We are beyond thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between Stage 32, US/France-based Little W Productions, Scandinavian Locations and European Film Commission Network (EUFCN).
These top Scandanavian co-production professionals are offering hands on guidance and direct contact to co-producers and finance opportunities for US-Europe productions through the Global Co-Production Match Making Program. A great example is the recent remarkable co-production success - the film Louder Than Bombs (Academy Award nominated Jesse Eisenberg, Golden Globe Winning Gabriel Byrne & Golden Globe nominated Isabelle Huppert). They are now looking to Stage 32 to find more projects!
Together we are searching for filmmakers who have feature projects in any stage (script or with packaging) that could be produced as a US and European co-production. This program is FREE and submissions are open to all filmmakers.
If you have a project that qualifies, we will be choosing 8 filmmakers to enter a Global Co-Production Match Making Program who's projects will be highlighted at the 2017 SXSW Festival in Austin Texas. These lucky filmmakers will go on to be coached by the President and the General Secretary of the European Film Commissions Network (Truls Kontny & Mikael Svensson) and International Relations at the Sweden Film Commission (Ingrid Rudefors) to find the best possible opportunity to make their project a successful US/European co-production.
This program represents yet another way Stage 32 is joining forces with the most reputable and respected organizations around the world in an effort to provide access and opportunity for its members. Creativity is indeed universal!
Starting now, through a one-month application process, Stage 32 will be accepting film project synopsis submissions. These submissions will be reviewed and considered by our European partners. The projects will be reviewed to gauge the viability for production in any of the countries represented by the EUFCN (see the full list of countries below).
On February 15, we will be choosing 8 filmmakers to enter a Global Co-Production Match Making Program who's projects will will be presented at SXSW during an official US/European Co-Production panel with EUFCN, Scandinavian Locations, Little W Productions and Stage 32. Before or during SXSW, these lucky filmmakers will have one-on-one meetings (either in person or via Skype) with the President and the General Secretary of the EUFCN (Truls Kontny & Mikael Svensson) and International Relations at the Sweden Film Commission (Ingrid Rudefors). They will continue to be coached to find the best possible opportunity to make their project a successful US/European co-production.
2017 will mark the 3rd year that this film panel on co-producing with Europe without treaties has been offered at SXSW. This year, we're proud to be joining them. Sitting on the panel this year will be:
Submission deadline is January 18, 2017 at midnight PST: SUBMIT YOUR SYNOPSIS HERE
If you have any questions about your submission, please DM Holger Carlsson.
If you have any technical questions, please DM Sadie Dean.
There is no cost to submit. The lucky 8 will be announced on February 15 on Stage 32 and Film Freeway. The chosen filmmakers will be recognized during the official SXSW panel, as well as invited to attend the one-on-one meetings with the EUFCN in person. For filmmakers unable to be present at SXSW, the individual meetings will be done as a video conference, taking eventual time zones in consideration. Please note that all cost of travel and accommodation at SXSW has to be carried by the filmmakers themselves.
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