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20th EDITION OF CONNECTING COTTBUS 8-9 Nov - Call for Submissions 2018

Press releases 2018-05-04

Submissions for connecting cottbus East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus are now open.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, connecting cottbus is well established as a key networking event for film professionals active in East-West European co-production. This year coco also welcomes Marjorie Bendeck as the market's new director; she looks forward to presenting an exciting selection of projects.

Producers can submit feature film projects in development (fiction only) for the coco Pitch section until 18 July 2018, projects in production or post-production for coco Work in Progress until 22 August 2018. To be eligible, projects have to either originate in or relate to Eastern Europe, or be suited for East-West co-production. Selections for coco Pitch and Work in Progress will be announced in early September.

Producers, sales agents, commissioning editors and other industry representatives can apply without a project by 5 October 2018.  

Ten pitch projects and five works in progress will be selected and presented at connecting cottbus on 8-9 November 2018. These will compete for a variety of sponsored awards, including the coco Best Pitch Award and Midpoint Scholarship Award. Further details on awards and sponsors will be announced in early June.

We very much look forward to receiving your submissions!

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