Berlinale beckons you. The European Film Market (Fe 20-27, 2020) has lot of things in store. Prepare now for the grand event where you can explore, connect and do business. Over a period of eight days, around 10,000 representatives — primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network and do business deals.
Over a period of eight days at EFM, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business.
As the first major film market of the year, the EFM is in a strong position and serves as a barometer and pacesetter for the new film year: new productions and developments, future-proof business models, contacts and contracts – it all starts here.
The EFM’s varied locations range from the beautiful Gropius Bau to elegant Marriott Hotel, modern Berliner Freiheit or the historic Zoo Palast. A professional infrastructure for exhibitors, state-of-the-art cinemas, numerous market premieres and outstanding service via close customer and partner relationships distinguish the film market as a first class trading platform.
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EFM offers top quality screening facilities for several high-end formats in comfortable state-of-the-art cinemas. Most EFM venues are conveniently located within walking distance in and around Potsdamer Platz. The EFM’s free shuttle service ensures quick connections between EFM venues and the cinemas.
To accommodate the traffi c of up to 110,000 visits during the 8 days of the Market, the EFM offers three exceptional locations, the prestigious Gropius Bau neighboring Gropius Park and the modern Marriott Hotel at Potsdamer Platz.
EFM Landmark will offer plenty of options to present new trends, the tax rebates and incentives du jour, as well as changes in co-production funding opportunities and showcases of the best locations for film and drama series to producers looking for the right fit. Additionally, an important aspect of EFM Landmark will be a matchmaking service on its two consecutive days.
Events will take place both in and around Gropius Bau, as well as in the Berlin House of Representatives, where the Berlinale Co-Production Market takes place. Like with all other business platforms at EFM, access to ‘EFM Landmark’ is with a Market Badge only.
At the centre of one of Europe’s most exciting startup hubs – Berlin – the European Film Market selects 10 leading tech entrepreneurs and connects them with the film and media industries under the banner of EFM Horizon. Once more in 2020, companies from around the globe will be represented.
As part of this innovative platform, 10 selected international Startups will participate in 3 days of meetings, networking and presentations to the international industry. The companies selected to participate in EFM Startups will be carefully curated to showcase new ideas in the intersection between media and technology be it in development, production, distribution or marketing – which are essential to the industry’s survival and future growth in a rapidly changing landscape.
The selected companies will be introduced to the industry in a formal group pitch and presentation at EFM Horizon headquarters – Berliner Freiheit on Potsdamer Platz. Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with hand-picked top-level industry professionals, as well as in group meetings with various catalyst organisations will round out the program. On 24 and 25 February, the EFM Startup companies will be present at their stands in the prestigious Gropius Bau, headquarters of the European Film Market, for ongoing networking and individual meetings.
CHILE, THE COUNTRY IN FOCUS
During the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, Chile will be “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM). EFM’s “Country in Focus” programme was launched in 2017 and aims to present in depth the film industry and filmmakers of a country and offer them a special platform.
The EFM will present Chilean filmmakers and filmmaking under different aspects. The main programme will provide many opportunities to network with Chilean producers, distributors, investors and creators, and to get to know Chilean productions. Supported by ProChile – Chile’s Exports Promotion Bureau – “Chile in Focus” will also mark the tenth anniversary of Cinema Chile, the organisation that has successfully promoted Chilean cinema worldwide.
The Berlin International Film Festival has been emphasising series in the official programme since 2015 with Berlinale Series. The programme is curated by Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlinale. He has appointed Julia Fidel as the new head of Berlinale Series. Julia Fidel has previously worked for the sections Panorama and Generation – including as a member of the selection committee in the latter. In addition to her festival work, she has contributed to numerous film productions, and works as a film choreographer and press agent.