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8th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 13-15, 2011)
By: infilm on 09/16/10

Dear Colleagues, 
  
We are pleased to open the Call for Project Submissions for the 8th Berlinale Co-Production Market which will take place from Sunday to Tuesday, February 13-15, 2011, as part of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

Since its first edition in 2004, more than 40% of the projects selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market have found partners and have gone into production – more than 100 films until now. Many have already screened successfully in cinemas and at international festivals. This year, for example, THE HUNTER by Rafi Pitts, THE FAMOUS AND THE DEAD by Esmir Filho and SUSA by Rusudan Pirveli screened at the Berlinale, UNDERTOW/CONTRACORRIENTE by Javier Fuentes-León won an Audience Award at Sundance and has just been theatrically released in the UK, and AURORA by Cristi Puiu was presented at Cannes. Previous successes include films like the 2008 Academy Award nominee MONGOL by Sergei Bodrov and LEBANON by Samuel Maoz which won the Golden Lion at Venice 2009.

Now we are again looking forward to find new projects – fresh, promising and high-quality projects that we can matchmake with potential partners to help them on their way onto the big screen.

We are inviting experienced producers from around the world who are looking for international partners, to submit a project with 30% financing in place for the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Budgets can range between 2 and 10 million Euro (minimum budget for projects from countries in transition: 1 million Euro).

The deadline for project submissions is October 28, 2010. 
The selection will be made by December 22, 2010 and will be published in January.

Attached please find the submission form and more detailed information along with the specific requirements for project submission. Please feel free to forward this information to other interested professionals. The submission form is also available for download at www.efm-berlinale.de

Some background information about our event:

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

At the Berlinale Co-Production Market, you have the opportunity to present your project – if it is selected - to interested co-production partners and financiers in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. In addition, you can visit the framework programme which offers opportunities to catch up on film financing news in case studies and workshops, get first-hand information on co-production opportunities in specific regions at the “Country Tables“, or learn from experts and exchange experiences in “Theme Talks”. Informal “Speed Matchings“, cocktail receptions and the “Producers’ Lounge” provide additional opportunities for your networking.

In 2010, a total of 36 projects from 22 countries were presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. 500 industry professionals from all over the world attended the event and met in more than 1000 pre-arranged individual meetings.

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 potential co-producer for the selected projects), please do not hesitate to contact us and the team of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

(Tel: +49-30-25920-517, e-mail: coproductionmarket@berlinale.de) 
  
See you in Berlin. 
  
Best regards 
Dieter Kosslick 
Festival Director 
Berlin International Film Festival 
February 10-20, 2011

Sonja Heinen 
Berlinale Co-Production Market 
February 13-15, 2011





61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
10. - 20.02.2011