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Creative Europe events at the 68th Berlinale

European Film Forum and Creative Europe MEDIA Showcase

The first European Film Forum of 2018 will take place on 19 February with a special focus on citizenship and how the future MEDIA programme might best engage with wider audiences. The event will be followed by a session from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology with a showcase of MEDIA-funded projects rounding off the day. Speakers include the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel and the award-winning filmmaker, Ildiko Enyedi.  For a full breakdown of speakers, visit the Commission's website

The European Film Forum is free at to attend for all and does not require a Berlinale pass. The showcase will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please note the morning session will also be webstreamed (9am-12pm GMT).

Date: 19 February 2018


  • The Future of MEDIA: Connecting Europeans through Films (10 am to 1pm)
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Powering Europe’s Audiovisual Innovators (2.30pm to 3.45pm)
  • Showcasing Creative Europe MEDIA  (4pm to 6.16pm)

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Potsdamerlatz 3, Berlin

Other Creative Europe-related events

Info session: Promotion of European audiovisual works online

This session will give an outline of the MEDIA sub-programme’s Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online scheme, which provides financing for the development of new business models for the distribution of European audiovisual works in the digital era. The session comes ahead of the 5 April deadline.

Date: Saturday 17 February 2018, from 6pm to 7pm
Location: European Film Market, White Room, 2nd Floor, Martin Gropius BAU, Berlin
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by email to European Film Market badge required.

Info session: Support For Training

This session will give an outline of the MEDIA sub-programme support for European training programmes.

Date: Sunday 18 February 2018, from 6pm to 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks)
Location: European Film Market, Producer's Hub , 2nd Floor , Martin Gropius BAU, Berlin
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by email to: European Film Market badge required.

Doc Salon

The meeting point and networking platform dedicated to everyone with an interest in the documentary genre organised by Creative Europe-funded European Documentary Network.  Doc Salon takes places from 16 to 21 February. Visit the European Film Market website for more information.

Contacting Creative Europe staff in Berlin

Creative Europe Desks from across Europe will also be on hand at the Creative Europe MEDIA stand in the European Film Market. Creative Europe Desk UK staff will be on the stand on Saturday 17 February. Come and say hi to Francesca (11am - 1pm) and Ben (3-5pm) if you have any specific questions or would just like to know more about the programme.

A number of European Commission and EACEA staff will be in Berlin during the festival. If you would like to meet a member of the team in relation to a specific MEDIA scheme, please let us know and we can put you in touch with the correct contact.

Image: Artwork for Berlinale 2018.