Creative Europe MEDIA partners with three events which will take place during the Berlin International Film Festival: the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Berlinale Talents and the Shooting Stars

Berlinale Co-Production Market

The Berlinale will host its 13th Co-Production Market from Sunday 14 February until Tuesday 16 February. This networking event brings together international producers, film distributors, potential funders, sales agents and many other representatives from the industry. In the build-up of the event, approximately 35 projects submitted by production companies have been selected by the organisation of the Co-Production Market, giving the opportunity for many stakeholders to secure co-production deals. It will take place at the same time as the European Film Market in the Berlin House of Representatives.

Several award will be presented throughout the event:

  • The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, a €20,000 prize granted in many film festivals to one co-production presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market
  • The VFF Highlight Pitch Award, a €10,000 prize given by the VFF copyright agency for film and TV producers and going to one of the projects selected for the "Talent Project Market“ ( a collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.
  • The ARTE International Prize, a €6,000 prize going to one of the projects selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market, endowed with 6,000 Euro

Full programme

Berlinale Talents

The Berlinale Talents will take place from Saturday 13 February until Thursday 18 February. This networking platform brings together 300 creative talents of the industry (writers, technicians, cinematographers, journalists etc.) from the field and the drama series fields and gives them the opportunity to meet well-established professionals. It proposes at intense 6-day programme of training, talks, panel discussions, screenings and matching events.

Berlinale Talents continuously cooperates with the Berlinale Co-Production Market. In the framework of the “Talent Project Market”, selected projects by participants are presented to producers and financiers. Most of the items of the programme are open to the public.

This year's motto is "The nature of relations".

Full programme

Shooting stars

The Shooting Stars awards have been bestowed on promising European actors and actresses at the Berlinale since 1998. Presented by European Film Promotion, these awards provide a unique spotlight on 10 young people, preselected by their respective national film agency. Shooting stars are presented over the Berlinale to the public, the industry, as well as the international press through a series of high profile events – the peak event being the Shooting Stars awards on 15 February. This year's jury is chaired by Anamaria Marinca, Shooting Star in 2008.

The 2016 Shooting Stars are
Martha Canga Antonio (Belgium), Tihana Lazović (Croatia), Lou de Laâge (France), Jella Haase (Germany), Daphné Patakia (Greece), Atli Óskar Fjalarsson (Iceland), Sara Serraiocco (Italy), Reinout Scholten van Aschat (The Netherlands), María Valverde (Spain), Kacey Mottet Klein (Switzerland).

Two of this year's talented performers will also feature in the festival’s Official Selection line-up: Tihana Lazović, is part of the cast of Zrinko Ogresta’s On The Other Side (S One Strane) selected in the Panorama section. Kacey Mottet Klein stars in André Téchiné’s Competition entry, Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans).

Previous Shooting Stars include Rachel Weisz (1998), Cécile de France (2003), Daniel Brühl (2003), Mélanie Laurent (2007), Carey Mulligan (2009), Daniel Craig (2010), Alicia Vikander (2011) and Natalia de Molina (2015).