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Sunday, October 9, 2016


Deadline: October 12, 2016.

The Call for Project Submissions for the 14th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12-14, 2017) has been announced. The Market will take place as part of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (February 9-19).

“Once again, we are excited about receiving your submissions,” say the organisers, ”and look forward to reading fresh, promising projects, which are ready to be presented at an international co-production market!”

Experienced producers from around the world are invited to submit their new feature-length fiction projects with a budget range from 1 to 20 million Euros, with at least 30% of financing (or the local production funding) already in place, for which they are seeking international co-production and financing partners.

This year, a budget exception aims to support applications from regions where films are produced with lower average budgets, or which are facing particular challenges in film financing: the minimum budget is €750,000 for projects from the World Cinema Fund supported regions Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus, as well as for projects from Greece, Spain, Portugal and Southeast Europe.

The organisers are again also looking for particularly promising “Berlinale Directors” projects. Projects by directors, whose previous films were selected for the Berlinale can be submitted also if they do not yet have 30% of the financing in place. This way, the organisers aim to support great new projects by these proven directors at an early stage.

The deadline for project submissions is October 12, 2016.

This year’s selection will be made by December 22, 2016 and will be officially announced in January.

For more information contact the team of the Berlinale Co-Production Market on +49-30-25920-517 or email: or visit