CROSSROADS CO-PRODUCTION FORUM
November 5-9 2013
Application deadline JULY 31st 2013
CROSSROADS CROSSROADS is the Co-Production Forum, organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Mediterranean, Balkan and Central European producers with a feature film script are given the chance to meet a new network of financiers, co-producers and leading industry specialists. CROSSROADS introduces producers and directors to a variety of industry professionals from all over the world. The programme is varied and provides the opportunity to meet, formally and informally, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and consultants. CROSSROADS’ goal is to support the producers of feature-length fiction film projects that contain a link to the Mediterranean and Balkan regions as well as Central Europe. Qualifying features will be produced or co-produced by a country in this area or are movies that contain story elements based in these regions.
Headed by Marie Pierre Macia and together with the CROSSROADS team, we are looking for feature-length fiction film projects that contain a link to the Mediterranean and Balkan region or Central Europe. They should either be produced or co-produced by a country within these regions or contain elements in the story that link them to these regions. Projects should have a producer attached and could be in all stages of pre-production. Our main focus in the selection procedure will be on projects that present a high possibility of being realized, combining this quality with artistic elements.
In this framework, CROSSROADS has come to add an important action in the direction of aiding and promoting local talent. CROSSROADS has a particular focus to countries from the regions with a low production capacity. The constant goal of the project is to scout for new talent in these countries and to provide producers with opportunities to make their work known in a wider market. Through the actions of the Forum, the selected producers are aided in their efforts to promote their projects outside their countries and to network with potential partners. The joint involvement of countries from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Central Europe signals the start of a new relationship between countries, which, although separated geographically by the Mediterranean, are culturally united through the international language of cinema.
In its previous editions, CROSSROADS included projects by filmmakers such as Amos Gitai, Yesim Ustaoglu, Constantine Giannaris, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Alexis Alexiou, Gabriel Achim, Michel Kammoun, Dover Kosashvili, Annemarie Jacir, Radu Jude, Zeki Demirkubuz, Florin Serban and Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth among others.
Among the completed Crossroads films are Ajami by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany), Pandora’s Box by Yesim Ustaoglu, Youth by Tom Shoval (Israel/Germany), Knifer by Yannis Economidis (Greece), The Future Lasts Forever by Özkan Alper (Turkey), Amnesty by Bujar Alimani (Albania/Greece/France), Tilva Rosh by Nikola Lezaic (Serbia), Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude (Romania/Netherlands), Süt by Semih Kaplanoglu, Adalbert's Dream by Gabriel Achim (Romania), Beyond the Hill by Emin Alper (Turkey/Greece), When I Saw You by Annemarie Jacir (Palestine/Jordan/Greece).
CROSSROADS awards include the main co-production award with Two Thirty Five Inc offering post-production services (image & sound) and the CNC Development Award of 7.000 euros.
The producer of the winning project will also be granted a free accreditation for the Producer’s Network, Cannes Film Festival 2014 session and Sofia Meetings of the Sofia International Film Festival is selecting a project to be presented during their session in March 2014.
Also, the MFI Script 2 Film Workshops is awarding a scholarship to one of the projects and Initiative Film (France) is offering its script development services to one Greek project.
Crossroads is supported by the European Program MEDIA, Two Thirty Five Inc, CNC, Producer’s Network, Sofia Meetings, MFI Script 2 Film Workshops, Initiative Films, Festival Scope, ACE.
Crossroads is part of the Agora Industry which is supported by NSRF.
Please fill in the Registration Form
For more information please contact:
Crossroads Co-production Forum
Angeliki Vergou - Coordinator
T: +30210 870 6005
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