Amsterdam • Zagreb • Tallinn

Director’s Lab @ Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam) April 16-20, 2018
Producer’s Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (Zagreb), July 04-08, 2018
Mark&Packaging Lab @ Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn), final week of November, 2018

European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival from Tallinn; Imagine Film Festival from Amsterdam; Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival and film consultancy company Screen Division from Paris.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 three talent labs, packed with trainings, panels mentoring and pitching sessions. The Director’s Lab takes place in Amsterdam during the Imagine Film Festival, in April, The Producer’s Lab takes place in Zagreb during Fantastic Zagreb in July. The Packaging Lab takes place in Tallinn during PÖFF, in the final week of November.

During these three talent labs, the 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, VR and AR experts, and case studies of recent, successful films complete the programme.

For more information on the training programme, check out this page to see what it is all about. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our coordinator Annick Mahnert

We’d love to keep you up to date!


We apologies for the delay in releasing information about the 2019 edition of the European Genre Forum.
Updates will be announced soon.

Here is the list of the selected projects for EGF 2018

BIRDS OF A FEATHER – Dir. Hanna Bergholm (Finland)

FINGERNAIL – Dir. Boaz Armoni (Israël)

NO MAN’S LAND – Dir. Mel Piper (Germany)

SPINNERS – Dir. Ivars Tontegode (Latvia)

THE BASE – Dir. Alex Madia Levi (United Kingdom)

THE DESCENDANT – Dir. Colinda Bongers (The Netherlands)

THE HIKE – Dir. Daniel Rübesam (Germany)

THE PLAGUE DOCTOR – Dir. Michael O’Connor (Germany)

For more details about the projects click here.