European Short Film Co-production Forum
“Euro Connection 2015” application form (pdf)
“Euro Connection 2015” application form (.docx)
Euro Connection is the marketplace for short film co-production in Europe. The next edition will take place on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th February 2015 in Clermont-Ferrand, with the aim of fostering partnerships between European production companies, financial backers and broadcasters for short film projects.
Producers from the 23 associated countries to the 2015 edition are invited to send their application by email to the national correspondent in their country no later than October 24, 2014 (see list and contacts for correspondents in entry form below). Application is free of charge.
short film projects (fiction, animation, creative documentary) under 40 minutes;
presented by a production company located in one of the associated countries;
for which partial funding has been granted by an external source (see details in form);
for which a co-production partner in Europe is wanted;
for which shooting/production shall start after May 2015;
whose producer commits to attend and pitch his/her project in case of selection.
Countries associated to the 2015 edition are: Austria, Baltic countries, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
In each country, the national correspondent sets up an expert committee who will nominate 1 finalist project. A European jury will then review all finalist projects and select 15 projects for Euro Connection. Additionally, the winner of the Baltic Pitch Forum will be selected to Euro Connection as a result from the partnership between these two events.
In total, 16 carefully selected projects will be presented at Euro Connection 2015. Participants will be informed of results end of November, and selected projects will be announced on this site mid-January.
Selected producers are invited to Euro Connection. Invitation includes a travel grant of 160 €, hotel and meals for 4 nights and free accreditation to the Short Film Market.
Euro Connection revolves around:
- Pitching sessions (Tuesday 3rd February 2015).
- Facilitated networking for producers and participants.
- One-on-one business meetings (Wednesday 4th February 2015).
150 industry delegates take part in Euro Connection each year. Clermont-Ferrand accreditation holders wishing to attend Euro Connection pitching sessions will be able to book their seat using the online form available here from mid-January 2015.
Presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the Creative Europe MEDIA Desk France and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Euro Connection receives support from Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme and the PROCIREP.
Read the Guide of short film production funds in European countries published by the MEDIA Desk France.
Laurent Crouzeix : +33.(0)4 73 14 73 12
Julie Rousson : +33.(0)4 73 14 73 22 / euroconnection[at]clermont-filmfest.com
Short Film Market 2014:
3,500 industry delegates, 37 exhibiting countries
287 film & media organisations, 534 producers, 48 TV buyers,
95 distributors, 108 theatre exhibitors, 492 festival curators.
3,922 films viewed by 343 delegates at the Market 2014 video library.
5,200 films viewed by 292 delegates via the online video library 2013.
Short Film Market 2015:
Video Library: from saturday January 31 to thursday February 5 from 9.00am to 9.00pm, Friday February 6 from 9.00am to 2.00pm
Exhibition hall: from monday February 2 to thursday February 5 from 9.00am to 7.00pm, Friday February 6 from 9.00am to 2.00pm
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