Euro Connection

Euro Connection

European Short Film Co-production Forum.

Euro Connection is the marketplace for short film co-production in Europe. The next edition will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2018 in Clermont-Ferrand, with the aim of fostering partnerships between European production companies, financial backers and broadcasters for short film projects.

Producers from the associated countries to the Call for Projects 2018 are invited to send their application by email to the national correspondent in their country no later than October 20, 2017 (see list and contacts for correspondents in entry form below). Application is free of charge.

May apply:
- 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 2018;
- whose producer commits to attend and pitch his/her project in case of selection.

 Application form 2018 (pdf)

 Application form 2018 (docx)


Countries associated to the 2018 edition are: Austria, Baltic countries, Belgium (French-speaking), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands & Flanders, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

In each country, the national correspondent sets up an expert committee who will nominate 1 finalist project. The Danish finalist project will be designated during Pitch Me Baby at the Odense Film Festival. A European jury will then review all finalist projects and select up to 15 projects for Euro Connection. Additionally, the winner of the Baltic Pitching Forum will be selected to Euro Connection as a result from the partnership between these two events.

In total, 15 carefully selected projects will be presented at Euro Connection 2018. 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:
- Pitch training workshop (Monday 5 February 2018).
- Pitching sessions in front of potential partners (Tuesday 6 February 2018).
- Facilitated networking for producers and participants.
- One-on-one business meetings (Wednesday 7 February 2018).

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 2018.


A glimpse into Euro Connection (2012) on video:



Presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the MEDIA Desk France and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, Euro Connection receives support from the MEDIA programme and the PROCIREP.

Read the Guide of short film production funds in European countries published by the MEDIA Desk France.

Enquiries:
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 2017:

3,500 industry delegates, 35 exhibiting countries
309 film & media organisations, 630 producers, 239 TV buyers,
98 distributors, 525 festival curators.

11,875 viewings, 3,022 films viewed per 387 professionals at the market video library.
Each year, the video library records 50,000 viewings.

Short Film Market 2018:

Video Library: from saturday February 3 to thursday February 8 from 9.00am to 9.00pm, Friday February 10 from 9.00am to 2.00pm
Exhibition hall: from monday February 5 to thursday February 8 from 9.00am to 7.00pm, Friday February 10 from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Short Film Market co-ordinators:

Anne Parent : a.parent@clermont-filmfest.com 
(booking & enquiring)
Julien Westermann : j.westermann@clermont-filmfest.com 

(video Library)
Laurent Crouzeix : l.crouzeix(at)clermont-filmfest.com 

(video Library)

The Short Film Market is organised by:
Sauve Qui Peut le Court Métrage
La Jetée
6 Place Michel-de-l'Hospital
63058 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1
France

Phone: (33) 473 91 65 73
Fax: (33) 473 92 11 93
E-mail: info@clermont-filmfest.com
Web: www.clermont-filmfest.com

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