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Calls for application for: Ouaga Film Lab; Transilvania Pitch Stop; Ex Oriente Film; East Silver Market

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Ouaga Film Lab 2017

Ouga Film Lab will take place from September 18 – 23
Deadline for submissions: July 10

The main aim of the OUAGA FILM LAB development and co-production residency is to strengthen the competitiveness of West African directors and producers within major international labs, as well as to facilitate their access to local funds, international co-productions and a close collaboration with experienced mentors from around the continent.

This call for proposals is aimed at West African film and audiovisual professionals who meet the criteria set out in the regulations of OUAGA FILM LAB 2017. At the deadline of the call for entries, a committee will select the 10 best cinematographic projects that will be invited to participate in the 2nd edition of the OUAGA FILM LAB. The main criterion of selection is the artistic quality of the projects presented as well as the sensitivity of the subject.

Submission is free and should be done online at It must be completed before Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 00 UT.

About the submission procedures, please refer to the Regulations on our website:

At the end of the week of training, meetings and presentations of projects, the following prizes will be awarded to the best projects:

  1. EAVE prize which is a grant to the producer to participate in the next EAVE Producers Workshop in 2018;
  2. The UNICEF Award: Development Grant;
  3. SUD ECRITURE Award: participation in a writing residency in Tunisia;
  4. FIDADOC Award: participation in a documentary project development workshop at the Agadir International Documentary Film Festival in Morocco;
  5. “CINEMA DU MONDE / INSTITUT FRANCAIS” Award: Grant to participate in an international writing residency.

For further information, please visit our website or contact the GENERATION FILMS office:

The 2nd edition of OUAGA FILM LAB will take place from 18 to 23 September 2017 in Ouagadougou and will be organized in close collaboration with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), the Institut français (IF Paris, IF Burkina Faso, la Fabrique des cinémas du Monde, la Cinémathèque Afrique), the Institut Imagine de Ouagadougou, the Festival international de film documentaire d’Agadir au Maroc (FIDADOC), Sud Ecriture (Tunisia) and SODEC (Québec).

OUAGA FILM LAB is supported by the Swiss Cooperation Office in Burkina Faso, UNICEF Burkina Faso, the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) français, the Goethe Institute in Ouagadougou, Canal Plus and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Burkina Faso.


Transilvania Pitch Stop goes international

Call for Applications

Deadline: April 27, 2017 

The 16th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival announces increased joined activities related to film industry, as part of the continuous work to promote cinema and establish a platform for international co-production.
The 4th edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the successful initiative focused, until recently, only on development and pitching of local feature film projects, extends internationally as of this year. The program was included by Eurimages Fund among the European industry events to present the Eurimages Co-production Development Award amounting to €20,000.
TPS aims to discover a strong selection of projects from Romania and the countries around Romania destined for European co-production such as: Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia. The program aims to foster cross-border cooperation especially between the Black Sea countries and other countries invited to be part of the initiative.
TPS will presents a selection of approximate 12 projects, coming from 1st and 2nd time directors, currently in development and financing to international film professionals, facilitating their international visibility and establishing the right connections to ensure financing for their projects. Directors and producers of the selected projects will be invited to the industry event organized by Transilvania IFF on June 9th & 10th.
“It's an honor for us to be among the 10 European festivals to grant the Eurimages Co-production Development Award. It's a sign of appreciation for the success of our industry-related initiatives throughout the years and for the efforts to boost international co-productions. We continue our mission, to discover young talents, by developing a platform for the countries around Romania and the Black Sea. It's always hard to co-produce for 1st and 2nd time directors, especially in this part of Europe”, says Dorina Oarga, Head of Industry, Transilvania IFF.
Deadline: 27th of April, 2017. The regulations can be checked here.
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Ex Oriente Film

Deadline for Submissions May 4, 2017 

Ex Oriente Film 2017, an internationally renowned training programme that is organized every year by the Institute of Documentary Film, is now open.

Ex Oriente Film is an international workshop focused on the in depth development and funding of creative documentary films from the CEE region. During three week-long workshops and online sessions held over the next nine months, producers and directors gain assistance and advice from leading filmmakers and experts in the development of ideas, production, and distribution strategy for their upcoming documentaries.

The Ex Oriente Film program leads into the co-production session East European Forum, where workshop participants pitch their projects to European and North American documentary professionals. In addition to automatic inclusion in the East European Forum workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of scholarships and prizes. Scholarships are also available to cover part of the participation fee as well as travel costs for the workshop.  

For more information you can visit our website here:


East Silver Market 2017

Call for Submissions

Deadline: June 30, 2017

East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions! Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.
14th East Silver Market, Jihlava: Submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM.

This call is open for completed documentaries produced/co-produced in the region of Central and Eastern Europe after January 1, 2016. Only films that have not been previously submitted for East Silver market are eligible.

Your submission will be also valid for the 21st Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017.

Page published 29 March 2017.

Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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