Latest update: 7 April 2023
#PROD #DIVERSITY - NEW DAWN
New Dawn is a combined effort by (currently) 10 public film funds to support more diversity in the international film industry. New Dawn will operate as a production fund, by making additional funding available for film productions and by supporting film makers in setting up networks. Its aim is to change the funding system from within, starting with productions that are currently developing with help from the participating funds.
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2023
#FORUM #COPRODUCTION - FORUM ALENTOURS
The 2023 edition of the Alentours Forum will take place from 27 to 29 June in Strasbourg. The Alentours Forum is the annual flagship event for cross-border film and audiovisual co-production. Producers looking for co-producers in the partner countries (Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium) can apply with a project in development to be included in the bilingual Franco-German catalogue, which will bring together a selection of around 25 projects.
Deadline for applications: 9 April 2023
#PODCAST #SCRIPT #STREET ART - RTBF TARMAC
TARMAC is looking for an original, rhythmic and immersive project on the history of street art in Belgium. The aim is to introduce the public to the art of graffiti and street art by placing it in the context of the hip-hop cultural movement, in a fun and engaging way. In this podcast, a strong character will take the listener on a journey of discovery of this movement. Three projects will be pre-selected and will receive a development package. In a second phase, only one of the three projects will be selected for a full production of the series.
Deadline for applications: 15 may 2023
#PODCAST #REDACTION - Karoo
This grant aims to support the creative impulse of young people who love all kinds of sound projects. As Karoo is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the theme of this edition is naturally "Anniversary". The three winners will each receive a €1000 grant to encourage the development of their podcast.
Deadline for applications: 2 june 2023
#COPRODUCTION #FEATURE FILM - TORINO FILM LAB
For the whole month of March the TFL Co-Production Fund - supporting co-productions between European and international producers - will keep accepting applications. This year, two projects will get a € 50,000 co-production grant combined with a series of tailor-made consultancies with experts in various fields of filmmaking. Which is the target of the Fund? It is open to feature films (fiction, creative documentaries, animation, over 60 minutes) in advanced development stage.
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2023
#MUSICVIDEO - VKRS
Video Kill the Radio Stars or VKRS, a festival dedicated to the art of music videos in Brussels, has opened the entries for its national competition. Enter your clip for this fifth edition, to be held on 9 and 10 June.
More info (fr)
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2023
#PITCHING #PODCAST - BPF
Pitching your project and receive feedback from professionals in the sector, on 6 April (online) from 4 to 6 pm. After last year's undeniable success, the BPF (Brussels Podcast Festival) is relaunching the adventure by organising a meeting between the authors of tomorrow and Belgian, French and Swiss podcast production structures. The concept remains the same. Depending on the pitch and the editorial lines, the BPF links the authors with two production structures that seem to be on the same wavelength. Each meeting will take place on Amplo's Crewbooking platform and will last 10 minutes.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023
#SCRIPTWRITING #SHORT FILM #FICTION - La résidence sud
The Résidence du Sud is a scriptwriting residency dedicated to short fiction films which takes place over a period of one year, in 5 stages, in 4 cities in the south of France: Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Cannes. This scheme offers personalised support for 4 authors (scriptwriter, dialogue writer, writer-director) and their script thanks to individualised tutoring, provided by professionals. Placed under the sign of itinerancy, it combines both writing time and immersion in the professional environment, by leaning on 4 festivals of the Southern Region: Un Festival C’est Trop Court! in Nice, Festival Tous Courts d’Aix-en-Provence, Festival international Music & Cinema Marseille (MCM) and Festival de Cannes.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023
#PITCHING #FORUM - FEST-Pitching forum
In this edition, the Pitching Forum will take place from 20 to 24 June, in Espinho (Portugal). The expected categories are : FEATURE GEMS (Feature film projects), WORK IN PROGRESS (Feature film projects in post-production), MAKE IT SHORT (Short film projects at any stage of development) and a new category SERIES (Projets en série dans n'importe quelle phase de développement) is added. The selected finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch their project to international film industry decision makers: producers, investors, fund managers, sales, distributors and festival programmers; to win awards, receive feedback and participate in one-on-one meetings. They will also have access to a three-day training session led by world-renowned project development experts, who will guide them in preparing the perfect pitch.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023
EAVE+ offers 15 producers the opportunity to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts during 4,5 days to tackle the business side of running a film company. The upcoming edition will focus on company sustainability and how to reinvent yourself in times of crisis. Under the title ‘transforming companies’ we will feature a series of company case studies and inspiring new business models and tackle the role of the producer as a leader.
Deadline for application: 31 January 2023.
#DISTRIBUTION #PROMOTION - TFL Audience Design Fund
The Fund will be assigned to 3 carefully selected projects that will receive a € 45,000 grant each, plus customised consultancies aimed at supporting films at distribution stage through the implementation of innovative audience engagement and outreach strategies. The consultancies go beyond the creative film marketing approach, using storytelling as a driving force to build communities, social and digital media outreach as well as off-line activities around the films. Sessions take place during the spring of 2023.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2023
#WIP - BIF MARKET
Work in project submission for the Bif Market 2023' edition are open.
Deadline for application: 15 February
#DOC #PITCHING - Millenium Film Festival
The Millenium Festival supports documentary creation and organizes a pitching session for young Belgian filmmakers! Are you a film school graduate or a young director? Do you have an idea for a film that is close to your heart and want to give yourself the best chance to see it succeed? Come and meet professionals and experts from the Belgian film world, producers, decision-makers, and distributors, to help you achieve this! The Belgian pitching session is intended for young filmmakers with a first or second film project. It will allow you to meet producers, decision-makers, and distributors to help you develop and explore the potential of your project as well as to understand how to put together a good file and to whom to address it.
