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Berlinale Co-production Market: Established directors use resource for financing new projects

Like the Sundacne lab experience and what the Rotterdam film festival does for burgeoning filmmakers with CineMart, the Berlinale Co-production Market (a 3-day event that takes place between the 10th-12th of Feb) is (as this year proves) an important manner in which to find production dollars for international film projects by high-caliber directors and new filmmakers. Take a look at this year’s list (you’ll find some familiar names) below – 35 were chosen out of almost 400 projects. 

Projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2008

(listed alphabetically by production company)
(Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev), A-One Films, Russia/MACT, France

Carpet Boy (Director: Deepa Mehta), Arsam & Lucid Pictures,
The Last Mission (Director: Agnieszka Holland), Bow
and Axe Entertainment, Poland
Blanco (Director: Christophe Van
Rompaey), CCCP, Belgium
The Visitor (Director: Aaron Woodley),
Creative Engine Pictures, Canada The Famous and the Dead (Director: Esmir
Filho), Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil
Lake Erie (Director: Jeremiah
Chechik), Echo Lake Entertainment/New Real Films, US/Canada
Bad Faith (Director: Kristian Petri), Eight Millimetres/St. Paul Film, Sweden

Nuclear Family (Director: Melanie Rodriga), Factor 30/Washington Arts
Films, Australia/US
Four Corners (Director: Ian Gabriel), Giant
Films/Moonlighting Films, South Africa
Overboard (Director:
Constantine Giannaris), Highway Productions, Greece
Between Two Fires (Director: Agnieszka Lukasiak), Hob AB, Sweden
Mr. Nice (Director:
Bernard Rose), Independent, UK
City Island (Director: Raymond
De Felitt), Lucky Monkey Pictures, US
Plastic Sheets and Cardboard
(Director: Michal Aviad), Metro Communications, Israel
Salt (Director: Priscill Cameron), Mosquito Films, Australia
My Brother
(Director: Philip Gröning), Philip Gröning Filmproduktion, Germany

The Girls of Alburquerque (Director: Anna Di Francisca), Pixstar,
Outskirts (Director: Anatol Reghintovschi), Saga Film, Romania

Eternal Forest (Director: Katsumi Sakaguchi), Supersaurus,
Play Off (Director: Eran Riklis), Topia Communications, Israel

Rotterdam-Berlinale Express
Rhapsody (Director:
Gillies MacKinnon), Grand Pictures, Ireland
Man in Tears (Director:
Fran Torres) Ikiru Films, Spain
Aurora (Director: Cristi Puiu),
Mandragora, Romania

World Cinema Market
The Hunter (Director: Rafi
Pitts), AMA Media Productions, Iran

Talent Project Market
(listed alphabetically by
Field of Blackbirds (Producer: Ewa Borowski), Germany

Carribean Chronicles (Producer: Jean des Forets), France

English Rose (Writer/Director: Hope Dickson Leach, Producer: Jennifer
Westin), UK/US
Squire Musa (Writer/Director: Othman Karim), Sweden

The Scream of the Butterfly (Writer/Director/Producer: Kirsi Marie
Liimatainen), Finland
Black South-Easter (Writer/Director: Carey
McKenzie), South Africa
Susa (Producer: Rusudan Pirveli), Georgia

The Conqueror (Writer/Director/Producer: Alka Raghuram), India

Arches (Writer/Director/Producer: Maria Laura Ruggiero), Argentina

Tony Ten (Producer: Marleen Slot), The Netherlands


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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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