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Torino Film Lab NEXT

The world is rapidly and profoundly changing. New challenges have emerged on a global scale, which film and TV industries have the ability and the duty to answer.

This conviction is deeply rooted in TorinoFilmLab’s DNA. It resonates in our mission: to bring together people, cultures and ideas to develop original and unique stories that can impact the future.

This new branch of TorinoFilmLab has an innovative teaching approach, a fully online based experience. It aims at empowering a new generation of agile- thinking and innovative filmmakers, who are ready to immerse themselves in a truly global experience, sharing with international experts and peers, travelling across live barriers. Everyone has something unique to express. Together, we form a global community, ready to make an impact in the world.

We invite you to join us in this new adventure.

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Festival du Film d'Animation d'Annecy 2021

Festival du Film d'Animation d'Annecy 2021 იწყებს ფესტივალში მონაწილეობის მსურველთა განაცხადების მიღებას

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Series Mania Co-Pro Pitching Sessions 2021

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TorinoFilmLab launches the fifth edition of SeriesLab

TorinoFilmLab launches the fifth edition of SeriesLab, an annual programme aimed at developing innovative and high-profile international TV series projects.

The lab stands out for involving all the main players involved in TV series production – scriptwriters, producers and TV broadcasters – and for offering a close link between scriptwriting process and TV industry.

It is open to up to 9 projects, which will join an intensive course – from June to November 2021 – and foresees 2 residential and 1 on-line workshops.

The lab follows the entire process of creation of a TV series concept, offering the support of highly qualified tutors and story editors in generating ideas and structuring the material, up to a final presentation in front of a selection of the major key players of the international TV industry, during a special event organized by TorinoFilmLab in conjunction with one of the main European TV series markets.

From this new edition, SeriesLab wants to empower the support offered to the producers of the projects selected, to develop and produce successful TV drama series for an international audience. During the workshops producers will have the chance to work on their projects guided by international experts and mentors.

The aim is to draft the treatment of the pilot and the concept presentation (mini-bible) of the project.

SeriesLab is realized thanks to the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union; with the support of: Millimeter Film; in partnership with: VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund. Thanks to these partnerships SeriesLab will welcome 1 project from each of the following territories: Georgia and the Flanders region of Belgium, whose participation in the programme will be supported by the above-mentioned institutions.

Who can apply?
SeriesLab is open to professional European* scriptwriters, directors and producers. Each participant can submit only 1 project, individually or in a team of two members; in exceptional cases a third participant (co-writer or attached producer) can join by paying an additional fee.

The programme is open to both original concepts and adaptations; in this second case the team must have secured the rights for the book or other work on which the series is based.

Candidates have to send a concept for a short or long TV series. Concepts for documentaries projects will not be accepted.

It is highly recommended to present the project together with a production company. The attached producer must join the workshops together with the team of authors.

Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final presentation.

The working language of all SeriesLab workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

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CEE Animation Forum*


The CEE Animation Forum is the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event. It aims to boost the international circulation potential of projects, as well as their visibility and access to a wider European market. 

With our growing professional network, we are building a strong community with the aim to support the projects, to boost the circulation of works and creative ideas, and the creation of new partnerships, to give media exposure to selected projects through various media partners, and to promote projects throughout the year, not only during the event, i. e. to follow the life of the project after the Forum as well.

The main focus remains on the two most important Forum activities: the pitching of animated projects in development and 1:1 industry meetings. 

This year we have decided to expand our focus and add a section for the category of Rising stars – student films. Due to the success of our traditional CEE Talents selection for young authors, we strongly believe that the emerging new talents from the region need to be supported and showcased in their own section as well. We want to provide them with the opportunity to present their work.

Submissions are open to animated** projects in development. 


  • Short Films (maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
  • TV Series and Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage)
  • Feature Films (minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production)
  • XR immersive media (VR, AR, 360 and other immersive formats; in development or in production)
  • Rising stars (student short films, maximum length of 20 minutes, all stages of development except for concept stage)
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Landscapes of Care. RESULTS
The Future Architecture platform highlights multi-disciplinary, emerging talents in architecture, boosting their career by connecting them to museums, galleries, festivals etc. 💪
Vote NOW 🗳️for your favorite(s) to be part of the 2021 edition!
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Series Women Online Info Session

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.

By supporting selected female producers directly and boosting individual careers, SERIES' WOMEN sets off to increase the visibility of female producers and female-driven projects and strives to tackle underrepresentation in the industry in the general.

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FeatureLab projects 2021



TARGET PARTICIPANTS: creative teams of director and producer (together with a scriptwriter, if on board), from all over the world developing their 1st or 2nd feature film projects.

FeatureLab focuses on film projects – fiction, creative documentaries, experimental, animation and any possible kind cinema form – at an advanced stage of development.

FeatureLab projects will have the chance to compete for the TFL Production Awards (including a number of international co-productions, provided that they fulfil conditions of eligibility), and collateral prizes supporting the production process.