Deadline for application: 20 February
#PITCH #FANTASTIC - BIF MARKET
Submit your pitch, be among the 10 projects defended in front of an international jury and win a prize worth €1000 for the development of your project.
Deadline for applications: 26 February 2023
#LIM2023 - Less is More
LIM - Less is More is the European feature film development programme for committed filmmakers in a changing world and launches its new 2023 Call for Projects to enhance creativity and to rethink how independent cinema is conceived in a time of deep ecological and political concern. LIM is welcoming writers & directors from (and/or living in) the European Union, Eurimages Countries and non-EU countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme, as well as the United Kingdom, applying with a fiction project at an early stage of development.
It is also open to candidates coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.
Submission deadline: 17 October 2022.
# 2 CALLS FOR PROJECTS - COMEDY & DOCUMENTARY
The Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel, Orange Belgium, the SACD, the Scam and Screen Brussels are joining forces to encourage genre diversity in the belgian francophone cinema and are therefore addressing a wider and more diverse audience: two calls for projects, one in fiction and the other in documentary, are being launched in 2022. They include:
- 4 writing grants of €12,500 for mainstream comedy feature film projects ;
- 6 writing grants of €5,000 for feature-length documentary projects on "Les enjeux de demain".
Applicants must have written, co-written or directed at least one film that has been broadcast professionally or have graduated from an FWB film school.
More info on the call for comedy
More info on the documentary
Submission deadline : 30 September 2022.
#TVSERIES - SERIES' WOMEN #2nd round
In 2021, 20 candidates took part in SERIES' WOMEN, the international career enhancement program for female producers of European drama series. For its second round in 2022, screen.brussels is once again supporting a female Brussels-based producer to participate at reduced costs. This second edition will take place from November 2022 to March 2023.
Submission deadline: 19 September 2022.
#PRODUCTION - EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2023
Train, develop, network. A year long programme focused on three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction, documentary and TV series projects.
W1 IN LUXEMBOURG MARCH 3 - 10, 2023
W2 IN ALPBACH, AUSTRIA JUNE 11 - 18, 2023
W3 IN THE NETHERLANDS OCTOBER 2023
Submission deadline: 29 August 2022
#International Screen Institute Sustainability Management
This course will have a strong emphasis on green business and project management, however, will also look at social sustainability in terms of sustainable work models that promote productivity while respecting and promoting the wellbeing of the work force and collaborators and create and promote inclusivity for collaborators of all backgrounds. Sustainability Management will take participants through all aspects of running a company or project in a sustainable manner from energy supply, business travel to what to consider when buying cleaning materials. It also will look at new work and collaboration models based on the principles of fairness and safety at the workplace and as a European course will promote setting common European standards and certificates.
Submission deadline: 1 August 2022
#MARKETING - EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP 2022
A five-days immersive Audience-focused workshop exploring 360º film marketing by gaining insight about the classic tools and the latest trends in Digital PR, social media management, digital marketing and Audience building. In Luxemburg, November 8-13, 2022.
Submission deadline: 12 July 2022
#FEATURE FILM Brussels Art Film Festival
The Brussels Art Film Festival launches its call for projects for its next edition, which will take place from November 10 to 13, in Brussels. The documentaries must be about artistic creation through practices as varied as architecture, music, sculpture, painting or literature. The projects must have a link with Belgium (artist, filmmaker or Belgian production). After selection by a committee of experts, the selected films will be eligible for 3 prizes of a total value of 4.500€.
Submission deadline: 1 July 2022
#FEATURE - New Nordic Films
he 17th Nordic Co-Production Market is held at New Nordic Films during The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. The Nordic Co-Production Market is aimed at producers with film projects in advanced development stage seeking co-producers, co-financing and/or international sales agents. The co-production market offers a unique possibility to present your project towards co-producers, film funds, distributors and international sales agents.
Submission deadline: 10 June 2022
#WB images animated shorts
Wallonie Bruxelles Images and the Centre du Cinéma publish three compilations of short films produced in Wallonia and Brussels each year. These compilations are intended only for international sellers, broadcasters and festivals. The call is addressed to "majority" French-speaking Belgian animated shorts completed between May 2021 and today.
A jury of professionals will view all these films to determine which ones will be included in this compilation.
Submission deadline: 2 May 2022
#Creative Europe Media : Talents and skills
MEDIA co-finances training courses that enable professionals in the audiovisual sector to enhance their talents and skills and to integrate a European and/or international dimension into their work. This can be face-to-face, online, residential and/or mentoring programs based on innovative learning approaches and methods, using the latest digital technologies.
Submission deadline: 4 May 2022
#Venice Gap- Financing Market
The Venice Production Bridge launches the call for projects for the eighth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place from September 3 to 5, 2021, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 to 11, 2021). The Venice Gap-Financing Market is a platform for selected projects that aims to help European and international producers secure financing for their projects (fiction films, documentaries and immersive VR story projects) through one-on-one meetings with potential and relevant international professionals (producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and funds). The three-day event will feature up to 45 selected European and international projects and immersive VR storytelling projects developed by the College of Film and Virtual Reality Biennia.
