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.


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 April 1st at 23h59 (GMT +1)
For any question, please contact us

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