Czech Film Center

Euro Connection - Call For Short Film Projects

01 September 2022

Film Industry Short Films

Euro Connection - Call For Short Film Projects

Film Industry Short Films

Euro Connection - Call For Short Film Projects

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Czech Film Fund is announcing a call for Czech short film projects in development for a co-production forum Euro Connection, held on 31. 1. - 1. 2. 2023 at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. 

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 quality short film projects. 

Requirements:

  • The project is a short film (animation, fiction, creative documentary, VR project) developed by production company based in Czech Republic.
  • The duration does not exceed 30 minutes.
  • The project must have partial funding* 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 2023.

Please send your application by email to the national correspondent in Czech Republic (Czech Film Fund) to the contact below. 

Contact: Vítězslav Chovanec, vitezslav@filmcenter.cz, +420 778 487 864

Deadline for applications: 20. October 2022

How To Submit:

  1. fill in the application form in the download section in Czech or English language
     
  2. send the application form together with the required documents (below) to vitezslav@filmcenter.cz
     
  • Complete script
  • Director's note (motivation, artistic choices – 1 page);
  • CV and photo of director;
  • Proof of funding granted by third party organisation (confirmation notice, letter, etc.);
  • Producer’s note (motivation, strategy – 1 page);
  • CV and photo of producer;
  • Filmography and logo of production company;
  • Video link to previous film (or clips) by same director (if available).

The organization of Euro Connection will reserve one place for a project in development whose director was born in Ukraine wherever she/he may reside on the European continent. The project needs to be attached to a coproduction company based in Ukraine or in Europe and looking for coproduction partners. Applications must be sent in English using following online form (for Ukrainian projects only): https://forms.gle/53NMbswtzgR5XWJEA

The producers of each selected project will be invited to Euro Connection to pitch their project. Invitation is limited to one person per production company, and covers a 160 € travel grant, 4 hotel nights and meals (arrival Sunday 29 January  – departure Thursday 2 Feb. 2023), full accreditation to the Short Film Market in Clermont-Ferrand.

The event revolves around:

  • Script consulting session (online, Dec. 2022)
  • Video pitch guidance (online, Jan. 2023)
  • Pitch training session (Clermont-Ferrand, Monday 30 January 2023).
  • Pitching sessions (Clermont-Ferrand, Tuesday 31 January).
  • Facilitated networking for producers and participants
  • One-on-one business meetings (Clermont-Ferrand, Wednesday 1 February)
     

Some 150 industry delegates take part in Euro Connection each year. 119 films were completed, including 63 international co-productions, as a result from past editions.

In case of any questiones, please, contact us on:

Vítězslav Chovanec
Czech Film Center – Short Films
Veletržní 530/27, 170 00 Praha 7
t: +420 778 487 864
e: vitezslav@filmcenter.cz

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