Berlinale announces films in co-production market
The Berlinale has announced the feature film projects that will be presented at the 11th edition of the festival’s Co-production Market.
No fewer than 39 film projects (full list below) from 30 countries have been selected for the opportunity to meet with a potential 450 co-production and financial partners. The market, held from 9 to 11 February, gives all of the selected producers the opportunity to come together for pre-scheduled individual meetings to discuss their films.
In addition to these projects, five international production companies have been selected without a concrete film for the exclusive Company Matching programme. Here, the Berlinale states, “it is not about specific projects, but about extensive exchange on a structural level that is meant to foster medium- and long-term international partnerships”.
Selected from over 300 entries, the official selection includes 20 new feature film projects from around the world. All of them will be realised by experienced producers and already have 30% of their financing in place. The budgets of the projects range from 700,000 to 6.5m Euros.
In a partnership deal with CineMart Rotterdam, three more projects have been picked for the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. They will participate in both the CineMart at the International Film Festival Rotterdam as well as the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
New projects this year include works from multi-award-winning directors Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring), Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Soap; A Family), Oliver Schmitz (Life, Above All; Turkish for Beginners), and Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit).
The 2013 Berlinale Residency participants will also see their films being represented at the market. Emir Baigazin, Alistair Banks Griffin, Bence Fliegauf, Sebastián Lelio, Elina Psykou and José Luis Valle will present their new projects - which they developed further during their three-month residency - for the first time to potential partners.
At the Talent Project Market - co-organised with Berlinale Talents - ten new producers and directors will be primed for the international circuit. Their projects have been selected out of an additional 216 entries. Here, co-production partners also have the opportunity to discover promising projects each year and many of them have been successful on the festival circuit, such as for instance Ritesh Batra’s debut hit The Lunchbox.
So far the Berlinale Co-Production Market has had a success rate of over 40 %, with almost 170 films that have been realised.
The official selection of projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2013 (listed alphabetically by production company):
- The Smuggler (dir: Pål Sletaune), 4 ½ Fiksjon, Norway
- Afterlands (dir: Pall Grimsson), Alcina Pictures, Canada
- 18 Drops (dir: Oliver Schmitz), Bedlam Productions, United Kingdom
- Jambula Tree (dir: Wanuri Kahiu), Big World Cinema, South Africa
- The Last One (dir: Veiko Õunpuu), Bufo, Finland
- Good Manners (dir: Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra), Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil
- In the Shade of the Trees (dir: Matías Rojas Valencia), Don Quijote Films, Chile
- Gingko (dir: Gábor Rohonyi & Mónika Mécs), Inforg-M&M Film, Hungary
- Family (dir: Veronica Kedar), Inosan Productions, Israel
- Happy Birthday (dir: Christos Georgiou), Lychnari Productions, Cyprus / Greece & Twenty Twenty Vision, Germany
- Grooms (dir: Arvin Chen), Making Film Productions, Hong Kong
- Kuessipan (dir: Myriam Verreault), Max Films, Canada
- 6.9 on the Richter Scale (dir: Nae Caranfil), Mobra Films, Romania
- I Want to Be Like You (dir: Konstantin Bojanov), Multfilm, Bulgaria & KinoElektron, France
- My Father's Garden (dir: Ben Sombogaart), NL Film, Netherlands
- Astrid (dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen), Nordisk Film Production, Sweden / Denmark
- Pyromaniac (dir: Erik Skjoldbjærg), Pravda Film, Norway
- Lonely Girl (dir: Natasha Pincus), Second Sight Productions, Australia
- The Thin Yellow Line (dir: Celso García), Springall Pictures & Tequila Gang, Mexico
- Saving Neta (dir: Nir Bergman), United Channels Movies, Israel
- Let There Be Morning (dir: Eran Kolirin), Dori Media Paran, Israel
- Fresh (dir: Peter Webber), Full House, France
- United States of Love (dir: Tomasz Wasilewski), Mañana, Poland
Berlinale Residency projects:
- Operation: Baby (dir: José Luis Valle), Caverna Cine, Mexico
- Iguazú (dir: Sebastián Lelio), Fabula, Chile
- House of Isaura (dir: Bence Fliegauf), Fraktál Film, Hungary
- Oyster (dir: Alistair Banks Griffin), Influence Machine Productions, USA
- Son of Sofia (dir: Elina Psykou), Heretic, Greece
- The Wounded Angel (dir: Emir Baigazin), Kazakhfilm, Kazakhstan
“Talent Project Market” (listed alphabetically by Talent):
- The Matchmaker, director Alina Abdullaeva, Azerbaijan
- A Yellow Bird, producer Fran Borgia, Singapore
- The Insect King, producer Bridget Callow-Wright, Australia
- Souvenir, director Bavo Defurne, Belgium
- The Garbage Helicopter, producer Andreas Emanuelsson, Sweden
- The German Cakemaker, director Ofir Paul Graizer, Germany / Israel
- Beast, producer Pamela Hansson, United Kingdom / USA
- The Swan, director Ása Hjörleifsdóttir, Iceland
- The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, producer Kaleena Kiff, Canada / United Kingdom
- The Family, director Gustavo Rondón Córdova, Venezuela
Company Matching (listed alphabetically by production company):
- micro_scope, Canada
- Overdose Art, India
- Parts & Labor, USA
- Razor Film, Germany
- Space Rocket Nation, Denmark