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Nov
12
2012

EFM Trade Mission now open for applications

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking to lead a trade mission of Northern Ireland film-makers to the European Film Market (EFM) which takes place in Berlin from 7-15 February 2013.

The European Film Market (EFM) runs for nine days as part of one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. 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, taking place in the magnificent renaissance exhibition hall of the Martin-Gropius-Bau (MGB), and in the official second location at the EFM Marriott Offices and stands in the deluxe modern Marriott Hotel, both just minutes away from the festival headquarters at Potsdamer Platz in the heart of contemporary Berlin.

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 open and lively environment of MGB allows for ample opportunity to meet and network with a wide variety of your industry colleagues.

The market is dedicated to meetings, networking, corporate events and negotiations, uniting film professionals from all corners of the globe. It is a unique international event aimed at allowing film professionals to develop their projects, present their latest news, establish partnerships, seek finance, set up co-productions – in other words, to make deals and do business. The EFM is about “the business of film”. It is a worldwide platform to extend one’s network and optimize business over the nine day period.

As part of its overall remit to help grow a dynamic and sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland, our objective through this targeted intervention is to help the participants further their skills in this arena, inform them of industry standards and requirements and network with peers and contacts, so they can compete effectively within the global industry.

To access full information on how to apply, please visit the Trade Missions page in the Marketing and Information section of the website. Places are limited, so you are advised to act quickly.  
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