Submission deadline: 7 may 2022
#International Screen Institute Audience Design Lab
Designed to encourage film makers to find and build early audience engagement for their project/s. Learning to develop an audience design strategy at the earlier stages of the film making process will allow participants to have a greater understanding of how to engage that audience with the correct messaging for grass roots marketing across the various social platforms, find and build communities and looking at alternative and education opportunities. Participants will leave this course with a greater understanding of how to augment their film’s message, and how to build an impact campaign around their film.
Submission deadline: 9 May 2022
#Belgian Fantastic Pitchbox Session
ARRF, ASA, UPFF, Sabam, Screen Brussels, BIFFF and BIF Markets are pleased to present the third edition of the "Belgian Fantastic Pitchbox Session". Do you live in Belgium and have a finished or in-development feature film script, a treatment or simply an idea for a thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, dark comedy, horror, thriller or surrealist film? Come and present it to us! 10 writers/directors residing in Belgium will be selected on the basis of this synopsis and invited to pitch their project to a panel of Belgian and international producers, agents and distributors during the next BIF Market, which will take place from August 30 to September 2, 2022. This pitching session will be followed by a meeting with the different producers, agents and distributors.
Submission deadline: 13 May 2022
#cinEuro X Locarno Film Festival
Stay tuned! The call for projects for cinEuro X Locarno Film Festival is open! The producers of the cinEuro area are looking for co-production partners in the neighboring countries, who have until April 29 to submit their project. This is a unique opportunity to meet producers from different countries, to exchange ideas and to foresee new collaboration opportunities.
Submission deadline: 29 April 2022
#Creative Europe Media : Slate Development
This call supports catalogs of projects (3 to 5) with high creative and artistic value presented by companies with experience on the European market and a strong capacity for innovation and adaptation to the changes in the sector.
To be eligible, the applicant company must prove 2 recent successes having been produced since 2015 and commercially distributed in at least 3 other countries.
Submission deadline: 27 April 2022
#European Film Business and Law LL.M. | MBA
The Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam are planning to introduce the international advanced master's degree program European Film Business and Law LL.M. | MBA for the first time in the winter semester 2022/23. It is the first degree program developed to combine film business and film law as well as a European perspective. The program offers comprehensive insights into the European audiovisual and entertainment landscape from a business as well as a legal perspective. Next to top-class academic expertise, the program offers a significant amount of practice-relevant knowledge, interdisciplinary knowledge exchange, as well as access to top industry experts and their networks.
Submission deadline: 26 April 2022
#International Screen Institute Legal & Business Affairs
This 5 day series of sessions will cover the key areas of legal knowledge needed and will cover: - Negotiation of Option Agreements - Writers - Directors - Cast - Negotiating with US Guilds - Sales & Distribution Agreements - Deals with the Streamers Participants will come away with practical knowledge, confidence and understanding of the various legal aspects of film & TV contracts.
Submission deadline: 25 April 2022
Pitch is the event that allows authors to find the best possible partners for their feature film. You have an idea for a feature film, you want to share it with professionals? Send a synopsis in 1 page. All film genres are welcome. The only condition to submit your pitch is to reside in Belgium.
Submission deadline : 21 April 2022
#Horizon Europe: Increase the potential of the international competitiveness of the European filmmaking industry
Horizon Europe, the European Union's research and innovation program, has published a call for research projects aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the film industry. Projects must address at least two of the following research deliverables: new knowledge on the needs and developments of the European film industry, including its different sub-sectors of pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Provide innovative scenarios and policy tools, including digital, for the economic recovery of the sub-sectors affected by the economic recession and the COVID-19 crisis, as well as ways to prevent unemployment in the sector. Or provide evidence of user/viewer preferences for film, as well as limitations in identifying their preferences, in order to expand and diversify audiences.
The research will examine the state of the art of the European film industry, in order to analyze limitations, including institutional frameworks that prevent integration and cause fragmentation. Proposals should identify and pilot innovative, scalable and sustainable business models that will enable creators to better utilize digital and other technologies and further expand their audiences. Proposals should cover the business of filmmaking, as well as the broad field of filmmaking, including television, documentaries, animation, science films, etc.
Submission deadline: 20 April 2022, at 17:00
#Horizon Europe: Games and culture shaping our society
Horizon Europe, the European Union's research and innovation program, is opening a call for research projects on the impact of video games in our society. Projects must contribute to at least two of the following research outcomes: Evidence of the impact of games on European society, including their cultural value and risks. Evidence of the innovative potential of online gaming. New insights into the role of the games industry and non-commercial creative practices in the EU for the benefit of society. Or proposals to improve games in terms of their positive impact on education, skills, responsible business models, employment opportunities, social cohesion and creativity.
The call for projects opened on January 20 and will run until April 20, 2022.
Submission deadline: 20 April 2022, at 17:00
#Conecta Fiction & Entertainment
Dreaming of producing an ambitious fiction project and seeking investors to join you in its development, financing and distribution? If you have a high budget series or miniseries project, targetin a broad audience and with a strong international potential, this call is for you. These can be international co-productions, original projects endorsed by major talents such as screenwriters, director, cast, showrunners, or projects based on pre-existing works such as literaly works, plays, podcasts, video games, etc.
Submission deadline: 18 April 2022
#FEST Pitching Forum
The FEST - Pitching Forum offers access to film industry gatekeepers, development awards and co-production opportunities. Taking place as part of the 18th edition of the FEST - New Directors | New Films festival, the Pitching Forum will take place from June 21 to 25, in Espinho, Portugal.
The selected finalists will have 5 minutes to present their work-in-progress to international film industry decision-makers: producers, investors, fund managers, vendors, distributors and festival programmers, to receive feedback and participate in one-on-one meetings. They will also have access to a three-day training session led by world-renowned project development experts who will guide them on how to prepare the perfect pitch.
