PITCH FORUMS

 

Forthcoming Deadlines:

 

  • IDFA Forum: doc project submission deadline: 1/08/2024.

  • Junior Co-production Market: For kids programmes. Do you have a children's series project in development? Then you may be eligible to win the Council of Europe's Series Co-Production Development Award worth €50,000, which will be handed out at the JCM. Application deadline: 30/06/2024.

 

 

 

  • Cartoon Forum: animation series or animation TV one-off projects. Application deadline: 07/05/2024.

  • CEE Animation Forum: for internationl animated projects in 4 categories:

    • Feature Films (minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production)
    • Series and TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
    • Short Films (maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
    • Rising Stars (student short films, maximum length of 20 minutes, all stages of development except for concept stage) 

Submission. Application deadline: 30/04/2024.

 

  • DocsBarcelona : doc pitch forum. Application deadline: 29/04/2024.

  • Young Horizons Industry: co-production forum for films and series for young audiences. Application deadline: 19/04/2024.

  • CONECTA (Toledo, Spain):

    • PITCH COPRO SERIES application deadline: 01/04/2024.

    • PITCH HIGH END SERIES application deadline: 02/04/2024.

    • PITCH MUSIC SERIES application deadline: 03/04/2024.

    • PITCH DOCUDRAMA SERIES application deadline: 04/04/2024.

    • PITCH FEEL GOOD FORMATS application deadline: 05/04/2024.

Market data base:

 

 

Closed submissions:

 

  • Pitch Forum Alentours: Producers looking for co-producers in Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium can apply with a project in development. Application deadline: 24/03/2024.

  • Sunny side of the doc Global Pitch: documentary project application until 14/03/2024.

  • Edinburgh Pitch 2024: for international independent filmmakers and production companies raising finance for ambitious and pressing feature documentaries - in the late development, production, or post-production stage. The Edinburgh Pitch is Scotland's only pitching forum. Application deadline: 4/03/2024.

  • Ex-Oriente Features and Ex Oriente Series + pitching de l'East Doc Forum: workshop for feature length documentary development for filmmakers mainly from Central and Eastern European countries + docu-series. Application deadline: 14/02/2024

  • Prix Cineuro: Pitch for fiction and documenary coproduction projects between Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg or Belgium (at development stage) to win a 20 000 EUR subsidy. 2 projects will be awarded. Application deadline : 29/02/2024.

  • AGORA Doc Market: 23/02/2023​

  • APD: animation movies and series projects looking for int'l coproduction. Application deadline: 06/02/2024

  • CAMP 4SCIENCE: For science documentary project. Best pitch gets 25 000 USD award. Application deadline: 31/01/2024.

  • DOCSBARCELONA: documentary projects pitchs application deadline: 29/01/2024. One on one meetings are also organised. More than €10,000 in prizes given.

  • Durban FilmMart (DFM: Africa’s leading film finance and co-production market for Africans. LIVE ACTION AND DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT submission by: 20/01/2024.

  • AGORA Docs in Progress: 12/01/2024

  • Thessaloniki Pitching Forum: 05/01/2024

  • Visions du Réel (12-21.4.2024): for doc projects. First deadline: 6 November, 2023 (for films finished by October 2022, and for projects already ready for submission). Final deadline: 20/12/2023.​

  • ​​IMZ performing arts pitching forum: stories exploring any aspect of the performing arts - be it performances/ concerts staged under special/ unconventional circumstances, documentaries focusing on any music, dance or art content, expression of current socio-politic developments through (performing) art, films about any form of culture expressed in dance, music and dramatic ritual, etc. Application deadline: 11/12/2023.
  • M:brane: kids programme projects. Application deadline: 7/12/2023​

  • Durban FilmMart Institute: Animation projects. Application deadline: 01/12/2023.

  • SERIES MANIA FORUM Co-Pro Pitching Sessionscall for projects and series. Submission Deadline: 30/11/2023.​

  • Global Pitch 2024 by Sunny Side of the Doc: Join the international documentary community on February 6-7 for the fourth edition of the Global Pitch! This year, the new edition will be dedicated to documentaries willing to shake things up in order to map a more sustainable world! Calling for stories that are important, powerful, original, committed and engaging, inspiring, moving, analytical, investigative, solution-oriented and dealing with issues and challenges linked to the 17 sustainable development goals in order to map what the world of tomorrow could and should be. Application deadline : 24/11/2023.

  • WEMW CO-PRODUCTION FORUM LAST STOP TRIESTE: Documentary Fine-Cut Section | Special 10th Anniversary Edition! Deadline: 20/11/2023
  • ​​The NATPE Global Pitch Showcase: international live 5’ pitch event for creatives and producers to aid in the development of TV projects in scripted comedy, scripted drama & unscripted series, that can appeal to a global audience. Formats in all genres are welcome. More about the submission requirements and eligibility criteria here. The deadline to enter is 17/11/2023, 11:59 PM.

  • CARTOON MOVIE: Animation movie submission until: 15/11/2023

  • CPH:FORUM: accepting doc projects until 15/11/2023. CPH:WIP will present works in progress in late production or post-production looking for gap financing or distribution.

  • EAST DOC PLATFORM: Submit your factual series, feature-length and interactive projects to the 13th edition of East Doc Platform that will take place in Prague from the 22nd to 28th of March 2024. The application deadline is 10/11/2024.

  • Agora Series: November 3 - 6, 2023

  • Meet the Future: November 3 - 7, 2023
  • Agora Works in Progress: November 5 - 9, 2023
  • Crossroads Co-production Forum: November 5 - 9, 2023
  • Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy: November 4 - 9, 2023

  • Agora Short Film Lab: November 5 - 9, 2023
  • Agora Talks: November 3 - 11, 2023
  • Agora Film Market: November 3 - December 31, 2023 (Online video-library)
  • FIPADOC: for documentary projects for the INTERNATIONAL PITCHING session organized during the FIPADOC's Industry Days next edition, in Biarritz, from January 22nd to 25th, 2024. Deadline: 2/11/2023.

  • WEMW CO-PRODUCTION FORUM: Open to live-action features, creative docs & short animated projects. Deadline: 18/10/2023

  • Berlinale Series Market Selects: Submit your series to our flagship label, where we curate 10-16 international series with strong commercial potential. Selected series will receive enhanced visibility and market support, aimed at connecting with buyers, distributors, and global audiences. Submission Deadline: 05/10/2023?

  • CoPro Series Pitches: As a vital part of the Berlinale Series Market, 10 drama series projects looking for international co-production and financing partners. They will be presented at the 10th Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event on February 20/21 2024, curated and held by the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Submission Deadline: 05/10/2023.
  • 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: 10/09/2023.

  • 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.  

  • GREENLit (MIA MARKET FICTION SERIES AND MOVIES PITCH FORUM): The showcase is open to high-end drama series, mini-series and films (TV and digital only) with a strong international appeal and viability, in advanced stages of development or production which have been already greenlit by one or multiple broadcasters and/or digital platforms and due to be released by end of 2023 and beyond. Projects must be submitted by production companies, in agreement with commissioners and distributors. Application deadline 31/08/2023.

  • The Berlinale Co-Production Market: is one of the Berlinale's industry initiatives alongside the European Film Market, Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund. It is the festival's five-day event bringing together 600 select international producers, sales agents, distributors as well as broadcasting and funding representatives who are actively working in international co-productions. New feature and drama series projects are presented and can find co-production and financing partners here. Application deadline: 21/09/2023.

  • Tackle & PitchA brand-new initiative by ATF & the leading programme for Asian-European co-productions, TIES THAT BIND (TTB), will bring producers with projects from Asia & Europe together—in the classroom (Lab) & on stage (Pitch). With a key focus on (young) adult animation*, explore NEW financing & co-production opportunities, NEW markets, & NEW audiences in both continents @ ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch 2023! Application deadline: 08/09/2023.​

  • Cartoon Springboard (24-26 Oct, 2023, Madrid (Spain): Pitching event and project-based seminar aimed at helping New Talents to improve and accelerate their access to the audiovisual and digital markets. Young European talent (graduates of an animation school or course within the last 5 years) are warmly encouraged to submit their animation project.Deadline : 01/09/2023

  • Ji.hlava New Visions Forum & Market 2023: We welcome diverse audiovisual formats such as fiction with documentary aspects, hybrid, experimental, short films, docu and web series, cinema expanded projects, games with documentary aspects, and VR+AR+Live documentaries. This year, we introduce new cash awards at the Forum, in cooperation with Current Time TV and FilmAid. Check out the details here. The deadline for applications is 15/08/2023.

  • HER DOCS FORUM FOR WOMEN-ENGAGED DOCUMENTARY FILM (13-17 SEPTEMBER 2023, WARSAW): for female professionals from the world of socially engaged documentary films. The rich and diverse repertoire includes both a programme aimed at female members of the film industry and a public programme for the general public in Warsaw. To apply to participate in the event, please complete and submit the form:https://forms.gle/iVbjuWMesA5mvaew5  Participation in the event is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. We will inform you about the selection results by e-mail after the end of the selection process (no later than on August 30, 2023). The event will be conducted in English. Deadline for submitting applications: 6/08/2023. ​

  • FORUM & DOC LAB FORUM: IDFA’s markets are currently open for doc project submissions. The deadline for submissions is 1/08/2023.

  • MEDIMED, THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY MARKET (Sitges, 12-15/10/2023) is calling for entries of new documentary projects-in-development and finished films. MEDIMED is looking for strong projects in development or production, with appeal to international broadcasters, co-producers or other funders. They can be singles or series and all topics and genres are welcome. Project should be in advanced development: 25% of the budget already confirmed. If aiming at completion funding, projects can already be in production or postproduction (rough cut stage). Provide proof of the confirmed participation of at least one partner: broadcaster, distributor, supporting fund or film foundation. Submissions must be in English. You need to send us the following elements: 

    • Synopsis (300 characters spaces included)
    • Treatment (700 characters spaces included)
    • Project HD picture (300 dpi) • A 3-minute teaser with English subtitles
    • 1 PDF file with: synopsis, budget, funding plan, commitment letters, and treatment, short biographies of the author/director and presentation of the producer, and all the information that you consider useful in order to help the jury assessing the project.
    • 28 selected projects will be pitched at the central Pitching Forum or at the newly designed ANTI-pitch program dedicated to 10 projects in their final stage of production.
    • Application deadline: 31/07/2023.
  • Festival international du film ornithologique de Ménigoute & la Wild French connection WILDLIFE PITCH: The session is open to documentaries for linear channels or digital platforms from French- and German-speaking countries. Application deadline: 31/07/2023

  • Co-Production Market and Pitching Forum for the 2023 edition of MIA (Roma, 9-13/10/2023): for Animation, Doc, Drama and Film projects. For audiovisual content intended for theatrical distribution, television broadcasting and digital streaming. Application deadline on 7/07/2023.​AGORA Crossroads Co-production Forum (November 5-9, 2023): Projects’ stage: Development. Submission deadline: July 3/07/2023.
  • MIA documentary Co-Production Market and Pitching Forum (Rome, Italy, 9-13/10/2023): application deadline on 07/07/2023, 5pm CEST.
  • MEDIMED (Barcelona, 10/2023): doc pitch forums and videolibrary for completed documentaries. Deadline before 30/06/2023.

  • DOK Co-Pro Market (9-10 October 2023, Leipzig, Germany): Submit your documentary projects in development or early production to the 19th , a co-financing and networking event connecting teams of 35 projects with industry colleagues, decision makers and financiers. The deadline is 29/06/2023.

  • Latin America Co-Production Forum (San Sebastian, Spain, 25-27/09/2023): for audiovisual projects from Europe and Latin America with a minimum runtime of 60 minutes and at least 20% of their financing secured. European projects must have a link to Latin America. Application deadline: 15/06/2023

  • 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 pzuchowicki@brunico.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.

  • Docu Talents from the East (Ji.hlava IDFF): The selected documentary projects in post-production will be presented at the Sarajevo FF in August 2023. Check out the eligible countries and submit your projects here. The deadline is 31/05/2023. 

  • THE GOTHAM - Spotlight on Documentaries: A selection of 60 nonfiction films and series, Spotlight on Documentaries offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to introduce new work in production or post-production to the Project Market’s attending industry professionals. Submission deadline: 23/05/2023.

  • 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.​

  • Alentours Forum: Producers can submit a French or German-speaking project in development until 9/04/2023 to have the opportunity to pitch their project and be included in the catalog of the Forum which will take place from 27-30/06/2023 in Strasbourg.
  • 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:

    • Feature Films (minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production)
    • Series and TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
    • Short Films (maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
    • Rising Stars (student short films, maximum length of 20 minutes, all stages of development except for concept stage)
    • Deadline: 30/04/2023​

    • Writing Climate Pitchfest - Hollywood Climate Summit: APPLY HERE | Deadline: 27/04/2023

  • CENTRAL EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY COPRODUCTION MARKET (CEDOC, Krakow, Poland, June 2023): documentary pitching forum. Application until 17/03 (early bird)  or 31/03/2023.​
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MeetMarket, Sheffield Doc Fest (14-19/06/2023, Sheffield, UK): doc application until 03/03/2023.
  • 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.

  • META PITCH CONTEST: pitch competition in the Metavers. This competition is organized in 3 phases: selection of projects, pitch in the Newen Meta Sky on March 7 and grand finale on March 21 during the Séries Mania festival via the Séries Mania Institute, of which Newen Studios is a partner. It is open to all residents of countries participating in the MEDIA component of the Creative Europe program. Participants will have a chance to win the group's support in the development of their audiovisual project. Newen Studios is supported by the Creative Europe program in the framework of the MEDIA Innovative Tools & Business Models call. Submission until 20/02/2023.
  • Pitch and Finance Forum: Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI), APPLY HERE | Deadline: February 10​
  • CineLink Co-production Market and CineLink Drama: for feature and long-form fiction projects, in development or financing, by emerging filmmakers or established writers, and with at least one producer, one writer and one director/creator.
  • APD (23-29/04/2023, Stutgart, Germany): kids project application by 09/02/2023.​
  • DOK.forum (Munich, Germany): Every year, the DOK.fest Munich Co-Production and Ideas Market offers around 45 selected project teams targeted matchmaking with partners from editorial, production, funding and distribution in pitching events, roundtable sessions, one-to-one meetings and endowed competitions. A total of three endowed prizes will be awarded: DOK.archive Award from British Pathé, DOK.composition Award from Sonoton Music and the DOK.talent Award from the Haus des Dokumentarfilms. DOK.forum Marketplace is now looking for strong projects for the German-speaking region. Non-fictional formats in any stage of development are welcome. Application deadline: 01/02/2023
  • CFI DocPitch by DocLands Documentary Film Festival: feature length documentary project in development, prizes from 5,000 to 30,000 USD. Submissions in 2022.
  • Thessaloniki Pitching Forum: for documentaries. ​​
  • 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 financingFor 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:

    • Documentary Producers to submit for the 9th REALYOUNG©
    • Producers of VR/Immersive/Dome Content
    • Norwegian Producers looking for co-production with Europe to submit within our Focus:Norway
    • Non-didactic stories with high artistic standards
  • Last Stop Trieste, work in progress section: for documentary projects in the editing stage, previously developed or presented in one of the partner events: Ex-Oriente Film Workshop, Baltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox PRO, When East Meets West... The selected documentaries will be screened physically in Trieste and online in front of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV buyers.
  • 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. 

