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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Austria Film Fund

Film Location Austria enters the European film fund sector offering a nationalized film tax incentive to build upon indigenous and inward investment film production.
Current funding level is €20 million or USD $20M.
Details: 25% of total production spend in country or a cap of 15% the total amount allocated annually to Film Location Austria.
Local spend requirement: 25% of film budgets to be spent in Austria (20% for movie budgets over €10 million).
Applicants must pass an economic point system and cultural test following local and EU guidelines.

Recent films shot in Austria:
Knight and Day starring Kiera Knightly/Tom Cruise
The Pillars of the Earth
Quantom of Solace starring Daniel Craig as 007


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