DURATION: 2 workshops in June and September, plus final session and participation in the TFL Meeting Event in November 2021.

FEE: 3.000 Euro (per team of 2 people).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, January 18th, 2021, 12:00 p.m. CET (Midday).

* Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the end of March and interviewed online at the beginning of April 2021.

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call for projects / Visions du Reel Industry

Call for Projects

Deadline No. 2: 22 December 2020

We are looking for projects that are presented for the first time at their current stage.

Pitching du Réel

The Pitching du Réel is Visions du Réel’s international co-production forum for creative documentaries intended for theatrical distribution and TV broadcasting. It offers the participants the opportunity to discuss the content and form of their project and to find out which contexts and markets might be the most relevant for it. It encourages international co-productions and helps to finance outstanding film projects addressing an international audience. 

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Docs in Progress

Docs in Progress, as part of Visions du Réel Industry, presents about eight films in their finishing stage. Through a screening to film professionals exclusively (festival representatives, funds supporting post-production, post-production facilities, distributors, TV buyers, etc.) and through specific individual meetings, the aim of this activity is to allow the projects’ holders to find suitable partners to go into and/or finalise post-production, to look for distribution, festivals, sales, etc.

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Rough Cut Lab

As part of Visions du Réel Industry, the Rough Cut Lab invites four film teams, with a creative documentary at finishing stage, to present their rough cut to industry professionals in order to get specific feedbacks and advices. The idea is to support filmmakers in the moment of editing. Four rough cuts will be screened and discussed together with a tutor and a moderator, the film team and some selected experts during a working session. 

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Documentary Campus Masterschool '21

For more than 20 years the Documentary Campus Masterschool has been supporting documentary filmmakers, producers and directors, in developing documentary formats for the international market. Learn more about the program's content and goals from the director of studies, Dr. Claudia Schreiner. Masterschool graduates Ana Castañosa (producer THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS) and Davide Gambino (director THE SECOND LIFE) speak about how their participation in the training program influenced the further development of their projects and their professional networks. The application deadline for the Documentary Campus Masterschool '21 is on 15 November 2020. For further information please visit

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The Virtual EFAs 2020 Will Be Celebrated Over Five Nights

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic the 33rd European Film Awards will take place as a series of virtual events produced from the European Film Academy’s seat Berlin without an audience in the room. Every evening will see a livestream of “The EFAs at Eight”, celebrating the nominees and winners of the various categories of the 2020 European Film Awards.

The EFAs at Eight events will kick off on Tuesday, 8 December, at 20:00 with a high-profile group discussion about the future of European filmmaking after Covid-19 and close with the grand finale on Saturday, 12 December, at 20.00.

EFA Chairman Mike Downey: „the times we live in call for innovation and extra creativity. In this unusual year, this will be an unusual, and, we hope an exceptional, awards ceremony – one with a different approach, that will allow us to give more attention to the various awards presented. Necessity being the mother of invention, we have chosen to try out this different format, and will use it to see how we will further develop the EFAs in the years to come.”


The entire programme will be streamed live at and through an international network of streaming and broadcasting partners, with the nominees & winners joining via live video conference.

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The awards season is off for a good start! 
Creative Europe MEDIA-supported films are in the run for the
European Film Awards, with a total of 30 nominations! Learn more about the films and how to follow the awards ceremony online 8 - 12 Dec!
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Sunny Side of the Doc pitching open call
a new pitching opportunity that will take place online on 2-3 February 2021, at a pivotal time when the #documentary genre has a decisive role to play in our thinking and actions for the future #StorytellingMatters
We’re calling for "Investigative Stories for Global Change", in development or production, in all lenghts and forms.
More details on topics, eligibility and requirements :
Register and submit projects by DECEMBER 10, 2020 to be considered for selection.
Let's make way for a brave new world together!
The Global Pitch 2021 is an initiative supported by
Real Stories
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Behind scenes of the festivals - TIFF
Festival programmers representing major film festivals will gather to participate in the panel discussion. Our audience will go in the depth of festival programming and film selection process and discuss the issues of what makes the film worthy of participation, as well as other opportunities for filmmakers at the festivals.
The discussion will mainly focus on the Caucasus region and Georgia, more precisely. It will be a great opportunity for filmmakers and producers who are willing to submit their projects to various film festivals, as they’ll get recommendations and practical tips directly from decision-makers.
📍Ana Souza (Sundance Film festival)
📍Hugo Rosak (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
📍Roberto Cueto (San Sebastian International Film Festival)
📍Sergio Fant (Berlin International Film Festival).
📍Gurami Ghonghadze (Tbilisi International Film Festival)
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ESODoc -European Social Documentary in Georgia
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Calling artists, creators & cultural professionals!
Calling artists, creators & cultural professionals!
A new round of #iPortunus is just around the corner!
Opening in Dec, this call will support physical and virtual mobility actions in music, literary translations, architecture and heritage →
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FERA GA 2020 online series - Doomsday or Rebirth? A Rebellious Take on European Film’s Future
While we celebrate 40 years of FERA and relish in European cinema glorious past, the ongoing crisis challenges us to bring forth a new vision for our future as filmmakers. How is European cinema going to survive the crisis? Will European films still be able to get financing? A freeform discussion painting a doomsday scenario and its possible positive alternative – a vision-driven future for European film with, at its core, European co-productions and their visibility.
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European Theatre Academy > ETC Artist Residency 2021

