Global CoProduction Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe

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! 

Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe

 

Here’s How it Works:

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).

What You Could Win:

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:

  • Ingrid Rudefors - International Relations at the Sweden Film Commission, Film Region Stockholm Mälardalen
  • Mikael Svensson - General Secretary of EUFCN. Film commissioner at Southern Sweden Film Commission and Scandinavian Locations.
  • Truls Kontny - President of EUFCN and Scandinavian Locations, Head of Film Commission Norway with
  • Richard Botto – Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Producer & Screenwriter as Special Guest
  • Presented by Holger Carlsson - Founder of Little W Productions

 

Filmmaker Requirements:

  • Filmmaker must either reside in United States or plan to involve at least a minority US production portion in the final project.
  • Must be over 60 minute feature or documentary project with compelling story connected in one or more ways to one or more of EUFCN member countries http://www.eufcn.net/members This could mean filming in a European country but it could also just having a European connection by having a European main character or being an adapted European story (and still filming in the US) or planning to do post production in Europe. (individual rules apply from country to country)
  • Project can be looking for European co-producer, co-funding, production services or other.

 

Project Synopsis Requirements:

  • Maximum of 1 Letter/A4 page.
  • Please include your contact information: First name, last name, residence, email and phone number or Skype address.
  • Must include title of project, name of filmmakers, genre, length of script.
  • Must include logline and synopsis of the story.
  • Must include status. Project can be looking for European co-producer, co-funding, production services or other.
  • Must include preferred European country(-ies) for co-production.
  • Include an estimated budget if you have one.
  • List any packaging elements if you have them.

 

How to Submit: 

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.

 

Details:

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.

 

Our Amazing Partners:

 Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe

 Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe
“SXSW has proven to be one of the best platforms for us to network with the international film industry. We are honored to be invited for the 3rd consecutive year to present opportunities for American filmmakers to partner with their peers in Europe and really looking forward to read through the submissions for the coaching sessions.”
-
Ingrid Rudefors, International Relations at Sweden Film Commission
 
 
Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe
 
Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe
“For many people, film and other cultural expressions are getting increasingly important in today's volatile society. Cross-border co-operation is a perfect way to embrace differences and bring people closer together - like this initiative.”
-Mikael Svensson, General Secretary of EUFCN and VP of Scandinavian Locations
 
 Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe
 
 
Global Production Match Making Program  A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers  Stage 32 Partners With Europe
 
“I'm really excited about this opportunity to work with RB, Amanda and Stage 32 and to overcome the perceived obstacles of cross Atlantic collaboration that many American filmmakers experience. This will be the 3rd year we're doing the co-prod panel at SXSW and I can't wait to see who the 8 selected filmmakers will be.”
- Holger Carlsson, Founder, Little W Productions

 

EUFCN Countries Eligible for Project Production:

Albania

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Serbia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

 


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