EFM Series will run Feb 9-10 and EFM director Matthijs Wouter Knol [pictured] is looking to spotlight TV series and documentaries as special themes.
Matthijs Wouter Knol, the new director of Berlin’s European Film Market, is looking to spotlight TV series and documentaries as special themes at the 2015 edition
EFM Series, which was announced last month, will run Feb 9-10 and won’t aim to be a fully fledged TV market but will connect the overlapping parts of the film and TV businesses. “It will partly overlap with our usual attendees,” he said. “But it will also bring in new buyers, commissioners and producers.”
The Berlinale Co-Production market will add an extra day (Feb 10) to overlap with EFM Series.
While documentaries are often sold at EFM, this year Knol wants to “put more of a highlight on documentaries” and also add more networking for documentary attendees.
Producers will also be given a more visible platform for networking at EFM.
Beki Probst, who now serves as president of EFM, added: “You have to adapt your infrastructure to these changes in the industry.”