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Euro Connection 2020 - Call for Applications

3rd September 2019

Apply now for the next Euro Connection short film pitching programme at Clermont-Ferrand.

Euro Connection aims to foster partnerships between European production companies, funders, broadcasters and emerging filmmakers for short film projects. The next edition will take place during the 2020 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. The pitching forum will take place on 4-5 February 2020 and will feature pitching sessions, one-to-one business meetings and facilitated networking for producers and participants.

Who can apply?
Producers who are officially located in one of the countries associated to the 2020 edition: Austria, Baltic Countries, Belgium (French-speaking), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, North Macedonia, Netherlands & Flemish Community, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Project Eligibility:

  • The project must be a short film (animation, fiction, creative documentary)
  • The duration must not exceed 40 minutes
  • The project must have partial funding granted by an external source (third- party organisation)
  • The producer must be open to international co-production (project suitable or intended for co-production)
  • Shooting or production must start no earlier than June 2020
  • Any producer selected with a project must commit to attend personally and pitch.

***Full guidelines and application forms can be downloaded on the top right corner of this page. Please read all guidelines thoroughly and in their entirety before making an application***

Applications and all supporting documents must come from a producer.

The producer of any selected project will be invited to Euro Connection (limited to one person per production company) to pitch their project.

The invitation covers:

  • €160 travel grant
  • Four hotel nights and meals (arrival Sunday 2 Feb, departure Thursday 6 Feb. 2020)
  • Full accreditation to the Short Film Market in Clermont-Ferrand

Directors of the projects will be granted a free market accreditation and can apply for a contribution towards travel and hotel costs via the Travel Grant Scheme.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 October 2019.

For more information about the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival click here.