kolmapäev, 27. august 2014

Baltic Pitching Forum 2014

BALTIC PITCHING FORUM is a unique platform of networking and bringing the newest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight.

This Forum creates a space where film directors and producers can present their short film projects in order to attract active

European producers, TV commissioners, fund representatives, VoD programmers and distributors.
The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of one-day pitching training and one-day pitching sessions of the selected projects alongside one-to-one meetings with film professionals from all over Europe.

One of the goals of the Forum is to facilitate interaction, cooperation and co-production between short filmmakers from Baltics and the rest of Europe.

Baltic Pitching Forum will be held during 9th International Short Film Festival “Vilnius Film Shorts” in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dates of the event
10-11 October, 2014 :
10th  October – training session
11th  October – pitching session and one-to-one meetings

Place of the event
Arts Printing House, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Application deadline
5 September, 2014

Selection results
11 September, 2014

Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS (Lithuania)

2ANNAS International Film Festival(Latvia)
International Short Film Festival SLEEPWALKERS (Estonia)
International Script Development Workshop iN_SCRiPT (Lithuania)

reede, 22. august 2014

Berlinale Talent Campus

Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 300 emerging film creatives from all over the world.

The next edition of Berlinale Talents takes place Feb 7- 12, 2015.

Emerging directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, world sales agents, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers, film music composers and film critics can apply for the Berlinale Talents 2015.

Apart from a summit programme of master classes and panel discussions, Berlinale Talents consists of several Studio programmes, the Talent Press and a range of Project Labs (Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station) in which producers and writers/directors can further develop and present their projects.

Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, the application deadline for 2015 is on September 1st 2014. More information: http://www.berlinale-talents.de

European Short Pitch 2015

Call for projects – European Short Pitch 2015

Deadline for entries: 30th of September 2014

European Short Pitch is back for its ninth edition. Writers, directors and producers can apply for the initiative that helps people with the development of international short film projects.

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 and industry professionals from all over Europe.

Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 20 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 5 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch is composed of a scriptwriting workshop in residency, a coproduction forum, and an on-line session in between:

- The scriptwriting workshop in residency will take place from the 5th till the 11th of January 2015 in Poznan, Poland.

- The on-line session (from 12th of January till 25th of February 2015) represents an opportunity for participants to rewrite their scripts following the scriptwriting workshop, and to get up to two feedback sessions from their tutors.

- The coproduction forum will take place from the 5th till the 9th of March 2015 (Place to be Confirmed)

Deadline for entries: 30th of September 2014


All the communication about the event and the applications can be directed to the following address: europeanshortpitch@nisimasa.com

International Script Pitch 2014 for short films

interfilm Berlin & 25p *MEDIA GROUP present in cooperation with NISI MASA and daazo World of Shorts:


We're looking for captivating screenplays and pitches for short films that blow us away! Three fabulous awards await you!

•Our first prize of €1000 cash from 25p *MEDIA GROUP and the opportunity to be presented on the pitch page of WOSH Issue, Cannes 2015;
•The chance to participate in the European Short Pitch 2015 by NISI MASA;
•One whole year of the festival strategy service provided by daazo

First off, a pre-selection committee will select 8 applicants to attend the Script Pitch programme. In addition to the Script Pitch competition, which will be held at 2 pm on Friday, 14 November 2014 all participants are provided with a practical and stimulating workshop programme to accompany the competition. interForum has scheduled the following courses for all Script Pitch contestants:

SCRIPT LAB // 10 - 12 November 2014

PITCH TRAINING // 13 November 2014

COMPETITION // 14 November 2014

Script Pitch contestants will have 5 minutes to present their ideas to our jury of film, production and media professionals: Dániel Deák (filmmaker, founder of daazo/ World Of Shorts Magazine, Hungary), Tobias Munthe (producer/Flickbook Films, UK) and Tidi von Tiedemann (director, producer/ Kontrastfilm, Germany). Directly after each pitch, participants will be given a brief individual appraisal by the international jury. A Meet & Greet for competitors and the audience will be held afterwards, to maximize the interlinking of creative and industry professionals in an open forum.

