European Film Forum, Berlinale, Tuesday 2nd March, 2021
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European Film Forum, Berlinale, Tuesday 2nd March, 2021

Berlinale 2021 will be organised in two different sessions with the European Film Market taking place in the first week of March and the film festival taking place in summer, COVID-19 permitting. 

The European Film Market, organised in conjunction with the Berlinale Film Festival, will be held online from 1-5 March, 2021. EFM is a platform for sales agencies, screenings as well as the EFM Industry Sessions with talks, workshops, and networking events. The Berlinale Co-Production Market is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA who will be present at the European Film Market as an online exhibitor. Register for EFM online here

The European Film Forum at the Berlinale will take place on Tuesday 2nd March from 10am Irish time. You can find the schedule, speakers and join the livestream on the European Film Forum website here.

'Perspectives for the Future of the Audiovisual Industry in Europe' is the topic of this year's European Film Forum. The European Commission has adopted a Media & Audiovisual Action Plan which spells out for the first ever time the importance that the Commission is attaching to the wider media sector in Europe. Berlinale provides an opportunity to kickstart the discussion on the Action Plan and Creative Europe MEDIA which has an increased budget for 2021 - 2027. 


These sessions are only accessible with an EFM accreditation but they will recorded and posted on the MEDIA Stands website a few days after the events. 

  • Introduction to eGrants, 11am Irish time, Wednesday, 3rd March. The workshop will explain the main changes to the new grant management tool for Creative Europe MEDIA calls under the new programme.
  • Stories and Talent, 11.30am Irish time, Friday 5th March. The workshop will present three Creative Europe MEDIA projects: training programme Less is More and its StoryTANK; the European Short Film Festival Network; and the TV series ‘The Last Socialist Artefact’; the session will show how these projects contribute to promoting storytelling by new European talents.