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Calls for application for: Berlinale Talents; coco Pitch; EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH

Berlinale Talents: Call for Entries 2018

Submission Deadline: 4 September 2017, 23:59 (CET)

Berlinale Talents is the festival’s creative networking platform for film and TV drama series professionals from around the world. It consists of the Summit with master classes and interactive panel discussions as well as various Studio programmes and Project Labs.
250 international creatives from 12 different disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons through invaluable input. They share experiences with experts and among each other and become a part of the ever-growing community of Berlinale Talents alumni.

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Deadline: 4 September 2017, 23:59 (CET)


connecting cottbus: Call for submissions for coco Pitch

Deadline: July 28, 2017

Extended Deadline for coco Work in Progress:

August 30, 2017

The East - West co-production market connecting cottbus (coco) will take place during the FilmFestival Cottbus on November 9 and 10 and is looking for the most exciting feature film projects. Producers can apply with a project for coco Pitch and, for the first time, for coco Work in Progress.

Established in 1999, connecting cottbus (coco) is one of the leading international meeting points for film professionals in an East-West-European context, fostering co-production with a particular focus on East-West feature film projects. Generally speaking, coco invites all producers to apply for the established coco Pitch programme. Moreover this will be the first year that producers will have an opportunity to submit projects to a new programme, coco Work in Progress at our co-pr oduction market.

Producers, sales agents, distributors, festival representatives, commissioning  editors and financiers will also have also have an opportunity to reserve their places as guests without a project by submitting their application forms by  October 14, 2017.

This year, connecting cottbus (coco) will enable ten pitch projects and four works in progress (WiP) to present themselves at the co-production market . An innovation at the 2017 edition of connecting cottbus will see the € 35,000 coco WiP Award, an in-kind prize sponsored by the German post-production company D-FACTO MOTION, being presented to a work in progress project. The €1,500 coco Best Pitch Award plus an accreditation to the 2018 Cannes Producers Network will go to the producer of the best pitch and is awarded by  all of the industry participants. A jury of three industry representatives will award the €25,000 coco Post Pitch Award, an in-kind award donated by the German post-production house The Post Republic. The Midpoint Scholarship Award will enable one cocoLab project to develop its script by participating in our sponsor‘s Midpoint Feature Launch.


EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2018 – 12th edition

Call for short film projects

Application deadline – 30th of September 2017

About European Short Pitch

European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.

Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 16 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 4 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of professionals: over 55 producers,

financiers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch aims to bring young European talents into the spotlight, give them a high-end promotion opportunity, and develop short film coproduction in Europe. This initiative is about enhancing economic viability and European visibility for short film projects.

From the previous editions (2007-2017), around 240 projects were presented that have resulted so far in the making of 96 short films- many of them having a very successful international career.

Who can apply?

European Short Pitch is open to creative teams developing international short film projects. It is therefore open to writers, directors, and producers.

Writer-directors developing a project on their own are very welcome to participate in the programme. Yet it is strongly advised to already have nationally a production company interested or attached to the project, especially at the time of the coproduction forum (22rd-25th March 2018).

The author(s) of the script has to be between 18 and 35 years of age on the closing date of the call for projects (30thof September 2017).

His/her nationality or country of residence should be one of the member countries of the Creative Europe Programme (European Union + Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Ukraine). European Short Pitch will also select up to 3 projects from non-member countries of the Creative Europe Programme where NISI MASA has a member organisation: Kosovo and Russia.

Applicants must confirm their availability for the different sessions. The working language of European Short Pitch is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Page published 20 July 2017. Updated 21 July 2017.

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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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