Open Call: Exclusive opportunity to attend Berlinale & EFM Market in Berlin

Do you want to explore the Berlinale Film Festival & European Film Market in Berlin?


We are thrilled to offer an exclusive opportunity for Sami filmmakers to obtain EFM Market + Berlinale Film Festival badges.

As part of the EFM Market Badge Inclusion Initiative, supported by Creative Europe Media, HessenFilm, the European Film Market (EFM), and the Berlinale, this initiative aims to foster greater inclusivity within the global film industry.

The EFM Market Badges and Festival Accreditations provide access to festival screenings and the European Film Market venues in Berlin in February 2024. Learn more about EFMs & the Berlinale

These badges are highly recommended for filmmakers, producers, sales agents, buyers, employees of production and distribution companies, cultural institution managers, film festival curators, commissioning editors, cinema programmers, researchers focusing on film, and legal professionals in the film industry.

The International Sami Film Institute is able to distribute EFM Market Badges + Festival Accreditations to 3 individuals from the Sami film industry.

International Sami Film Institute’s Engagement in Berlin
ISFI’s partnership with the Berlinale Film Festival began in 2011 with our first Indigenous Film Conference. This collaboration was one of our first international partnerships. Berlinale, with its NATIVe Programme and NATIVe Stand, has played a crucial role as a meeting point and home for Indigenous filmmakers to collaborate, serving as a gateway to the international film industry.

Learn more about ISFI’s engagement and the Native Cinema Stand here.



Please send an application to before 26.11.2023, marked with “EFM Inclusion Initiative”. Include your full name, email, phone number, and a short bio.

ISFI will make the final selection by 30.11.2023.

Please note that the badges are in-person attendance at the European Film Market in Berlin in February 2024. The badges are non-transferable and are intended for the benefit of individuals from marginalized or Global South backgrounds who are associated with ISFIs programs or network.

Accommodation and travel are not included. You can apply for a travel grant from ISFI. Read our grant guidelines here for further information.