Strong Figures For First Film Market Of 2024

  • Posted On:February 29, 2024

It’s been a fantastic start to this year’s film Markets. A record number of over 12,000 trade visitors from 143 countries at the EFM means the European Film Market (EFM) at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, which has now ended, can draw an incredible balance after a week of market activities. Over 614 exhibiting companies and institutions from 69 countries presented at the Gropius Bau and Marriott Hotel. The number of exhibitors rose again. The number of buyers remained high at 1,263. 664 films were shown in 1029 screenings, including 536 market premieres. Producers also introduced an additional 660 new film projects on the Producers & Project Pages, arranging a large number of meetings in search of international partners.

EFM Director Dennis Ruh said “From day one, it was apparent that the European Film Market 2024, the first trade fair event of the year and also the first after last year’s industry strikes in the USA, was very well-attended and extremely busy. The market participants’ meeting schedules were filled to capacity. Many high-turnover deals were being reported every day,” she continued with “The large number of participants in the conference programme, especially in those programme components focusing on AI, indicated that we certainly have our finger on the pulse in terms of relevant topics, and that there is a huge need for knowledge transfer and learning in the film and media industry to prepare us for future technological and economic change processes. Over the last seven days, Berlin has been the place to be for the international industry!”

The EFM again secured its position as an amazing driving force for the global film industry at the start of this year.

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