The European Film Market

Creative Europe-funded organisations host events at the Berlinale

A number of Creative Europe-funded organisations are hosting events at the 66th Berlinale, from panel discussions, industry debates and seminars to launch parties:  

  • EFM Industry Debates 

13–15 February, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, followed by networking cocktails
Gropius Mirror Restaurant, 7 Niederkirchnerstraße, 10963 Berlin 
Free for registered EFM participants

Three panels of industry experts including speakers from Creative Europe-funded companies: Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films (UK), Caroline Benjo, Haut et Court (France) and Agnes Johansen, RVK Studios (Iceland). For more information, see the Berlinale website

  • KIDS Regio Berlinale Meeting Point: Tie Up Your Bonds - Chances of Collaboration in the Children’s Media Field

13 February, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
The Representation of the Federal Region Thuringia, 64 Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin
Contact KIDS Regio by 10 February to register

KIDS Regio, Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg and The Financing Forum for Kids Content present a range of current initiatives focusing on the relevance of children’s films and the benefits of collaboration and networks. For more information, contact Annette Brejner.  

  • Interactive Storytelling: Immersing the Audience and Pixel Lab 2016 launch 

13 February, 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
Academie Lounge, Potsdamer Platz, Köthener straße 44, 10963 Berlin
RSVP via the Power to the Pixel website

Power to the Pixel presents a panel discussion about interactive storytelling, looking at user-centred development and virtual reality. A drinks reception and VR showcase will follow. 

  • Production Finance Market seminar 

15 February, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Kopenhagen Seminar Room, Scandic Berlin Hotel, Potsdamer Platz, 19 Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade, 10963 Berlin
Free, contact Film London to register your interest

A seminar introducing the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) and the Micro Market, directed at producers with projects budgeted below €1 million. For more information, see the Film London website.

  • Video game (and film): European Policy & Financing panel session

16 February, 10:00am – 12:30pm 
Room E, Der Tagesspiegel Office, 3 Askanischer Platz, 10963 Berlin 

A panel discussion on the current framework for policy and funding in European countries, including a presentation of E1027 by Peacefulfish, a videogame experience based on the life of architect Eileen Gray. Contact Alessandra at Peacefulfish for more information. 

  • Meet the Docs at European Film Market 2016

11-19 February
Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Free for EFM participants. To register, contact Ove Rishøj Jensen.

A market service for documentary professionals. The umbrella stand assists sellers, buyers, programmers, producers and directors with meeting facilities, match-making, networking and market information. For more information, see the European Documentary Network website.  

  • Developing your Film Festival launch 

16 February, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
UK Film stand 38, European Film Market, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Postdamer Straße, 10785 Berlin
Free for registered EFM participants. To register contact Kenny Bradley.

The launch of the Independent Cinema Office (ICO)’s flagship training event. Hatice Özdemirciler, Head of Training, and Corinne Orton, Training Manager are also available for individual consultations between 13 and 16 February for those considering applying to the course. Contact the ICO to arrange an appointment. 

Photo: The European Film Market at the Berlinale