Martina Bleis

Jury of the FILMBOOST

Martina Bleis is an expert on co-productions and international co-production markets, project presentation, pitching, and development. She was born in Walsrode, Germany and studied applied cultural sciences in Lüneburg. In addition to completing her MA, she is also a graduate of the EAVE Producers Workshop and member of the European Film Academy. She is one of the initial team members, and serves as Head of the Berlinale Co-Production Market since 2016. Besides leading the event, she is responsible for the Official Project selection of feature film projects and the Co-Pro Series selection of drama series projects. Overall, she has worked for the Berlin International Film Festival since 2001. She consults as a curatorial advisor and mentor at international training and co-production initiatives – in particular for up-and-coming producers and directors developing feature film projects.