Until October 9 2019, internationally experienced producers may submit new feature film projects in need of co-producers and financiers to the 17th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 22 – 26, 2020). Approximately 25 feature-length fiction film projects will be selected from all submissions by the end of 2019. Project budgets should be between one and 20 million euros, with at least 30% of the financing or production funding from the project’s native country already in place.
Exceptions for projects with less than 30% financing: Producers from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, the Caucasus, Greece, Portugal and Southeastern Europe may also submit lower-budget projects starting from 750,000 euros.
Directors who have had films presented at the Berlinale in previous years may submit film projects with less than 30% financing for the selection of three “Berlinale Directors” projects. This exclusive selection of new film projects by Berlinale filmmakers, likely to be of interest to prospective co-producers and financiers, enables early support in the projects’ search for funding.
Producers with series projects from around the world are invited to submit them by October 23 for participation in the highly sought-after “Co-Pro Series” pitch, following in the footsteps of earlier projects such as Babylon Berlin to find international co-production partners. At the “Co-Pro Series” event, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team organises both the pitch as well as meetings with potential partners.
A tailor-made meeting timetable will be created for each selected project at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Approximately 1,500 specifically pre-planned individual meetings with interested potential coproducers, financers, international sales agents, distributors, TV broadcasters and sponsors take place on-site. Producers and financiers searching for co-production projects may apply for participation starting in November 2019.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is part of the European Film Market. The Berlinale Co-Production Market is funded by MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union. Online submission forms and further information on 2020 project submission is available at www.berlinale-coproductionmarket.de.