Crossroads Co-production Forum 5-9.11.2021

Submission deadline: July 23, 2021

 

Crossroads Co-Pro Forum, aims at a strong selection of projects from the Mediterranean, the Balkan and South Eastern European countries giving producers and directors the opportunity to present their ideas to a number of potential financial partners during the 4-day event in Thessaloniki.

Films that have been presented as projects in Crossroads Co-Pro Forum include: GHOSTS by Azra Deniz Okyay (Grand Prize at Venice FF Critics’ Week), 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh (People’s Choice Award - Venice Days), LUZZU by Alex Camilleri (Tribeca - International Narrative Competition), THE TAILOR by Sonia-Liza Kenterman  (Tallinn Black Night IFF), DANIEL 16 by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (Thessaloniki IFF - Audience Award),  THE FATHER by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov (Crystal Globe - Karlovy Vary IFF), ALL THIS VICTORY by Ahmad Ghossein (Audience Award at Venice FF Critics’ Week), CHARLESTON by Andrei Cretulescu (Locarno Film Festival), ZIZOTEK by Vardis Marinakis (Karlovy Vary IFF), COSMIC CANDY by Rinio Dragasaki (Austin Fantastic FF) and many more such as SECRET INGREDIENT, AS I OPEN MY EYES, MUSTANG, THE CAKEMAKER etc.

Crossroads Co-Pro Forum application procedure

What kind of projects is CROSSROADS looking for/what are the main criteria?

We are looking for:

Countries not mentioned in the above list can still apply if they are co-produced by a country within these regions or contain elements in the story that link them to these regions

 

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence 

What is the application procedure/when is the deadline?

Σubmissions must be received by July 23 2021.

By then we need to receive the complete application package (online and in English unless indicated otherwise):

A. Crossroads application form

Please make sure to complete the form thoroughly. Once you have completed the online form you cannot make changes. Elements from the application form will be used for catalogue information should your project be selected.

B. Materials must be in one single PDF document and attached to the online application form. 
They must include:

  1. One (1) page synopsis
  2. The latest treatment in English or French (and Greek if it is a Greek production)
  3. The script in English or French (and Greek if it is a Greek production). If you do not have a script yet then send only the treatment.
  4. Biography/filmography of the producer
  5. Biography/filmography of the director
  6. Director’s statement addressing the story and the visual style
  7. Producer’s statement about the financial strategy
  8. Budget topsheet
  9. Financing plan
  10. A list of confirmed financing for the project (if available)
  11. Rights agreement between the director and the producer or a letter from the director stating that the particular producer will be representing the project
  12. Previous film of the director (online in a secure link)
  13. Moodboard if available

General Rules and Selection Criteria

Crossroads is open to all kinds of projects and is flexible when considering its aspects. Crossroads has no rigid rules and each individual project will be considered on its own merits.  However, there are certain rules that we operate under:

  1. The application materials and subtitles should be in English (except script and treatment which can be in French and Greek)
  2. We accept only feature film projects (over 60 minutes).
  3. We accept all genres except feature documentaries.
  4. One production company or producer can submit two projects.
  5. A production company or producer can re-submit a project that was previously not selected, if there have been substantial changes in the script and overall presentation package.
  6. A project should indicate to which other workshops and markets it has been previously presented and when, or if it is a new project.
  7. The budget of the film should not exceed 1.5 million euro.
  8. The projects are evaluated by at least two readers. The final decision of selection is the one of the Artistic Consultant together with the Head of Crossroads.
  9. The number of selected projects is up to fifteen (15).
  10. The selection is announced by mid September.

What happens if my project is selected?

  1. Once a project has been selected, the director and producer is advised to be present during the four days of Crossroads (November 5 - 9, 2021) or at least one representative of the project.
  2. You will be sent your meetings schedule a few days before Crossroads begins. The schedule will be based upon requests from the invited industry professionals. Additional meetings are scheduled upon availability, during Crossroads.
  3. Finished film projects sprung from the Co-production Forum should mention Crossroads or display its logo in their credits. Preferably, the following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: "[film title] has been presented at Crossroads Co-Production Forum of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival". The Crossroads logo will be sent to the filmmakers upon selection of the project.
  4. CROSSROADS awards include:

Crossroads also collaborates with MIDPOINT - A Training and Networking Platform for Film and TV Development.

 

 

For further information
Angeliki Vergou
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