Berlin calls for submissions

Film fest preps Berlinale production market

COLOGNE — The Berlin Film Festival has called for submissions for the fifth Berlinale co-production market, which will run Feb. 10-12.

The market provides a platform for producers to meet co-producers, financers, distribs, as well as reps from TV stations and funding orgs.

The European Union’s Media program and German funder MDM are partners of the market.

Projects, which must be submitted by Nov. 1, should have budgets ranging between $2.7 million and $13.5 million.

The fest expects 450 participants at the market.

“For 2½ days we provide a kind of home for producers and financial backers during the festival,” Berlinale topper Dieter Kosslick said. “As we all know, many of the best babies are conceived at home.”

So far, the mart has birthed 51 projects. “Salir pitando,” by Alvaro Fernandez Armero, will open in Spanish theaters on Sept. 21, and Sergei Bodrov’s “Mongol” just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety