Every year, the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival (France) – which hosts the world’s largest short film market – organizes Euro Connection, a short film co-production forum that culminates in the pitching of the selected projects. This platform aims to develop partnerships between European producers, investors, sponsors and televisions. The deadline to apply for the next edition, which will take place on February 6th and 7th 2018, is October 20th.
The projects must meet the following requirements:
– short animation, fiction or documentary;
– duration up to 40 minutes;
– the project must have secured support or partnership (although there is no minimum amount of money or services);
– the producer needs to co-produce with a European partner;
– production/shooting will have to start from May 2018.
Only projects from countries associated with Euro Connection may apply: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.
A European jury – which includes at least three professionals of different nationalities – will choose 15 projects among the finalists in each country. All finalists will be informed of the list of selected projects by November 28th.
Producers are expected to apply with their short film projects until October 20th to the representatives of their country. In Portugal, festivals associated with Euro Connection are Curtas Vila do Conde and IndieLisboa. Applications should be sent to the following e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org (Miguel Dias) and email@example.com (Miguel Valverde).
Complete regulations and application form are available here.