Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 26, 2018
Submission forms and info:

Pitching/ Presentation of Finalists: Monday, February 11, 2019
at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.


It is our pleasure to inform you about the Call for Book Submissions for “Books at Berlinale”, a joint initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival and Frankfurter Buchmesse.

During the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (07-17 February 2019) and within the framework of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the 14th edition of “Books at Berlinale” will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019. This initiative, which we started in 2006, aims at fostering better cooperation between the film and the book industries.

„Books at Berlinale” presents ten to twelve novels to a high-profile audience of around 150 internationally established producers. The books are presented in a printed catalogue and “live on stage” in a moderated pitching event where the respective rights holders (publisher or literary agent) introduce their book to the audience. The presentation is followed by a networking get-together during which contacts to interested producers can be established. Each publisher/agent has their own standing table and can be approached directly by the producers.

Do you have a bestseller, or a book soon to be published, which seems perfect for the screen? Would you like to expand your business contacts in the international film industry?

Then request the submission form and more information on the process at Deadline for submissions is Monday, 26 November 2018.


Kind regards,

Frankfurter Buchmesse



Photos: © Berlinale Co-Production Market 2018