JOYN Original Zoo Palast - Cinema 3  
2 - 2.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Film Markets in the Age of Digital Market Places and the Platform Business Model Gropius Bau, 2nd floor #thestreamingrevolution
2 - 3 pm DocSalon Face-time with the Experts Gropius Bau, #201  
2 - 3 pm EFM Horizon Challenging Distribution 2020 Berliner Freiheit  
2 - 3 pm Chile in Focus / Diversity & Inclusion Reframing Communities Onscreen: Indigenous Voices in Chile Chilean Embassy #diversity
2 - 5 pm DocSalon DAE Consultation Sessions Gropius Bau, #201  
2.30 - 3 pm EFM Producers Hub Terms of Trade with Broadcasters and Streaming Services Gropius Bau, 2nd floor #thestreamingrevolution
3 - 3.45 pm Berlinale Series Market The New Intimacy Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #innovation #happyandhealthy
3.30 - 4.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub / Diversity & Inclusion The Role of TV for the African Continent and its Diasporas Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #streamingrevolution #diversity
4 - 6 pm EFM Horizon Streaming Geopolitics: The EU's Next Moves on the Global Chessboard Berliner Freiheit  
4.15 - 5 pm Berlinale Series Market Society Bites Again - Norwegian Drama Showcase Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
4.30 - 6 pm DocSalon Hidden Treasures: The Ins and Outs to Archive Research Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
5 - 6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by Goethe-Institut Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
5.30 - 6.15 pm Berlinale Series Market Danish Series Showcase Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
5.30 - 6.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Creative Europe Information Session on the New Cross-Sectoral Call for Proposals “Bridging Culture and Innovation Through Digital Content” Gropius Bau, 2nd floor  
6 - 7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by tbc Gropius Bau, #201  
6.15 – 7.45 pm Berlinale Series Market Bubbles with the Nordics – Nordic Reception Berlinale Series Lounge at SUPER concept space  
9 - 11 pm Berlinale Series Market Standing with Australia – Berlinale 2020 Berlinale Series Lounge at SUPER concept space  
WHEN PLATFORM WHAT WHERE  
10 - 10.45 am Berlinale Series Market Producing with Netflix Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
10 - 11.30 am Berlinale Talents Talents Labs Presentations - Doc Station Gropius Bau Cinema  
10.50 - 11.10 am Berlinale Series Market ITV's Local Productions, Globally Inspired Zoo Palast - Cinema 3  
11 - 11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Follow the Nile: Strengthening Co-Productions And Networks Between East And North Africa Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #diversity #sustainability
11.15 - 12 Berlinale Series Market Variety in Conversation with Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #happyandhealthy
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Berlinale Series Market Hot Contenders 2020: Discover the Next Generation Zoo Palast - Cinema 5  
11.30 am - 12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub From Home to the Big Screen: Elevating Grassroots Filmmakers to Support the Growth of the Industry Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #sustainability
12 noon - 12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Sisters in Film: A Collective of Women Filmmakers Championing Voices From the MENA Region and the Diaspora Marriott Hotel, 1st floor #happyandhealthy #diversity
12 noon - 2 pm Berlinale Talents Talents Labs Presentations - Short Form Station Gropius Bau Cinema  
12.15 - 12.45 pm Berlinale Series Market Keynote Conversation with Jeffrey Hirsch (CEO Starz) Zoo Palast - Cinema 4  
12.30 - 2.30 pm DocSalon / Chile in Focus Doc Lunch
hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage, Chile
(by invitation only)
Gropius Mirror Pavilion  
1.15 - 2 pm Berlinale Series Market In the Trenches - TV Production Roundtables Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #innovation
2 - 5 pm DocSalon DAE Consultation Sessions Gropius Bau, #201  
2.15 - 3 pm Berlinale Series Market Finding Tomorrow's Hot TV Formats Now Zoo Palast - Cinema 4 #innovation
2.30 - 5 pm Berlinale Talents Talents Labs Presentations - Script Station Gropius Bau Cinema  
5 - 6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by DW Akademie Marriott Hotel, 1st floor  
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