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ESP – Call for Works in Progress

December 1, 2015 - January 6, 2016

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As European Short Pitch always aims to be at the forefront of the ever-changing needs of the short film industry, from this year onwards, we’ll be adding a new segment to the coproduction forum, pitches of works-in-progress, this in collaboration with C3PM organized by Paris Courts Devant and Espera Productions, to supply the selected filmmakers with a platform to find a co-producer and to promote their short films to be completed on a European level.

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EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2016

Call for Works-in-Progress – 1st edition

In collaboration with C3PM – Paris Courts Devant

 (Co-production Post-Production Market for European Short Films)
Application deadline – 6th of January 2016

About European Short Pitch

 

European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.

As European Short Pitch always aims to be at the forefront of the ever-changing needs of the short film industry, from this year onwards, we’ll be adding a new segment to the coproduction forum, pitches of works-in-progress, this in collaboration with C3PM organized by Paris Courts Devant and Espera Productions, to supply the selected filmmakers with a platform to find a co-producer and to promote their short films to be completed on a European level.

Selected on the basis of the quality and the potential of their short film projects, 5 European talents will pitch and showcase their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch aims to bring young European talents into the spotlight, give them a high-end promotion opportunity, and develop short film coproduction in Europe. This initiative is about enhanced economic viability and European visibility for short film projects.

Coproduction Forum and Pitches of Works-in-Progress

The coproduction forum will take place from the 2nd till the 6th of March 2016 in Luxembourg as part of the Luxembourg City Film Festival in partnership with LARS. Participants will have one day to prepare and rehearse their pitches with the tutors present. The pitching, in the presence of the invited professionals, will take place on the 4th of March in the afternoon where each project will have a chance to screen the work-in-progress and to pitch the film and its specific needs. Each project will have 7 minutes (excl. screening of work-in-progress) – questions included.

One-to-one meetings (25 minutes long) with professionals will take place the morning after. On the evening of the 4th an award ceremony will take place with two in kind post-production awards offered by Espera Productions, one for 3500€ and one for 7500€, which will be handed out by a jury headed by the representatives of the Luxembourgish post-production house, Espera Productions. 

 

Who can apply?

 

European Short Pitch is open to creative teams developing international short film projects. It is therefore open to directors and producers.

Directors developing a project on their own are very welcome to participate in the programme. Yet it is strongly advised to already have nationally a production company interested or attached to the project.

The director/producer has to be between 18 and 35 years of age on the closing date of the call (6th of January 2016).

His/her nationality or country of residence should be one of the member countries of the Creative Europe Programme (European Union + Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway and Turkey). European Short Pitch will also select up to 3 projects from non-member countries of the Creative Europe Programme where NISI MASA has a member organisation: Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

The working language of European Short Pitch is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Participation fees

The participation fee for each project is 250 Euros. The fee covers the travel costs, the accommodation and subsistence for the coproduction forum. One person per project is covered by European Short Pitch. However, upon prior agreement, an extra person per project shall be admitted – he/she will have to cover his/her own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

How to apply?

Before the application deadline (6th of January 2016, midnight C.E.T.), applicants have to send the following to aleksandra@nisimasa.com.

  • The completed application form. Click here to access it:  ESP 2016 – Application Form_Works-in-Progess;
  • The Work-in-Progress (live action, animation or documentary are accepted) inferior to 20 minutes with English subtitles delivered as an .mpeg4 or .H264 via WeTransfer. It’s important to note that the shooting needs to be finished in order to qualify and the film cannot be finalized by the time the coproduction forum takes place.
  • CVs of the people involved creatively in the project (director & producer);
  • A presentation of the production company attached (if applicable).

Selection process

The jury, consisting of ESP Alumni and the organizing team, will gather in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 16th of January where they’ll decide upon the projects selected for the Works-in-Progress section of European Short Pitch 2016.

Participants will be informed on their selection / non-selection on the 20th of January 2016, either via the NISI MASA website (www.nisimasa.com) or by email.

The invited professionals

55 film professionals will be invited for the coproduction forum, chosen for their experience in European short film coproduction and according to the profiles of the selected projects. In some specific cases, participants will be offered to propose names of professionals to invite.

They will be mostly film producers (40 of them), the remaining 15 being either distributors/sales agents, financers (representatives of film funds), or buyers (TV commissioning editors). The list of professionals invited for the previous editions are available on www.nisimasa.com (cf. ‘Book of Producers’).

The organizing team & NISI MASA

European Short Pitch is organised by NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema. Present in 31 countries, NISI MASA has been organising dozens of international film projects since 2001.

The 2016 edition of European Short Pitch will be managed by Wim Vanacker, Head of the Script Department, Jérôme Nunes, Manager of the Coproduction forum and Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Project Coordinator.

 

Funders:
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With the Support of:

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In Partnership with:

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European Short Pitch 2016 – by NISI MASA 

NISI MASA

BàL No 124
206 Quai de Valmy
75010 Paris – France

Phone: +33 960 396 338

europeanshortpitch@nisimasa.com / www.nisimasa.com

Details

Start:
December 1, 2015
End:
January 6, 2016
Cost:
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