The European Film Market is one of the top three meeting places of the international film and media industries. Its close links with the Berlinale as a public film festival, and its position at the heart of Berlin’s vivid creative economy, are defining characteristics of the Berlinale’s film market. Yet the EFM is more than just an agile marketplace for trading film and audiovisual content – it has also positioned itself as a platform for innovation and change.
A professional infrastructure for exhibitors in the Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel, state-of-the-art cinemas, numerous market premieres and outstanding service via close customer and partner relationships distinguish the film market as a first class trading platform. The EFM serves the diversity and breadth of requirements for its different participant groups, focusing on networking, exchange, information and the constant integration of new players.
The content-related connections with the Berlinale’s other industry initiatives – the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund – as well as the programme sections of the festival, all enrich the diversity of available platforms.
The European Film Market is a barometer and pacesetter for the new film year. New productions and developments, future-proof business models, contacts and contracts – it all starts here.
Over a period of nine days, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business. As the first international market event of the year, the EFM is in a strong position and serves as a compass.
With steadily growing success, the film market offers platforms targeted at different participant groups and, for the past number of years, has also connected new players from other industries – such as start-up entrepreneurs and representatives of the tech industry – to the market, always focusing on their interface with the film industry.