Latest update: 9 April 2021
#DOCUMENTARY - Millennium Festival
The Millenium Festival organises a pitching session for young Belgian filmmakers! Are you a film school graduate or a young director? Do you have an idea for a documentary film that is close to your heart and want to give yourself the best chance to see it succeed? Come and meet professionals and experts from the world of Belgian cinema: producers, decision-makers, distributors, to help you achieve this.
Submission deadline : 30 April 2021
#ANIMATION - Cartoon Forum 2021
Do you have an animated TV series project or a TV special in development? Are you looking for a co-producer, financing, a broadcaster or a new platform partner? Then don't hesitate to submit your project to Cartoon Forum 2021 and try your luck at pitching it in front of 950 animation industry professionals!
Submission deadline : 10 May 2021
#SERIES - Eureka Mania
Series Mania Institute is a new initiative entirely devoted to training those who will make the European series of tomorrow. Eureka Series is an intensive 14-week, full-time training course for writers and producers of television drama series from all over Europe.
Submission deadline : 14 May 2021
#FEATURE-FILM / #VR - Venice Gap-Financing Market
The eighth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market will take place from 3 to 5 September 2021 during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021). The aim of this event is to help European and international producers secure financing for their projects through one-to-one meetings with potential and relevant international professionals. This call is open for the following categories: films and documentaries as well as RV projects.
Submission deadline : 16 May 2021
#DOCUMENTAIRE - Festival "En ville!"
The festival "In town!" call for entry is open (International Competition). The festival will take place in Brussels from October 7-16, 2021. "In Town" is a documentary film festival about our territories, their imaginary, and those who inhabit and/or bring them to life. Every street corner is an opportunity to meet new ones.
Submission deadline : 1 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Cinekid
Are you a scriptwriter currently working on a children's film? Then submit your project for the Cinekid Script Lab at the Cinekid Festival, with a six-month script training programme at stake.
Submission deadline : 1 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Final Cut in Venice
The Venice Production Bridge is launching the call for projects for the ninth edition of Final Cut in Venice, which will take place from 5 to 7 September 2021, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 to 11 September 2021). This edition will present a limited number of quality films in progress from all African countries and 5 Middle Eastern countries (Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon) and will give them the opportunity to find post-production funding thanks to our supporters and participants.
Submission deadline : 12 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - Inmoviefest
This call for projects is aimed at professionals involved in all areas of filmmaking (producers, distributors, film commissions, broadcasters, online platforms,...). It is an opportunity to make new contacts and engage in networking. The Ponte del Mare International Production Week (28-31 August 2021) will feature a wide selection of projects in advanced stages of development and pre-financing, in the form of films, documentaries, virtual reality works or TV series.
Submission deadline : 15 June 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - BAFF
BAFF launches its call for films for its next edition (10-14 November 2021) in Brussels. The call for films is open to filmmakers, productions, students, professionals and amateurs from all over the world. The films must deal with art through practices as varied as architecture, music, sculpture, painting, dance, literature and must have a link with Belgium (Belgian artist, and/or Belgian filmmaker, and/or Belgian production or co-production). Films submitted must have been completed after 1 January 2020.
Submission deadline : 1 July 2021
#ANIMATION - Annecy Festival 2021
The countdown has started: to submit your films to compete in the Official Selection or to have your project selected at the Mifa Pitches during the biggest event in the world dedicated to animation film, register now!`
Submission deadlines FILMS: 15 February 2021 (Short-film / Tv Films / Graduation Films / Commissioned Films) - 15 March for Feature Film / 06 April for VR.
Submission deadline PROJECT (Pitches): 07 February 2021(all categories)
#MUSICVIDEOS - VKRS #3
Registration for the VKRS National Competition #3 is open. The best clips of the year 2020 will be rewarded. You can submit one or more entries. Make your art known. The selected entries will be announced in May. This third edition of the festival will take place on 11 and 12 June 2021 in Les Riches-Claires in Brussels. For registration, please visit the VKRS website.