  • WCSFP (Glasgow, 28/11/2022-01/12/2022) : Speed Dating for doc project.​
  • 2022 Jackson Wild Summit (26-30/09/2022, Austria): convening where collaboration and innovation thrive, ideas are launched, and strategic partnerships are forged. Cross-discipline conversations on the critical issues facing our planet set the stage for strategic partnerships that happen nowhere else, as participants work together to address critical conservation and environmental challenges.
  • Kids Screen Summit takes place from 18-21/07/2022 in Miami, USA for kids content.
  • 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.  ​

  • CARTOON Springboard: an event dedicated to young European animation talent will be held in Madrid from 25 to 27 October. It will allow young animation talents to measure the potential of their projects and to know if they are adapted to the needs of broadcasters and/or distributors. Some of the projects pitched at Cartoon Springboard were subsequently pitched at Cartoon Forum (TV series), Cartoon Movie (feature films) and Cartoon 360 (crossmedia).
  • NEM Zagreb 2022 (7-9/12/2022, Zagreb, Croatia): TV market relevant for Central and Eastern Europe focused on the creative side of the industry is coming back to Zagreb, gathering successful representatives of FTA and pay-tv channels, streamers, producers, directors, screenwriters, production companies, agencies, and other content creators under the tagline All about content creation. The event consists of:
  • 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. ​

  • CINEMED (Montpellier, France, 25-26/10/2022): for Arab independent filmmakers and producers working on feature-length films project (doc or fiction) dealing with sensitive topics related to social justice or the environment, to meet with professionals from France and around the globe and build partnerships, collaborations, and co-productions. The filmmaker is a citizen of one of the 22 Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. For further information, please contact: admin@aflamuna.org. ​
  • MEDIMED DOCS MARKET
  • IDFA Forum​

  • DOK Co-Pro Market

  • 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

    • Eurimages Co-production Development Award for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works will be handed out. This prize of €20.000 in cash could be used by the award-winner for the development expenses of their project. To be eligible, projects must be aiming for cinema release and must be designed as a European co-production between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund for reasons other than purely financial.
    • Filmmore Post-Production Award: designed to stimulate collaboration with the Dutch Visual Effects & Post Production lab Filmmore. Receiving the award, which comes with a €5.000 prize, is an invitation to start a collaboration with Filmmore.
  • 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.

  • DOCBARCELONA (05/2022): rough cut doc artistic consultancy
  • 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.

  • DOT.ON.THE.MAP INDUSTRY DAYS, (14 – 16/04/2022, at the 20th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2022, in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora): co-production, training and networking platform that brings producers, directors and scriptwriters from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus, together with international film professionals. It provides an opportunity to filmmakers from these countries to present their new feature film projects and network with international industry professionals. Producers and directors will “pitch” their new feature film projects to representatives of the international film industry. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers will take steps towards forming future collaborations between other filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives. The organisers’ vision is the development of this initiative into a dynamic platform for artistic and financial collaborations, which will contribute to the development of the art of filmmaking in Cyprus and the wider region, serving as a hub for films originating from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • APD (4-6/05/2022, Stuttgart, Germany): animation project application closed.

  • MIPDOC Project Pitch: for documentary projects funded up to 25% (Early Stage), or documentaries funded up to 75% (In Development). Each MIPTV/MIPDOC accredited person can submit up to 3 projects. However, one must first be accredited to make the submission. Free application closed.  
  • The Whickers Film and TV Funding award: applications until 7/02/2022.
  • Marktplatz DOK fest München: doc projects in development. Applications closed.

