Upcoming industry deadlines
Calls for application for: La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français; Berlinale Co-Production Market; When East Meets West; LES ARCS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE; EAST DOC PLATFORM; Digital Production Challenge II; FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production.
THE FRENCH CO-PRODUCTION PROGRAM FOR SOUTHERN AND EMERGING COUNTRIES
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT BEFORE NOVEMBER 8th !
La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français has been created to support talented new filmmakers from Southern and emerging countries. This programme has been developed in partnership with France Médias Monde and the International Organisation of la Francophonie, in close association with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film. About ten projects in development of 1st or 2nd feature film are selected and invited to Cannes every year. The aim is to create concrete opportunities for these projects by providing access to different activities and personalized support through one-to-one and group meetings with key players in the film industry.
You must register online before November 8th, 2017. A maximum of 120 projects will be accepted. Applications must be in French or English on the cinémas du monde's website. Regulation rules and selection criteria are available online: www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en .
THE SCHEDULE IN CANNES
The selected directors are invited with their producers for ten days during the Festival de Cannes to participate in an intensive and personalized coaching. This programme is meant to help their projects through individual meetings with French and international producers or key players of the industry and group meetings, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes and the parallel selections. They also benefit from the strong commitment of the patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français.
La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français will celebrate its 10th edition in 2018!
Since 2009, 81 projects, 148 directors and producers coming from 56 countries, including 21 francophone countries, have been selected. Since 2012, 70% of the projects have signed coproduction agreements and 25% of the projects have already been shot and selected in great festivals or released in theatres.
In 2016, 5 films have been noticed in the film circuit and 3 films have been released in France early 2017: Kill-me Pleaseby Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brazil/La Fabrique 2012), The Wound by John Trengove (South Africa/La Fabrique 2014), The Road to Mandalay by Midi Z. (Myanmar-Taiwan/La Fabrique 2012). 2 films have been selected this year at the Festival de Cannes :Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/La Fabrique 2015 at Un Certain Regard and La Familia by Gustavo Rondón Córdova (Venezuela/La Fabrique 2014 at La Semaine de la Critique.Kaouther Ben Hania's La Belle et la Meute will be released in France on October, 18, 2017.
Case-study La Familia / La Belle et la Meute - La Fabrique Cinéma 2017 ©Catherine Vinay
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FESTIVALS, LABS AND RESIDENCIES
For many years, La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français has collaborated to initiatives that support projects in development:
- Atelier Grand Nord, French-speaking script residency, by SODEC (Quebec),
- Réunion Tout en Auteur, French-speaking script residency, by Agence Film Réunion,
- Realness, Pan-African screenwriters' residency, based in South Africa, by Urucu Media,
- Ouaga Film Lab, coproduction platform and workshop for West Africa, by Génération Films,
- Pitchs Animation du Monde, pitching sessions and workshops, by MIFA in Annecy.
A special attention is given to French-language projects from Africa.
New collaboration with
This year, as part of a new collaboration between Visions du Réel and La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français, the Serbian documentary projects that apply to either Focus Serbia Visions du Réel 2018 or La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français 2018 will be evaluated by both programs and can be selected by both programs, at Visions du Réel in Nyon or at La Fabrique during the Festival de Cannes(more details on Visions du Réel).
Berlinale Co-Production Market
Call for Entries until October 11, 2017
The 15th Berlinale Co-Production Market will place from Sunday to Wednesday, February 18-21, 2018, during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.
The submission calls for feature projects for the Official Selection (deadline October 11) and drama series projects for CoPro Series (deadline October 23) are currently open - please find details below. Novels for Books at Berlinale can be submitted later in autumn.
International producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, representatives of funding bodies and TV channels looking for projects to participate in, can apply to participate without a project in November.
The projects will be notified by the end of the year, and the Catalogue with the selected projects is made available for all registered participants about three weeks prior to the event. Based on the meeting requests by interested potential co-producers and financiers, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team then organises one-on-one meetings for the selected projects and companies.
Project Requirements - Feature Films
Projects must fulfil a number of criteria:
Feature-length fiction project with international market potential (with theatrical potential)
Suitable for international co-production and open for co-producers
Full script available (in English)
Budget between 1 and 20 million Euros (please see below for exceptions)
A minimum of 30% of the financing, or at least the local production support, must already be secured
The company must have completed at least one international co-production
The project has not started shooting yet
Budget Exceptions 2017:
lower budget minimum: 750.000 Euros for projects from the World Cinema Fund supported regions and countries Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. The exception is also valid for projects from Greece, Portugal, Spain and Southeast Europe.
Berlinale Directors Projects: projects from directors whose previous films were selected at the Berlinale, can also be submitted if they do not yet have 30% or the local production support in place
Project Submission - Feature Films
Until October 11, producers can apply online with the following material:
Fully completed Submission Form (online)
Treatment / Exposé in English (5 to 8 pages, approx. 4.000 to 5.000 words)
5-page Script Excerpt
Financing Plan (in Euros; stating precisely which elements are confirmed)
Director's Previous Work Sample (as a Link)
Submissions for CoPro Series are open now.