Submission Deadline: 1 April 2021
#TRAINING - Inside Pictures
Are you an ambitious, enterprising, internationally-established supervisor or producer in the European film industry? Then send your candidacy to Inside Pictures for participation in their film business training program ( place for 20 participants: executives and producers who want to lead the film industry into a digital future ).
Submission deadline : 14 March 2021
#XR - NewImages Festival
Are you the owner of an XR project (film, game, performance, etc.)? Completed or in development, submit it to the 4th edition of NewImages Festival, a festival of digital creations and virtual worlds that will take place from 9 to 13 June 2021.
Submission deadline : 22 March 2021
#ART - VRHAM 2021
If you are creative people or artistic teams with an interactive project (under development or finalised) in which you wish to implement a collective and interactive dimension, submit your project to VRHAM 2021.
Submission deadline: 15 March 2021
#TVSERIES - Series Mania
Call for series
The next edition of Series Mania will be held in Lille from 28 May to 5 June and will take the form of nine festive and stimulating days with more than 100 screenings, including world premieres, as well as master classes, conferences, round tables and exhibitions. Feel free to submit your series projects.
Submission deadline: 5 March 2021
Co-Pro pitching sessions
If you are a producer and you have a drama series that is looking for international financing and co-production partners, consider submitting your project to the Co-Pro pitching sessions.
Submission deadline: 5 March 2021
#SHORT - Graines de Cinéastes
Graines de Cinéastes announces its first call for films. This call for projects is addressed to women directors (anyone who identifies as a woman) who are new to the Belgian film scene. To be eligible, your film (fiction, documentary or animation) must be your first or second short film, dating from 2017 at the earliest.
Submission deadline : 7 March 2021
#FEATURE-FILM - PITCHBOX
This year is the second edition of the Belgian Fantastic Pitchbox Session. If you have a finished or developing feature film script, treatment or simply an idea for a fantasy, horror, science fiction or thriller film, don't hesitate to come and present it.
Submission deadline : 1 March 2021
#XR-WEBSERIES-PODCAST - Numix Award
The 2021 edition of the Numix Prizes opens up internationally. Every year, this event offers a real showcase for studios and creators, so if you are in the field of digital arts and you have a project to defend, do not hesitate to submit it for this edition. This call for projects is reserved for French-speaking creators.
Submission deadline : 17 February 2021
#TVSERIES: Torino Film Lab - Series Lab 2021
SeriesLab focuses on fiction TV series projects at an early development stage and is addressed to professional European* scriptwriters, directors and producers. The programme is structured around two residential workshops in June and November 2021 and one online workshop in September 2021. The aim is to draft the treatment of the pilot and the concept presentation (mini-bible) by the end of the programme. SeriesLab concludes with the presentation of the developed concepts in front of a selection of major international key players, during an industry event organized by TorinoFilmLab in conjunction with one of the main European TV series markets. You can find more information on the dedicated news.
Submission Deadline : 1 February 2021
#PODCAST - La première RTBF / Brussels Podcast Festival
RTBF launches a new call for native podast in French, in collaboration with the Brussels Podcast Festival. More info on the French page of the project calls.
Submission Deadline : 1 February 2021
#TV - SERIES' WOMEN
SERIES’ WOMEN is the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry. The programme's holistic approach offers excellent training in visibility and leadership, fosters access to industry markets and supports the building of professional networks. The broad variety of the programme elements paves the way for a significant increase in industry exposure and business opportunities for the producers and their projects. SERIES' WOMEN combines curated mentoring and coaching with state-of-the-art training opportunities and offers direct access to decision makers and top industry players as well as exclusive pitching and networking opportunities at Series Mania Forum 2021.
Submission deadline: 1 Februari 2021
#MUSICVIDEOS - Call for project by the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel - Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
The project call is open to any director/artist, whether or not they have previously directed music videos, films, or other audiovisual content. The music video must be designed to accompany a clearly identified piece of music, which the musician or group has a topicality (e.g. album release) and is supported by a professional structure (label, booking agencies, manager, etc.). The clip can be in a wide variety of formats: live-action, animation, documentary, fictional or experimental, or even multidisciplinary. The project must be designed to circulate on dedicated platforms for clip format (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) but also to be teased via social networks- in the broadest sense. The aid, of a maximum amount of 20,000 euros, must be spent for the benefit of individuals or legal entities resident in Belgium for tax purposes.
