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Producers Without Borders at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

Berlin, Germany, February 18 to 22, 2023


(Feature Film Producers) 

Applications for the Telefilm Canada’s Visitor Programme at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Producers without Borders, are open for producers representing a production company who will be present in Berlin and who are interested in international co-production (with no previous experience), with a project ready for the 2023 Berlinale Co-Production Market. 

This initiative will provide its participants with:

  • A visitor badge for the Co-Production Market (February 18 – 22, 2023);
  • A European Film Market Badge;
  • Inclusion in the Berlin 2023 promotional campaign;
  • Access to the Co-Production Market’s programme, including:
    • Visitor’s Meet and Match;
    • Introductory session on Berlinale Co-Production Market and hands-on talk with an experienced participant;
    • Individual consultations with experts on various topics;
    • Speed Matchings 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)

*Participants with a visitor status are not entitled to receive the publications of the Berlinale Co-Production Market or access the one-on-one meetings with the selected project. 


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 be available to participate in the Co-Production Market events from February 18 to 22, 2023.

*Please note that only one producer per company may register 




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, and representatives of funding bodies and TV channels from all over the world will have the opportunity to meet and participate in a variety of programme offers.  

For 2023, the Co-Production Market will take place from Saturday to Wednesday, Feb 18-22, 2023 and is planned as an onsite event with additional online options.  


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