After the successful premiere in 2004, the second edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market will take place on February 13-14, 2005, during the 55th Berlin International Film Festival (February 10-20, 2005).
Producers may apply now with feature film projects suitable for international co-production. Budgets for these projects should range between two and ten million Euros, and partial financing of at least 30 percent must already be in place. The deadline for project submissions is November 5, 2004.
Submission forms can be downloaded from www.berlinale.de.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a 2-day-initiative for producers, financiers, broadcasting representatives, distributors, sales agents and funding institutions who are operating in international co-productions in order to encourage contacts between possible co-production partners and/or financiers.
Individual meetings for the participants will be scheduled by the Berlinale Co-Production Market team, and case studies and panel discussions on current film financing issues complete the agenda, making the event a substantial forum for international co-production.
"With the Berlinale Co-Production Market, we want to create a kind of ‚home’ for the producers and financiers attending the Berlinale, a platform where they find what they are looking for: high-quality international projects, great opportunities to make business contacts and new approaches to co-operations with countries other than the ‘usual suspects’", says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.
Project Manager Sonja Moerkens will be organizing the event again at a new and spacious location directly at the Potsdamer Platz. Successful collaborations from this year will be continued: The unique Talent Project Market with the Berlinale Talent Campus as well as the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express with the CineMart Rotterdam.
The MDM-Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung in Leipzig will again support the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2005.
September 23, 2004