Berlin 2018 | Perspective Canada at the European Film Market (EFM)

Call for Entries

(Feature-length films, narratives and documentaries)

Perspective Canada_Berlin is a Telefilm Canada initiative showcasing recent Canadian films at the European Film Market (EFM) at the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale) with the objective of increasing their international exploitation.

In 2018, Canada will be the ‘Country in Focus’ at the European Film Market. Perspective Canada_Berlin participants will also benefit from a promotional campaign developed and entirely funded by Telefilm Canada to guarantee the best possible exposure for the invited Canadian films. The complete programming will be announced in January 2018.


Information and Registration Procedure


Consult the Information and Registration Procedure for all the eligibility requirements, selection criteria and applicant obligations.



The 12th edition of Perspective Canada_Berlin will take place during the EFM that runs parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival. The showcase strives to increase the international exploitation of Canadian feature-length films and to spotlight Canadian companies, films, and talent to the more than 8,000 potential buyers, sellers, and producers from over 100 countries accredited by the EFM.

Every film selected will be screened once at the EFM. Rights holder of films must cover 50% of the screening costs at the market. Hourly screening rates at the EFM range from 600 – 1350 Euros. In the case of a foreign-based international sales company representing an invited Canadian film, Telefilm Canada will invoice the Canadian-controlled production company for the screening costs at the market.

Applicants must meet the EFM’s deadlines for print copy delivery, market accreditation form, market screening registration form and Telefilm Canada delivery deadlines of the materials for the production of the promotional campaign as well as shipment of materials to Berlin.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
514 283-6363

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