News and Announcements
Agora Pitching Forum CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
AGORA Pitching Forum March 3-7 2019
Deadline for submissions: January 21st, 2019
TDF21 Agora Pitching Forum Entry Form
The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival has the pleasure to organize for the first time the Agora Pitching Forum bridging projects with experts and financiers. In the well known hospitable environment of the TDF, you will have the opportunity to network with professionals and colleagues and fine-tune your project to reach its maximum potential.
The Agora Pitching Forum consists of a three-day programme, where 10 select documentary projects will receive development consultancy and intensive pitching training. The projects will be pitched to a panel of international financiers from leading broadcasters. The pitching session is followed by individual meetings between pitchers and financiers for in-depth discussions about further development and possible future collaboration.
We are looking for:
- Feature length documentary projects (52 min or more) from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
- They should be either produced or co-produced by a country within these regions or contain narrative elements that link them to these regions.
- Projects should have a producer and a director attached and could be in all stages of development.
- Our main focus in the selection procedure will be on projects that present a high possibility of being realized, combining this quality with artistic elements.
- Countries that are eligible to submit are: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and UNMI Kosovo.
- Projects produced by countries not mentioned in the above list can still apply if they are co-produced by a country within these regions or contain narrative elements that link them to these regions.
- Please note that there is no fee for submitting your project to Agora Pitching Forum
Torino short Film Market - ACCREDITATION
Applications are open till November 5th for accreditation to the coming
Torino Short Film Market; this event is organized by the Italian
Short Film Center in collaboration with the Torino Film Festival,
and will be held from November 22nd to November 25th.
Accreditation entitles you to entry to the meeting areas and the
TSFM screening theatre. In addition, accredited guests may
The cost of accreditation is € 10,00.
The Torino Short Film Market is the most important opportunity in
Further information on: tsfm.centrodelcorto.it
TORINO SHORT FILM MARKET 2018: CALL FOR FILMS
The Torino Short Film Market (22-25 November 2018) involves four
days of short film screenings exclusively open to accredited professionals.
Participants in the TSFM are also provided with access to a video
library that contains the submitted films and remains online for six
months after the end of the event. At the 2017 Torino Short Film
Market, 30 international buyers took part. The TSFM is a valuable
opportunity to find a buyer or distributor for a short film.
Click here to view requirements:
Film submission deadline: 10 September 2018.
THE APPLICATION FOR MOTOVUN
In order to be accepted for the preselection, films must have had their
national premieres (not applicable to Croatian films) that took place in the
past 18 months prior to the festival. Films for the Motovun Shorts
selection must be up to 20 minutes in lenght. The best film in Motovun
Shorts program will be awarded with 1000 Euros cash prize.
All the applicants will be notified of the preselection process results by
29th June, 2018.
Motovun Film Festival (24.-28. July 2018) is one of the most popular
cultural events in Croatia and the best known film festivals of
Southeastern Europe, devoted to international independent films.
Diversity is our trademark: more various esthetic approaches,
more languages, more diverse stories. As Motovun Film Festival wants to
be a festival with a soul, its program celebrates films with a soul –
films standing out with their stories, warmth and innovation.
The festival takes place within the walls of the small medieval town of
Motovun, nestled on a hilltop close to the Adriatic coast. The festival is
known for its informal and relaxed atmosphere, without red carpets,
enabling direct contact between filmmakers and audience.
Every year it attracts some 25,000 visitors, and in five days of the
festival more than 100 films are shown.
Rules and Regulations: Find here
CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2018: VOLUNTEERING
FILM DAYS FESTIVAL to take place between 19 of April and 28
of April at Rialto Theatre in Limassol and at Zena Palace in
Send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, until the
27th of March 2018 with the following:
– FULL NAME
– AGE (The call refers to people over 18 years)
– FULL RESUME (Up to 200 words)
– CHOOSE YOUR TEAM: Communications & Hospitality
Team / Production & Arrangements)
– SELECT CITY (LIMASSOL or NICOSIA)
* A CERTIFICATE OF VOLUNTEERΙΝG, small gifts from the Festival and
complimentary tickets from Rialto Theatre will be given for certain
performances according availability.
** Priority will be given to those who will be available to attend the
Festival at its longest possible.
OPEN CALL: FIRST FILMS FIRST
and is a new and innovative professional training program
with the aim of supporting young Southeast European film
directors to develop their first feature film projects.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: ISFFC 2018
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre
announce the call for entries of the International Short Film
Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC).
Interested parties are invited to submit an entry form by the 1st of June 2018.