The fourth edition of the ETC Artist Residency Programme offers scholarships of 4 to 8 weeks at ETC Member Theatres. As announced in a press release on 11 September, ETC dedicates its Artist Residency Programme 2021 to emerging Hungarian theatre professionals, in solidarity with the students and professors of the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) in Budapest.

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The Creative Europe Desk KULTUR organises the online conference “Looking Ahead – New Opportunities and Visions within EU Funding for Culture after Covid-19” in the context of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will bring together experts from Europe and focus on the support measures during and after Covid-19 but also on the new programme cycle, especially focusing on Creative Europe, Horizon Europe and the European Structural Funds.

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APostLab Postproduction Workshop 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 23rd of November
The deadline for our annual workshop has been extended to the 23rd of November. Apply now!

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Creative Europe Georgia / presentation at BIAFF
პროგრამის "Creative Europe" საქართველოს დესკის პრეზენტაცია:
"მხატვრული ფილმის პროექტის განვითარების, კოპროდუქციისა და დისტრიბუციის მოპოვების შესაძლებლობები,
პროგრამაში " CreativeEurope"
პრეზენტაცია გაიმართება საავტორო ფილმების ბათუმის საერთაშორისო კინოფესტივალის BIAFF 2020 ფარგლებში
პრეზენტაციის თარიღი და დრო - 23 ნოემბერი, 14.00 სთ.
პრეზენტაცია გაიმართება ონლაინ ფორმატში - ZOOM აპლიკაციის მეშვეობით.
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European Cinema Night 16-20 November 2020

This year 65 Europa Cinemas members across Europe will be taking part in the European Cinema Night from 16th to 20th November to celebrate together the richness of the European film culture


Creative Europe MEDIA, in collaboration with Europa Cinemas, is organising the third edition of a unique outreach event with the objective of bringing Europe closer to citizens, while celebrating together the richness of European film culture. The European Cinema Night will take place in 65 cities across Europe and will reach approximately 10,000 people.

In 2018 and 2019, European Cinema Night events took place respectively in 34 and 54 Europa Cinemas member theatres in all countries of the European Union. MEDIA-supported films from over 30 different nationalities were successfully presented to audiences all over Europe, with the participation of renowned directors such as Nanni Moretti, Benedikt Erlingsson, Adina Pintilie, Teona Strugar Mitevska, etc.

In 2020, in this unprecedented year, the European Cinema Night will offer more than ever a great opportunity to highlight the essential role of cinemas in the circulation and visibility of European films, attract audiences to celebrate the richness and cultural diversity of European cinema, raise public awareness of how MEDIA supports Europe’s film industry and culture as well as film theatres.

This year, due to the current crisis, not only physical screenings at the cinemas will be proposed, but exceptionally as well virtual screenings via online platforms, if the cinema is currently closed.

Each cinema participating in the European Cinema Night will choose and screen a European non national MEDIA-supported film with free admission and create a debate around the movie and the European Commission’s support for the film.

Altogether 45 different MEDIA-supported films have been chosen by the exhibitors this year, according to their knowledge of their audiences, which embody the richness and diversity of the European audiovisual landscape. 

This event is part of the European Commission “going local” communication campaign, which shows citizens how European policy is linked to their lives – in this case to the emotions they feel at cinemas – and how by attending a locally-grounded event they can be part of a globally-connected experience across Europe. By connecting cinemagoers in numerous cities across Europe, the ECN aims to strengthen their shared European identity rooted in our cultural diversity and values, hence bringing EU policies closer to their everyday lives.

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CPH:FORUM 2021 is now open for submissions until November 15!

Submit a project to CPH:FORUM by logging in or creating a CPH:DOX profile. If you have a question that is not answered by consulting our Rules and Regulations, please feel free to contact us at Projects selected for CPH:FORUM will be notified around mid January 2020.

The next edition of CPH:DOX is held from March 17-28, 2021.

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Georgian Arts &Culture Center/ crafting business
Georgian Arts &Culture Center/ ხელოვნების საერთაშორისო ცენტრი "შემოქმედებითი ევროპის" ბენეფიციარი პროექტის Crafting Europe ფარგლებში დეკორატიულ-გამოყენებითი ხელოვნების დიზაინისა და რეწვის სფეროში მომუშავე ხელოვანებისათვის მართავს ვორკშოფების სერიას: Crafting Business "ახალი შესაძლებლობები რეწვის ინდუსტრიის განვითარებისათვის"
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workshop Digital Distribution – Maximizing Reach and Revenues

The workshop Digital Distribution – Maximizing Reach and Revenues is moving online due to comprehensive COVID-19-related restrictions coming into effect in Germany in November.

