Berlinale Co-prod Mart selects 38 projects


Only one African film project features in the 38 titles from 25 countries worldwide selected for the eighth Berlinale Co-Production Market, which runs from 13 to 15 February. This is Tunisia’s Challatt of Tunis by Habib Attia which has been chosen for the Talent Project Market.

Twenty-four new feature film projects (chosen from a total of 352 entries) will be presented at the co-production market by internationally experienced producers who already have at least 30% of their financing in place. The projects all have budgets between one and twelve million euros.

In conjunction with CineMart Rotterdam, three other projects have been chosen for the “Rotterdam-Berlinale Express”; they will participate in both the CineMart and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

In cooperation with the Berlinale Talent Campus, eleven projects by newcomers have been selected from 270 additional entries for the “Talent Project Market”.

Here is the official selection of projects:

Love Isreal (dir: Julia von Heinz), 2Pilots Filmproduction, Germany

They Are All Dead (dir: Beatriz Sanchis), Avalon P.C., Spain

Saints (dir: Seyfi Teoman), Bulut Film, Turkey

Darkness by Day (dir: Martin Desalvo), Domenica Films, Argentina

The Woman Who Feared the Sun (dir: Javier Fuentes-Leon), Dynamo Producciones, Columbia; Neue Cameo Film, Germany & Elcalvo Films, Peru/USA

The Intriguing Art of Secrets (dir: Andy De Emmony), Element Pictures, Ireland

The Killing of Henry James (dir: Sylvain Archambault), Filmarto/BBR, Canada

Tove and the Mermaid (dir: Miikko Oikkonen), Fisher King Production, Finland

Wakolda (dir: Lucia Puenzo), Historias Cinematograficas, Argentina

The Way Home / La strada per casa (Dir: Bruno Oliviero), Invisibile Film, Italy

Balaton Submarine (dir: Orsi Nagypal), KMH Film, Hungary

A Green and Quiet River (dir: Alain Choquart), Le Bureau, France

Aurore (dir: Stephane Vuillet), Les Films Du Present, France

Headhunter (dir: Bastian Gunther), Lichtblick Media & Lichtblick Film, Germany

The 90 Minute War (dir: Eyal Halfon), Norma Productions, Israel

The Devil’s Pool (dir: James Lapine), Open City Films, USA & K5 Film, Germany

The Flying Man (dir: Kornel Mundruczo), Proton Cinema, Hungary

Broken (dir: Miika Soini), Public Films & Helsinki Filmi, Finland

Still Life (dir: Uberto Pasolini), Red Wave Films, United Kingdom

Watchtower (dir:: Pelin Esmer), Sinefilm, Turkey

Remainder (dir: Omer Fast), Tigerlily Films, United Kingdom

The Spider in the Web (dir: Eran Riklis), Topia Communications, Israel

Life According to Nino (dir: Urszula Antoniak), Waterland Film & Family Affair Films, Netherlands

2 Kidnappings (dir: Marcos Jorge), Zencrane Filmes & Migdal Filmes, Brazil

Rotterdam-Berlinale Express: 

Loud (dir: Aneta Lesnikovska), AKA Film, Macedonia

We Are Dead (dir: Tobias Nolle), Hugofilm Productions, Switzerland

The Cyclops (dir: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa), Kinotar, Finland

Talent Project Market 

(listed alphabetically by Talent):

Challatt of Tunis (prod: Habib Attia), Tunisia

Preservation (dir/prod: Nicole Brending), USA

The Babadook (prod: Kristina Ceyton), Australia/Germany

Youth (prod: Gal Greenspan), Israel

Brian (dir: Angela How), Singapore/USA

The Find (prod: Dimitri Klepatski), Russia

Greicekelly (dir: Rafael Lessa), Brazil

The South Is Nothing/Il Sud e niente (dir: Fabio Mollo), Italy

Woman of the Father (prod: Aleteia Selonk), Brazil

Bad Stock (dir: Rachel Tillotson), United Kingdom

The Here After (prod: Mariusz Wlodarski and dir: Magnus von Horn), Poland/Sweden


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