The Diary from Bille August is one of 22 projects chosen for the official selection of Berlin's 6th co-production market.
The final list of projects selected also includes Mary's Ride from Thomas Imbach; The Ardor from Pablo Fendrik andThe Book Of Internal Grammar from Nir Bergman.
Eligible projects have budgets ranging from $1.3 (Euros 1m) to $13 (Euros 10m) and must have at least 30% of financing already be in place
In addition, four projects will be presented as part of the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express, in collaboration with Rotterdam's Cinemart.
They include Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaerg's Pioneer and French director Leila Kilani's On The Plank.
For the Talent Project Market, an international jury has selected 10 promising newcomer projects to be pitched. The Talent Project Market is organised in conjunction with the Berlinale Talent Campus.
The 10 projects include Faith (Fe) by Guatemalan filmmaker Alejo Crisostomo who previously attended the Talent Campus in 2005 and is now returning to Berlin with his feature debut.
To date, 70 of the films presented at the previous five editions of the co-production market have been realised.
They include Ole Christian Madsen's Flame & Citron; Eran Riklis's Lemon Tree; Sergei Bodrov's Mongol; Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas's A Perfect Day; Luigi Falorni's Heart Of Fire; Srdjan Koljevic's The Woman With a Broken Nose; and Ineke Smits' The Aviatrix Of Kazbek.
The Berlinale's co-production market will be held from February 8-10 at the Berlin House of Representatives, opposite the European Film Market's Martin Gropius Bau venue.
The 2009 line-up of projects is:
(In alphabetical order of production company)
Two (Director: Oded Davidoff), 2-Team Productions, Israel
P+K (Director: Tova Magnusson-Norling), Anagram Produktion & Rock'n'Roll Film, Sweden
Snowhite (Director: Pablo Berger), Arcadia Motion Pictures, Spain
Goodnight (Director: Gregor Buchkremer), Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion, Germany
Silence (Director: Baran bo Odar), Cine Plus Filmproduktion / Luethje & Schneider Film, Germany
Seasons Of Tokyo (Director: tba), Entertainment Farm, Japan
Love Eternal (Director: Brendan Muldowney), Fastnet Films, Ireland
The Diary (Director: Billie August), Future Films, UK
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (Director: Philippe de Pierpont), Iota Production, Belgium
Abanibi (Director: Shemi Zarhin), July August Productions, Israel
On The Pripyat River (Director: Michale Boganim), Les Films du Poisson, France
English Lessons (Director: Pascal-Alex Vincent), Local Films, France
The Ardor (Director: Pablo Fendrik), Magma Cine, Argentina & Imval Producciones, Spain
The Book Of Internal Grammar (Director: Nir Bergman), Norma Productions, Israel
Mary's Ride (Director: Thomas Imbach), Okofilm Productions & Hugofilm, Switzerland
The Wedding Party (Director: Jeremy Lovering), Origin Pictures, UK
Stormland (Director: Marteinn St. Thorsson), Pegasus Pictures, Iceland
Mrs P (Director: Marek Losey), Poisson Rouge Pictures, UK
The Repeaters (Director: Carl Bessai), Raven West Films, Canada
Spud (Director: Donovan Marsh), Rogue Star Films, South Africa
The Sign Of The Elves (Director: Morten Tyldum), SF Norge, Norway
Bone (Director: Ryan Redford), The Film Works, Canada
On The Plank (Director: Leïla Kilani), Aurora Films, France
Zephyr (Director: Belma Bas), Filmik Production, Turkey
Pioneer (Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg), Friland, Norway
Hunter (Director: Bakur Bakuradze), Salvador D Production Company & CTB Film Company, Russia
Talent Project Market
(in alphabetical order of Talent Campus participant):
Carjacking (Lars Blumers, Director/Author), France Fe (Alejo Crisostomo, Author/Director/Producer), Guatemala
New Family (Elad Gavish, Producer), Israel
Cuando Llegues /When You Arrive (Gabriela Isas, Director/Producer), USA/UK
The Hanji Box (Amy Lo, Producer), USA
A Story Of A Palestinian Gangster (Meike Martens, Producer & Azza El-Hassan, Director/Author), Germany/Jordan
Neither The Veil Nor The Four Walls (Afia Nathaniel, Director), Pakistan
The Other End (Felipe Sholl, Director/Author), Brazil
Akyat-Baba, Paikot-Ikot (Margie Templo, Producer), Philippines
Exit 47 (Theresa von Eltz, Director), UK/Germany