Brussels Co-Production Forum
I am writing on behalf of the 22nd Brussels Short Film Festival (25.04 > 05.05) which is launching a call for projects for its first co-production forum, to be held during the festival on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of April.
As you may know, the BSFF has 3 official competitions: International, National and Next Generation (student films competition). The selected movies for the Brussels Short Film Festival compete for prizes with a total value of 45 000€. Since January 2018, the Brussels Short Film Festival is an Oscar® Qualifying Film Festival. The winners of the Great Prize of the International and the National competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®.
Each year, BSFF welcomes 26.000 spectators and 700 professionals (directors, producers, international short films buyers, distributors, festival programmers).
This new initiative aims to promote partnerships between European producers. Thus, the co-production forum is open to all producers seeking an opportunity to collaborate with other European producers. Applications can be sent as of now and until February 11th.
In that regard, we would like to invite producers to submit their short film projects to our forum.
If selected, producers will be invited to Brussels (travel grant, hotel accommodation, meals and a free accreditation to the Brussels Short Film Festival) and have the opportunity to:
– Pitch their project in front of influent Belgian and European producers.
– Have individuals meetings with a great number of professionals; producers, funding partners…
– Build contacts to find public and private funding for their projects in case of an agreement.
– Participate in convivial professional receptions
Thus, I allow myself to write you today to ask you if you will accept, to forward this call for projects to producers of your network who could be interested in this initiative or help us to identify projects which could be eligible.
All the information (regulation, application form etc.) can be found on our website following this link : http://bsff.be/en/pros-3/brussels-co-production-forum/ or in the document attached.
The BSFF team will be present in Clermont-Ferrand film festival from 3-6 February if some producers want to meet us direclty.
Hoping this initiative will fit with your preoccupations, thank you very much in advance for your help and your concern.