Event Calendar

For the nine days of the European Film Market, participants have their pick from a varied programme of panel discussions, talks, one-on-one meetings, networking drinks and happy hours. All events will be displayed below in our Event Calendar.

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 INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
10-10.30 am
Berlinale Africa Hub Berlinale Africa Hub Opening Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
10.30-11.15 am EFM Horizon Opening Event Berliner Freiheit
11-11.30 am
Berlinale Africa Hub Wesgro and the African Film Commissions Network Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11 am-12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals MGB, #201
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11.30 am-12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Round Table Sessions MGB, 2nd floor
11.30 am-13 pm EFM Horizon AI: From Screen to Creation Berliner Freiheit
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Bilateral Treaties – When It Makes Business Sense to Co-Produce with South Africa Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
2-3 pm DocSalon High Tea with Experts MGB, #201
3-4 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Where is the African Market? Outlook & New Trends Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
4-5 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate: Future-Proofing the Sales Business Berliner Freiheit
4.30-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Presentations and Talks MGB, 2nd floor
5-6 pm DocSalon SalonTalks MGB, #201
5-6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by EFM and DISCOP Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
6-7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by Sheffield Doc/Fest MGB, #201
6-7.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Kick Off Canada Event MGB, 2nd floor
6-8 pm   Chinese New Year Get-together EFM Café, Marriott Hotel
WHEN INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
9-11 am   India Pavilion Breakfast MGB, Buyers Lounge
11 am-12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals MGB, #201
11 am-1 pm EFM Horizon Producing 2020 (by invitation only) Berliner Freiheit
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Developing Marketing Strategies to Finding New Partners and Distributors Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11.30 am-12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Round Table Sessions MGB, 2nd floor
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Nollywood and the Birth of a Travel Film Festival Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
12.30-1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub REALNESS - Development Residency- African Films from an African Perspective Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
2-3 pm DocSalon High Tea with Experts MGB, #201
2-4 pm   Turkish Cinema Panel: Turkish Fashion For World Cinema Academie Lounge
3-4 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Africa & Acquisitions: Buying for a Continent Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
4-6 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate: Why Diversity Matters in the Film Industry Berliner Freiheit
4.30-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Presentations and Talks MGB, 2nd floor
5-6 pm DocSalon SalonTalks MGB, #201
5-6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by Rushlake Media, Göhde Foundation, One Fine Day Films Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
6-7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by DOK Leipzig MGB, #201
6-7.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Creative Europe – MEDIA Information Session: The New Call for Proposals “Promotion of the European Online Works" MGB, 2nd floor
WHEN INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
10 am-12.30 pm EFM Horizon VRNEXT Investors Club (by invitation only) Berliner Freiheit
11-11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub A Safer Workspace: Gender Equality in Africa Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11 am-12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals MGB, #201
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Framing The Shot: Key Industry Trends In African Film Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11.30 am-12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Round Table Sessions MGB, 2nd floor
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub DIFFA /Orange Studios a Team for the African Film Production Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
1.20-7.30 pm EFM Horizon VR NOW Summit Berliner Freiheit
2-3 pm DocSalon High Tea with Experts MGB, #201
3-4 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Reimaging Africa: How to Sell a Continent Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
4-6 pm   Turkish Cinema Panel: Millions of Stories From Turkey Gropius Mirror Tent
4-6.15 pm EFM Horizon Industry Debate:
VR: Show me the Monetization
Berliner Freiheit
4.30-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Presentations and Talks MGB, 2nd floor
5-6 pm DocSalon SalonTalks MGB, #201
5-6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by Goethe-Institut South Africa and Berlinale Talents Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
6-7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by IDFA MGB, #201
6-7.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Creative Europe – MEDIA Information Session: The New Call for Proposals “Support For Training” MGB, 2nd floor
6.30-7.30 pm EFM Horizon Networking Reception with the support of the Canadian Embassy Berliner Freiheit
WHEN INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
10-10.45 am Drama Series Days Kick-Off Drama Series Days 2018
(by invitation only)
Zoo Palast, Cinema 2
10 am-12.30 pm EFM Horizon EFM Startups
