Friday, September 18, 2015

13th Berlinale Co-Production Market Call for Project Submissions

We are pleased to open the Call for Project Submissions for the 13th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 14-16, 2016), which will take place as part of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (February 11-21).

Once again, we are curious to receive your submissions, and are looking forward to reading

great, fresh, promising projects, which are ready to be presented at an international co-production market!

Experienced producers from around the world are invited to submit their new feature-length fiction projects with a budget range from 1 to 20 million Euros (for projects from Greece, Portugal and Spain the budget requirements are waived), with at least 30% of financing (or the local production funding) already in place, for which they are seeking international co-production and financing partners.

Please find our specific project requirements along with more detailed information and our SUBMISSION FORM online here.

We would also very much appreciate if you can spread the word to other interested producers.

The deadline for project submissions is October 21, 2015.

This year’s selection will be made by December 22, 2015 and will be published in January.

The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a three-day service and networking platform designed for producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and funding representatives who are working in international co-productions.

For the selected projects, we organise pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested co-production partners and financiers.
Participants who attend without their own projects, can request meetings with the selected projects and the selected companies in the Company Matching Programme. The framework programme offers film financing news in Case Studies, first-hand information on co-production opportunities at the “Countries-in-Focus Sessions“, as well as learning and experience exchange in “Theme Talks”. Informal “Speed Matchings“, cocktail receptions and the “Producers’ Lounge” provide additional opportunities for networking. In addition, targeted pitching and networking events cater for producers’ special interests: At Books at Berlinale, around ten selected international books with film potential are presented to interested producers, and at CoPro Series, ca. six hand-picked international drama series projects are pitched in front of potential co-producers and financiers.

In 2015, 36 projects from all over the world as well as 5 well-established companies in the Company Matching Programme were presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. 500 international industry professionals attended the event and met in more than 1000 pre-arranged individual meetings. Overall, more than 200 films have so far found partners at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, have gone into production and screened at festivals and in cinemas internationally, which equals almost 50% of all previous projects.

We’re now looking forward to receiving promising new projects that we can match with partners at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the project submission, or if you want to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market without a project (as a potentially interested co-producer for our by then selected projects), please do not hesitate to contact the team of the Berlinale Co-Production Market: Tel: +49-30-25920-517,