We are very happy to announce the first speakers for this online workshop (December 10 – 12).

Among the renowned international industry experts that will be joining the workshop are:
+ Nuno Bernardo (

beActive Media

+ Wendy Bernfeld (Rights Stuff)
+ Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef (

GRAEF Rechtsanwälte

+ Avalon Lyndon (


+ Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduction)

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TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival 2020

Accepting film applications on our festival started on February 1st and finished on June 30. In total, we received 2074 films and only 118 of them were selected. Those films were distributed in 7 international competition categories.
Winners of the festival will be chosen by Main, Young and Children Juries and the results will be revealed at the festival’s conclusive event on October 31.

Starting from October 26 12:00 to October 31 15:00, all who have passed the accreditation will have the possibility to watch competition films on Tofuzi festival’s official site. 

he festival partners:
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Georgian National Film Center
Ministry of education, culture and sport of Adjara autonomous republic
Creative Europe Desk Georgia
The French institute of Georgia

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Online Conference : The European Documentary Marketplace – Connecting the Dots
27 October / 15:30 - 17:30 CET
The European Documentary Marketplace – Connecting the Dots
A conference and a debate on circulation and distribution, bringing together some of the most relevant
international representatives from different circuits who will talk about their experience, perspective and
case studies, and contribute to the debate and sharing of best practices on the different approaches and
models of circulation of cinematographic works. Aiming at distribution / release of European
documentaries, this initiative focusses on the role of international festivals, distributors, exhibitors and
digital platforms.
Nebulae 2020, State of the Art
Organised in collaboration with Creative Europe Desks, each edition of State of the Art aims at launching
a debate on an industry topic, which will be analysed together with experts. In 2020, in collaboration with
the Creative Europe Desks from Portugal, Austria, Italy (Turin) and Spain (Basque Country), the topic will
be the distribution of films in different contexts and European countries. An afternoon with speakers,
discussions and group work, intending to contribute to a wider discussion about the European film market.
Welcome and Introduction
Glenda Balucani (Industry Coordinator)
Miguel Ribeiro (co-director of Doclisboa)
Susana Costa Pereira (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Portugal)
Ainhoa González Sánchez (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Euskadi - Spain)
Esther Krausz (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Austria)
Silvia Sandrone (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Italy - Torino office)
Alessandro Gropplero (Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, Italy)
Pedro Borges (Midas Filmes, Portugal)
Salma Abdalla (Autlook Filmsales, Austria)
Vanesa Fernández Guerra (Zinebi – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain)
Susana Costa Pereira (head of the Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Portugal)
Miguel Ribeiro (co-director of Doclisboa)
Alessandro Gropplero
Head of international relations of the FVG Audiovisual Fund since May 2007. In this capacity he has
planned the international policy of the fund and managed a variety of initiatives, such as “When East
Meets West Co- Production Forum”, “Ties that Bind Asia-Europe Producers Workshop” (both supported
by the Creative Europe Programme) and “RE-ACT Co- Development Funding Scheme”. He is a board
member of Eurodoc and member of the European Film Academy.
Pedro Borges
He was born in 1957 and has a degree in history. He taught and then worked as film journalist. He has
been working in film distribution, exhibition and production since 1990. He created Midas Filmes in 2006,
which is currently the most significant film distributor in Portugal, aside from also producing films—mainly
documentary films, but also fiction films. In 2014, he renovated and reopened Cinema Ideal in the heart of
Salma Abdalla
Based in Vienna and LA, Autlook Filmsales is one of the leading sales agents for feature documentaries
and doc series. It offers a full spectrum of distribution, customised sales and festival strategies that helps
maximize revenues, audience engagement that fosters film-makers’ careers, and an endless passion for
the art of documentaries. Salma Abdalla started to work at Autlook in 2005.
Vanesa Fernández Guerra
A doctor in audiovisual communication by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), she is the
director of Zinebi – International Film Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao. Her line of
research and published work mainly focus on contemporary documentary cinema. She has carried out
research in Buenos Aires and was a visiting scholar at the International School of Film and Television
(EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba).
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Kids Kino Lab

Today Kids Kino.Lab, script development workshop, opens the call for submission. Are you ready to submit your project? The deadline is October 23rd.

Kids Kino.Lab is an international script development programme for film projects and TV series for young audiences. It is dedicated to scriptwriters and producers who are interested in developing their films (live action, animation or documentary) or a TV series.

During the workshops, 12 teams will be developing their projects from short synopsis to the second draft of the script together with production basics (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan).

Kids Kino.Lab is open to the projects from all the European countries. The workshops will be conducted in English. The cost of the programme is 1600 EURO per team.

5th edition of Kids Kino.Lab will consist of 4 stationary workshop sessions as well as on-line sessions. The schedule of the workshops can be found below.

