EFM Startups: The international film industry meets technology at the Berlinale’s annual European Film Market – apply now! (Sponsored)

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At the centre of Europe’s most exciting startup hub – Berlin – the European Film Market selects 10 leading tech entrepreneurs from throughout Europe and connects them on February 18-20 with the film and media industries under the newly established banner of EFM Horizon.

EFM Horizon, running for six days parallel to the European Film Market, provides a window onto the latest ground-breaking developments in the world of media and entertainment and acts as a seismograph for future-proof business models and a catalyst for digital innovation and the storytelling of tomorrow.

Under this innovative platform, 10 startup companies from Europe will be selected to participate in 3 days of meetings, networking and presentations to the international industry. The companies selected to participate in EFM Startups will be carefully curated to showcase new ideas in the intersection between media and technology – be it in development, production, distribution or marketing – which are essential to the industry’s survival and future growth in a rapidly changing landscape.

As one of the 10 companies selected to participate in EFM Startups, you will be introduced to the industry in a formal group “pitch” and presentation at EFM Horizon headquarters – Berliner Freiheit on Potsdamer Platz. You will also take part in pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with hand-picked top level industry professionals, as well as in group meetings with various catalyst organizations. On February 19 and 20, the EFM Startup companies will be based in the prestigious Martin-Gropius-Bau, headquarters of the European Film Market, where stands will be provided to each company for ongoing networking and individual meetings.

If you are interested in taking part in EFM Startups, please click here for application and guidelines (application period open until December 15, 2017). There is no cost for submission.

The initiative is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. For more information regarding EFM Startups, please contact: Karen Arikian arikian@berlinale.de

The European Film Market, an established and respected industry event, takes place annually in February during the Berlin International Film Festival and is the second largest film/media market worldwide attracting close to 10,000 industry professionals from 108 countries, who gather to explore, connect and do business.

Alex Schwaderer, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Creace Native Studios, stated: “As a tech-startup in the branded storytelling space, the EFM Startups initiative proved to be a perfect fit for us. The entire program was perfectly planned and provided the participants with a great level of support and very relevant intros. Recommended without hesitation!”

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