Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020

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.

“Co-Pro Series”

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