To register, please complete our application form.
Send the completed form to Andrea Rey | andrea.r@interfilm.de

Script Pitch contestants will be notified at the end of September.
•Applicants must be over 18 to enter.
•The competition focus is on the pitch as well as the script. There is no need to send a finished script, all original ideas are welcome. The Script Pitch places particular emphasis on the combination of both a captivating script and a convincing delivery in front of the jury.
•All scripts must be for a short fiction film under 20 minutes (either live-action or animation).
•As the competition and workshops will be held entirely in English, you must be able to express yourself in English, both written and orally to take part in the programme.
•Although it is free of charge to participate in the Script Pitch, we kindly ask participants to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation.
•Upon application you automatically confirm that you will be able to take part in the competition on the given terms and that you will organise your travel and stay in Berlin.
•Applicants are required to be in Berlin from 10 - 15 November 2014.
•interfilm Festival accreditation passes will be provided free of charge for up to 2 members of each project participating at the Script Pitch.

interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a
10961 Berlin
Tel +49 30 25291320

Fliqio 2015

FESTIVAL DATES : from Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 1, 2024


We are a unique curated VOD platform for high quality short film from around the world which brings together audiences, festivals and filmmakers. Our aim is to help filmmakers earn revenue and grow their audience. We are looking for submissions of short film across genres.
Check out our promo video - http://vimeo.com/91315081

Registration deadline : Sep 30, 2014
Registration fee: no fee
Preview format : Uploaded file
Requirements :
1) Films completed after : January 2010
2) Maximum duration : 59 minutes
3) Country of production : all
4) Screening format : Video: Codec: h264, Size (pix): 1920 x 1080, Bit Rate (Kbps): 5000, Frame Rate (fps): original
Audio: Codec: aac, Sample Rate (hz): 48 000, Bitrate (bps): 160 000, Channels: Stereo
5) Accepted genres : all
6) Language : if the dialogue language is not English the film must provide English subtitles.

50% of subscription revenue goes back to Fliqio's content providers. For a limited period Fliqio's content partners will be able to advertise trailers for their films and crowd funding videos for free, provided they are of high enough quality. Fliqio also has a calendar of events and screenings where content providers can advertise their live film screening or event to users who are in the same geolocation or area or free.

Fliqio aims to revolutionise the short film space by providing users with a mobile product that makes it easy for them to find content they want to watch, when they want to watch it on and offline. Please watch our short product demo to get a better understanding of how the service works :http://vimeo.com/91315081

Results of selection will be notified by December 1st.
Filmmakers of selected films will then be invited to accept our Terms.
You can rest assured we will not use your content without your permission first.

9 Maiden Place
London NW5 1HZ
United Kingdom
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fliqio
E-MAIL : askus@fliq.io

teisipäev, 12. august 2014

Aubagne filmifestival

Call for entries!

The registration of a 1st, 2nd or 3rd film must be done via the FilmFestPlatform: http://filmfestplatform.com.
Call of entry : June 16th to October 19th 2014

Feature film competiton is opened to 1st, 2nd or 3rd film with an original music score.
Call of entry : June 16th to December 1st 2014

Within the framework of the International Film Festival of Aubagne that will be hold from March 18th-23rd 2013, we are setting up the « Professional meetings Music & Image » dedicated to composers, sound designers, directors and producers.
Call for entry : January 05th to February 09th 2015

This master class is built like a professional training dedicated to music composition for image.
It will put together different exercises of composition on one feature or several short films and will give rise to a “ciné-concert” that will be presented on the occasion of the closing ceremony (March 22nd). Salma Mutal will direct the master class.
Call for entry : December 22nd 2014 to February 02nd 2015

This space offers successful applicants the possibility to meet several producers during individual interviews. Those meetings takes place during the Festival and are organized in order to exchange and advise.
Call for entry : October 01st to December 15th 2014

The SiRAR, grant for directing a first short film associated to a grant for composing an original music score, offers the laureate a 24 000€ grant given by the city of Aubagne and the Regional Council of PACA area, for the film making and a 2000€ grant, given by the Sacem, for the composition of a original music score.
Call for entry : October 01st to December 15th 2014

Indie Lisboa 2015

IndieLisboa (International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal) aims to contribute to the discovery in Portugal of new films and new directors – within the universe of independent film – both national and international.

