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call: Thessaloniki International Film festival

Call for entries
Deadline: 31 August 2011

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Crossroads Co-production Forum
8-11 November 2011 – Thessaloniki/Greece

Entry form
www.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=en-US&page=664

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 2006, CROSSROADS introduced the Crossroads Award accompanied by the amount of a maximum €10.000.

Contact:
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Crossroads Co-production Forum
Alexandras Ave. 9
114 73 Athens
Greece

phone: +30210 870 6005
fax: +30 210 644 8143
vergou@filmfestival.gr
www.filmfestival.gr

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