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brussels Co-Production Forum

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Dates of the event: June 29th & 30th, 2022

Call for projects deadline: March 14th, 2022

This activity is organised in English.

 

The Brussels Co-Production Forum is an initiative that aims at supporting promising feature films in development and connecting them with potential partners. Created in 2016 with a focus on helping European producers with finding Belgian minority co-productions, it has been divided in two different sections:

  1. the Gap Financing Sessions, which maintains the original goals of the Forum,
  2. UP: Up-and-coming Producers, a section specifically designed for producers in their early career.

This year once again, one of the projects selected for the Brussels Co-Production Forum will be granted the Music & Cinema Award by our partner MUSIC & CINEMA – Festival International du Film à Marseille.

GAP FINANCING SESSIONS

For whom ? European producers looking for a Belgian minority co-production or financial partner to close their budget.

The Gap Financing Sessions was designed as a platform to promote partnerships between European and Belgian producers. At the heart of the European Union, and with a variety of potential investors, Belgium’s film professionals have a valuable expertise to provide in terms of co-production. After a pitching session of the selected projects, participants will have the opportunity to meet on a one-to-one basis with potential partners and attend our networking events and cocktails.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

English will be the working language of the forum. A good level of English is mandatory to participate.

Eligible producers must send their application by email at forum@briff.be at the latest on March 14th, 2022. Applications shall be sent as 1 single PDF file containing the entry form carefully filled out, with all other additional documents required. Incomplete applications or ineligible projects will not be considered.

8 projects will be selected. One producer per project will be invited to Brussels. The invitation comprises a travel grant, accommodation in our partner hotel for three nights, meals and an accreditation to the Brussels International Film Festival. 

 


Please carefully read the rules & regulations of the call for projects to make sure your project is eligible before you submit.

UP: UP-AND-COMING PRODUCERS

For whom? Emerging producers developing their first or second feature project looking for a co-producer or financial partner.

As the BRIFF’s team has always had at heart the promotion of emerging talents, UP: Up-and-coming Producers was created in order to put into the spotlight projects held by producers at the beginning of their career. Through one-to-one meetings, workshops and other networking events, the selected producers will have the opportunity to create a network of potential partners and gain tools to further develop their projects.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

English will be the working language of the forum. A good level of English is mandatory to participate.

Eligible producers must send their application by email at forum@briff.be at the latest on March 14th, 2022. Applications shall be sent as 1 single PDF file containing the entry form carefully filled out, with all other additional documents required. Incomplete applications or ineligible projects will not be considered.

10 projects will be selected. One producer per project will be invited to Brussels. The invitation comprises a travel grant, accommodation in our partner hotel for three nights, meals and an accreditation to the Brussels International Film Festival. 

Please carefully read the rules & regulations of the call for projects to make sure your project is eligible before you submit.

MUSIC & CINEMA AWARD - In partnership with MUSIC & CINEMA – Festival International du Film à Marseille 

The awarded project will automatically be selected and invited to the European Market for Film Music Composition, organised during the MUSIC & CINEMA festival in March 2023. The project will be submitted a month before the festival to composers who will work on an original score proposition on the basis of a note of musical intent and the script. The producer and director will meet a maximum of 5 composers during the festival to discuss the project and the compositions, and to potentially chose a collaborator. Each meeting will last 1h30.

The European Market for Film Music Composition is an initiative of the MUSIC&CINEMA - Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and has been in place since 2010. It benefits from the support of the SACEM and the CNC.

More information here

 


Music & Cinema Award 2021: The Fury by Gemma Blasco, produced by Mireia Graell (Ringo Media, Spain).

The project will be presented as part of the European Market for Film Music Composition, on April 7th & 8th, 2022.

REGISTER AS ATTENDEE (WITHOUT A PROJECT)

For who ? Professionals on the lookout for a great feature project to join. 

You can register to attend the event and meet with the selected projects. To do so, please fill in the form by clicking here.

An overview of the selected projects will be sent to you once the selection has been officially announced. Professionals who are not interested in the selected projects can unregister from the Forum. 

Please make sure to carefully read the description of both sections before making your meeting requests. 

Please note that the Brussels International Film Festival doesn’t take charge of the transport nor the accommodation of attendees without a project. You can however benefit from preferential fares with our partner hotel ; if interested, please contact us at forum@briff.be.  

SELECTION 2021

Gap Financing Sessions
  • Bayo Bayo Baby by Raul de la Fuente, produced by Amaia Remirez (Kanaki Films, Spain) - Fiction
  • Birds don’t look back (Les Oiseaux ne se retournent pas) by Nadia Nakhlé, produced by Sébastien Onomo (Special Touch Studios, France) - Animation
  • Dirty Land (Terra Vil) by Luis Campos, produced by Mario Petrocinio (Bro Cinema, Portugal) - Fiction
  • Dreaming of Lions (Sonhar com leões) by Paolo Marinou-Blanco, produced by Justin Amorim (Promenade) - Fiction
  • An Enemy (Wróg) by Teresa Czepiec, produced by Mikolaj Prokromski ( Pokromski Studio, Poland) - Fiction
  • Fires (Pozari) by Nikola Ljuca, produced by Bojana Radulovic (Code Blue Production d.o.o., Montenegro) - Fiction
  • The Glass House (Dim za sklom) by Taras Dron produced by Valeria Sochyvets (Directory Films, Ukraine) - Fiction
  • Our Father (Oce Nas) by Goran Stankovic, produced by Snežana van Houwelingen (This and That Productions, Serbia) - Fiction
  • Souls on Tape by Carl Javér, produced by Fredrik Lange (Vilda Bomben Film AB, Sweden) - Hybrid documentary
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UP : Up-and-coming Producers
  • Arturo’s Voice (La Voce di Arturo) by Irène Dionisio, produced by Costanza Coldagelli (Matrioska, Italy) - Fiction
  • Autonauts of the Cosmoroute (Les Autonautes de la Cosmoroute) by Leslie Menahem, produced by Nidia Santiago and Edwina Liard (Ikki Films, France) - Fiction
  • CLEAN by Koen Van Sande, produced by David Vermander (Cartouche bvba, Belgium) - Fiction
  • The Fury (La Furia) by Gemma Blasco, produced by Mireia Graell (Ringo Media, Spain) - Fiction
  • Ground Zero by Zhanna Ozirna, produced by Iryna Kovalchuk (RADAR Films, Ukraine) - Fiction
  • In Between (Pomiedzy) by Piotr J. Lewandowski, produced by Marta Duzbabel and Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska (Pinot Films, Poland) - Fiction
  • Shiny New World by Jan van Gorkum, produced by Monique van Kessel (Make Way Film, Netherlands) - Fiction
  • Three Songs (Tres Canciones) by Adrià Guxens, produced by Jana Llopart (Corte A Films, Spain) - Fiction
  • The Virgin and the Child (La Vierge à l’enfant) by Binevsa Berivan, produced by Isabel de la Serna (Playtime Films, Belgium) - Fiction
  • Zejtune (Untitled Ghana Project) by Alex Camilleri, produced by Rebecca Anastasi (Luzzu Ltd., Malta) - Fiction
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Contact & info : Mathilde Pâques, Circé Lethem & Romane Pangrazzi - forum@briff.be

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