UK film Butterfingers selected for Berlinale Co-production Market

UK film Butterfingers selected for Berlinale Co-production Market

The 36 new feature film projects chosen to take part in the 13th edition of the Berlinale Co-production Market, a three-day international pitching event taking place during the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), have been revealed.

Among the 29 countries to have projects selected, UK director Barnaby Southcombe (Embargo Films) will present Butterfingers - his follow-up to 2012’s I, Anna, which premiered at Berlin and went on to play at Locarno.

The market is funded through the MEDIA sub-programme’s Access to Markets scheme. 500 international film producers, financiers and distributors, as well as representatives from funding bodies, sales agents and TV channels, will come together to meet one-to-one with participants and discuss projects which have the potential for international co-production. 

Participants also have the chance to win one of three awards for their project at the event: the Eurimages Co-production Development Award (€20,000); the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award (€10,000); and the ARTE International Prize (€7,000). 

The Berlinale Co-production Market runs from 14 to 16 February 2016. You can read more about it on the European Commission's website.

Photo: Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015