The European Film Market (EFM) runs for nine days as part of the Berlinale, one of the most important film festivals in the world. 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. 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 goal of the EFM is to provide producers and buyers with a marketplace where they can discover the best quality products in the film business.
EFM continues to promote discovery, facilitate collaborations and provide platforms for productions in development.
The EFM gives priority to feature length theatrical films. Programmes of short and medium-length films are only presented on the first two and last two days of the EFM and will be shown in video format.
Deadline for submitting a film for a screening at the EFM is December 22, 2011. After this date the inclusion of a film in the official EFM Catalogue cannot be guaranteed.
For more information (dates, entry criteria, prices etc.) visit: http://www.efm-berlinale.de/en/films/film-entry/film_regulations/film_regulations.php