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Berlin International Film Festival, 63nd

2013-02-07 >> 2013-01-17, Germania, Berlin


The European Film Market (EFM) runs for nine days as part of one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. As the first major film event of the year, it is a magnet for international industry professionals, and is seen as a barometer for the upcoming year in film.   The EFM is the business centre of the festival, taking place in the magnificent renaissance exhibition hall of the Martin-Gropius-Bau (MGB), and in the official second location at the EFM Marriott Offices and Stands in the deluxe modern Marriott Hotel, both just minutes away from the festival headquarters at Potsdamer Platz in the heart of contemporary Berlin. A mix of old and new, innovative and historical - it is a city full of contradictions, whose highly charged atmosphere is reflected in the energy of the Market.  

Coming together Each year, producers, distributors, buyers and sales agents converge at the EFM where both commercial art-house and specialized mainstream are given star billing. The open and lively environment of MGB allows for ample opportunity to meet and network with a wide variety of your industry colleagues.   Our goal is to provide you with a marketplace where you can discover the best quality products in the film business. We see ourselves as your partners, keeping pace with the latest industry trends from all over the world.

Making Connections

Recognizing that new and emerging talent is our greatest resource, the EFM continues to promote discovery, facilitate collaborations and provide platforms for productions in development.  

Under the auspices of the EFM, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is an intensive is a two-and-a-half-day event where international producers and financiers meet with the goal of finding partners for selected projects. Located at the Berlin House of Representatives, directly across from the MGB, moving from one event to the next is quick and easy.  

American Independents in Berlin is an initiative organized by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the Sundance Institute. Independent filmmakers can meet in a special lounge at the MGB. The screening series “IFP Selects” and “Sundance at EFM” showcases a variety of new US Indies to the international buyers.  

Meet the Docs is a platform to facilitate networking among buyers, sellers, directors and producers of documentary films hosted in collaboration with the European Documentary Network.  

German Cinema - LOLA@Berlinale is the EFM sidebar presenting films longlisted in the categories feature, children’s and documentary film for the German Film Awards (aka Lola) by the German Film Academy. The series is a joint project of the Berlin International Film Festival, the German Film Academy and German Films.

  Whether putting together deals, networking for new opportunities or catching up with colleagues, it’s all about relationships. And that’s what we’re here for.

Mailing address 

European Film Market Berlin International Film Festival Potsdamer Straße 5 10785 Berlin Germany phone +49 · 30 · 259 20 · 666 fax +49 · 30 · 259 20 · 699

 Director Beki Probst

 Market Coordinator Nadja Tennstedt

 Administration Manager Volker Hörich

 Communications Manager Manu Guddait

 Films AdministrationTilmann Vierzig

 Senior Sales & Promotion ManagerMichael Hinz

 Stand Planning & Construction Peter Domsch

 Deputy Sales & Promotion ManagerSimone Gülde

 Web Support

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