The Berlinale's European Film Market (EFM) has sold out with 386 companies and organisations from 55 countries booking, including more than 50 first time exhibitors.
To date EFM has announced that 309 companies will be in the Martin Gropius Bau building with 77 based in the EFM Marriot offices.
Of the 153 stands confirmed, 79 will be in the Martin Gropius Bau buildingand 74 in the EFM Marriot offices. 92 of those stands are from companies new to the EFM.
Now in her 20th year as EFM director, Beki Probst expressed her satisfaction that 'All exhibit stands at both EFM locations are completely booked. Buyer and seller registrations from Europe are particularly stable at present. '
The92 EFM first-timers signing up for stand space range from Toronto-based EOne Films International, Korea's M-Line, and Kazakhfilm, New York-based Magnolia Pictures and California's Photo-Kicks Cinema Group to Berlin-based Films Boutique, Japan's Phantom Film Co. Ltd, and the UK's WestEnd Films and Protagonist Pictures.EFM has also revealed that its E-Cinema service will be expanded to convert all digital and video films into uniform files, providing increased screening opportunities and greater security during screenings.