For further details regarding the ISFFC rules and regulations, as well as to
submit your film, you may visit www.moec.gov.cy(Announcements) and
For further information, please contact +357 25 34 39 02, email@example.com
IN THE PALACE ISFF / CALL FOR ENTRIES
SIFF 2018 / DEADLINES EXTENDED
For 1st, 2nd or 3rd FEATURE FICTION FILM PROJECTS
EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 10th, 2017
The 15th Sofia Meetings will take place from 15th till 18th March 2018 in the framework of the 22nd Sofia International Film Festival (8th – 18th March 2018).
Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission, EA Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia Municipality.
It has two separate modules:
Feature Films Pitching – presentation of first, second and third feature fiction film projects of the director, looking for co-producers, sales and distribution.
Balkan Screenings / Works in Progress – showcase of the latest Bulgarian and regional feature and short films; Screenings of works by filmmakers whose projects have been presented at Sofia Meetings. The screenings are for professionals: for directors and programmers of international film festivals, sales companies and distributors; some of them are also for journalists.
First, second or third feature project of the director
Eligible for applying: all European countries
Submission requirements for projects:
Short director’s biography
Production company’s information
Previous work of the director (if any)
Application deadline: extended to December 10th, 2017
More than 100 key decision makers: producers, distributors, representatives of the film markets, sales companies, film funds, TV buyers and other film professionals from Europe and the region, as well as representatives of the key film festivals are expected to attend the event. Beside the main programmes we offer workshops, panels, presentations, Europe Distribution and Europa Cinemas workshop on audience development and many informal events.
Applications must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.siff.bg/sofiameetings
CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2018 / CALL FOR ENTRIES
EXHIBITION: THE SHADOWS
Kastelliotissa Hall, Old Nicosia
7 – 19 Νοvember 2017
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 13:00, 16:00 – 21:00
Weekends 11:00 – 22:00
7th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
Recognising the short film as a unique audiovisual medium, the 7th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, returns to the Rialto Theatre from the 14th to the 21st October, 2017, showcasing a wide selection of shorts from Cyprus and the world.
More Info www.isffc.com.cy
SIFF 2018 / CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
22nd Sofia International Film Festival, 8th – 18th March 2018
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the biggest competitive film festival in Bulgaria, accredited by FIAPF, included in the FIPRESCI calendar, and announced by Variety as one of the top 50 unmissable film events in the world.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMETARY FESTIVAL 2017
‘Lemesos International Documentary Festival’
Welcome to the ”Lemesos International Documentary Festival”, organized by Brave New Culture.
Major Sponsor of the Festival is the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and is organized in collaboration with CyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation).
The ‘Lemesos International Documentary Festival’ is part of Moving Docs, a new EDN initiative supported by Creative Europe, founded for the joint distribution of documentaries across Europe.
The 2017 edition of the Festival will take place between the 1st and 8th of August 2017.
More info on http://filmfestival.com.cy/
"SEE" SHORT FILM FUNDING
Funding of Short Fiction Film Productions by the South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE)
The Ministry of Education and Culture announces that the South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE) launches a contest between its member-states for the funding of Proposals for Short Fiction Films. In its next meeting, to be held this coming November in Thessaloniki, the Network will examine the submitted proposals and select the best among them to be funded.
"SEE" FEATURE FILM FUNDING
CINELINK WiP CALL FOR ENTRIES
CineLink Work in Progress call for entries is now open. Deadline for submitting the applications is July 1, 2017.
CineLink Work in Progress selects films in post-production to be presented in a closed three-day event, taking place from August 14 – 16, 2017. The section is carefully curated on both ends. Up to 10 projects are selected for presentation to specialized sales agents, top festivals programmers, representatives of public funds and postproduction services offering businesses, thus creating an environment that boosts the chance the projects are completed and taken to the international market in the best possible way. In recent years an impressive number of CineLink Work in Progress projects gain an international recognition, with premieres and awards in Berlin, Venice, Tribeca, Sundance and other festivals.
BALKAN DOCUMENTARY CENTER
Deadline for submission: 6 March 2017.
VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE
VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE – Venice Gap – Financing Market
The Venice Production Bridge is launching the call for projects of the Venice Gap-Financing Market which will take place from September 2 to 4, 2016 during the 73. Venice Film Festival. The Venice Gap-Financing Market is a platform to support the European and international producers to secure the final financing of their projects through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals and financiers. The main criteria of this original event is to have 70% of the financing in place and the Venice Production Bridge will offer 25 selected feature-length fiction films and documentaries the unique opportunity to close their international financing through selected financiers, producers, distributors, sales agents and film funds.
MFI SCRIPT 2 FILM WORKSHOPS
MFI SCRIPT 2 FILM WORKSHOPS is an advanced training program offering a platform for the effective script & project development of European & international feature films. It consists of 4 intensive workshop sessions per year, based on group work, Q&Α sessions, case studies & individual consultations, and offers a global development methodology for participating projects.
GALWAY FILM FLEADH / SUBMISSIONS