The deadline is October 23.
Producers are again invited to submit their new drama series projects for CoPro Series 2018, in order to find co-production and financing partners here.
The deadline is October 23. Please find the project submission link, details and criteria below.
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Zoo Palast cinema, ca. seven drama series projects looking for international co-production and financing partners, will be presented at the fourth CoPro Series Pitching and Networking Get-Together, which is organised by the Berlinale Co-Production Market as part of the Drama Series Days.
One additional project is usually presented in cooperation with Series Mania.
CoPro Series - Project Requirements
Projects should be:
exciting first-season, high-quality drama series or miniseries (no procedurals)
suitable for international co-production and looking for co-production partners
Projects may be submitted:
from producers from all over the world
in development and financing stages, with or without confirmed financing in place, but not in production yet
with or without confirmed partners such as broadcaster or distributor on board
CoPro Series - Project Submission
In autumn 2017, producers can submit their drama series projects for CoPro Series 2018. The following material is required (in English language):
Fully completed CoPro Series Submission Form (online)
One-pager (a one-page pitch of the project)
Pilot Treatment (5-8 pages, approx. 4.000 - 5.000 words) or Script
Bible of the Series (Characters, World, Season Overview)
Financing Plan (in Euros; stating precisely which elements are confirmed, applied for and if/when answers are expected)
Teaser/Visuals (where available)
The projects' producers will be notified by the end of the year, and the projects will be announced mid-January.
See more information: www.efm-berlinale.de
WEMW CALL FOR ENTRIES
Check out the new East & West focus and awards!
DEADLINE: OCT 31, 2017
The upcoming edition of WEMW (January 21-23, 2018) will launch a new East & West double focus and will bring together over 400 film professionals from more than 30 countries and, in particular, from the 2018 spotlight regions: the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia). Producers from all European territories, Canada, USA and Latin America will be eligible to apply and WEMW will select 20 projects in development.
Projects must be long feature fiction films or documentaries in development with preferably 15% of the total budget already in place
Projects from the Nordic Countries* preferably with co-production or co-financing potential either with South East Europe or Italy
Projects from South East Europe** preferably with co-production or co-financing potential either with the Nordic Countries or Italy
Projects from all other European countries***, Canada, USA and Latin America preferably with co-production or co-financing potential either with the Nordic Countries, South East Europe or Italy
Please note: the deadline for submitting a project is OCTOBER 31, 2017.
In order to submit your application and the required materials, you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link.
All applications must include:
complete online application form
approx. 5 – 8 page treatment in English
teaser of the submitted project or previous works of the director
The application has to be finalized and submitted via the following link with all required documents by OCTOBER 31, 2017
The WEMW international selection committee will evaluate the potential of the treatment, international dimension of the project, directors’ profile, producers’ CV and company track record.
Selected projects will be announced in mid-December and all selected producers will be offered free WEMW Industry accreditation.
FILM CENTER SERBIA Development Award – cash prize of 3.000 EUR
EAVE scholarship – for the EAVE European Producers Workshop
FLOW Postproduction Award – 10.000 EUR prize in post-production facilities
EWA – European Women’s Audiovisual Award – cash prize for the best female director
PRODUCERS NETWORK Prize Free accreditation to the Cannes Marche du Film Producer’s Network
* Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
** Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
*** Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
LES ARCS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE - DECEMBER 10 - 13, 2015
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
Deadline for Work in Progress: October 14
Les Arcs Coproduction Village, Les Arcs European Film Festival’s international professional event, has launched its submission calls for edition 2017 (16-19 December).
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
As every year, 20 feature film projects in development will be presented to the independent European film industry. The producers selected with their projects and invited to Les Arcs will benefit from 3 days of one-toone meetings with the 500 professionals attending. The submission deadline for projects in development is extended until 30 September, 2017.
Registration forms are available here.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Presented by Frédéric Boyer, artistic director of the festival, the work in progress session will screen excerpts from 14 films in post-production looking for sales agents, distributors and festivals. The "Lab Project Award", for an amount of 50.000 euros will be granted by Eurimages to a film standing out as more innovative. Submissions for the work in progress are open until 14 October, 2017.
Registration forms are available here.
This year's country of honor is Germany and besides the traditional professional events, Les Arcs is delighted to host the next edition of the French-German Rendez-vous from 18 to 20 December. 5 German and 5 French projects (out of 20) will therefore be selected within Les Arcs Coproduction Village. 1 or 2 German projects will also be selected as part of the Work in progress session. A conference describing the supporting schemes when coproducing with Germany will be organized, and special screenings will be dedicated to the focus country. The French-German Rendez-vous will offer its own schedule of events (to be announced in September).
More information on our website: www.lesarcs-filmfest.com
EAST DOC PLATFORM
Calls for entries
Deadline for application: November 10, 2017
The 7th edition of the largest meeting place for the international documentary industry in the CEE region invites filmmakers and producers of documentary projects in any stage of development. For the first time, shorts are welcome too.
