New projects by Agnieszka Holland, Bernard Rose, Deepa Mehta and Eran Riklis are among 35 film projects from 25 countries that have been selected for the fifth edition of the Berlinale's Co-Production Market.

The event runs Feb 10-12 at the Berlin House of Representatives, opposite the European Film Market's Martin Gropius Bau venue.

More than 378 projects were submitted for consideration - up almost 10% on the 348 entered for last year's edition - for the official selection which includes three films presented as part of the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express, in collaboration with Rotterdam's CineMart, and Iranian director Rafi Pitts' World Cinema Fund-backed The Hunter in the World Cinema market section.

The budgets of the feature films in the 2008 lineup range between $1.5m$17.7m(Euros 1-12m), of which at least 30% has to already be in place.

In addition, an international jury selected 10 promising newcomer projects from a total of 172 entries to be pitched as part of the Talent Project Market which is being organised again together with Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007, the Talent Project Market gave 11 projects (from 202 submissions) the chance to meet potential co-producers or financiers.

The complete list of selected projects is as follows:

Projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2008
(listed alphabetically by production company)
The Hecatomb (Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev), A-One Films, Russia/MACT, France
Carpet Boy (Director: Deepa Mehta), Arsam & Lucid Pictures, France/UK
The Last Mission (Director: Agnieszka Holland), Bow and Axe Entertainment, Poland
Blanco (Director: Christophe Van Rompaey), CCCP, Belgium
The Visitor (Director: Aaron Woodley), Creative Engine Pictures, Canada The Famous and the Dead (Director: Esmir Filho), Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil
Lake Erie (Director: Jeremiah Chechik), Echo Lake Entertainment/New Real Films, US/Canada
Bad Faith (Director: Kristian Petri), Eight Millimetres/St. Paul Film, Sweden
Nuclear Family (Director: Melanie Rodriga), Factor 30/Washington Arts Films, Australia/US
Four Corners (Director: Ian Gabriel), Giant Films/Moonlighting Films, South Africa
Overboard (Director: Constantine Giannaris), Highway Productions, Greece
Between Two Fires (Director: Agnieszka Lukasiak), Hob AB, Sweden
Mr. Nice (Director: Bernard Rose), Independent, UK
City Island (Director: Raymond De Felitt), Lucky Monkey Pictures, US
Plastic Sheets and Cardboard Boxes (Director: Michal Aviad), Metro Communications, Israel
Salt (Director: Priscill Cameron), Mosquito Films, Australia
My Brother Robert (Director: Philip Gröning), Philip Gröning Filmproduktion, Germany
The Girls of Alburquerque (Director: Anna Di Francisca), Pixstar, Italy
Outskirts (Director: Anatol Reghintovschi), Saga Film, Romania
Eternal Forest (Director: Katsumi Sakaguchi), Supersaurus, Japan
Play Off (Director: Eran Riklis), Topia Communications, Israel

Rotterdam-Berlinale Express
Rhapsody (Director: Gillies MacKinnon), Grand Pictures, Ireland
Man in Tears (Director: Fran Torres) Ikiru Films, Spain
Aurora (Director: Cristi Puiu), Mandragora, Romania

World Cinema Market
The Hunter (Director: Rafi Pitts), AMA Media Productions, Iran

Talent Project Market
(listed alphabetically by film-maker)
Field of Blackbirds (Producer: Ewa Borowski), Germany
Carribean Chronicles (Producer: Jean des Forets), France
English Rose (Writer/Director: Hope Dickson Leach, Producer: Jennifer Westin), UK/US
Squire Musa (Writer/Director: Othman Karim), Sweden
The Scream of the Butterfly (Writer/Director/Producer: Kirsi Marie Liimatainen), Finland
Black South-Easter (Writer/Director: Carey McKenzie), South Africa
Susa (Producer: Rusudan Pirveli), Georgia
The Conqueror (Writer/Director/Producer: Alka Raghuram), India
Arches (Writer/Director/Producer: Maria Laura Ruggiero), Argentina
Tony Ten (Producer: Marleen Slot), The Netherlands