The European Film Market (EFM) at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival will open its doors for seven days from February 15 to 21, 2024. Two months before the start of the festival, the stands at the two market venues Gropius Bau and Marriott Hotel are almost already fully booked.
Once again, the EFM is expecting more than 11,500 market participants, exhibitors, rights holders, producers, buyers and investors to visit Berlin in February.
As one of the world’s leading marketplaces for high-quality audiovisual content, the European Film Market is a trading platform as well as a source of inspiration for ongoing trends and innovations. It is also one of the industry’s most pivotal networking platforms and acts as a barometer for the coming film and business year. In the words of EFM director, Dennis Ruh: “This year’s edition of the European Film Market promises to be a busy one – not only because the exhibition areas are almost sold out.
This being the first market after the conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA strike, we are receiving positive, promising feedback from sales agents and other market participants. They will bring projects to the EFM which were interrupted temporarily or even held back, but are ready to resume or be put on sale now that the strike is over. They will encounter buyers coming to Berlin with their new annual budgets in search of fresh films and series.
Once again, the distribution year will get off to a flying start at the EFM: It all starts here!” After many years, the German sales company Global Screen – a Telepool brand will again be officially represented with a stand at the EFM. There will also be several companies exhibiting for the first time in Berlin, including Ginger & Fed, Federation Studios’ new sales label. Italy is the ‘Country in Focus” at the EFM 2024.
The programme will shed light on the Italian film industry from different perspectives and grant an opportunity for networking with producers, distributors, investors and experts.