Submission deadline: 17 April 2022
#Creative Europe Media : Development of video games and immersive content
This new call not only supports the development of video games but also immersive content, regardless of the platform or distribution method, which is intended for commercial exploitation and which has an interactive and narrative component. MEDIA's financial contribution is limited to 50% of the eligible costs and capped at €150,000.
Submission deadline: 12 April 2022
#John Landis Masterclass & Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival
The Il Cinema Ritrovato festival is organizing its 36th edition this year. A true cinematographic paradise and one of the most prestigious festivals in the world, specialized in classic and restored cinema. This year the festival is organizing a Masterclass with John Landis, director, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for directing Michael Jackson's music videos: "Thriller" and "Black or White", which popularized the use of digital morphing and raised the standard of special effects in music videos.
The IFA masterclass consists of 20 participants. The IFA will select the 20 most creative talents. During this masterclass, John Landis will guide you through the filmmaking process; from script to final cut.
Submission deadline: 10 April 2022
#Forum Alentours 2022
This year, the Forum Alentours will once more offer two and a half days of pitching sessions, One on One meetings, panel discussions and workshops.
Producers looking for co-production partners in border countries can submit a project under development before April 8, 2022. 25 projects in French or German language seeking co-producers in partner countries will be selected and published in the bilingual (FR/DE) catalog of the Forum. Project leads will also have the opportunity to pitch their project in English on June 29th in Strasbourg before an audience of producers and other potential financial partners.
Submission deadline: 8 April 2022
#Creative Europe Media : TV and online content
MEDIA supports the production phase of television works - units or series - of fiction, animation or creative documentaries with high broadcasting potential. The project must benefit from the financial participation of at least 2 European broadcasters from 2 different MEDIA countries. A minimum of 40% of the production budget must be acquired.
Submission deadline: between 5 April and 20 September 2022
#TV WRITERS: European Showrunner programme
With the "European Showrunner Programme", the ifs internationale filmschule köln launches a unique initiative for showrunners in Europe. It is a (part-time) training and mentoring program for experienced series writers and a series of events to define and establish the role of showrunner in Europe. The training starts in June. The first industry event will take place on March 23 at the Series Mania Forum in Lille. The partners are the European Union's Creative Europe MEDIA program, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Netflix and Series Mania.
Submission deadline: 5 April 2022
The Belgian national competition is open to all individuals, without age limit or birth restriction, and all genres. Clips that have never been broadcast are welcome. The call is open to present your clip at the VKRS Festival that will take place on June 10 and 11 at the Riches-Claires theater in Brussels.
Submission deadline: 1 April 2022
#Brussels podcast Festival
RTBF launches a call for projects in collaboration with the Brussels Podcast Festival! This call for projects is aimed at young creators who wish to tell original, sound documentary stories in podcast applications, while addressing the RTBF's Tipik audience (25-39 years old). The focus will be on the originality of the stories chosen, the respect of their treatment, as well as the respect of the channel's editorial line. The theme will be "Crimes of the past". The series aims to differentiate itself from True Crime documentaries by using a modern language and a light universe while paying particular attention to the choice of the character and the originality of the narrative. Among the applications received, only 1 will be selected and will receive between 15.000 and 25.000€ of development aid.
Submission deadline: 28 March at 12:00
#XR Art Fair
The XR Art Fair is open to all forms of immersive creation: which, whatever its form (film, game, interactive work, performance, art installation, etc.), explores new forms of storytelling through XR technologies (VR, AR, MR) or through immersive and/or innovative devices (binaural sound, AI, etc.), finalized (whatever the date) and having already been distributed at least once, conceived for a physical distribution / exhibition.
Submission deadline: 23 March 2022 at 00:00
The 2022 selection session for creative radio projects is launched! Producers can submit their projects until March 14, 2022. The Fund supports the production costs of creative and original works of fiction, documentaries, music and continuing education. All projects must be submitted by an individual producer with independent status or by a producer who is a legal entity, residing or having a permanent establishment in the French Community (French-speaking region or bilingual region of Brussels-Capital).
Submission deadline: 14 March 2022
#5th edition of NewImages Festival: "New LATAM Voices" workshop
Organized in partnership with Garage Stories, the "New LATAM Voices" program aims to bring together emerging Latin American talent with creators and professionals from around the world to create new narratives and new representations of the continent.
Open to all creators:
- experienced or novice
- all nationalities and skills are welcome
✔ new encounters, discover new projects
✔ expand your network, develop your skills
✔ a collaborative spirit to advance projects
The call to all creators is open from Tuesday, February 8 to Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 00:00.
Submission deadline: 8 March 2022
#5th edition of NewImages Festival: XR competition
Every year, the XR competition offers the best of recent immersive creation to professionals and the general public. This call for projects is open to any innovative narrative work (XR or innovative device) completed in 2021 or 2022 (finalized before April 2022). Selected participants will compete for the Grand Prize of 6000€ and one of the Special Jury Prizes (AR, VR).
Submission deadline : 1 March 2022, at 00:00
#5th edition of NewImages Festival: XR Financing Market
Since 2019, the XR Financing Market is the leading market in Europe for the financing and co-production of immersive works and experiences (film, narrative experience, contemporary art, games, live performance, etc.). Its objective is to contribute to the development of the immersive art industry by organizing one-on-one business meetings (face-to-face or online) between project owners and people likely to finance or distribute them (co-producers, public or private aid funds, museums, online distribution platforms, LBEs, industry leaders, etc.)
