The Agora Works in Progress: selects projects in post-production stage, which have a link to the Mediterranean regions and Southeastern Europe, and presents them to sales agents, distributors, producers, streaming platforms and festival programmers with the objective to raise finishing funds, secure sales agents, festival premieres and book meetings with potential partners. Submission Deadline: 11/09/2023.
Pariscience festival Pitch - First Scientific Film Award: Are you a director who has never made a popular science documentary? Submit a 52-minute film project illustrating, from a scientific angle, themes such as biodiversity, the environment or terrestrial phenomena. 25 000 EUR coproduction participation by Ushuaïa. Project submission until 8/09/2023.
WildPitch 2023 Applications, Wildscreen: Apply Here | Deadline: 12/06/2023.
NATPE Budapest will provide tailored assistance to producers and agents with film and TV projects in development. The event's Co-Pro Connections program will pair them with CEE-based co-production, acquisition and financing executives who are attending the market and ready to get involved at an early stage. Matchmaking will be planned according to interest expressed ahead of the market. Meetings will be set up in a restricted market area with individual meeting tables. Up to three film/TV projects can be submitted by each participating producer. The program, offered at a cost, also includes a market pass and access to the full NATPE Budapest event experience. The program is limited to 20 producers, and early sign-up is recommended. Send an email to email@example.com to receive an updated list of co-production, acquisition and financing executives ready to take part in the program. Until 10-22/06/2023.
Cinekid: for innovative and high-quality films and episodic productions for children up to 14 years of age, with a preference for those that tackle social issues or stimulate creative thinking. Entry deadline is 1/06/2023.
ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum (October 4-8 2023, Łódź, Poland): pitch forum for stop motion project - short film in development or feature film/TV series in every stage of development. Submit your project for pitching and win awards! Deadline on 31/05//2023.
For Cinekid Script LAB and the Junior Co-production Market, we're still looking for feature films and series in development. Entry deadline for Script LAB is 28/05/2023. Entry deadline for JCM is 4/07/2023.
New Horizons and the Kids Kino International Festival are calling for producers to submit their projects to the Kids Kino Industry pitching sessions. The objective is to help filmmakers find the right partners and investors for their projects. 3 sections are open: In Development for projects in development, Work in Progress for projects in production or post-production and Market Presentation for completed projects (production year 2022/2023) that are looking for international distributors and sales agents. The 7th edition of this international co-production forum will take place from October 3 to 5 in Warsaw during Kids Kino (September 29 - October 8). Application deadline: 12/05/2023.
CARTOON FORUM (18-21/09/2023, Toulouse, France): animation TV projects application until 9/05/2023.
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NATPE Budapest Pitch & Play LIVE! (June 19 to 22, Intercontinental Hotel): This format pitching competition is for new format concepts from the CEE region with the most international potential. Previous winners have gone on to successfully finance, produce and sell their shows globally. For any original unscripted format concept created after May 1, 2022 can be submitted for consideration. A selection committee will evaluate each format based on three criteria: originality (how fresh and unique is the concept), universality (does it have flexibility for changes and development), and internationality (does the format have worldwide sales potential). The three entries that receive the most points will be selected to take part in the Pitch & Play LIVE! Final, which is scheduled to take place at NATPE Budapest on Tuesday, June 20.
CEE Animation Forum: Submissions are open to European animated projects, which are currently in development, in 4 categories:
Writing Climate Pitchfest - Hollywood Climate Summit: APPLY HERE | Deadline: 27/04/2023
Conecta (26-28/06/2023, Toledo, Spain): Pitch scripted copro series and pitch scripted high end series until 04/04, pitch scripted music series until 10/04, pitch feel good formats and pitch docu-drama series until 11/4/2023.
Copro Israel, (Tel Aviv, 05. – 08. Juni 2023): documentary project submission until 31/03/2023.
Pitch Your Groundbreaking Ideas: for young, creative filmmakers to tell their stories to a large audience during the CPH:DOX Film Festival in Copenhagen. The top 5 applicants will be chosen by Scenery to present their stories and ideas to an international panel and compete for a prize of €5.000 in development funding. Application deadline : 20/03/2023
Banff: annual content development marketplace that positions production companies and content creators with the industry’s top buyers and executives to help foster new business deals. The event will feature curated 1:1 in-person pitching and group networking such as Speed Meetings, Coffee With and more! 2022 Festival Report for more information! Early bird until 17/03/2023.
