Zagreb • Amsterdam • Tallinn

Screenwriting & Directing Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, 6-9 July 2023, Zagreb
Producing Lab @ Imagine Fantastic Film Festival, 31 October – 3 November, 2023, Amsterdam
Marketing and Packaging Lab @ Black Nights Film Festival, 14-18 November, 2023, Tallinn

European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival from Tallinn; Imagine Fantastic Film Festival from Amsterdam and Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival . The main goal of this international project is to connect young and upcoming European film talents.

The European Genre Forum (EGF) is a training programme that sets to boost the careers of future European players in the genre film industry through four talent labs, packed with trainings, panels mentoring and pitching sessions. The Screenwriting and Directing Lab (Fantastic Zagreb) focuses on script development and other artistic aspects of the projects. The Producing Lab  (Imagine Fantastic Film Festival) is aimed at the business side, with coproduction and legal aspects among its topics. The Marketing and Packaging Lab (Black Nights Film Festival) is focusing on pitching, packaging, marketing and sales.

During these three talent labs, up to eight chosen film projects will be able to discuss their ideas with script consultants, learn about the different aspects of (co-) production, sales and packaging from Industry professionals. Mentoring sessions with established genre filmmakers, crowd funders, legal experts and case studies of recent, successful films complete the programme.

The call for projects for the European Genre Forum 2023 is now open!

The European Genre Forum, a one-year training cycle for emerging European genre filmmakers, opens a call for submissions for 2023. EGF is a collaboration between the Imagine Fantastic Film Festival in Amsterdam, Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, and the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.

The Rules and Regulations for submission can be found HERE.