Information from efm: European Film Market accessed 1/27/11
Books at Berlinale intends to bring the publishing and film worlds closer together during the Berlinale. This year, these activities include the half-day programme "Breakfast & Books" (February 15) as well as a Case Study on a literary adaptation (February 14), both of which will be part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Registered participants of the Berlinale Co-Production Market can attend the Case Study on a literary adaptation which will take place on Monday, February 14.
“Breakfast & Books” on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 is open for pre-registered guests only.
Ten selected novels will be presented during this moderated pitching event. After the pitch, during breakfast, producers will be able to talk directly and informally with the rights holders, i.e. international publishers and literary agents representing the selected material.
What’s more is that this year for the first time also individual meetings between the film and the book representatives can be scheduled. Prior to the event, the “Books at Berlinale” catalogue is sent to all producers who register for “Breakfast & Books” so that they can see which novels they are particularly interested in. They can request one-on-one meetings in advance, which the team of the Berlinale Co-Production Market will set up.
The selected books are new releases, partly yet to be published, which guarantee the producers a very exclusive opportunity to secure film rights. During the selection, the novels to be presented at this year's "Breakfast & Books" were thoroughly checked for their screen potential.
The selection 2011 includes a wide variety of subjects and genres featuring something for every producer: a dead rock’n’roller, nine magic pennies, fake fatherhood, first love and beheaded monuments. Besides several European countries, the stories’ locations include South Africa, Argentina, Israel and the United States.
The selected “Books at Berlinale” projects 2011
The Mall by S.L. Grey
Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
Heldensommer (Summer of Heroes) by Andi Rogenhagen
De Bewaker (The Guard) by Peter Terrin
Mi nombre es Victoria (My Name Is Victoria) by Victoria Donda
Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso (The True Is a Moment of the False) by Lucia Etxeberria
Non ci sono pesci rossi nelle pozzanghere (Goldfish Don't Live in Puddles) by Marco Truzzi
Rossmore Avenue by Vanessa Caffin
Nenäpäivä (Red Nose Day) by Mikko Rimminen
Andernorts (Elsewhere) by Doron Rabinovici.
Effi Briest, adapted from the novel by Theodor Fontane
In the Electric Mist, adapted from the novel by James Lee Burke
The Bone Man, adapted from the novel by Wolf Haas
Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson