NICOSIA: South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE) is launching a contest for short fiction films. Exclusively national productions of a SEE CINEMA member-state (Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Albania, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania and Bulgaria) can apply.
The following grants were announced by the Georgian National Film Center on 30 June and 9 July 2019.
A look back at the long and impressive career of the Czech documentary filmmaker Helena Třeštíková.
VALENCIA: Cartoon Springboard has opened a call for scholarships for its fifth edition taking place 30 September – 2 October 2019 in Valencia, Spain. Cartoon Springboard is providing a special offer for young filmmakers from low audiovisual production countries.
BRUSSELS: The European Commission is launching a 2 m EUR call for proposals to create innovative cultural hubs around cinema theatres, notably in areas where there is limited cinema and cultural infrastructure.
APPLY NOW FOR SCHOLARSHIP !
The fifth edition of Cartoon Springboard will take place in Valencia, Spain, from 30 September to 2 October 2019. It will be an excellent opportunity for the young talents of European animation schools to improve their animation project by pitching it in front of a panel of experts from the audiovisual world.
Have you graduated within the last 5 years or are you about to graduate this summer/fall (students in their last year)? Let's present your animation project to experts who will help you to improve itThe submission of the projects is now fully running with a deadline coming soon: 25th August 2019. The projects which can be submitted are: TV series, TV specials, feature films, cross-media projects. To submit a project at Cartoon Springboard, you must be a young talent from European animation school and must have graduated within the last 5 years.
No project or not eligible but interested in attending ?Cartoon Springboard is also open to all professionals who want to improve their knowledge about how to pitch a project. This is also a great opportunity to meet other professionals (producers, broadcasters, games...) from all over Europe.
Special offer for participants from low audiovisual production countriesIf you are a citizen of one of the following countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia & Ukraine), you can apply for a scholarship in order to attend the event (with or without a project).There is no registration fee, accommodation (3 nights) and travel expenses (up to 200€) are offered to the successful applicants.
Applicants will have to:1/ For those who want to pitch their project:> Submit their project by 25th August at the latest specifying their country of origin (nationality) through our online form (My Cartoon > My Projects > Cartoon Springboard > Submit a new project).> Fill in and send us the scholarship form by Friday 30th August
2/ For those who want to attend without pitching any project:> Fill in and send us the scholarship form by Friday 30th August at the latest, together with a motivation letter and CV.Note: Should your project be accepted by the Springboard Selection committee (on 30th August), your scholarship request will automatically be validated.
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The 5th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency has selected its participants
The 5th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which will take place between 2–10 September 2019, at Port Cetate, Romania, has selected its participants from a total of 119 applications received from 44 countries.
The 8 participants, coming from 6 countries, were selected by co-founders Andreea Borțun and Bryn Chainey:
Ori Aharon (Israel/Romania) - OSHER
Phyllis Grae Grande (Philippines) - Everybody Leaves
Tess Martin (USA) - Tracing Rita
Alexandru Mavrodineanu (Romania) - A serious man
Kerstin Neuwirth (Austria) - ABITANTI
Jayisha Patel (UK) - When Ash Falls
Diana Voinea (Romania) - Chronicle of a disappearance
Jack Wake-Walker (UK) - Scarlett123
During the nine-day retreat they will develop their first or second feature-length screenplays at Port Cultural Cetate, a serene place on the Danube. Besides dedicated writing time, Pustnik also offers participants the opportunity of meeting established European filmmakers who will provide feedback on their projects. The guests confirmed this year are Soudade Kadaan (director), Bianca Oana (producer), Laurence Coriat (screenwriter), Marie Dubas (producer) and Len Rowles (producer).
Marie Dubas started producing short films in 2008 in several production companies before founding Deuxième Ligne Films in 2014 in Normandy. She is an EAVE 2013 graduate and has taken part in the TorinoFilmLab script & pitch program in 2009 as a script-editor trainee. He production company, Deuxième Ligne aims at focusing on French and international emerging talents. It has co-produced John Trengove's first feature film THE WOUND (South Africa) (Sundance 2016, Berlinale Panorama 2017) and recently finished Teona Mitevska's fifth feature GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA (Macedonia), winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlinale 2019.
