Zagreb • Amsterdam • Tallinn
Screenwriting and Directing Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (Zagreb), on-line August 24th to 26th, 2022
Script Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (Zagreb), on-line September 29th and 30th, 2022
Producing Lab @ Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam), in-person October 30th to November 2nd, 2022
Marketing and Packaging Lab @ Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn), in-person November 21st to 23rd, 2022
European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival from Tallinn; Imagine 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 Script Lab (Fantastic Zagreb) is a two-day pressure cooker that follows up on the script development of the first lab. The Producing Lab in October (Imagine 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 four 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.