  • THESSALONIKI PITCHING FORUM (13-17/03/2022, Greece): Submission closed.​

  • AGORA DOCS IN PROGRESS (13-17/03/2022, Thessaloniki, Greece): Submission closed.
  • SERIES MANIA CO-PRO PITCHING SESSIONS (Lille, France, 22-24/03/2022): fiction series in development application closed.
  • CEE Animation Forum 2022 (10-12/05/2022), leading regional pitching forum in Central and Eastern Europe for animation projects in development which can be submitted in 5 categories: Feature Films (minimum 60 minutes, in concept, in development or in production), Series and TV Specials (web and TV series, minimum 20 minutes, all states of development out of concept), Short Films (maximum 20 minutes, all states of development out of concept), Rising Stars (student films, maximum 20 minutes, all states of development out of concept), XR Immersive Media (VR, AR, 360 and other immersive formats, in development or in production). Application closed.
  • Global Pitch by Sunny side of the doc (online, France, 22-23/02/2022): Call for documentary projects with women voices. Submissions closed.

  • IBF Classic: submission closed.
  • Sunny Side of the Doc, PiXii Festival & IMZ International Music + Media Centre pitch for docs about performing arts (20-23/06/2022, La Rochelle, France): Application closed.​
  • M:brane 2022: for European co-productions for all genres and platforms aimed at young audiences age 3-18 years. And includes an invitation to:
  • Documentary Producers to submit for the 8th REALYOUNG
    • Producers of VR/Immersive/Dome Content
    • French Producers looking for co-production with Europe to submit within Focus on France
    • Submission closed.
  • East Doc Platform (26/03 - 1/04/2022, Prague, Czech Republic): Submission of your factual series, feature length and interactive projects to One World IHRDFF closed.
  • The FACTory: AIDC’s international pitching showcase for new documentary and factual projects including features, singles, and series (limited and returnable) across three strands: Central Showcase, New Talent Showcase, and Rough Cut Showcase. Applications closed.
  • FIPADOC International Documentary Projects Pitches Sessions (17-23/01/2022, Biarritz, France): Application closed.
  • Gold Panda Sichuan International TV Festival (16-18/11/2021, China): for pitch forum, documentary submission closed.
  • CPH:FORUM (28/03-01/04/2022, in a hybrid format): calls for all kinds of documentary projects closed. 

  • Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (14-16/03/2022, Hong Kong): in-development fictional project (IDP) submission closed.
  • Co-Production Program MAUCC 2021 (Costa Rica): film (any) submission for Central American and Caribbean producers to pitch in front of international coproducers closed.
  • Co-Pro Series, Berlinale Co-Production Market (12-16/02/2022): submission of your fiction series project in development closed. 
  • IDFA Producers Conncection without a project: application closed.
  • The FACTory by AIDC (TBA): International pitching showcase for new documentary and factual projects. Submission closed.
  • Forum RIDM (Montréal, Canada, 13-17/11/2021): Labo rough cut doc submission until 08/10/2021. Talent Lab doc submission until 30/09/2021. First Pitch doc submission closed.
  • WCSFP (12/2021, Strasbourg, France): It offers a range of financial support to participate in Congress '21, as well as valuable meetings and networking opportunities. Applications for Emerging Producers Bursary Program until 03/09/2021. 
  • 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.

