As a consultant and curator for international co-production events, Martina Bleis has worked with the Berlinale Co-Production Market since its inception in 2003/4. Here, she is part of the selection committee for the official projects and advises the selected producers regarding their project presentation and market strategy. She also heads the CoPro Series Pitching and coordinates the press activities and publications of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Since 2011, Martina has also consulted for Connecting Cottbus, the East West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, Germany.
Furthermore, she has mentored producers and directors at events such as MFI Script 2 Film Workshop, Transilvania Talent Lab, PriFilmFest Pristina, Haifa International Pitching Forum, and Odessa International Film Festival, and she has also consulted for other international institutions, such as Telefilm Canada, Berlinale Talents, and Cinema do Brasil.
Martina holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies and graduated from the EAVE Producers Workshop in 2009.