Four international co-production markets present themselves. What projects are they looking for and what can they offer to producers? Is there new selection criteria for the next markt editions? How do new formats fare? Could it sometimes be better to take part in smaller co-production platforms?
Marit van den Elshout (CineMart Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Martina Bleis (Berlinale Co-Production Market, Germany)
Amra Baksic Camo (CineLink Co-Production Market Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Marge Liiske (Baltic Event Tallinn, Estonia)
moderator Sonja Heinen (EFP, Germany)
How are funds and producers dealing with 'checklists' around diversity and sustainability? Which opportunities are in fact opening up? Which films would no longer get funded under these new guidelines and what would be the reasons for that?
Helge Albers (Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Kjersti Mo (Norwegian Film Institute, Norway)
Tim Wagendorp (VAF Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Belgium)
moderator Andrea Schütte (Tamtam Film, Germany)
After a short period of shock caused by the pandemic, rights holders had to look at different ways of doing business. What does this actually mean for arthouse films? How is the market changing (for good)? Will the current changes shape the future? Has the current situation led to a new taste by distributors?
Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Playtime, France)
Susan Wendt (TrustNordisk, Denmark)
Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, France)
moderator Ada Solomon (HiFilm Productions, Romania)
Each year, 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe are selected to participate in PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE - 444 over the last 21 years. The initiative is aimed at connecting young, enterprising European producers with potential co-production partners, strengthening their industry networks and, at the same time, providing a solid and visible platform for this next generation of European filmmakers. The producers go through a rigorous selection process which places the top contenders in a tightly focused working environment. They take part in project pitching, 1:1 meetings and case studies, social events and an extensive promotion campaign, which includes online presentation and an introduction in the international trades.
PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2022 will take place as a combination of online sessions prior to the festival as well as in Cannes.
Interested producers shall contact their respective national film institute (see list here) by end of January 2022.
If you're interested in the criteria for being eligible to participate in Producers on the Move 2022 click here
Criteria for participation:
The programme is open to 20 producers from 20 different European countries.
The nomination of each national participant is made by the respective national EFP member organisation.
The final selection of the 20 participants is based on a point system which considers the following criteria:
the producer's experience in an international co-production (at least one international co-production) is a pre-requisite. The selection process favours producers who have been majority producers.
If candidates were the majority producers in more than three international co-productions, they, unfortunately, are too experienced for PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE
the producer's feature length film(s) have had a theatrical release and /or a VoD release outside of the production countries involved
the producer has had a feature length film screened in the international section at a major festival
the producer's feature length film was awarded Best Film in the producer's home country ie recipient of a national film award
the producer has a strong project suitable for an international co-production
If you are interested in participating in Producers on the Move 2022, please contact your national EFP member organsiation in February.
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