FIDLab (in July during FIDMarseille): for doc directors, opportunity to meet with producers, support funds, broadcasters and distributors. Each year, 10 international projects are selected, regardless of format, length or subject matter, both fiction and documentary, whether they are in the writing, development or post-production stages. The FIDLab takes place in two stages: after an oral and visual presentation of the projects to the professional public, a day of individual interviews is held. All film projects, at any stage of development and looking for partners and funding, are eligible. Application deadline: 31/03/2023
Montreal International Documentary festival (RIDM), (16-26/11/023, Montréal, Canada): for short films (less than 30 min.), medium-length films (30 to 59 min.) and feature films (60 min. and more) from all over the world. 12 prizes of money and/or services will be awarded by a jury of local and international professionals. You can submit a film or interactive work until June 15, 2023.
To submit a project or for all details, visit our web page: https://ridm.ca/en/about/2023-call-for-entries
The Co-Production and Business Forum of Ibero-American animation (San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, 11-13/05/2023): opportunity to meet with potential partners and companies interested in partnering with animation projects. Application until 21/03/2023.
BANFF Curated 1:1 in-person pitching: Speed Meetings with Buyers, Production Partners. Early bird until 17/03/2023.
Sunny side of the doc (19-22/06/2023, La Rochelle, France): doc project submission until 6/04/2023.
Innovation Lab 2023 call of the cross-sectoral strand of the Creative Europe program, the Creative Europe offices in 19 countries, in partnership with the European Commission and the EACEA Executive Agency, are organizing a transnational project pitching session on Thursday, March 2, from 10am to 12:30pm.➡ Registrations to participate in the session as an observer until March
KFF industry: documentary project application until 31/03/2023.
DocsBarcelona: documentary project submission for public pitch, speed meetings and rough cut pitch until 06/03/2023.
Trickstar Business Award: for the best innovative and groundbreaking business model in the field of animation with a cash prize of 7,500 €, sponsored by Verband Region Stuttgart. Applicants who submit a project to APD are kindly invited to submit it also for the Trickstar Business competition. Deadline: 1/03/2023.
Beldocs : for filmmakers from Western Balkans, Baltic States and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Projects should be either main production or co-production of these countries. Beldocs Pitching Forum & Beldocs XR Academy Application until 1/03/2023
Camp4Science, powered by AFO, is a training and networking event for filmmakers dedicated to developing science documentary projects. The call is aimed at science-related or factual audiovisual projects in development. Apply until February 28 2023.
Hot Docs Forum (2-3/05/2023, Toronto, Canada): international co-financing event, 20 pitches will present to key international buyers and industry players projects at various levels of completion seeking international co-production financing. For more information, click here and here FAQs. Contact: Dorota Lech.
SERIES MANIA coproduction forum: fiction series project. Get a chance to be noticed by co-producers, financiers, commissioners and buyers from around the world, and be awarded a 50,000€ prize for the best project.
Sunny side of the doc climate change doc project pitch: Award: 3000 EUR + free accreditation to Sunny side of the doc.
M:Brane: European co-productions forum for all genres and platforms aimed at children and a wider youth audience:
x Main Pitch - For all projects in development, with a producer attached. Submit here
x W-I-P Pitch - For all projects that are in post production or later, with a producer attached. Submit here
x REALYOUNG© Pitch - For documentary projects in development, with a producer attached (Part of our REALYOUNG© workshop). Submit here
-> The Best Pitch Award (2500€) goes to the best pitch presentation during the Forum, carefully selected by our jury
CPH:FORUM (20-23/03/2023, Copenhaguen, Danemark): submit projects to this international financing and co-production platform. 35 to 40 selected projects will be invited to present their work to key European and international financiers, distributors and potential co-producers, take part in tailored one-to-one meetings, and finally get the chance to win the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of 20.000 EUR. In addition, CPH:WIP will present works in progress in late production or post-production looking for gap financing or distribution.
