Amsterdam • Zagreb • Tallinn
European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival from Tallinn (among 15 world A festivals); Imagine Film Festival from Amsterdam (biggest festival for fantastic film in the Netherlands); Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (largest genre festival in the SEE region) and film consultancy company Screen Division from Paris.
The main goal of this international project is to connect young and upcoming, as well as already proven, European film talents. Producers, directors, screenwriters and others i.e. development, promotion and financial support of film, television and web projects with a strong European and regional focus, as well as international co-productions beyond European framework through cooperation with European film funds, national film centers, production studios etc.
To submit your project to EGF
• eligibility requirements •
Who can apply for European Genre Forum?
The EGF is aimed at European director/producer teams developing their 1st or 2nd genre film project. Genre film includes horror, science fiction, fantasy, anime and martial arts. Related genres or documentaries with a focus on genre film can also be considered.
Participants should previously have directed/produced at least one short film that has been screened internationally.
• Completed first draft of script
• Script has not been submitted to any other market or workshop prior to EGF.
EGF collaborates with other (genre) co-production platforms to ensure
eligibility for further markets.
• Producer and director have European Union citizenship or come from countries participating in the MEDIA programme of Creative Europe
• Fully completed and valid submission form
• Screenplay (a treatment may be submitted upon approval, with a
commitment to have a script ready a month before the event if selected)
• Long (2 pages) and short (200 words) synopsis
• Director’s statement
• Producer’s intent
• Basic production budget estimate with indication of confirmed financing
• Director, writer and producer bio (as applicable). Other key talent biographies
and showreels (cast, creative key creative personnel adding value to the
project etc) if available.
All submissions must be in English.
All talent labs are in English. A conversational level of English is required.
Participants must be available for all three labs.
Presence of the participants is mandatory at all three events. If not respected, the EGF reserves itself the right to charge for the travel and lodging fees.
The EGF has commissioned three seasoned professionals to assess the entered projects. Invitation to the EGF training cycle is at the sole discretion of the EGF organizers and the organizers retain the right to not to elaborate on the selection of attending project. At no point, the submitting party of a project can claim the right to be selected.
The opportunity to take your project to a new level, with the help of seasoned professionals and a training programme tailored to first time filmmakers in the areas of producing, directing and sales & packaging with the focus to develop the project ready for further professional markets. Three hotel nights for duration of the EGF in each participating city.
Participation at the transportation costs.
Invitation includes access to all the Festival and EGF activities including:
• Live pitch sessions from the selected projects
• Meeting & networking opportunities with project participants and a
large variety of seasoned professionals from the international film industry
• Panels and workshops on the latest developments and trends in genre film
production, financing, and distribution
• A profile in the EGF Guide
• Access to Festival screenings and Industry events where applicable
DEADLINE FOR PROJECTS ENTRY IS JANUARY 18, 2017
For all questions related to the European Genre Forum, please contact our coordinator:
Annick Mahnert – firstname.lastname@example.org