Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021

Until September 30: Apply with a feature film project to the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Around 20 international projects will make up the Official Selection. Two-and-a-half days of pre-scheduled meetings with selected potential partners from a pool of 600 experienced producers, financiers, funds, sales, distribution and TV partners are waiting for you.

In the event that travel restrictions should not allow physical attendance for participants from some countries, we aim to facilitate alternative options to include them. We hope to know more by the end of the year.

Who can apply?
Producers with experience in international co-productions, with feature film projects starting from 1 million Euros budget (750.000 Euros for specific regions) and a minimum of 30% financing (or alternatively, local production support) in place, and looking for international co-production partners.

Where to apply?
Online submission and more details:

As the Berlinale’s networking platform for industry professionals
actively working in international co-productions, the Berlinale Co-Production Market offers producers the opportunity to introduce their selected new feature and drama series projects. With its efficient meeting coordination and a focused conference programme, it even allows participants with a very tight festival schedule to connect with the most promising pre-selected projects, to discover new financing models and to exchange information and ideas with like-minded professionals.

Potential co-producers and financiers can request one-on-one meetings with a selection of outstanding, partly financed international feature projects. The additional Company Matching programme offers room for talks beyond single projects: participants can request meetings with 5 hand-picked international companies to speak about slates, strategies and business models, and to find common ground for potential alliances.
At the Fund Meetings, producers can request 20-minute one-on-one meetings with representatives from various international public funds.

At the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020, 36 selected feature projects
from 34 countries (from more than 500 applications) as well as 5 companies in the Company Matching programme were presented. 600 producers and financiers from more than 400 companies around the world attended. 1500 pre-arranged one-on-one meetings were scheduled. On top, 3 prestigious monetary prizes were handed out.

Since the Berlinale Co-Production Market’s debut in 2004, over 300 films and 15 series have been made, which means over 50 % of all presented projects have been realised, premiered at major festivals worldwide and released. In addition to the pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, participants
can establish further contacts and network with each other. The conference programme offers diverse formats such as Case Studies, Theme Talks, Country Sessions, Speed Matchings and targeted networking events.

The Berlinale Co-Production Market also offers two specialised pitch and networking events: At the Co-Pro Series Pitches, participants and further buyers can discover ten selected international drama series projects that are looking for partners. At Books at Berlinale, which was established as the world’s first rights market for literary adaptations linked to an A-list film festival, international publishers and literary agents present a selection
of twelve new, forthcoming, bestselling and award-winning novels with great potential for film adaptations.