LONDON -- Thirty-nine feature film projects from 30 countries will be presented at the 11th Berlinale Co-Production Market, which runs Feb. 9-11.
The market gives producers the opportunity to come together for pre-scheduled individual meetings with 450 potential co-production and financial partners.
The projects include those from multi-award-winning directors Peter Webber ("Girl with a Pearl Earring"), Pernille Fischer Christensen ("A Soap," "A Family"), Oliver Schmitz ("Life, Above All," "Turkish for Beginners") and Eran Kolirin ("The Band's Visit").
Also on board are the 2013 Berlinale Residency participants -- all prize-winning filmmakers: Emir Baigazin, Alistair Banks Griffin, Bence Fliegauf, Sebastian Lelio, Elina Psykou and Jose Luis Valle will present their new projects -- which they developed further during their three-month Berlinale Residency -- for the first time to potential partners at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
At the Talent Project Market -- co-organized as usual with Berlinale Talents -- 10 new producers and directors will be primed for the international market. Their projects have been selected out of an additional 216 entries.
Co-production partners have the opportunity to discover promising projects.
Many previous projects have been successful on the festival circuit, such as Ritesh Batra's debut hit "The Lunchbox."
Almost 170 films from previous editions of the Co-Production Market have been produced -- a success rate of more than 40%.
THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF PROJECTS FOR THE BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET
The Smuggler (dir: Pal Sletaune), 4 Â½ Fiksjon, Norway
Afterlands (dir: Pall Grimsson), Alcina Pictures, Canada
18 Drops (dir: Oliver Schmitz), Bedlam Productions, U.K.
Jambula Tree (dir: Wanuri Kahiu), Big World Cinema, South Africa
The Last One (dir: Veiko Ounpuu), Bufo, Finland
Good Manners (dir: Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra), Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil
In the Shade of the Trees (dir: Matias Rojas Valencia), Don Quijote Films, Chile
Gingko (dir: Gabor Rohonyi, Monika Mecs), Inforg-M&M Film, Hungary
Family (dir: Veronica Kedar), Inosan Prods., Israel