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LIM /Less Is More 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE Friday 23rd October (12:00 AM CET)

16 filmmakers selected each year from all over the world wanting to develop a feature film project (fiction) within a limited budget film development and production 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 workshops between 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.

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Online Conference: Rethinking the Future

Film Education - Rethinking the Future - session #1

This conference is held within the frame of #PiccoloGrandeCinema - #CinetecaMilano Festival and is part of the current edition of #TheFilmCorner, the international project supported by the 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺, 𝗠𝗜𝗨𝗥 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗜𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗧, which runs since 2017 and involves institutions from 6 European countries and foresees the creation of an 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. The conference will take place online in English as a series of four focused seminars plus an italian day focused on institutional initiatives and national best practices showcasing.

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The Film Corner International Online Conference22.10- 05.11 - 2020

THE FILM CORNER. Online and offline activities for Film Literacy” project is aimed to the design, release and testing of an online digital virtual user- centered platform for Film Literacy, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by web 2.0 and crossmedia innovative approach in the digital era in order to raise the average film literacy level of EU young audiences. The general aim of the project is to contribute to draw an easy-going model for Film Literacy that could improve Film Literacy skills among the audience in order to foster Audience Development and Engagement towards film as an art form, with a particular focus on young and non-core audience...

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CFP - Piksel20, Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies (Norway) > Open calls

This year the Piksel Festival has been waiting to the last minute to release the open call in the hope the Covid rules would relax a bit, mainly regarding the obligation to quarantine artists at arrival in Bergen.

As the festival is approaching, they finally decided to do a double open call.

One is for artists travelling from non quarantine countries who can travel to Bergen (Norway).

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Creative Europe Presentation at TOFUZI
2020 წლის 30 ოქტომბერს ანიმაციური კინოს საერთაშორისო ფესტივალის "თოფუზი" TOFUZI International Animation Film Festival ჰიბრიდული გამოშვების ფარგლებში შემოქმედებითი ევროპის საქართველოს დესკმა ანიმციური კინოს პროფესიონალებისათვის გამართა პრეზენტაცია:
"ანიმაციური კინოს პროფესიონალთა შესაძლებლობები პროგრამაში, "Creative Europe
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Coronavirus fears threaten European film

The fear of the coronavirus outbreak keeps wreaking havoc across the world, and the European film industry is certainly no stranger to its repercussions. After the alarm was first raised in other sectors, it is now the film industry's turn to suffer cancellations, postponements and reorganisations due to the measures being adopted by various European governments. As the number of infections escalates quickly all across the continent and the authorities attempt to stop it from growing any bigger, film bodies in charge of organising film festivals, markets and other events are being forced to modify them and adapt them to the current situation.

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Open CALL: Bridging Culture & Audiovisual through Digital

Background to this call

In it’s proposal for Creative Europe post-2020, the Commission proposed estabshing a Creative Innovation Lab for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation. In this light, and drawing on he results of a recent workshop with stakeholders, pilot projects will be supported in 2020. They are looking for projects which explore the potential for cross-sectoral collaboration in view of the Creative Innovation Lab. Supported activities will be at the crossroads between cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, and will use innovative technologies.

What does this funding support?

The European Commission has published its second call Bridging Culture and Audiovisual Content through Digital which is aimed at cultural and audiovisual institutions. Funding will be provided for projects that include audiovisual and new digital technology for museums, live events and cultural heritage. This call specifies that projects must bridge cultural and audiovisual content through digitization. Support will be given to projects that:

  • Feature new forms of creation at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual sector, using innovative technologies such as virtual reality;


  • Foster innovative cross-sectoral approaches and tools to facilitate access, distribution, promotion or monetization of culture and creative, including cultural heritage.


What do projects need to address?

Projects should focus on the following aspects:

Problem-solving approach and addressing challendes for the cultural and creative sectors

Audience and the user experience are of paramount importance in scoping the problem

Technology is an enabler in addressing key problems, rather than an objective on its own

Support innovation as regards the creation, distribution and promotion of creative content

Addressing cross-sectoral collaboration as well as the use of enabling technologies is also an objective.

Full guidelines and supporting documents can be found here on the website of EACEA which manages Creative Europe.


Who can apply for this call?

The proposal must be submitted by a consortium of at least three legal entities coming from three different countries participating in the Creative Europe programme and presenting a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual. The results of the undertaken actions should be shared with stakeholders and policy makers through the organization of a public workshop and assessment of the impact of the action.

There is a PARTNER SEARCH list included in the online portal to help organisations connect and plan projects suitable for this call.


What kind of projects have been funded in previous call?

In the previous Call results for 2019, there were eight projects funded by Creative Europe.