Since 2021, the XR Financing Market has been designed in such a way as to allow all participants (whether attending physically or online) to benefit from an optimal quality of service and to get the most out of the event.
Open to any project of work :
- immersive and original (film, game, performance, installation)
- in development, no minimum funding required
Submission deadline: 1 March 2022
#EAVE PUNTES-Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2022
The call for applications for EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training program for developing Europe-Latin America co-production, is now open. The workshop is aimed at Latin American and European film professionals interested in developing strong ties between Europe and Latin America. The selected group of candidates is composed of 10 producers focusing on project development, and 4-5 European film professionals . Each year, the 15 selected participants discuss in a safe space their experiences, obstacles and challenges encountered in the industry, and get an overview of the production conditions and markets on both continents with the group and the high-level professionals who form the teaching team.
Submission deadline: 28 february 2022
#NUMIX AWARD #NUMIX2022
The registration period for the 13th edition of the NUMIX PRIZES is open until February 17, 2022. The categories open to international entries for 2022 are: CAPSULE AND WEBSERIES, BALADO, XR and IN SITU.
Since 2010, the NUMIX PRIZES have been rewarding excellence in digital content from Quebec. In 2021, the NUMIX PRIZES opened up to international competition. This recognition awarded by peers, i.e. different juries composed of professionals from the cultural and digital worlds, contributes to making the NUMIX PRIZES a privileged moment that now goes beyond a simple competition. Each edition is an opportunity for producers and artisans to meet, exchange ideas, take a critical look at the year's achievements, observe current trends and, in so doing, open the way to new developments. The NUMIX AWARDS competition has thus become an incubator of ideas and innovations for our young industry.
Submission deadline: 17 February 2022
#ANIMATION #VFX #JOB
Looking for your dream job? The online speed date of February 28, 2022, organized by Amplo and mediarte, offers you the opportunity to meet a wide range of Belgian animation & vfx studios. And above all, these studios are all actively looking for talent!
During the speed date, individual interviews are planned between employers and candidates, selected in advance for one or several job offers.
The objective is to allow companies in the animation and special effects sector to actively contact candidates/talents that meet their search criteria.
Sumission deadline: 20 February 2022, at 00:00
#A booster program for female scriptwriters over 40
The Writers Lab is now launched in Europe with a script development program for women (cis, trans, nonbinary) over 40. A development program that screen brussels proudly supports. Guests and mentors include Susanne Bier, Christina Ham, Jantje Friese, Ameenah Ayub Allen, Nadine Labaki, Jasmila Žbanić and Isabel Coixet. Screenwriters selected by the Lab will work one-on-one and in groups with film industry leaders to develop their scripts and craft. They will also develop tools and strategies for success.
The Writers Lab is open to feature film and pilot screenplay submissions of all genres. Short films and documentaries will not be accepted. Registration will open on January 6 and the submission session will run until February 7th. For more information and to submit your application, please visit the wesbite.
Submission deadline: February,7th 2022.
#Open call for web series
The Flemish Audiovisual Fund and DGP Media are joining forces and providing funds for bold, innovative fiction projects in the field of web series. This is a one-time open call made possible thanks to the VAF's relaunch funds allocated by the Flemish Government for 2022. DPG Media and the VAF will work with creators to find an original pitch for a fiction project destined for vtmGO that meets the points below. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2022.
Submission deadline: 15 february 2022
#Mifa pitches 2022
Submit your project (short film, series or TV special, a feature film project or a digital experience project) for the Mifa 2022 pitch. The list of selected projects will be available on the Annecy Festival website at the end of April 2022.
Submission deadline: 8th february 2022
#Less is More call for Development Angels
Less is More call for Development Angels is now open for the 2022 edition and is aimed at film professionals. Less is More is an initiative that supports writer-directors with projects from 1st to 3rd feature films in early development. Each selected Development Angel will benefit from masterclasses and dedicated sessions designed to highlight specific development tools. The Less is More program includes three one-week workshops between March and October 2022, as well as a tailored event - LIM MEET - to benefit from the input of industry professionals from across Europe.
Submission deadline: 4 january 2022
#Global Pitch 2022 - Women's Voices
Sunny Side of the Doc is organizing the Global Pitch to be held on February 22 and 23, 2022. The goal is to facilitate international co-productions and funding for projects featuring women's voices. Sunny Side of the Doc is looking for important, powerful and engaging stories with a female perspective as well as genuine support for women filmmakers from underrepresented communities.
The call for projects is open to all talents, from all regions of the world. All formats are accepted, as well as all stages of project development, provided that they can show that they have obtained at least 10% of the production budget. Selected projects will be offered access to targeted international decision-makers, meetings to advance your project, visibility of your project within the international documentary community and follow-up until its release. The winner of the best pitch will receive a prize of 3000€ and two free accreditations
Submission deadline: 5 January 2022
#International Festival Series Mania Forum
This year, 20 upcoming writers will be selected to take part in the week-long writing workshop at the Creative Bazaar in Lille. Within this creative incubator, candidates will have the opportunity to develop their TV series project with renowned tutors and then TV industry producers, broadcasters, and platforms during Series Mania Forum. You can apply as a solo writer or as a duo, coming from a partner school or not. Applications written in another language than English will not be considered.
Submission deadline: 20 december 2021 (00:00)
#WEMW Slate Market & EAVE Consultancies
WEMW 2022 will launch the first edition of the WEMW Slate Market. This brand-new innovative programme, run in close partnership with EAVE, will select 5 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will offer them consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning, together with business-to-business exchanges with key players from different industry sectors.