Article 1
IndieLisboa intends to stimulate the public exhibition of films that are neither distributed nor exhibited within Portugal’s traditional circuits. The festival gives preference to national premieres.

Article 2The 12th edition of IndieLisboa will be held from April 23rd to May 3rd, 2015.

Article 31. The following official sections accept submissions:

International Competition - The International Competition for short and feature films is composed of films that have never been publicly exhibited in Portugal and which were completed in 2014 or 2015. First, second or third works, fiction, animation, documentaries and experimental films may apply to this section. The festival is particularly keen to promote the work of new directors.
National Competition - This section aims to give national and international recognition to very recent Portuguese shorts and features.
Brand New – This competitive section is for upcoming talents from Portugal.
Emerging Cinema - This section highlights innovative works by emerging filmmakers, exploring new trends in world cinema, fresh narrative forms, and promising voices.
IndieJunior - Screenings programmed for a younger audience: shorts and feature films, comprising animations and live-action films; fictional films and documentaries that have never been publicly exhibited in Portugal.
IndieMusic – A programme comprising films – mainly documentaries – focusing on music, especially independent pop/rock and its practitioners;
Director’s Cut – A programme of recently-restored titles, rediscoveries and films which reflect on cinema itself, its artistic dimensions and history
Special Screenings - A survey of essential works in independent contemporary cinema by established filmmakers.
2. IndieLisboa has also a retrospective section titled Independent Hero, dedicated to those who go beyond the mainstream in filmmaking and help to open new and unconventional paths for cinema.

Article 4

1. To apply to IndieLisboa’s International Competition, films must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Fiction, animation, documentary or experimental Short or Feature films;
- First or second works by their director(s);
- 35mm, 16mm, DCP and video;
- Completed in either 2014 or 2015;
- First public presentation in Portugal.

2. Regarding the other sections of the festival:
- Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental Short and Feature films;
- 35mm, 16mm, DCP, video;
- Films produced preferably in 2014 and 2015;
- Portuguese premieres are preferred.

3. The Festival may, in exceptional circumstances, decide to select films that do not fulfill one or more of these criteria. Such selection is at the discretion of the festival organizers.

Article 5
All screening copies received of selected films must be English subtitled (except for English spoken films).

Article 6
1. The Jury of the International Competition of Feature Films will be composed of renowned personalities from the world of cinema, at least one of whom will be Portuguese. The Jury is responsible for allocating the following awards: Feature Film Grand Prize, Best Portuguese Feature Film and Distribution Award.
2. The Jury of the International Competition of Short Films will be composed of renowned personalities from the world of cinema, at least one of whom will be Portuguese. The Jury will be responsible for allocating the following awards: Short Film Grand Prize, Special Mentions to Animation, Documentary and Fiction.
3. The Jury of the National Competition will be composed of renowned personalities from the world of cinema. The Jury is responsible for allocating the following awards: Best Portuguese Feature Film, Best Portuguese Short Film, New Talent in Short Film and Brand New.
4. The IndieJunior Jury will be composed of five students from Portuguese schools, and will be responsible for allocating the Distribution Award to a film in the International Competition.
5. The Jury Cinema Blogs will be composed of three film critics and will be responsible for allocating the IndieJunior Award.
6. The Amnesty International Jury is composed of renowned personalities, and will be responsible for allocating the Amnesty International Award.
7. The Árvore da Vida Jury is composed of three renowned personalities, and will be responsible for allocating the Árvore da Vida Award.
8. Individuals directly connected with the production, exhibition or distribution of films presented in the various competitive sections may not sit in the respective Jury.