  • DOK Copro-Market (Leipzig, Germany): You have a documentary project in development and are looking for financing, co-production or distribution partners? Doc project submission closed.
  • Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021: in-kind grants for European producers for visual and sound post-production of documentary and hybrid films at the stage of production or post-production. Submission closed.
  • Beyond Borders pitching lab “From an Idea to a Project”: Submission closed.
  • Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM, 1-3/11/2021): for up to 20 selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, animated feature films and animated TV series. It aims to support international producers in securing financing for their projects through one-on-one meetings with professionals from around the globe, including producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and other potential funders. Submission closed.
    All the invited professionals are decision-makers. In addition, each project will have broad networking.
  • East Silver Market (26-31/10/2021, during the 25th edition of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival): final cut submission closed.
  • CINEMED, development grant: submission closed.
  • MEDIMED (4-8/10/2021, Barcelona, Spain): coproduction forum submissions closed:
    1. PITCHING FORUM
    - Project should be in advanced development: 25% of the budget already confirmed. If aiming at completion funding, you can already be in production or post-production.
    -  A 3 minutes trailer with English subtitles is compulsory.
    - Provide proof of the confirmed participation of at least one partner: broadcaster, distributor, supporting fund, foundation.
    2. ANTI PITCH
    - Offers the opportunity to present your rough cut to a selection of TV buyers, distributors, sales agents and festival programmers. A minimum of 75% of your material must be shot. You will have 60 minutes to discuss the pitfalls of the project in the current stage of the editing with top industry experts before the final cut.
    3. SPEEDY PITCH
    - Projects can be in all stages of production. There are no restrictions regarding the amount of financing already in place.
  • MIA MARKET coproduction market and pitch forum: drama series, documentary and feature film looking for the right financial partners, co-production deals or pre-sales, submission closed.
  • Junior Co-production Market:  children's projects submission to meet financiers, and broadcasters for productions in development.
  • IDF West Lake International Documentary Festival, (China, 22/10/21– 25/10/21): film project (with Chinese dimension) submission closed.
  • Bridging the Dragon (13/07/2021, China): submission for one on one meetings closed.
  • IBF classic (IDFA Bertha Fund): documentary filmmakers applications closed. 
  • SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch (17-18/09/2021, Halle, Germany): science documentary project in development submission closed.
  • Cinekid Junior Co-production Market (19-22/10/2021): kids film projects submission closed.
  • FIPADOC COPRODUCTION DATING: closed.
  • MUSIC SERIES PITCH CONECTA FICTION (28-30/06/2021 and 13-17/09/2021, Pamplona, Navarra,  Spain): music fiction series submission closed.
  • CARTOON, 20-23/09/2021, Toulouse, France: animation submission closed.
  • Series Mania Forum COPRO PITCHING SESSION (30/08-01/09/2021, Lille, France): fiction series project submission closed.
  • Pitch Copro Series, at Conecta Fiction (28-30/06/2021): fiction series project submission closed.
  • Les B.A de Série Series (30/06-2/07/2021, Fontainebleau, France) : fiction series project submission closed (Award until 75 000€).
  • Docs in Progress, , Thessalonique International Film Festival, Greece (28-30/06/2021): doc film submission closed.
  • Pitch of the Sunny Side of the Doc (21-24/06/2021, La Rochelle, France): documentary project (wildlife, global issues, arts & culture, science, history, submission closed.
  • TFL Co-Production Fund: feature length film (fiction, animation, documentary) submission closed.
  • IBF Europe: International Co-production: submission closed.
  • DocsBarcelona (18-30/05/2021) : documentary project submission closed for a pitch and one one one meetings with coproducers and financing partners and several financial awards.
  • CINEMA FOR CHANGE (7-8/04/2021): European film projects about sustainibility submission closed for coproduction and financiers event.
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest Arts Talent Market: project submission closed.
  • Trickstar Business Award (7 500 EUR): animation project that has an innovative business concept submission closed.
  • Co-Production and Financing Market of Animation Production Days (4-7/05/2021, Stuttgart, Germany): animation project submission closed for one one one meetings with coproducers and financing partners.
  • MeetMarket (9-11/06/2021, Sheffield Doc Fest, UK): documentary project application closed for one on one meetings with industry decision makers.
  • Pitchs Mifa (15-18-06/2021, Annecy, France): animation film application closed.
  • DOK.fest (5-16/05/2021, Munich, Germany): film project submission for one on one copro meetings closed.
  • The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award: documentary project submission closed.
  • Online Hot Docs Forum (04-05/05/2021, Toronto, Canada): film projects submission to be pitched to a roundtable of international decision makers: closed. 
  • Online Hot Docs Deal Maker (May 2021, Toronto, Canada): film projects submission until 4/01/2021 for one-on-one pitch.