Submission deadline: 30 November 2021
#FEATUREFILM - Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel - Production légère
The Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel is relaunching its call for projects dedicated to fiction films made in light production conditions.
Submission deadline: 28 September 2021 (17:00)
#CCI - CREA.BRUSSELS
ST'ART - impact and investment fund for cultural and creative companies in Wallonia and Brussels - and the Brussels Region are launching the Crea.Brussels call for projects for companies active in the cultural and creative sectors in Brussels. The rules and the questionnaire of this call are available on the website start-invest.be. On the proposal of Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State for Economic Transition, the Brussels Government has decided to strengthen its support to the Cultural and Creative Industries and to develop a strategy dedicated to them in the coming months. The call for Crea.Brussels projects is the first part of this strategy.
Submission deadline: 30 september 2021 (20:00)
#ANIMATION - ANIMA FESTIVAL 2022
Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, will take place from February 25 to March 6, 2022 and will celebrate its 41st edition. Submit your films now. In addition to attracting professionals from all over the world, Anima is also a popular family festival that welcomes more than 40,000 festival-goers every year. Qualifying for the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film, the awards program recognizes a wide range of animated films.
Submission deadline: 4 October 2021
#MARKETING - EAVE WORKSHOP
A five-days immersive Audience-focused workshop exploring 360º film marketing by gaining insight about the classic tools and the latest trends in Digital PR, social media management, digital marketing and Audience building.
The 2021 edition will take place in Luxembourg, from October 5-10, 2021.
Submission deadline: 7 july 2021
#MUSIC - Third character Directors and Producers meet composers
Film Fest Ghent, MCFIFA and FIFF Namur connect directors and composers for Third Character initiative. During the annual WSA Industry Days at Film Fest Ghent, from 20 to 23 October 2021, Film Fest Ghent will collaborate with MCFIFA (MUSIC & CINEMA International Film Festival of Aubagne) and FIFF Namur (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur) to organise a Belgian version of the Third Character initiative. Directors and producers who are looking for a composer for their film project can rely on FFG, MCFIFA and FIFF Namur to find a match with a suitable film music composer.
Submission deadline: 1 August 2021
#XR - GIFF Geneva International Film Festival
Join the selection of the 27th edition of the Geneva International Film Festival November 5 - 14, 2021. A pioneer in the field of digital innovation and storytelling arts, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) is the Festival where the future of the cinematic experience is shaped. Every year since 2014, it offers a program of immersive XR films and digital works from around the world presented in Swiss, international or world premieres. At the heart of the Festival is the Geneva Digital Market (GDM), the only event in Switzerland dedicated to innovation and open to international professionals, which promotes the transfer of skills between the disciplines of cinema, television and digital.
Submission deadline: 17 August 2021
#DIGITALIZATION - BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION
The Brussels-Capital Region launches a new call for projects to support VSE and SME in their digitisation efforts on the one hand, and to ensure the digital transition of the Brussels economy by supporting the development of digital projects with a positive social and environmental impact on the other hand. This call for projects has a total budget of €400,000 to fund, for one year, private actors who submit projects that fall within one of these two lines of action:
- The digitisation of very small enterprises (VSE) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
- The development of digital projects with a positive social and environmental impact
Submission deadline : 30 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - BAFF
BAFF launches its call for films for its next edition (10-14 November 2021) in Brussels. The call for films is open to filmmakers, productions, students, professionals and amateurs from all over the world. The films must deal with art through practices as varied as architecture, music, sculpture, painting, dance, literature and must have a link with Belgium (Belgian artist, and/or Belgian filmmaker, and/or Belgian production or co-production). Films submitted must have been completed after 1 January 2020.
Submission deadline : 1 July 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - NORDIC CO-PRODUCTION AND FINANCE MARKET
The 16th Nordic Co-production and Finance market takes place August 25th as a part of the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. This event targets film producers, investors, film funds, sales agents and others with a professional interest in co-productions. 15-20 international film projects are selected to participate in a pitching session in front of important players in the international film industry.
Sumbission deadline: 11 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Final Cut in Venice
The Venice Production Bridge is launching the call for projects for the ninth edition of Final Cut in Venice, which will take place from 5 to 7 September 2021, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 to 11 September 2021). This edition will present a limited number of quality films in progress from all African countries and 5 Middle Eastern countries (Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon) and will give them the opportunity to find post-production funding thanks to our supporters and participants.
Submission deadline: 12 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Inmoviefest
This call for projects is aimed at professionals involved in all areas of filmmaking (producers, distributors, film commissions, broadcasters, online platforms,...). It is an opportunity to make new contacts and engage in networking. The Ponte del Mare International Production Week (28-31 August 2021) will feature a wide selection of projects in advanced stages of development and pre-financing, in the form of films, documentaries, virtual reality works or TV series.
Submission deadline : 15 June 2021
#XR - CANNES XR - Call for projects
Call for international XR artists for the Cannes XR Development Showcase 2021. In association with Artizen, the Showcase represents an exciting opportunity to pitch their virtual and augmented reality projects in development. In front of a panel of key industry decision makers, co-producers, distributors, curators in the XR world. The nominees will compete for the Cannes XR Storytelling Award, which will take place during the Film Market from 6 to 15 July, during online pitching sessions.
Submission deadline : 1 June 2021
#DOCUMENTARY - Festival "En ville!"
The festival "In town!" call for entry is open (International Competition). The festival will take place in Brussels from October 7-16, 2021. "In Town" is a documentary film festival about our territories, their imaginary, and those who inhabit and/or bring them to life. Every street corner is an opportunity to meet new ones.