IMZ (AT) Digital Cross Over, € 192 000.00

EDEON Programmes SA (FR) Offre immersive d’exposition et d’experience VR € 175 000.00

INVR.SPACE GMBH (DE) The link €175 000.00

Ticketing Group BV (NL) Venue Insights for Cultural Empowerment €258 550.00

Universidade Do Minho (PT) Heritage Within € 244 106.44

Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent (IT) The Rude Awakening – a multimedia Journey in the Footsteps of Frontline Soldiers’ Everyday Life € 204 000.00

De Vlaamse Redio en Televisieomroeporganisatie NV (BE) Real Heroes € 240 000.00

Atlantis Symvouleftiki Anonymi Etaireia Atlantis Consulting SA (EL) Time Capsules at the Bottom of the Sea €213 986.00


The deadline of this call is 14th May 2020 17:00 Brussels time

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Open Call Literary translations 2020


Call alert ⚡️Support to literary translations 
2-year projects
Translation, publication & promotion of 3-10 works

Deadline: 5 May
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CineDOC - Tbilisi 2020


International Documentary Filmfestival CineDOC-Tbilisi 2020 is postponed 


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პროფესიონალების საყურადღებოდ!!!
შემოქმედებითი ევროპის მედია ქვეპროგრამაში გამოცხადდა შემდეგი კონკურსები:

** კინოფესტივალების მხარდაჭერა (კონკურსი ცხადდება 2 ეტაპად)
I ეტაპი - ფესტივალებისათვის ( რომლებიც მაისიდან - ოქტომბრის თვეების შუალედში ტარდება) განაცხადის შეტანის ბოლო ვადაა 2019 წლის 21 ნოემბერი 17. 00 სთ. (ბრიუსელის დროით)
II ეტაპი - ფესტივალებისათვის ( ნოემბერიდან - აპრილის თვეების შუალედში) განაცხადის შეტანა შესაძლებელია 2020 წლის 23 აპრილის ჩათვლით, 17. 00 სთ. (ბრიუსელის დროით)

* ბაზრების ხელშეწყობა - განაცხადის შეტანის ბოლო
ვადაა 2020 წლის 6 თებერვლი, 17. 00 სთ. (ბრიუსელის

* კინოგანათლება - განაცხადის შეტანა შესაძლებელია
2020 წლის 12. მარტის ჩათვლით, 17. 00 სთ. (ბრიუსელის დროით)

👉 სრული ინფორმაცია იხილეთ:!Gt33Fj

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Music Loves Europe - Open Call

📢🎼 შემოქმედებითი ევროპის კულტურის ქვეპროგრამაში მუსიკის პროფესიონალებისათვის Music Loves Europe ფარგლებში გამოცხადდა ახალი კონკურსი სახელწოდებით: Study on health and well being of music creators.
კონკურსის მიზანია მუსიკოსთა ჯანმრთელობის მდგომარეობის შესახებ კვლევის ჩატარება, იმ სპეციფიკური რისკების გათვალისწინებით, რომლებიც პროფესიონალი მუსიკოსების ჯანმრთელობაზე ახდენენ ზეგავლენას.

განაცხადების შეტანა 2020 წლის 3 თებერვლამდეა შესაძლებელი.

👇დაწვრილებითი ინფორმაცია კონკურსის შესახებ:

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Intensive program for artists & creative professionals
July / August / September 2020 in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Application deadline: 9th of January
Read more & apply online:

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საქართველოს კინემატოგრაფიის ეროვნული ცენტრი

📢საქართველოს კინემატოგრაფიის ეროვნული ცენტრი 2020 წლისათვის აცხადებს კონკურსს, რომლის მიზანია კინომემკვიდრეობის, კინოდისტრიბუციის, სადისტრიბუციო კომპანიებისა და კინოგანათლების მხარდაჭერა
დაწვრილებითი ინფორმაცია კონკურსის შესახებ, ასევე განაცხადის ფორმა იხილეთ: 👇

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Creative Europe for Music Sector

Creative Europe Desk Georgia in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk Ireland Culture is hosting an event focusing on different opportunities for Music professionals within the Programme and beyond.

During the event you will hear more about the European Commission’s pilot Programme Music Moves Europe, presentation from Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact) and Dermot O’Callaghan (Sing Ireland); Katie Lawry from CED Ireland will talk about successful Irish projects that have been supported by Creative Europe. We are hoping that Georgian Cultural actors will use this event as an opportunity to connect with their peers in Ireland.

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Opportunities for Film Makers

Creative Europe Georgia is organising a conference focusing on MEDIA subprogramme “Opportunities for Film Makers” in the framework of the 20th anniversary Tbilisi International Film Festival
at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi on December 5th

We are honoured and happy that our friend and colleague Martina Petrovic, the Head of Creative Europe Desk - MEDIA Office Croatia, will give a workshop on how Georgian filmmakers can benefit from different funding strands under MEDIA subprogramme (being a partial member of the programme). Additionally, colleague from Креативна Європа (Creative Europe Ukraine) Ksenia Kalyna will join our conference and share Ukrainian experience with the programme.

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2019 2019
MEPs approve the EU’s new culture programme

On Wednesday, MEPs adopted ‘Creative Europe’, the EU’s programme for culture and the audiovisual sector, and the EU’s biggest ever financial commitment.