Len Rowles runs her own production label Humdinger Films, which has produced BAFTA and Student Oscar-nominated shorts. She is also a part of Protagonist Pictures’ team, an international finance, production and sales company which has a proven track record in outstanding films and commercial successes. Based in the UK, the company handles films from around the world, always maintaining a strong focus on filmmakers with exceptional vision and storytelling skills.
The residents and invited filmmakers will participate in various activities such as roundtable discussions, masterclasses, and one-on-one talks. Furthermore, a panel of local professionals will also provide an overview of co-production opportunities in Romania.
Pustnik is the first international screenwriters residency to take place in Romania. It aims to create an environment dedicated to clarity of thought, away from modern pressures. Pustnik is also a growing network of film professionals and a community whose aim is to ease and encourage collaboration across the international cinema industry.
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Pustnik is organized by TETA
TETA is an NGO founded in June 2006 and its main purpose is developing cultural activities and events to promote an alternative education for all participants enrolled in its projects and at the same time to offer a cultural revival to the communities in which the events take place. TETA is also producing films and theatre performances.
Cultural Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, Romanian Cultural Institute, Romanian Filmmakers’ Union (UCIN)
Partners: French Institute Romania, British Council Romania, CinEd
Media partners: Film New Europe, TV5 Monde Romania, Films in Frame, Sub25, Liternet, The Institute, IQAds, Smark, Aarc.ro, Tananana
The 2019 edition of Polish Days will take place July 30 - August 1 during the 19th New Horizons International Film Festival (July 25 - August 4, 2018).
This year's event will feature 5 completed films, 8 as part of a presentation of works in progress and 10 projects in development. Congratulations to all!
Full list of selected projects:
Bird Talk (Xawery Żuławski) Taste of Pho (Mariko Saga), Corpus Christi (Jan Komasa), Interior (Marek Lechki), Marygoround (Daria Woszek)
Cranley Gardens (Rafał Kapeliński), Najmro (Mateusz Rakowicz), Tonia (Marcin Bortkiewicz), Broad Peak (Leszek Dawid), Escape to the Silver Globe (Kuba Mikurda), Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza(Maciej Pieprzyca), Apples (Christos Nikou), Sunburned (Carolina Hellsgård)
Let it Be (Łukasz Grzegorzek), Delicate Balance of Terror (Jagoda Szelc), More (Bartłomiej Żmuda), Other People (Aleksandra Terpińska), A Time of Gods (Piotr Stasik), Wet Monday (Justyna Mytnik), We Will Be Fine (Sylwester Jakimow), Mira (Anna Jadowska), God of Internet (Joanna Satanowska), The Great Match (Filip Syczyński)
Over 200 professionals from Poland and abroad have already confirmed their participation, including programmers from numerous international festivals, sales agents, distributors and film producers.
As part of the event, industry representatives from around the world attend closed screenings to learn about the latest Polish films at every stage of production: they watch completed films and fragments at the post-production stage, and they also listen to pitchings about projects in production. Polish Days is an excellent opportunity for producers and filmmakers to promote their projects and to find foreign partners. During the selection process, the organizers choose the most interesting films currently being made in the Polish market. Projects presented in past years included, among others, Dolce Fine Giornata, Monument, Silent Night, Panic Attack!, The Fastest, Spoor or The Last Family.
Organized since 2013 in cooperation with the Polish Film Institute, Polish Days is the most important industry event at the New Horizons International Film Festival.
Polish Days is co-organized by the Polish Film Institute. Event partners include EAVE, Coloroffon, the Wrocław Film Commission, the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, the Łódź Film Commission, the Krakow Film Commission, the Podkarpackie Film Commission, Silesia Film Commission, Warmia - Masuria Film Fund, DI Factory, British Council and Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The Screen International also partners with Polish Days starting this year and will grant its award.
Media partners include Film Pro, Film New Europe and Film & TV Kamera.
For all those who woke up late and missed the deadline of the 30th June, good news: there are still a few places available to attend the next 4-day European VoD Meetings in Venice, during the Venice Film Festival. The extended deadline is until July 14th ! There are also a very limited number of scholarships available, thanks to the support of the MEDIA programme, and some rebates available thanks to our partners, such as EAVE with a 200€ rebate for its members.
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