The form has to be submitted in French but the music video can be of any language.
Submission Deadline: 12 January 2021.
More info (fr)
#DEVELOPMENT - LIM Call for Development Angels
LIM* proposes an annual programme for “Development angels”, film professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects. We are inviting you to a Zoom Presentation of this programme by Antoine Le Bos (Artistic Director) and Massimiliano Nardulli (Head of Talent) on Tuesday 15 December 6 pm (UTC/GMT +1). For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and shared afterward → Register to attend.
Submission Deadline: 5 January 2021
#DOCS: Sunny Side of the Docs - Global Pitch
Sunny Side of the Doc is launching Global Pitch, a new initiative that will take place on 2nd to 3rd February 2021. Twelve investigative and current affairs projects will be selected to take part in two days of online pitching sessions. The Global Pitch comes at a time when our planet, our daily lives and our industry are being turned upside down. Society is faced with increasingly complex issues and challenges, and the documentary genre has now more than ever a decisive role to play when it comes to understanding the world around us, inspiring change and shining a light on action for the future.
Submission deadline: 10 December 2020.
#FEATURE FILM: FIRST CUT LAB Belgium
First Cut Lab Belgium is a consultancy program designed for feature films in editing phase from Belgium – at least one from Flanders & at least one from Wallonie-Bruxelles. The program is made in collaboration and with the final support of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds and the Centre du cinema of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The selected teams (director/producer/editor) are offered a creative framework, both benevolent & challenging, where to open up new perspectives and to explore the whole artistic potential of their films. They screen their rough cut in a private session, and receive expert feedbacks from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor.
The program will take place online, and each film will be workshopped within the period from 15. January 2021 to 30. June 2021. Each film is accompanied by First Cut Lab for a period of roughly 6 weeks, even though the core of the Lab takes place over two consecutive days.
Submission deadline: 15 December 2020.
#DOCS: Calls for documentaries at DOK.fest München
DOK.fest München has opened a call for documentary projects for the next 2021 edition, from 5 to 16 May.
You can check here the rules of eligibility and submit your work.
Submission deadline: 18 December 2020.
#ANIMATION: CARTOON MOVIE, Call for Feature animated movies
Submit your feature animated movie project for next pitching & coproduction forum at Cartoon Movie - 9 to 11 March 2021 - in Bordeaux (France).
Submission deadline: 23 November 2020
#SHORT: MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL - Women's Empowerment
For its 16th international edition, the MOBILE FIM FESTIVAL decided to raise awareness about Women's Empowerment. Issues of gender equality will hence be addressed on a positive, constructive et engaged manner. Directors are invited to create films based on a simple (and original) principle: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film. Many prices will be awarded by an international Jury.
Submission deadline: 20 October 2020
#FEATURE-FILM: Less is More in Brittany
6 filmmakers selected each year from all over the world wanting to develop a feature film project (fiction) within a limited budget frame: LIM is welcoming writers / directors with a first, second or third feature project, as well as artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts, who apply with a project at an early stage of development.
LIM programme includes three one-week workshopsbetween March and October 2021 – two residential workshops and one online – as well as a tailor-made Showcase Event to benefit from the inputs of industry professionals coming from all over Europe.
In 2021, like in 2020, we will create the best combination possible to help the filmmakers give birth to their projects, within collective dynamics and inputs from our tutors / consultants, despite Covid constraints
Submission deadline: Sunday 23 October (Midnight - UTC/GMT+1)
#XR/3D Call for 3D/XR projects in development by Stereopsia
Stereopsia - The World Immersion Forum - Organized by Stereopsia - the World Immersion Forum, the Booster is a unique springboard for innovative filmmakers with an immersive 3D/XR project in development. The Booster is a 3-days program starting with an intensive, small-group, hands-on training led by international experts to master the art of pitching, get the latest insights & trends for the XR contents, industry and market, be at the forefront of the XR technologies and learn how to develop and finance a XR project.
Submission deadline: 30 SEPTEMBER
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