Zagreb • Tallinn

Producing Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (Zagreb), July 16-19, 2020
Marketing&Packaging Lab @ Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn), end of November 2020

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 two talent labs, packed with trainings, panels mentoring and pitching sessions. The Producing Lab takes place in Zagreb during Fantastic Zagreb in July. The Marketing&Packaging Lab takes place in Tallinn during PÖFF, in the final week of November.

During these two 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.

Submissions closed!

The events in the world have taken the course of an apocalyptic script. What will the future bring to the genre film production is not clear, but we hope that the situation does not stop you creating and developing the ideas, and that the halt of the film industry is temporary. The moment is right to imagine what kind of stories would happen in this new world. Eager to find out about your latest film ideas, European Genre Forum (EGF) has decided to extend the deadline for submitting your projects to the beginning of May! So take your chance and send in your film idea! 

At the moment we can’t say for sure that EGF 2020 will take place in full capacity, but we want to give it a try. Hence, EGF finds best to follow the situation, continue with the project selection and extend the deadline of project submission to May 4th.  Thanks to all of you who have sent yours already!

The European Genre Forum (EGF), taking place for 6th year in 2020, is a training programme aimed at European directors developing their 1st or 2nd feature length genre film project with an established producer attached. The programme sets to boost the careers of future European players in the genre film industry through two talent labs, packed with trainings, panels mentoring and pitching sessions.  The Producing Lab takes place in Zagreb during Fantastic Zagreb in July. The Marketing&Packaging Lab takes place in Tallinn during PÖFF, in the final week of November.

Calling all fantastic filmmaking teams! Submit your film idea now and be in the chance to get selected for the 6th edition of the Europe’s leading genre film training program! 

The EGF is aimed at European directors developing their 1st or 2nd feature length genre film project with an established producer attached. Participants should previously have directed/produced at least one short film that has been screened internationally.

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

To submit your project for preselection please go to the application form.

The deadline for receiving the applications is May 4th at 23h59 (GMT +1)
For any question, please contact us info@europeangenreforum.com

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