Submission deadline : 1 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Cinekid
Are you a scriptwriter currently working on a children's film? Then submit your project for the Cinekid Script Lab at the Cinekid Festival, with a six-month script training programme at stake.
Submission deadline : 1 June 2021
#SERIES - Eureka Mania
Series Mania Institute is a new initiative entirely devoted to training those who will make the European series of tomorrow. Eureka Series is an intensive 14-week, full-time training course for writers and producers of television drama series from all over Europe.
EXTENDED Submission deadline : 14 May 2021
#FEATURE-FILM / #VR - Venice Gap-Financing Market
The eighth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market will take place from 3 to 5 September 2021 during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021). The aim of this event is to help European and international producers secure financing for their projects through one-to-one meetings with potential and relevant international professionals. This call is open for the following categories: films and documentaries as well as RV projects.
Submission deadline : 16 May 2021
#DOCUMENTARY - Millennium Festival
The Millenium Festival organises a pitching session for young Belgian filmmakers! Are you a film school graduate or a young director? Do you have an idea for a documentary film that is close to your heart and want to give yourself the best chance to see it succeed? Come and meet professionals and experts from the world of Belgian cinema: producers, decision-makers, distributors, to help you achieve this.
Submission deadline : 30 April 2021
#ANIMATION - Cartoon Forum 2021
Do you have an animated TV series project or a TV special in development? Are you looking for a co-producer, financing, a broadcaster or a new platform partner? Then don't hesitate to submit your project to Cartoon Forum 2021 and try your luck at pitching it in front of 950 animation industry professionals!
Submission deadline : 10 May 2021
#ANIMATION - Annecy Festival 2021
The countdown has started: to submit your films to compete in the Official Selection or to have your project selected at the Mifa Pitches during the biggest event in the world dedicated to animation film, register now!`
Submission deadlines FILMS: 15 February 2021 (Short-film / Tv Films / Graduation Films / Commissioned Films) - 15 March for Feature Film / 06 April for VR.
Submission deadline PROJECT (Pitches): 07 February 2021(all categories)
#SERIES - Conecta Fiction
Conecta FICTION is an international event in which creativity, financing, production and broadcasting of television content take center stage every year in Spain gathering all key players (industry & creative talent) involved in scripted content from Europe and America.
Date limite : 30 avril, 7 mai et 21 mai 2021
#MUSICVIDEOS - VKRS #3
Registration for the VKRS National Competition #3 is open. The best clips of the year 2020 will be rewarded. You can submit one or more entries. Make your art known. The selected entries will be announced in May. This third edition of the festival will take place on 11 and 12 June 2021 in Les Riches-Claires in Brussels. For registration, please visit the VKRS website.
Submission Deadline: 1 April 2021
#TRAINING - Inside Pictures
Are you an ambitious, enterprising, internationally-established supervisor or producer in the European film industry? Then send your candidacy to Inside Pictures for participation in their film business training program ( place for 20 participants: executives and producers who want to lead the film industry into a digital future ).
Submission deadline : 14 March 2021
#XR - NewImages Festival
Are you the owner of an XR project (film, game, performance, etc.)? Completed or in development, submit it to the 4th edition of NewImages Festival, a festival of digital creations and virtual worlds that will take place from 9 to 13 June 2021.
Submission deadline : 22 March 2021
#ART - VRHAM 2021
If you are creative people or artistic teams with an interactive project (under development or finalised) in which you wish to implement a collective and interactive dimension, submit your project to VRHAM 2021.
Submission deadline: 15 March 2021
#TVSERIES - Series Mania
Call for series
The next edition of Series Mania will be held in Lille from 28 May to 5 June and will take the form of nine festive and stimulating days with more than 100 screenings, including world premieres, as well as master classes, conferences, round tables and exhibitions. Feel free to submit your series projects.
Submission deadline: 5 March 2021
Co-Pro pitching sessions
If you are a producer and you have a drama series that is looking for international financing and co-production partners, consider submitting your project to the Co-Pro pitching sessions.
Submission deadline: 5 March 2021
#SHORT - Graines de Cinéastes
Graines de Cinéastes announces its first call for films. This call for projects is addressed to women directors (anyone who identifies as a woman) who are new to the Belgian film scene. To be eligible, your film (fiction, documentary or animation) must be your first or second short film, dating from 2017 at the earliest.
Submission deadline : 7 March 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - PITCHBOX
This year is the second edition of the Belgian Fantastic Pitchbox Session. If you have a finished or developing feature film script, treatment or simply an idea for a fantasy, horror, science fiction or thriller film, don't hesitate to come and present it.
Submission deadline : 1 March 2021
#XR-WEBSERIES-PODCAST - Numix Award
The 2021 edition of the Numix Prizes opens up internationally. Every year, this event offers a real showcase for studios and creators, so if you are in the field of digital arts and you have a project to defend, do not hesitate to submit it for this edition. This call for projects is reserved for French-speaking creators.
Submission deadline : 17 February 2021
#TVSERIES: Torino Film Lab - Series Lab 2021
SeriesLab focuses on fiction TV series projects at an early development stage and is addressed to professional European* scriptwriters, directors and producers. The programme is structured around two residential workshops in June and November 2021 and one online workshop in September 2021. The aim is to draft the treatment of the pilot and the concept presentation (mini-bible) by the end of the programme. SeriesLab concludes with the presentation of the developed concepts in front of a selection of major international key players, during an industry event organized by TorinoFilmLab in conjunction with one of the main European TV series markets. You can find more information on the dedicated news.
