Paris Project Co-Production Platform – Paris Cinema Festival 2011

Paris Cinema IFF 2011 – July 2nd to July 13th, 2011

Paris Project Co-Production Platform

The Paris Project Co-Production Platform remains Europe’s leading co-production venue, surpassing rival countries programs.  With 350 projects submitted Paris continues to attract top films to its presentation.


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The ideal film budget range for acceptance runs from $300,000 to $3 million with at least seventy percent of film finance set up.   The Paris Cinema platform runs from July 4 to July 7, 2011 and runs simultaneously with the Festival Paris Cinema which runs from July 2nd to 13th, 2011.   Fifteen foreign projects have been selected and are in the works for film finance from French and European sponsors.

Program details and listings can be found here.


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For many years it was not readily known how one goes about getting a film budget for their movie production.   Jack Binder, Producer of ‘Reign Over Me’ and ‘The Upside of Anger’ realized a gap in this realization back in 1997 and sought to make available for fellow filmmakers a film budget process whereby they could get a film budget for their project.  Jack Binder created the first online film budget production service.

Jack continued to evolve the concept but the basic working structure was that a film budget would be required in order for a director, actor, writer or producer to embark on obtaining film financing for their film production.  By using his extensive experience in creating motion pictures and likewise film budgets for all of his movies and television shows, Binder realized that he should have a ready answer for the many co-production partners, film finance executives, bank lenders and major studio executives who were approaching him about creating a film budget and schedule for their productions.

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European Film Market | EFM 2011 | Movie Budget

The European Film Market (EFM) is one of the most important affairs on the calendar of the international film industry.  It takes place February 10th through the 20th and is a fundamental counterpart of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.  The EFM is where the business of film is conducted and where film makers meet collaborators on their upcoming and completed works.   There they will meet film producers, distributors, buyers, financiers, and other industry players all drawn in for this event bringing with them films with major support and a large movie budget and those of independent films with more modest movie budgets.

European Film Market

EFM is located in renaissance exhibition hall of the Martin-Gropius-Bau (MGB), the EFM Marriott Offices and at the Stands Marriott Hotel close to the festival headquarters at Potsdamer Platz. [Google Map]

The address for the European Film Market at The Berlinale is:   Niederkirchnerstraße 7  10963 Berlin, Germany

Filmmakers and production companies looking to register for the European Film Market have until December 15th. You can follow the steps and guidelines on the registration page of their website

Artists are always in need of someone carrying the money bags and to provide them with a movie budget to complete their visions.  In such a thought, EFM hosted 1,467 buyers looking to spend their money on such artist’s films in 2009.  They came from 59 Countries (up 38% from 2008).  Also, 407 exhibition companies joined in from 55 different countries.  International distribution rights for 695 Films were involved in the film market from a broad range of film production companies and distributors.  (Source Nordisk Film & TV Fond:

In 2010, there were 414 companies that registered.  Also, 2,714 market badges were given out and 1,339 buyers registered (a slight drop of 9% in last years boost of buyers in attendnce).   As the film finance environment continues to be challenged, the effect on a film’s movie budget can be heard loudly what the market will bear.

As for the actual Berlin Film Festival, last years winning film was from Turkish playwrite, director and producer Semih Kaplanoglu’ for his work Bal(honey); about a country-side beekeeper who wanders into the mountain forests of Turkey in search for his missing bees, as his son follows after.

Best Director went to Roman Polanski for his political thriller, the Ghost Writer, however he could not be in berlin to Accept his award as he is in house arrest. Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde were two producers who accepted the prize on his behalf.

Best screenplay went to Wang Quanan and Na Jin for the film ‘Apart Together.’

‘How I ended This Summer’ was a Russian work that not only took shared awards for best actors Grigori Dobrygin and Sergi Puskepalis, but yet another award, the artistic contribution prize for director Alexi Popogrebsky.

Best actresss went to Shinobu Terjima for her debut in Caterpilla, a Japanese war drama.

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Co-productions have several meanings in the film industry which can be confusing to even the most experienced filmmaker. One reference most widely assumed is an arrangement between two production companies or two producers whom engage in the business of collaborating on a movie production or television program to create an entertaining product by contributing to film budgets that drive content to production and distribution globally. These type of co-productions entail working together with one party bringing relevant elements to the table with the other party likewise bringing assets of value to the deal.

The less appreciated meaning of co-productions or a co-production within the movie world however is the legal financial treaty arrangements set up between two countries in order to facilitate the advancement and support of each of their respective indigenous local film industries. Countries engage in these agreements with the impressive goal of creatively and financially assisting their filmmakers, and in the Arts in general, toward success in the worldwide appreciation and marketplace for creative ideas and the generation of their nations intellectual property.

Germany – United Kingdom – France – Australia – Canada details, regulations and links to relevant information.

Film Location Austria announces new film co-production fund for September 2010 implementation.

Film Budget .com provides details on the international Co-production Treaty landscape here at

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