The new programme, with its budget almost doubled when compared to 2014-2020, (up from 1.4 billion euro) will invest 2.5 billion euro (in current prices) in the EU’s cultural and creative sectors. MEPs recognise the importance of the continent’s cultural sector, and helping it recover from the COVID-19 pandemic which has left many music and cultural venues across Europe closed.

Alongside the significant increase in funding, MEPs secured greater focus on inclusion, on support for contemporary and live music sectors that are among those hit hardest by the pandemic, and higher co-financing rates for small-scale projects.

In negotiations with Council, MEPs were also successful in including an obligation for the programme to promote female talent and support women’s artistic and professional careers. Women are still underrepresented in decision-making positions in cultural, artistic and creative institutions.

In the plenary debate before the vote, MEPs spoke of how COVID-19 has put artists and cultural workers in a precarious situation, and in need of the EU’s support more than ever. Many insisted that culture and art deserved even more of the EU financial support in the future. Watch the debate here.


“The new generation of the programme has been developed with two important objectives in mind: firstly, the safeguarding, development and promotion of European cooperation on cultural diversity and heritage. Secondly, to increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audio-visual sector. This is particularly important given the disastrous effects of the pandemic. The Parliament worked hard and fought for a strengthened and enhanced programme; now it is time also for member states to make concrete efforts in supporting the sector to recover”, said the rapporteur Massimiliano Smeriglio (S&D, IT).

“Around 3.8 % of Europeans work in European cultural and creative sectors. However, this sector has always faced challenges ‑ such as competition with big commercial productions and the very fragmented transnational cultural market. Now, current lock-downs have had a dramatic effect on the EU’s cultural communities, and they need our help more than ever. This significantly better-funded programme recognises the added value of culture to our European way of life and is a first step towards helping it stand up to the challenges of globalisation and digitalisation”, said Chair of the Culture and Education Committee Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE).

Next steps

The programme has been already approved by the Council and will enter into force immediately after being published in the official journal. In order to ensure a smooth transition from the previous programme period, retroactivity provisions in the regulation ensure that the new Creative Europe enters into effect from 1 January 2021.


The largest slice of “Creative Europe” (1.4 billion EUR) will go to the MEDIA strand that supports the development, promotion and distribution of European films and audiovisual works within Europe and beyond.

The CULTURE strand supports cross-border cultural and creative projects – cooperation (networks, platforms, innovation projects) between organisations and professionals in areas such as music, books and promotion of European literature, architecture, as well as the EU Cultural prizes and initiatives.

Under the third, cross-sectoral strand, the support for the first time will also go to the news media sector, promoting media literacy, pluralism, press freedom and quality journalism, and helping the media to better address the challenges of digitalisation.


i-Portunus continues to support the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. A second pilot project was selected and co-funded by the Creative Europe program and a consortium headed by Goethe-Institut with Institut français and Izolyatsia. This second phase runs from the end of 2020 until the end of 2021.

More than ever i-Portunus mobility is needed to answer to the existing and new needs of the creative sectors by offering a demand-driven mobility scheme that allows direct application through a straightforward and flexible process.

i-Portunus’ main focus is to connect artists and to support international collaborations. This will be done via physical mobility but also, if necessary, by virtual or blended mobility variations.

i-Portunus will launch five open calls for applications, targeting artists, creators and cultural professionals in music, literary translation, architecture and cultural heritage in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021.

i-Portunus dedicates a total budget of 500.000 EUR with a fixed amount per applicant for transportation and per diem, depending on the destination country and the duration of the mobility.

CinéDoc Tbilisi - Film Mentoring program

For documentary film professionals from the South Caucasus and Central Asia: Apply to the Film Mentoring Program 2021!

If you are working on a documentary film project (at development, production or editing stage) and need professional support in the form of online consultancy from international experts as well as group feedback, fill in the application form for our long-term online mentoring program!

What does the online mentoring program offer?

- Personalized mentorship through one-on-one meetings
- Mentorship and interactive discussion of the projects via group works
- Feedback on project progress
- Webinars on different aspects of documentary film directing and production
- Selected participants will also have the chance to pitch their film projects to a panel of decision-makers from film festivals, film markets, and broadcasters

The program starts on 1st of March and lasts till the 10th of May, 2021

Requirements for participating in the training and application form can be found at the following link

Deadline: until 10 February 2021!


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The Future of Film Distribution&VOD Webinar

2020's Corona Pandemic crippled the theatrical industry while creating a huge demand for video on demand (VOD) services globally. The growth in viewing options and content has been staggering, and recent announcements from Hollywood indicate that VOD will have a place alongside theatrical exhibition for the foreseeable future. 

The major question on everyone’s lips for 2021 is how are audiences going to behave post lock down, and what impact will this have on the entertainment industry.