Submission Deadline : 1 February 2021
#PODCAST - La première RTBF / Brussels Podcast Festival
RTBF launches a new call for native podast in French, in collaboration with the Brussels Podcast Festival. More info on the French page of the project calls.
Submission Deadline : 1 February 2021
#TV - SERIES' WOMEN
SERIES’ WOMEN is the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry. The programme's holistic approach offers excellent training in visibility and leadership, fosters access to industry markets and supports the building of professional networks. The broad variety of the programme elements paves the way for a significant increase in industry exposure and business opportunities for the producers and their projects. SERIES' WOMEN combines curated mentoring and coaching with state-of-the-art training opportunities and offers direct access to decision makers and top industry players as well as exclusive pitching and networking opportunities at Series Mania Forum 2021.
Submission deadline: 1 Februari 2021
#MUSICVIDEOS - Call for project by the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel - Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
The project call is open to any director/artist, whether or not they have previously directed music videos, films, or other audiovisual content. The music video must be designed to accompany a clearly identified piece of music, which the musician or group has a topicality (e.g. album release) and is supported by a professional structure (label, booking agencies, manager, etc.). The clip can be in a wide variety of formats: live-action, animation, documentary, fictional or experimental, or even multidisciplinary. The project must be designed to circulate on dedicated platforms for clip format (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) but also to be teased via social networks- in the broadest sense. The aid, of a maximum amount of 20,000 euros, must be spent for the benefit of individuals or legal entities resident in Belgium for tax purposes.
The form has to be submitted in French but the music video can be of any language.
Submission Deadline: 12 January 2021.
More info (fr)
#DEVELOPMENT - LIM Call for Development Angels
LIM* proposes an annual programme for “Development angels”, film professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects. We are inviting you to a Zoom Presentation of this programme by Antoine Le Bos (Artistic Director) and Massimiliano Nardulli (Head of Talent) on Tuesday 15 December 6 pm (UTC/GMT +1). For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and shared afterward → Register to attend.
Submission Deadline: 5 January 2021
#DOCS: Sunny Side of the Docs - Global Pitch
Sunny Side of the Doc is launching Global Pitch, a new initiative that will take place on 2nd to 3rd February 2021. Twelve investigative and current affairs projects will be selected to take part in two days of online pitching sessions. The Global Pitch comes at a time when our planet, our daily lives and our industry are being turned upside down. Society is faced with increasingly complex issues and challenges, and the documentary genre has now more than ever a decisive role to play when it comes to understanding the world around us, inspiring change and shining a light on action for the future.
Submission deadline: 10 December 2020.
#FEATURE FILM: FIRST CUT LAB Belgium
First Cut Lab Belgium is a consultancy program designed for feature films in editing phase from Belgium – at least one from Flanders & at least one from Wallonie-Bruxelles. The program is made in collaboration and with the final support of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds and the Centre du cinema of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The selected teams (director/producer/editor) are offered a creative framework, both benevolent & challenging, where to open up new perspectives and to explore the whole artistic potential of their films. They screen their rough cut in a private session, and receive expert feedbacks from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor.
The program will take place online, and each film will be workshopped within the period from 15. January 2021 to 30. June 2021. Each film is accompanied by First Cut Lab for a period of roughly 6 weeks, even though the core of the Lab takes place over two consecutive days.
Submission deadline: 15 December 2020.
#DOCS: Calls for documentaries at DOK.fest München
DOK.fest München has opened a call for documentary projects for the next 2021 edition, from 5 to 16 May.
You can check here the rules of eligibility and submit your work.
Submission deadline: 18 December 2020.
#ANIMATION: CARTOON MOVIE, Call for Feature animated movies
Submit your feature animated movie project for next pitching & coproduction forum at Cartoon Movie - 9 to 11 March 2021 - in Bordeaux (France).
Submission deadline: 23 November 2020
#SHORT: MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL - Women's Empowerment
For its 16th international edition, the MOBILE FIM FESTIVAL decided to raise awareness about Women's Empowerment. Issues of gender equality will hence be addressed on a positive, constructive et engaged manner. Directors are invited to create films based on a simple (and original) principle: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film. Many prices will be awarded by an international Jury.
Submission deadline: 20 October 2020
#FEATURE-FILM: Less is More in Brittany
6 filmmakers selected each year from all over the world wanting to develop a feature film project (fiction) within a limited budget frame: LIM is welcoming writers / directors with a first, second or third feature project, as well as artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts, who apply with a project at an early stage of development.
LIM programme includes three one-week workshopsbetween March and October 2021 – two residential workshops and one online – as well as a tailor-made Showcase Event to benefit from the inputs of industry professionals coming from all over Europe.
In 2021, like in 2020, we will create the best combination possible to help the filmmakers give birth to their projects, within collective dynamics and inputs from our tutors / consultants, despite Covid constraints
Submission deadline: Sunday 23 October (Midnight - UTC/GMT+1)
#XR/3D Call for 3D/XR projects in development by Stereopsia
Stereopsia - The World Immersion Forum - Organized by Stereopsia - the World Immersion Forum, the Booster is a unique springboard for innovative filmmakers with an immersive 3D/XR project in development. The Booster is a 3-days program starting with an intensive, small-group, hands-on training led by international experts to master the art of pitching, get the latest insights & trends for the XR contents, industry and market, be at the forefront of the XR technologies and learn how to develop and finance a XR project.
Submission deadline: 30 SEPTEMBER
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