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Franco-German co-production Market

French-German Co-Production Market for Video Games

While triple A studios are already exploiting co-production and recognized it value That, the international co-production market is nowadays a non-existing model for indie game companies. This the reason why we decided to set the first steps for a Franco-German cooperation in the video game industry.

In October 2018 we organized the first yearly French-German Co-production meeting for Video Games in Strasbourg inspired by the model practiced in other cultural sectors as the animation industry.

It is proven that co-production strengthens the development of creative industries and from our point of view, the time has come also for video games. Establishing one physical event a year and a co-production database foster transnational circulation and distribution of creative works as sustainably influence the financial capacities of young indie studios.

Our activity aims at providing education and solutions through collaborations/co-productions, also through a selective market dedicated to European studios that are open to cooperation and look for ways to improve the quality and success chances of their projects.

Come in and discover our Teams interviews

Milan Pingel from Massive Miniteam:

Pierre Schlömp from Tritrie Games : ⚡️

Baptiste Deneufbourg from Kalank : 🔥

Gordon Vogel from Upside Drown : 🚀

César Grislain from Ludogram :  🌞

Charlotte and Kévin Buchet From Wako Factory : 🌕

Ugo Trellis from Amor Mundi :

Marie Legrand from Mad Pumpkins : 💥

Frank from DT Games : 🌟

Felix Dreyfus from GameExPro : 🌠

Kim-Quy Nguyen from Soy Block : 🌙

2019 Edition

The next edition took place from 16th to 18th September 2019 at our partner Arte in Strasbourg.

Applications are now closed and we have selected 5 French studios and 6 German studios.

Here the schedule of our event

You can also find the presentations of the experts:

2019_09_UbisoftStrassburg by Uwe Mathon from Ubisoft Blue Byte

The legal framework of co-production for gaming by Renate Schmid of Wilde Beuger Solmecke

The financing of video games by Creative Europe by Aurélie Réveillaud of the French Desk of Creative Europe

Eurimages experience in co-producing by Susan Newman-Baudais of Eurimages


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2018 Edition

This first French-German Rendez-vous took place in October 16th 2018, following a call for projects in both countries, twelve teams met in Matchmaking.

The main idea was to look for cooperation opportunities and to enable access to creative, technology and financing resources from both partners.


Results of this first edition

>Franco-German co-productions in video-games already exist (ex: Homo Machina) but are not as common as in other media

>Public funding from both countries are compatible.

>Last evolutions from public funding in both countries (notably minimis) facilitate cooperation.

>Developers show great interest to work together.

>A jury of French-German experts selected the two teams with the most promising projects who had the chance to took part to our Financiers Meeting of January 2019 at the NRW Bank in Düsseldorf.

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