Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment's ECHO in Berlinale Co-Production Market
At the 13th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 14 to 16, 2016), a select group of 36 new feature film projects from 29 different countries will be able to forge international co-production and financing partnerships. In addition, five renowned companies will be presented in the scope of the market’s exclusive company matching programme.
ECHO an Indian film to be directed by Arati Kadav and produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment has also been selected among others out of a total of 301 submissions. 20 promising feature film projects were chosen for the official selection. These projects are all being developed by internationally experienced producers and have already secured domestic production support or at least 30 percent of their budget. Budgets for the projects range from 1 to 9.6 million euros.
During the three-day event, producers have the chance to meet, in pre-arranged one-on-one meetings, interested potential partners from a participant pool composed of 500 producers and film financiers from all around the world.
In co-operation with CineMart Rotterdam, three projects have also been selected again for the “Rotterdam-Berlinale Express”. These projects will participate both at CineMart and at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a part of the European Film Market.
Official Project Selection for Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016
HOSTAGES (D: Rezo Gigineishvili), 20 Steps Productions, Georgia
THE LITTLE COMRADE (D: Moonika Siimets), Amrion, Estonia
A SORT OF FAMILY (D: Diego Lerman), Campo Cine, Argentina
THE CROOKED HORN (D: Esmaeel Monsef), Caractères Productions & Alias Films, France
BLIND WILLOWS, SLEEPING WOMAN (D: Pierre Földes), Cinema Defacto, Frankreich & Proton Cinema, Hungary
SREBRENICA (D: Jasmila Zbanic), Deblokada, Bosnia and Herzegovina
THE DESERT BRIDE (D: Cecilia Atán & Valeria Pivato), El Perro en la Luna, Argentinina & Ceibita Films, Chile
BUTTERFINGERS (D: Barnaby Southcombe), Embargo Films, United Kingdom
VIVARIUM (D: Lorcan Finnegan), Fantastic Films, Ireland
AMUNDSEN (D: Roar Uthaug), Friland Produksjon, Norway
INVITE ME TO WAR (D: Shariff Korver), Lemming Film, Netherlands
THE GUEST (D: Duccio Chiarini), Mood Film, Italy
OUTSIDE (D: Michal Hogenauer), Negativ, Czech Republic
PATRICK (D: Gonçalo Waddington), O Som e a Fúria, Portugal
TYGER, TYGER (D: Mark Noonan), Savage Productions, Ireland
THE FARM (D: Oliver Schmitz), Shadowy Meadows Productions, South Africa & Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion, Germany
ECHO (D: Arati Kadav), Sikhya Entertainment, India
A SMALL SMALL WORLD (D: Philip Haucke), Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Germany
MEMORIES FROM THE CELL (D: Alvaro Brechner), Tornasol Films, Spain
BAYONETTE (D: Kyzza Terrazas), Woo Films & Redrum, Mexico
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)