The European Film Awards weekend will kick off this year with the European Producers Club's (EPC) Berlin Co-Production Forum on December 5 (Friday) which will open with a panel discussion open to the public, focusing on producing in or with Germany and the future Film Funding Law (FFG).

Those wanting to take part in the one-to-one meetings of the Forum must have already produced or been involved in two feature projects and have a project suitable for co-production or be interested in boarding other co-productions. The selected producers will then receive a Project Book ahead of the Forum and have five meetings with potential partners arranged by EPC for the afternoon of December 5.

The Forum, which is open to EPC members and non-members and follows similar events held in Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian this year, is described by the organisers as "a unique opportunity for producers to meet with each other as well as with film financiers, sales agents, distributors and TV companies from all over Europe, with the goals of strengthening partnerships, discussing and promoting current projects as well as finding business partners and/or co-producers."