Producers Without Borders| 21st Berlinale Co-Production Market | European Film Market (EFM)
CALL FOR ENTRIES
(Feature film producers)
Applications for the Telefilm Canada’s Visitor Programme at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Producers without Borders, are open for producers present in Berlin, representing a production company, interested in international co-production (with no previous experience), and with a project ready for the 2024 Berlinale Co-Production Market. Telefilm will select up to 10 applicants to participate in this initiative.
The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) will also select up to 3 participants. To learn more, please visit their website.
Created in 2004, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is a five-day event within the European Film Market (EFM), a “must do” event for the international film industry. Every year, international producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, representatives of funding bodies and TV channels from all over the world, and their representatives will have the opportunity to meet and participate in a variety of programme offers.
For 2024, the Co-Production Market will take place from Saturday to Wednesday, February 17-21, 2024 and is planned as an onsite event with additional online options.
This initiative will provide its participants with:
- A visitor badge for the Co-Production Market (valid for the period of February 17-19, 2024);
- An European Film Market Badge;
- Access to the Co-Production Market’s programme, including:
- Visitor’s Meet and Match: Meet Visitors from other countries at rooms of max. 10 people and present your company and projects; several rounds allow for numerous contacts (online prior to the market and physical get-together on site);
- Introductory session on Berlinale Co-Production Market and hands-on talk with an experienced participant (online, prior to the market);
- Individual consultations with experts on various topics (limited slots available, tbc online and/or on site);
- Speed Matchings (online or on site) to meet other participants of the Co-Production Market in 5-minutes;
- Panels and Case Studies (on international co-productions);
- Country Sessions: Sessions with public funds or other experts to present the co-production potential of the selected countries/regions and explain how international co-production works in these countries;
- Networking (opportunity to informally meet industry professionals during receptions);
- The visitors will gain visibility by presentation in a special brochure where the partner institutions and all their visitors are presented with company profiles, photo and contact information.
Decision-making will be based on qualitative information in order to select the projects with the best potential to eventually (i) be produced as international treaty co-productions between Canada and other foreign countries, and/or (ii) be sold in international markets.
To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
- be a Canadian controlled corporation, as determined under sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act;
- be represented during the initiative by a producer that is a Canadian citizen within the definition of the Citizenship Act or a permanent resident within the definition of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- have its head office in Canada and carry out its activities in Canada;
- operate as an audiovisual production company;
- have produced at least one feature film released theatrically, on a platform, or in a festival;
- have at least one feature-length film project in development suitable for international co-production;
- have an interest for international co-production but no previous experience as lead producer on an official completed international co-production;
- planning to attend the Berlinale and available to participate in the Co-Production Market events from February 17 to 19, 2024.
Telefilm Canada does not offer financial support to take part in this initiative. It is taken for granted that regardless of their selection, applicants will attend the EFM/Berlinale 2024.
*Please note that only one producer per company may register.
Telefilm Canada will select up to 10 applicants to participate in this initiative. Decision-making will be based on qualitative information in order to select the projects with the best potential to eventually (i) be produced as international treaty co-productions between Canada and other foreign countries, and/or (ii) be sold in international markets.
The following criteria will serve as a guide, and no specific weighting will be attributed to each of the components:
- The Applicant’s objectives for participating in the initiative;
- Track record of the applicant production company and producer;
- Producers who have participated in an international training program and/or co-production workshop in the past (i.e. ACE, EAVE, RCF, Rotterdam Lab, IFP, etc);
- Production company/producers who have received financing from a provincial, federal, or national institution in the last 3 years;
- Production company/producers who have garnered recognition on the national or international festival circuit with a film.
*Experienced producers or financiers (completed at least one international co-production in the past three years) looking for new projects to co-produce or co-finance (not bringing their own projects), can find information here on how to apply without a project.
- This Call for Entries will be submitted through Dialogue Events.
- Please consult the User Guide to submit your application.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Valérie Frappier (email@example.com).
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