Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 11- 13, 2007).
Until November 2, 2006, production companies from around the world can submit new projects for which they would like to find international co-production partners. Their budgets must range between 2 and 10 million euros (for so-called transformation countries, they may begin at 1 million euros), and at least 30% of the financing must already be in place.
At the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the producers of the selected projects meet with potential co-producers, financial backers, distributors and international sales agents as well as broadcasting and funding representatives. According to the participants’ requests, the Berlinale Co-Production Market organizes 30-minute individual meetings at which producers can win international partners for their projects. In 2006, there were some 1000 individual meetings of this kind.
The intense working atmosphere, a supporting programme with the latest information on international trends and potential financing, the countless opportunities for the 400 participants to establish contacts with each other, and last but not least its spacious location – the Berlin House of Representatives directly across from the European Film Market – have turned the Berlinale Co-Production Market over the past years into a “home” for producers and financial backers during the Berlinale.
“Within a very short time, the Berlinale Co-Production Market’s careful selection of projects has proved to be a true stamp of quality,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. Project Manager Sonja Heinen sums up the success of the Berlinale Co-Production Market as follows: “30 projects from the first three years have been completed or are in production, twelve have already been theatrically released, and ten films have made their way into the programmes of category ‘A’ film festivals. It is wonderful to observe these successful developments and we hope that our ‘nose’ for material that is both attractive and realizable for international partners will turn out to be just as good this year.”
Since 2004 the main partner of the Berlinale Co-Production Market has been MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and it was joined by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union in 2005.
Projects realized following the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2004:
The Sun (Alexander Sokurov), Russia/Italy/France/Switzerland - Berlinale Competition 2005
An Enemy of the People (Erik Skjoldbjaerg), Norway
3 Needles (Thom Fitzgerald), Canada – Toronto 2005
Eve and the Firehorse (Julia Kwan), Canada – Toronto 2005, Sundance 2006 - Special Jury Prize
Mistrz/The Master (Piotr Trzaskalski), Poland/Germany - San Sebastián 2005, Pusan 2005, World Cinema
Unkenrufe | Call of the Toad (Robert Glinski), Germany/Poland /Great Britain
Short Order (Anthony Byrne), Ireland/Germany/Great Britain
Oculto | Hidden (Antonio Hernández), Spain/Great Britain /Italy
Big River (Atsushi Funahashi), USA/Japan – Berlinale 2006, Forum
Mechilot | Forgiveness (aka Dig) (Udi Aloni), Israel/USA – Berlinale 2006, Panorama
jeder schweigt von etwas anderem | last to know (Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke), Germany - Berlinale 2006, Panorama
L…Like Love (Janja Glogovac), Slovenia/Austria/Serbia and Montenegro
Mr. Average | Comme Tout le Monde (aka Just Like Joe Bloggs) (Pierre-Paul Renders), Belgium/Luxemburg/France/Canada/Germany
Nuovomund | The Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese), France/Italy – Venice 2006-Competition; Silver Lion in the category “Revelation”
Sonhos Y Deseos | Dancing in Utopia (Marcelo Santiago), Brazil – San Sebastián 2006
Shame (Mohammed Naqvi), Pakistan/USA – Toronto 2006
Nemesis (Nicole Mosleh), Germany – in postproduction
Olho Negro | Black Eye (Paolo Marinou-Blanco), Portugal – shooting completed in August 2006
Sonetàula (Salvatore Mereu), Italy/Belgium/France – in production
Projects realized following the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2005:
The Great Match (Gerardo Olivares), Spain/Germany – Berlinale Special 2006
Naoussé | A Perfect Day (Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas), Lebanon/France/Germany – Locarno 2005, Competition; FIPRESCI Award
Roma | Rome Rather Than You (aka Barca) (Tariq Teguia), Algeria/Germany – Venice 2006, Horizons (Orizzonti)
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (Kasper Barfoed), Denmark
Exhibit A (Dom Rotheroe), Great Britain
Mongol. Part One (Sergei Bodrov), Russia/Germany – in production
Mondomanila or How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey (Khavn de la Cruz), Philippines
El Otro (Ariel Rotter), Argentina/Germany – in postproduction
Krabat (Marco Kreuzpaintner), Germany – shooting start in October 2006
Projects realized following the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2006:
My Friend and His Wife (Shin Dong-Il), Korea – Pusan 2006
Installation of Love (Maja Weiss), Slovenia/Germany – currently in production
September 15, 2006