Pitch Presentation
Berliner Freiheit
11-11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Market Linkage and Distribution for Young Filmmakers Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11-11.45 am Drama Series Days How to Make Series Travel? Zoo Palast, Cinema 2
11 am-12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals MGB, #201
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub The NRB-Bus: Filmmaking and Spacemaking in Nairobi, Kenya Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11.30 am-12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Round Table Sessions MGB, 2nd floor
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Collaborations and Interventions in the African Film Industry Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
12.15- 1 pm Berlinale Talents/ Co-Production Market VFF Talent Highlight Award Pitch and Award Ceremony Berlin House of Representatives
12.30-1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Empowering Independent African Filmmakers - Docubox and AfriDocs Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
1-1.45 pm Drama Series Days Follow the Money: Financing Series in Europe Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
2-2.45 pm Drama Series Days Showcase: Upcoming Series from Germany Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
2-3 pm DocSalon High Tea with Experts MGB, #201
2-5.15 pm EFM Horizon Let's Change with Blockchain! Berliner Freiheit
3-3.45 pm Drama Series Days Showcase: Perfume Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
3-4 pm Berlinale Africa Hub South-South: Creating Links across the Southern Hemisphere Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
4-4.45 pm Drama Series Days Variety in Conversation with: Natalie Dormer Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
4.30-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Presentations and Talks MGB, 2nd floor
5-5.45 pm Drama Series Days Showcase: Danish Drama Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
5-6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by Nollywood Germany e.V. and the Nigeria Embassy Germany Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
5-6 pm DocSalon SalonTalks MGB, #201
5.15-6 pm EFM Horizon Networking Reception Berliner Freiheit
6-7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour hosted by Institute of documentary film MGB, #201
7-9 pm EFM Horizon Propellor FilmTech Meetup Berliner Freiheit
WHEN INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
11-11.30 am Berlinale Africa Hub Distribution of Niche Content Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11 am-12 noon DocSalon Meet the Festivals MGB, #201
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub Namibia – The Portal to Africa (Funding Opportunities and Co-Productions Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11.30 am-12.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Round Table Sessions MGB, 2nd floor
11.30 am-1 pm EFM Horizon Building a Bridge between & (Online) Distribution (by invitation only) Berliner Freiheit
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub ZIFF 2018: Web Series, Music Video and the Revolution of Visual and Special Effects Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
12.30-1 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Rencontres du Film Court: The African Short Film Festival in Madagascar Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
1-1.45 pm Drama Series Days Showcase: Upcoming Series from Scandinavia Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
2-2.45 pm Drama Series Days From Bestseller to Drama Series: Successful Adaptations Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
2-3 pm DocSalon High Tea with Experts MGB, #201
3-3.45 pm Drama Series Days Previously on… CoPro Series Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
3-4 pm Berlinale Africa Hub African Cinema Does Exist: WCF Africa & Other Stories Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
4-4.45 pm Drama Series Days Short and Strong: Short Form Drama Series Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
4.30-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Presentations and Talks MGB, 2nd floor
5-5.45 pm Drama Series Days The New Normal: Diversity as Selling Point Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
5-6 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Happy Hour hosted by the Embassy of Rwanda and the Rwanda Development Board Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
5-6 pm DocSalon SalonTalks MGB, #201
6-6.45 pm Drama Series Days Showcase: Globo Series Zoo Palast, Cinema 4
6-7 pm DocSalon Happy Hour MGB, #201
WHEN INITIATIVE WHAT WHERE
9.30 am-5.30 pm EFM Producers Hub Sino-European Production Seminar
Bridging the Dragon
MGB, 2nd floor
10.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Talents Project Lab Presentation:
Doc Station (Access with festival and market badge)
MGB, Cinema
10.30 am-1 pm Drama Series Days CoPro Series Pitch 2018 Zoo Palast, Cinema 2
11-11.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Showcase: Positioning African Films in the International Market Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
11 am-1 pm Berlinale Talents Project Lab Presentation:
Short Film Station (Access with festival and market badge)
Academie Lounge
11.30 am-12 noon Berlinale Africa Hub AWOTELE, the Pan-African Film Critic Magazine Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
12 noon-12.30 pm Berlinale Africa Hub Film Distribution as a Social-Cultural Exchange between the European and African markets Gropius Park, Berlinale Africa Hub, #002
12.30-2.30 pm DocSalon EFM/DocSalon Lunch
hosted by Telefilm Canada
(by invitation only)
Gropius Mirror Restaurant
2.30-5 pm Berlinale Talents Project Lab Presentation:
Script Station (Access with festival and market badge)
MGB, Cinema