The Berlin International Film Festival also known as Berlinale, is one of the world’s leading film festivals. Each year there is more than 300,000 tickets sold from 124 countries to film professionals and journalists.
The European Film Market, also known as EFM is one of the largest film markets in the world, running simultaneously to the Berlinale, a major meeting point for international film industry professionals including: Producers, buyers, Executive Producers, and co-productions agents.
There is a number of high profile film premiers held throughout the week at Berlinale, this is where you will find the movie stars and celebrities, on the red carpet. This year has one of the most exciting premier line-ups as we will see Disney princess Cinderella come head to head with S&M erotic romance, 50 shades of Grey as they both premier this week.However, it isn’t all about the high profile films; there are a number of Indie Film projects both on display at and competing at The Berlin International Film Festival. The Golden Bear is the highest prize at the festival, awarded for the ‘Best Film’.
However, it isn’t all about the high profile films; there are a number of Indie Film projects both on display at and competing at The Berlin International Film Festival. The Golden Bear is the highest prize at the festival, awarded for the ‘Best Film’.
We will keep you updates on the winners are they are announced later this week, if the recent BAFTAS, Golden Globes and Academy Awards are anything to go by, it’s set to be a great competition for Indie Film, which has beaten the studio films on a number of accounts this year.
Indie Film, not only give new talent a chance to shine, but many big name actors prefer to work on Indie films as it gives them a chance to work on more challenging scripts, on something a bit different as Chris Rock explains in this article.
The majority of Indie films prefer to raise the equity needed to create, distribute and promote the film by offering their film project as an Investment opportunity. This allows the productions companies to remain in control. There are many different kinds of film investment opportunities and some even offer generous tax breaks to the investor. If you are interested in Indie film as an investment opportunity, and how it can work for you, sign up for our newsletter.