East Doc Platform (Prague, Czech Republic, 24-30/03/2023): The East Doc Platform is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries. Every year, we connect European filmmakers with key decision makers - producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from all over the world. Submit, for free, your creative feature-length documentaries, factual series and non-fiction VR and transmedia projects from the CEE region in development, production and post-production.
East Doc Forum: Pitching for Central and East European creative documentary projects in development or in production stage, including factual series. Participation includes five day-long pitch training and preparation, networking opportunities and individual meetings with invited decision makers.
East Doc Market: Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with decision makers for documentary projects in production and post-production.
FIPADOC (20-28/01/2023, La Rochelle, France): doc project application by 10/11/2022.
CEE Animation Forum: pitching, financing and co-production event. This event aims to stimulate the international potential of projects, their visibility and their access to a wider European market. It will be held from November 2 to 4 in a hybrid format in Pilsen (Czech Republic) and online. Application by 28/10/2022.
Berlinale Co-Production Market (18-23/02/2023): The call for drama series projects is open. The selection of the Co-Pro series will be announced in January. Producers and financiers looking for series projects can apply from November to January. 10 drama series projects seeking international co-production and financing partners will be presented at the 9th edition of the Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event, organized by the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
AGORA WORKS IN PROGRESS (6-10/11/2022, Thessaloniki IFF): for docs in pre-production or ready to shoot doc feature films from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean regions to be shown to industry professionals from all over the world in Thessaloniki.
ANIMARKT 2022 (5-8/11/2022, Lodz, Poland): stop motion animation project pitching forum.
Ji.hlava New Visions Forum & Market 2022: for European documentary (in a broad sense) projects.
CROSSROADS CO-PRODUCTION FORUM (6 -10/11/2022, Thessaloniki IFF): for emerging talents from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean regions, for experienced directors and producers as well as first timers.
CineLink Work in Progress, part of CineLink Industry Days, the industry section of the Sarajevo Film Festival, selects up to 10 post-production projects to be presented exclusively to invited international sales agents, festival programmers, distributors, public funders and post-production companies during the Sarajevo Film Festival, August 12-19.
MIA coproduction market (11-15/10/2022, Roma, Italy): application for Film, Drama Series, or Doc projects.
Cinekid Junior Co-production Market: for children's projects across the film and television sectors. Submit your children's film- or series project through this form, and read the regulations here.
MEDIMED (13-16/10/2022, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain): documentary project
Al Jazeera Documentary industry days @ AJB DOC (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10-12/09/2022): doc project
XVIII Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum (19-21/09/2022, San Sebastian, Spain): pitch in front of funders and one on one meetings. IBAIA prize, with 3,000 euros for the winning producer.
Kids Kino Industry JUNIOR COPRODUCTION MARKET: animation project.
Docu Talents from the East (Sarajevo, 08/2022): Doc project from Central and Eastern Europe.
Venice Gap-Financing Market (2-4/09/2022): for international producers looking to complete the financing of their projects (fiction, documentaries, immersive projects), through one-on-one meetings with professional decision-makers (producers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters...) The call is open to feature-length fiction, documentary projects and immersive projects.
Conecta Fiction & Entertainment (Toledo, Spain, 21-24/06/2022): pitch forum for ambitious fictions series projects, docu-drama series and formats with humour elements.
Sunny side of the documentary pitch: documentary project application closed.
SILBERSALZ Science & Media (17-18/2022, Halle, Germany): science film application closed.
DocsBarcelona rough cut pitch, public pitch & speed meetings (17-30/05/2022)
DOK.series Award DOK fest München : doc series projects related to football.
Sheffield DocFest Meet Market (Sheffield, UK, 23-28/06/2022)/: for documentary project.
APD (4-6/05/2022, Stuttgart, Germany): animation project application closed.
Marktplatz DOK fest München: doc projects in development. Applications closed.
THESSALONIKI PITCHING FORUM (13-17/03/2022, Greece): Submission closed.
Global Pitch by Sunny side of the doc (online, France, 22-23/02/2022): Call for documentary projects with women voices. Submissions closed.
CPH:FORUM (28/03-01/04/2022, in a hybrid format): calls for all kinds of documentary projects closed.
IDFA Forum, including the Producers Connection, Forum Pitch, and Rough Cut Presentations, as well as for IDFA DocLab Forum: submission until 02/08/2021and Docs for Sale: Film submissions closed.