When: March 3 - 9, 2018
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS in the development / early production stage are invited to the 16th edition of the East Doc Forum - the oldest and largest central pitch in the region. Almost 150 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such international hits as Brothers, The Domino Effect, Blind Loves or Rabbit à la Berlin. The pitch is preceded by a 5-day preparatory workshop and followed by two days of feedback round tables and one-on-one Meetings.
The East Doc Market offers the opportunity to meet with over 100 international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and festival representatives to FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS and SERIES in late production and post-production. Over the course of two days, more than 400 pre-booked one-on-one meetings take place.
Projects with innovative technologies used for an immersive, transmedia or interactive storytelling are invited to find partners at the East Doc Interactive. The interactive roundtable pitch is an integral part of the Forum. The projects receive an immediate feedback on the spot and attend one-on-one meetings over the following days.
For the first time, SHORTS are invited to the East Doc Platform, thanks to the collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute fund & IF/Then distribution initiative. Up to six projects will be selected for the IF/Then Short Pitch competition and take part in the Market meetings. The winner of the pitch receives up to USD 20,000 in production support from IF/Then and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by the Tribeca Film Institute.
Within the East Doc Platform programme, one event is dedicated only to Czech documentary projects. During the presentation Czech Docs... Coming Soon, five upcoming feature documentaries will be introduced to an audience of the invited representatives of prestigious film festivals (FID Marseille, Dok Leipzig, Nordisk Panorama, IFF Rotterdam, IFF Sarajevo, Toronto IFF), sales agents, distributors and to the wide public.
More information and the application HERE!
DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE II AMSTERDAM
November 28 – December 1
Extended application deadline: October 3
Bad workflow renders filmmaking clumsy and costly. Good workflow saves time and money, leading to a better end product. DPC II focuses solely on the latter.
At DPC II our approach is hands-on, offering participants personalized expertise to overcome the real-time challenges they are encountering on the projects they have brought to the workshop.
We also offer technical solutions via intriguing case studies, expert panel discussions and group sessions to overcome workflow dilemmas. So even if you don’t attend the workshop with a project, you will leave primed with the skills and tools to manage future workflow.
We explain the step-by-step process of decision-making within post-production, guiding participants in terms of delivery materials and media archiving.
Preparing for distribution of your film is essential to the filmmaking process. DCP II will enable you to make the correct production choices (including camera hardware) to suit your chosen distribution strategy, whether theatrical, broadcast or internet-based.
DCP II demonstrates how to achieve better work-time efficiency in post-production workflow, which means less stress, greater satisfaction and the delivery of a creatively enhanced film.
The workshop also shows each participant how to balance the post-production budget.
As importantly, DCP II serves to underline the market value of each participant, reinforcing their status as essential and highly skilled partners within the business of collaborative filmmaking.
Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will have acquired a precise, comprehensive and practical understanding of the most commonly used digital workflows and the reasons for their application, including:
- Suitability and Budget Costs
- Communication and division of tasks/duties between the director, the cinematographer, the post-production facility and production
- Organising, viewing, controlling and archiving shot materials
- Making the right production choices to suit the eventual distribution platform
In the process, participants will feel confident in their ability to determine the most economically stable and creative solutions for their film.
Who can apply?
Twenty-five places are available on the DPC II workshop for talented European and international professionals, priority given to producers, line producers, filmmakers, cinematographers, production and post-production managers. All applicants must have professional experience in feature/documentary production.
DPC II actively encourages production teams to apply, with a discounted rate offered to the second applicant.
FEE: With project: 450 Euros – Without project: 350 Euros
The fee includes 3.5-day full board and accommodation. Travel is not included.
Scholarships: Scholarships for accommodation/subsistence and part-travel costs are available. These are primarily for participants from low income countries.
More information: http://digiprodchallenge.net/#about
FOCUS – The Meeting Place for International Production
Pre-register now and get access to the whole FOCUS programme.
FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, returns to The Business Design Centre London on 5/6 December 2017 for its third edition. FOCUS offers the perfect opportunity to connect with the creative screen industries, be inspired by a packed session programme and discover production solutions from around the world.
Production professionals who pre-register will get complimentary access to the complete FOCUS programme, including content sessions, the one-to-one meeting scheduler and networking events.
FOCUS is the only European audiovisual event to offer content aimed at all the creative screen industries – film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive entertainment – and it is the only UK event to bring in film commissions, locations providers and production service companies from over 50 countries, giving unprecedented access to the global production community..
FOCUS 2017 will feature more industry-led sessions than ever before, a result of our newly expanded Content Advisory Board which now features members of Animation UK and Games London. They will join our existing members from the BFI, British Film Commission, Pact, Advertising Producers Association, Production Managers Association, Creative Skillset and Women in Film and TV.
Research undertaken by independent company Fusion shows that visitors to FOCUS 2016 rated the event “market leading” for networking opportunities, venue, quality of exhibitors and programme sessions.
Registration is open at www.tlgfocus.com
Page published 28 September 2017. Updated 29 September 2017.