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Liveeurope is looking for associate members

These are undoubtedly one of the hardest times music venues ever had to face. Yet we are convinced that together, we are stronger to deal with the many challenges that lie ahead. That’s why we are seeking to open our platform and add 5 new associate member venues to our growing family. 

Six years ago, 13 iconic music venues in the four corners of our continent created Liveurope with the appetite to strengthen their ties and embark on a collective European adventure. Today, the platform unites 16 venues working closely together to boost Europe’s music diversity. We aim to reach 21 venues in 2021 with the ambition to become even more representative of Europe’s geographical diversity. 

Our key mission is to encourage concert venues to promote the circulation of emerging European artists through an efficient, simple and progressive bonus mechanism. In addition, our tight-knit network helps our members to exchange common challenges and good practices regularly, and get closer to each other’s music scenes.

As associate members, you’ll get to: 

  • Join a network of internationally acclaimed music venues 
  • Acquire the Liveurope quality label for venues committed to European diversity
  • And potentially benefit from our bonus mechanism to strengthen your European programming in the longer run

Liveurope is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and has been highlighted as one of the key partners of the European Commission in the music sector.


  1. Read the call listing the benefits and requirements of the associate membership;
  2. Fill in the programming template;
  3. Submit your application online before 19 February.

Applications will be reviewed by the Liveurope coordination unit and will be submitted to an evaluation by the Liveurope Steering Committee, the platform’s governance body. 

Funding Opportunities
Cooperation Projects
Culture sub-programme

 Application deadline: 27 Nov 2019, 4:00PM

Open CALL: Bridging Culture & Audiovisual through Digital

Creative Europe Cross-sectoral strand has an open call: Bridging Culture & Audiovisual through Digital

Deadline: 2020 May 14

Open CALL: Literary translations

Creative Europe Culture subprogramme has an open call for Literary Translations.

Deadline: 2020 May 5

Funded Projects
European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital – short project description

Duration: October 2016 – September 2018

Europe’s first virtual think tank devoted to researching the theatre of the future.

The digital shift changes how we create, share and monetise content, including theatrical works. European theatre needs to increase civic engagement by bringing theatre to new audiences and sectors – through instruments such as participatory theatre and new technologies that break down barriers, encourage dialogue and help Europe’s rich cultural tradition thrive. In light of these challenges, the ETL brings together 6 of Europe’s leading theatres and scientists in the pursuit to use new technology to bring Europe’s stages into our communities and online.


Stage Your City is a project of the partner theatres Centre Dramatique National Nancy-Lorraine, Théâtre de la Manufacture (F), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (DE) and Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (GE), coproduced by the European Theatre Convention (ETC) as part of the European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital. The European Theatre Lab is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.


“Stage Your City” is merging the trends of digitisation and participatory theatre. It plays with augmented, mixed and virtual reality, 360° video, gaming elements and an app-guided audio walk. The participatory approach encourages the audience to co-create the way out of a dystopian fairy tale: In the future the city will be controlled by an artificial intelligence called Zigmagora. The participants are asked to explore their city interactively, focusing on topics like future health, security, identity – and love.


Opera (e)Studio takes form after the professionals in charge of programming and selection of casts at partner opera houses observe that the new generations of singers that answer calls for auditions are not fully prepared for the demands of current theatres once they complete their formal musical training. Directors and audiences have become increasingly more demanding, and singing beautifully is no longer enough: singers must also look the part, act dramatically, bring us to tears, make us laugh, move elegantly and be fit to withstand the physical demands of the roles on stage.

Opera (e)Studio is a formative project aimed at young opera singers under the age of 32 who have finished their formal training, but have not made their stage debut and need further comprehensive training to align themselves with the demands of the current labour market of the European opera houses to improve their employability. Participants are selected from international auditions held in partner cities throughout Europe, following a mass call for auditions broadcast through specialized networks and printed and online media to maximize dissemination. A one-month intensive residential training course follows in Tenerife covering all disciplines that encompass opera, offered by internationally renowned professionals. The participants then produce a selected opera title with the professional pace of a theatre, which is premièred in Opera de Tenerife’s Season. The entire artistic team then tours with the production, premièring in the partner theatres in within their regular opera season. The project creates a framework for singers, agents, artistic directors and theatres to meet, allowing singers a better understanding of the sector and its internal links, and acting as a showcase of their work, encouraging exposure and the internationalization of their careers. We aim to attract younger audiences through activities designed specifically to bring them to opera.

The Future of Film Distribution&VOD Webinar

2020's Corona Pandemic crippled the theatrical industry while creating a huge demand for video on demand (VOD) services globally. The growth in viewing options and content has been staggering, and recent announcements from Hollywood indicate that VOD will have a place alongside theatrical exhibition for the foreseeable future. 

The major question on everyone’s lips for 2021 is how are audiences going to behave post lock down, and what impact will this have on the entertainment industry.

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Steps to Success

We designed a chart that will guide you through the process of getting relevant information to find a funding strand within Creative Europe for your idea and steps you need to take to implement your project successfully 

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