Cinema do Brasil’s seventh International Distribution Support Prize has opened for applications at the EFM.

Eligible companies must have signed distribution agreements with Brazilian producers associated with the promotional body and submit international distribution plans.

Applicants must invest at least $25,000 – the amount of the award – in their distribution plans.

Cinema do Brasil is promoting six films in Berlin, five of which screen in official selection.

Festival entries include Drama Filmes’ Panorama opener Blue Blood by Lírio Ferreira and two other selections from that section: Bossa Nova Films’ Absence by Chico Teixeira and Gullane’s The Second Mother (pictured) from Anna Muylaert.

The roster includes Simio Filmes’ Forum selection Brazilian Dream by Marcelo Pedroso and Avante Filmes / FiGa’s Seashore by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon.

The Pilgrim: Paulo Coelho’s Best History screens in the market.

“We are very happy to see the Brazilian cinema in one more relevant participation in a festival as important as the Berlin Film Festival,” said Cinema do Brasil CEO André Sturm.

“This reflects the maturity and quality of the Brazilian productions and encourages us to keep up the work of Cinema do Brasil in bringing Brazilian productions and producers closer to important international players.”

Cinema do Brasil is backing 13 affiliates in the Co-Production Market. Tokyo Filmes’ Until The Way by Davi Pretto participates in the Talents Project Market.