The 9th Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting entries from experienced producers around the world who are looking for international co-production and financing partners for their new feature film projects. The deadline for submissions is October 27, 2011.
Berlinale is looking for new promising projects that have budgets between two and ten million euros, are suited for international co-production and have at least 30% of their funding in place. The market will take place in Berlin from February 12-14, 2012.
Approximately 30 projects will be selected for the market whose producers will then meet with interested potential co-producers, film financiers, sales agents, distributors, TV broadcasters and funders.
A few weeks before the festival, all registered participants will receive more detailed information about these projects in a catalogue and can then request one-on-one meetings with their favourites, as stated in a press release. The focus is on arranging a personalised meeting schedule that allows participants to fit in their other Berlinale appointments and activities.
Over 120 Berlinale Co-Production Market feature film projects have been realised since 2004. This includes films like Sergei Bodrov’s Mongol, which was nominated for an Academy Award; and Marco Kreuzpaintner’s Krabat, a major hit with German audiences, Lemon Tree by Eran Riklis, which was shown in the Berlinale Panorama, has since been screened in over 20 countries.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is part of the European Film Market.
Application forms and selection criteria for submitting projects in 2012 are available here.