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MEDIA Films & Events at Berlinale 2023

Berlinale Films 2023

This year at Berlinale 2023, 18 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA will screen including A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL an animated feature based on a Roddy Doyle book.

The Berlinale run 16th to 26th February 2023. This year, eighteen films supported by MEDIA in development and distribution will be presented at the festival, some of them in the run-up for the renowned Berlinale prizes like the Golden Bear to best film of the year.

A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is an animated feature based on a Roddy Doyle book and directed by by Enzo d'Alò. This is a European co-production between Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland (JAM Media), United Kingdom, Latvia, Estonia, and Germany. It features the voice talents of Irish actors Mia O’Connor, Charlene McKenna, Brendan Gleeson, Sharon Horgan, and Rosaleen Linehan.


Berlinale Special

Berlinale Series


  • The Klezmer project (Adentro mío estoy bailando), by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann (Austria, Argentina)
  • The Castle (El castillo), by Martin Benchimol (France, Argentina)
  • Inside, by Vasilis Katsoupis (Greece, Germany, Belgium)
  • Silver Haze, by Sacha Polak (The Netherlands, United Kingdom)
  • The Siren (La Sirène), BY Sepideh Farsi (France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium)
  • The Beast in the Jungle (La Bête dans la Jungle), by Patric Chiha (France, Belgium, Austria)


Generation K Plus

Generation 14 Plus

  • The Lost Boys (Le Paradis), by Zeno Graton (Belgium, France)
  • Almamula, by Juan Sebastian Torales (France, Italy, Argentina)
  • Sica, by Carla Subirana (Spain)


Under the umbrella term of Berlinale Pro, the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund initiatives offer filmmakers and industry representatives a comprehensive service for talent promotion, network building, project development, consulting, co-production, financing, audience development, marketing, distribution and discourse. Berlinale Pro is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA via the MEDIA 360° support-scheme.

The European Film Market (EFM) will gather around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business. MEDIA will be present to engage with the audiovisual industry.

Your European Audience at a Glance | Friday 17 February

  • Friday 17th February, from 16h30 to 17h30 (CET)
  • Hybrid event at Event Hall at Documentation Centre and online
  • Access: Market Badge & Online Market Badge
  • EFM supported by Creative Europe MEDIA

Understanding audience behaviour and preferences beyond national markets is crucial for making and marketing films, series and documentaries. This session will give participants the opportunity to learn about audience tastes and preferences in Europe thereby helping them to reach wider audiences across Europe. The European Commission will make a presentation providing a first preview of some results of a multi-country consumer/audience research carried out over the past year for the preparation of the 'Media Outlook' - a comprehensive media market report which the Commission plans to publish in spring 2023. A panel of industry professionals with substantial experience in producing and marketing films, series and documentaries across Europe will provide further insights into these results.

Virtual Production Expert Group | Saturday 18th February

  • Saturday 18th February at 14h (CET)
  • Onsite event by invitation only, at Haus Huth
  • EFM supported by Creative Europe MEDIA

The session brings together leading industry experts for a better understanding of the needs of the European eco-system, and particularly what can be done to build and support a competitive European virtual production landscape. In a circle of peers, participants will discuss the possibilities that virtual production can bring, from new financing opportunities to digital asset monetization, and have a broader look at how this technical shift impacts the skills needed to navigate the new film production landscape.

Creative Europe MEDIA Information Day | Monday 20th February

Join us in-person on Monday 20th February, 10am to 5pm, in Landesvertretung Schleswig-Holstein. In these sessions you can find out more Creative Europe MEDIA funding calls that support film, TV animation, documentary in development as well as audience development and film distribution.


10-11.30am: Mini-Slate & European Co-Development Funding
12-1:00pm: Television & Online Content
1pm to 2pm LUNCH BREAK
2pm - 2.45pm: Film Distribution
3pm - 3.45pm: Audience Development
4pm - 4.45pm: European Film Festivals
You can drop in to attend sessions on Monday between 10am and 4pm.

Other MEDIA-supported initiatives at Berlinale

European Film Promotion

European Shooting Stars is an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP) to spotlight Europe's 10 up-and-coming acting talent and is regarded as an important steppingstone towards an international career - with past European Shooting Stars including Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Daniel Craig and Alba Rohrwacher to name a few. The initiative offers an industry programme, including one-on-one meetings with international casting directors and producers to foster the talent's international career. It culminates with an awards ceremony on February 20th on the stage of the Berlinale Palast. EFP is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA via the Markets & Networking support-scheme.

Bridging the Dragon

The Bridging the Dragon and the European Film Market will once again host the Euro-Asian Forum starting with a panel on Sunday 19 February, followed up with an intensive Roundtable Workshop on Tuesday 21 February. The objective of Bridging the Dragon is to support European film professionals in their interaction with the Chinese film market, to create a reliable network between film professionals from both regions, to foster collaboration and business-to-business exchanges between the two industries. Bridging the Dragon is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA via Markets & Networking funding.

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