Zagreb • Amsterdam • Tallinn

Screenwriting & Directing Lab @ Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, 6-9 July 2024, Zagreb
Producing Lab @ Imagine Fantastic Film Festival, 29 October – 1 November 2024, Amsterdam
Marketing and Packaging Lab @ Black Nights Film Festival, 18-22 November 2024, 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 three 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.

See the selected 2024 projects!