Article 7
1.The awards attributed by the Jury of the International Competition are as follows:
- Feature Film Grand Prize, worth 10.000€;
- Short Film Grand Prize, worth 4.000€;
- Distribution Award (subject to a separate regulation, value to be announced);
- Best Portuguese Feature Film (value to be announced);
- Best Portuguese Short Film (value to be announced);
- New Talent Prize (2.500€ in the acquisition of rights for DVD distribution);
- Brand New (2.500€ in training or equivalent).
2. The Distribution Award consists in the acquisition by the festival of the Distribution rights of a Feature Film from the International Competition (award subject to special regulations).
3. The World Pulse Award is given to a film selected from the corresponding section and is a tv acquisitions rights award worth 2.500€.
4. The IndieJunior Award is given to a film selected from the corresponding section either feature or short (value to be announced).
5. The Amnesty International Award is given by an independent jury, selected from those films in the official programme of the festival regarded as promoting the values of Amnesty International, particularly those concerning human rights. The winner receives 1.250€.
6. The Árvore da Vida Award is given by an independent jury, to a Portuguese Film (either feature or short) selected for the National Competition or World Pulse sections, which better promotes human and spiritual values. The winner receives 2.000€.
7. Three Audience Awards (which are voted for by public attending screenings in the International Competition, National Competition, Emerging Cinema and IndieJunior sections): Feature Film; Short Film and IndieJunior.

Article 8
1. Submissions must be completed online via www.indielisboa.com/submissions no later than December 31st 2014.

2. If you a submit an online link as a screener (and password if needed), there will be no more steps to be done: the submission will be complete.

3. If the submission format is a DVD, a screener (labeled with the following information: work title, runtime director, and contacts) should be sent as soon as possible and necessarily before January 10th 2015 to IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival, Casa do Cinema, Rua da Rosa, 2º, Sala 1.4 – 1200-385 Lisboa, Portugal

4. Immediately after the communication of the selection
Dialogue List, Stills from the film and from the director, artistic and technical infos of the film (when they were not given previously), exhibition authorization;

5. Until March 15th 2015
Exhibition Print with English Subtitles (on the format demanded), Posters, Trailer, Postcards, EPK (electronic press kit), other materials.

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Scriptwriting platform at Baltic Event (PÖFF)

POWR: Baltic Stories Exchange - a pitch platform for scriptwriters
November 25th - 28th 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

Call for participants 2014

Deadline for application - September 1st 2014

8 screenplays in the early stages of development that are actively seeking producers will be developed and presented at the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, which takes place during the Baltic Event coproduction-market.

The aim of the POWR Workshop is to give screenwriters an informal, international platform to present their projects and writing talent during the largest regional film market in North-Eastern Europe. We develop through pitching and in-group sessions at our two-day workshop in an open, generous, and sharing atmosphere, headed by the 2 tutors, Valeria Richter (DK) and Antonio Piazza (IT). Expect an intense and fun experience with a good mix of project work and networking events.
The workshop is organized in collaboration with Baltic Event, TorinoFilmLab, and the Baltic and Scandinavian MEDIA Desks.

Project criteria:

  • full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution
  • potential for international market
  • projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are accepted
  • No fee - only travel costs
Please send applications in English by September 1st latest, we need:
  • short synopsis (3-5 pages)
  • short CV (3 pages)
  • short motivation (1 page)
In case you are selected we will request a long synopsis, treatment or draft immediately, and your bio/photo/short synopsis for the project catalogue. Selection will be announced by October 1st.
Please send all the requested materials to your local Creative Europe MEDIA Desk:

  • Creative Europe MEDIA Denmark (Ene Katrine Rasmussen) ener@dfi.dk
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Estonia (Katre Kajamäe) katre@efsa.ee
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Finland (Kerstin Degerman) kerstin.degerman@ses.fi
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Latvia (Lelda Ozola) lelda.Ozola@nfc.gov.lv
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Lithuania (Rūta Bogužaitė) media@kurybiskaeuropa.eu
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Norway (Kåre Jensen) kare.jensen@nfi.no
  • Creative Europe MEDIA Sweden (Ulrika Nisell) ulrika.nisell@sfi.se
Contact: balticevent@poff.ee