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2024 Berlinale Co-Prod Market: Andrea Pallaoro, Andreas Fontana, Huang Ji & Ryuji Otsuka

2024 Berlinale Co-Prod Market: Andrea Pallaoro, Andreas Fontana, Huang Ji & Ryuji Otsuka

The Berlinale has revealed the lineup of its Co-Production Market and we’ve got some projects we’ll be keeping a close eye on. At the top of our interest list, we find Italian filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro (Medeas, Hannah, Monica), Stonewalling tandem Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka and Andreas Fontana who gave us Azor will benefit from the special Rotterdam-Berlinale Express backing for his next project: The Diplomats. 34 film projects from 27 countries will be pitching. Here they are:

Official Selection:
“Antonivka” (director: Kateryna Gornostai), Moon Man, Ukraine & Just a Moment, Lithuania
“Burnings” (director: Jerry Carlsson), Verket Produktion, Sweden
“Divorce During the War” (director: Andrius Blaževičius), M-Films, Lithuania
“Folk Play” (director: Mirjana Karanović), This and That Productions, Serbia
“Fragments of This Beauty” (director: Burak Çevik), Vayka Film, Turkey & Fol Films, Turkey
“The Girl With the Leica” (director: Alina Marazzi), Vivo Film, Italy
“Ich bin Marika” (director: Hajni Kis), Proton Cinema, Hungary
“Idda’s Breath” (director: Irene Dionisio), Kino Produzioni, Italy
“Last Trip” (director: Ziad Kalthoum), Mayana Films, Germany
“Marriage by Abduction” (director: Sophia Mocorrea), NiKo Film, Germany
“My Hands” (director: Eoin Heaney), Feline Films Limited, Ireland
“Next Apparition” (director: Julieta Amalric), Cimarrón Cine, Argentina / Uruguay
“Remains of Life” (director: Sevda Shishmanova), Red Carpet, Bulgaria
“Screaming Girl” (director: Antonio Lukich), ForeFilms, Ukraine
“The Side Effects of Trusting Life” (director: Ahmad Ghossein), Abbout Productions, Lebanon
“To Die on Your Feet” (director: María Paz González), Quijote Films, Chile
“To the Wedding” (director: Andrea Pallaoro), Good Question Media, Canada
“A Woman Builds” (directors: Huang Ji & Ryuji Otsuka), Akanga Film Asia, Singapore & YGP-Film, Japan & Island X Pictures, Taiwan

Berlinale Directors Projects:
“Alma” (director: Sally Potter), Adventure Pictures, U.K. & Sixteen Films, U.K.
“Twist the Rabbit” (director: Mira Fornay), Cineart, Czech Republic & Mirafox, Slovak Republic
“Londoner” (director: Babatunde Apalowo), Polymath Pictures, Nigeria, Cato Street Productions, U.K. & Sixteen Films, U.K.

World Cinema Market Project:
“Zone | Myths” (director: Daria Yurkevich), Doppelplusultra Filmproduktion, Germany

Rotterdam-Berlinale Express:
“The Diplomats” (director: Andreas Fontana), Alina Film, Switzerland
“Hold Time for Me” (director: Fradique), Seera Films, Germany

Talent Project Market Projects and Selected Producer Talents:
“Astana Internet Stars” (director: Assel Aushakimova), Risk Pictures (producer: Assel Aushakimova), Kazakhstan
“Bad Gays” (director: Loïc Hobi), Cloud Fog Haze Pictures (producer: Michael Graf), Switzerland
“Eau de Colony” (director: Veronica Spedicati), Alcor (producer: Giorgio Gucci), Italy
“Little Lying Wild” (director: Samantha Aldana), Valerie Steinberg Productions (producer: Valerie Steinberg), U.S. & Belize
“More Than a Hug” (director: Christian Zetterberg), Snowcloud (producer: Liselotte Persson), Sweden
“The Numbered Days” (director: Agustina San Martín), Mil Monos (producer: Maximiliano Monzon), Argentina & Spain
“Pogana” (director: David Kapac), Eclectica (producer: Rea Rajčić), Croatia
“Silence Sometimes” (director: Álvaro Robles), Cartuna (producer: Mireia Vilanova), U.S. & Spain
“So the Lovers Could Come Out Again” (director: George Peter Barbari), Btrswt Pictures (producer: Christelle Younes), Lebanon
“Uptight Ass” (director: Matija Gluščević), Naked (producer: Čarna Vučinić), Serbia

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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