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Book-to-screen activities

Curtain up for remarkable books as publishers and literary agents meet with film producers.

Fokus: Film

With its book-to-screen activities, Frankfurter Buchmesse connects player from the publishing industry with production companies. During the week of the fair, we will be offering  a series of events where publishers and agents can meet film producers to discover and discuss the books with the best potential for film, series or screen adaptation.

Frankfurter Buchmesse also engages in film throughout the year: every spring, Books at Berlinale" takes place, a joint initiative together with the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

During the Cannes Festival – one of the central events in the film industry – Frankfurter Buchmesse partners with SCELF (Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française) to host the Shoot the Book! Cannes", a B2B event for film adaptations of literary material as part of Cannes Marché du Film. The event celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023.

Look forward to the following highlights

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19 September 2023

FRM Hybrid Edition - Session from Book to Screen

Find out more about the journey from book to screen – be it a feature film adaptation or a series. In this session you will gain insight into both the 'traditional' film rights sales as well as the streaming scene. Expert speakers from film, tv and publishing will share their knowledge.

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Look forward to the Book-to-Screen Day at #fbm23

Numerous events and networking opportunities on the topic of film and series adaptations will take place during the week of the fair. The film premiere of the Ingeborg Bachmann film "Reise in die Wüste" will be the kick-off. This will take place on Tuesday, 17 October in Frankfurt. Friday, 20 October is Book-to-Screen Day. You can expect matchmaking, various book-to-screen events as well as comic-to-screen events and a joint tour of the fair. Look forward to networking between publishers, agents and film producers. The Friday evening ends with the presentation of the Hessian Film Award.

Book-to-Screen events at #fbm23

Premiere of film of "Ingeborg Bachmann - Journey into the Desert"

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Curated Frankfurter Buchmesse & Berlinale Book-to-Screen Matchmaking (fully booked)

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New Stories from Franz, Book-to-Screen Event in cooperation with the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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Comics’ Cocktail - Curated comics-to-screen matchmaking event

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Comic to Screen - animation series for children

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The Hessian Film and Cinema Award

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The focus at #fbm23 is on the exchange between the film and book industries.

Read more about this year's highlights in the interview with the Book-to-Screen Team

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Marché du film - Shoot the Book! Cannes

Shoot the Book! Cannes

18 and 19 May 2023

Shoot the Book! Cannes is part of the Marché du Film. The event brought together European publishers with international producers.

Shoot the Book! Cannes is part of the Marché du Film. The event brought together European publishers with international producers.

It was a special opportunity to present books with high potential for film adaptation to an international audience of film producers. Shoot the Book! was organised by SCELF and Frankfurter Buchmesse was one of the official partners of the event. The 2023 projects were being presented here.

This was „Books at Berlinale 2023"

Eleven outstanding books with special potential for literary adaptations and series formats were presented at the „Books at Berlinale" on 20 February 2023 in Berlin. Publishers and booksellers from around the world met with film producers. The annual pitch event of the Berlinale Co-Production Market in cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse has been putting current new releases and bestsellers in the spotlight since 2006.

Lisa Weeda presents her book

Author Lisa Weeda presents her debut novel „Aleksandra“

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