News - Berlinale Co-Production Market
“Co-Pro Series” 2020: Ten Selected Series Projects Seek International Partners
On February 25 and 26, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, programming directors, distributors and other series financiers to the sixth edition of the exclusive pitch event “Co-Pro Series”, which is part of the “Berlinale Series Market” 2020 (February 24 to 26) at Berlin’s Zoo Palast cinema.
Ten selected series projects will be on the lookout for co-production and financing partners here among the industry guests.
The "Co-Pro Series" selection can be found here.
The "Books at Berlinale" projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020 will be announced shortly.
36 International Feature Film Projects Selected for 2020
The 17th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 22-26) highlights 36 feature film projects from 34 countries, whose producers are looking for co-production partners. This is the place to meet international co-producers, representatives of film funds, world sales and TV broadcasters, distributors and financiers from all over the world in 1,500 pre-organised one-on-one meetings. In addition, five exceptional production companies will be presented in the “Company Matching” programme.
For the official project selection, 21 feature film projects with budgets ranging from 750,000 to 5 million € were selected from 302 different submissions. These projects will be presented by internationally experienced producers who are bringing along production support from their native countries, or have at least 30% of their proposed financing secured. With eleven projects by female directors, the proportion here has exceeded 50% for the first time. A total of 15 female directors’ projects are represented in the selection, i.e. 41.7%.
At the “Talent Project Market”, which is organised in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, ten newcomer producers will present their projects, which have been selected from a total of 166 submissions.
The companies in the “Company Matching” programme with which the participants can also request individual meetings in order to exchange ideas on a structural level or on the basis of project slates, come from Argentina, Croatia, Denmark, France and South Africa.
The selected projects and companies can be seen here.
One of the previous Berlinale Co-Production market projects, Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi, is nominated for six Academy Awards 2020.
Three of our previous projects have been screened in Venice 2019: Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe and Rialto (WT: Trade) by Peter Mackie Burns in Orizzonti, while You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala won an award at Giornate degli Autori.
Toronto saw two Special Presentations of our projects: Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi and Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe. Patrick by Goncalo Waddington screened in Competition at San Sebastian. Advantages of Travelling by Train by Aritz Moreno premiered in Sitges.
Two of our previous projects won awards at the Semaine de la Critique 2019: A White, White Day by Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason, and Vivarium by Irish Lorcan Finnegan.
Passed by Censor by Serhat Karaaslan received the FEDEORA award at Karlovy Vary 2019 (East of the West). 7500 by Patrick Vollrath premiered at Piazza Grande in Locarno.
Three films that were once projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market screened at the Berlinale 2019: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas and Divine Love by Gabriel Mascaro premiered in Panorama, while Photograph by Ritesh Batra showed in the Berlinale Special Gala section.
More than 290 projects from previous editions have meanwhile been made and have been shown at festivals and in cinemas worldwide.