The European Film Market Reports Positive Results for the First Post-Pandemic Edition

February 23, 2023

The European Film Market (EFM) of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival came to a successful close at February 22. According to feedback from world sales, buyers and other participants, this year’s _EFM_ proved to be very busy and lively, with a large offering of new titles and high-quality content. The international trades reported high demand, including for films screening at the festival, and numerous successful sales to all corners of the globe.

This year’s market, now once again on-site after pandemic, reports record results with 230 stands and 612 companies from 78 countries and a total of over 11,500 market participants from 132 countries. 773 films were shown in 1,533 screenings, including 647 online screenings and 599 market premieres. The total number of buyers also rose to 1,302. 629 film projects were presented on the new Producers & Project Pages.

"THE _EFM_ IS BACK! After the past two irregular years, we’re pleased to return to the physical in full force, and with a vibrant, bustling and strong market! The exhibition areas at Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel were sold out, and the exhibitors reported strong sales and good business. The decision to group all the market happenings together with the Berlinale Series Market and the market screenings at Potsdamer Platz, and to provide the industry with an efficient infrastructure, was extremely well-received by our market participants,” comments _EFM_ Director Dennis Ruh.

This year, the EFM actively supported a number of countries. Ukraine and Iran were supported in the form of numerous special measures: representative booths in the exhibit areas, provided their industries with platforms to call attention to the situation in their countries, gave opportunity to find co-production, finance partners, and network. Considerable attention received the Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuana, as this year's "Countries in Focus". Baltic film creatives took the opportunity to provide information, find partners and to network.

You can find more information about the results of the EFM and its details at the link below.