Euro Connection

Platform 2021

The ISFFC is the national correspondent for the next Euro Connection, the marketplace for short film co-production in Europe to take place at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. One finalist project from Cyprus will be nominated!

Euro Connection is the main platform for the co-production of short films. This pitching and networking event aims at fostering partnerships between production companies within Europe around short film projects.

 

The 13th edition of Euro Connection will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 February 2021 during the Short Film Market in Clermont-Ferrand, with support from the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme and the PROCIREP.

 

The final program of the event and the form of its organisation will inevitably depend on the development of the global and local sanitary situation in coming months to ensure safety for all participants.

 

Euro Connection is a co-production forum designed for European producers, broadcasters, distributors and financial backers looking for international co-production partners or projects.

 

Euro Connection brings together:

- 14 European projects that are selected for pitching

- A dozen producers invited as part of the Producers Focus

- An overall industry audience of 150 producers and production partners from Europe

 

Our annual call for projects is launched across Europe and results in the selection of 14 projects whose producers are invited to pitch at Euro Connection and network with the participating industry audience of potential co-producers.

 

The event revolves around:

- Pitch training (Monday 1 February 2021).

- Pitching sessions (Tuesday 2 February).

- Facilitated networking for producers and participants.

- One-on-one business meetings (Wednesday 3 February).

 

Some 150 industry delegates take part in Euro Connection each year. 100 films were completed, including 51 international co-productions, as a result from past editions.


Taking part in Euro Connection:
 

I – Pitching a European project

Producers willing to pitch a short film project at Euro Connection and whose company is based in a European country associated to the event must send their application by email no later than October 20, 2020 to the national correspondent in their country (see list below).

 

Requirements

May apply producers legally based in one of the countries associated to Euro Connection 2021 (see p.6).

 

All projects must match the following criteria: 

- The project is a short film (animation, fiction, creative documentary).

  • The duration does not exceed 30 minutes.

  • The project must have * in place granted from an external source (third party organisation).

  • The producer intends to develop the film as an international coproduction

  • Shooting or production shall start no earlier than June 2020.

Sending application

Please send your application by email to the national correspondent in your country (see p.6) no later than October 20, 2020. Applications shall be sent as 1 single pdf file containing the entry form below carefully filled out, with all additional documents required. Incomplete applications or ineligible projects will not be considered. The correspondents are at the disposal of applicants for any query regarding application.

 

Selection of projects

In each country the national correspondent (For Cyprus the ISFFC) collects applications, checks eligibility, and sets up an expert committee to nominate 1 finalist project. Expert committees will especially pay attention to the artistic value of the projects. Each national correspondent will inform the applicants of the results of the nomination of the finalist project. The producers of the finalist projects will then be required to send an English version of their application (including script) within 7 days (for producers who apply to their correspondents with an application in another language than English).

 

Complete regulations and application form are available here.

Το ISFFC είναι το Κυπριακό σημείο επαφής για το Euro Connection 2021, European Short Film Co-production Forum που θα πραγματοποιηθεί στo πλαίσιo του Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Μια ταινία σε στάδιο development από την Κύπρο θα προταθεί για το Forum! Μπορεί να είναι η δική σου;

Διάβασε τους όρους συμμετοχής εδώ.

 

Οι αιτήσεις θα πρέπει να σταλούν στο info@isffc.com.cy

ΔΙΟΡΙΑ ΥΠΟΒΟΛΗΣ ΑΙΤΗΣΕΩΝ -  DEADLINE FOR PROJECTS 20/10/2020