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The 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation. The industry platforms European Film MarketBerlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents will take place from March 1st – 5th with an online offer. In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences. 

Similar to previous years, the EFM 2021 will consist of three main parts: market screenings, presentations of market exhibitors and the conference programme EFM Industry Sessions. New films will be presented through online market screenings, this will include films from the festival selection.  In addition to participating in the activities of the EFM, Telefilm Canada will have a virtual Canada pavilion and will be involved with the Coproduction Market, Berlinale Talents and DocSalon.

The film selection will be announced early February. 

Event Highlights

Berlin 2021

Canadian Talent Shines at the Berlinale

Canada will be at the Berlinale virtually, taking place online March 1 through 5, 2021, and we’re excited to take part in some amazing initiatives within major international industry platforms. We’ve got 20 producers at Producers without Borders, 12 films in our Perspective Canada market screenings, 10 Canadian talents at Berlinale Talents, and much more!...

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Berlin 2021

Canadian films at the 2021 Berlinale

With world premieres, features, coproductions, and shorts, Canada will be there in fine form this year as the 71st Berlin International Film Festival reinvents its format. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents will take place online March 1 through 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the festival is...

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Advisor, Event Planning and Programming

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