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Euro Connection 2018 - Call for Applications

  • Euro Connection

September 2017

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 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. The pitching forum will take place on 6-7 February 2018 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 2018 edition: Austria, Belgium (French-speaking), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands & Flanders, Poland, Portugal, Romania (to be confirmed), 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 May 2018

-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 4 Feb, departure Thursday 8 Feb. 2018)

- Full accreditation to the Short Film Market in Clermont-Ferrand

Directors of the projects will begranted 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 5pm 20 October 2017.

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