Euro Connection

Euro Connection is the European Short Film Co-production Forum taking place each year at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market. This business platform aims at fostering partnerships between European production companies, funders and broadcasters for short film projects. It is open to all producers planning a short film project as a European co-production. It is organized by Sauve Qui Peut le Court Métrage (Clermont-Ferrand) in association with the Creative Europe MEDIA Desk France and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), with the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme and the PROCIREP.

Submission
Each year 16 projects are selected across Europe to participate in Euro Connection, with the help of a network of national correspondents in each of the associated countries. As a national correspondent, AG Kurzfilm, in cooperation with German Films, is in charge of the submissions from Germany.

Short film projects can be submitted directly to AG Kurzfilm. Additionally, script writers and filmmakers from Germany who submit their German project to the Script Pitch of the interfilm Berlin festival, have the possibility to apply automatically to AG Kurzfilm for the selection for Euro Connection.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The project is a short film (animation, fiction, creative documentary).
  • The duration does not exceed 40 minutes.
  • The project must have partial funding granted by an external source (third party organisation)
  • The producer is open to international co-production (project suitable or intended for co-production)
  • Shooting or production shall start no earlier than May 2017.

Selection Process
An independent jury of experts recommends a German project for the participation in Euro Connection, which is then referred to an European jury in Clermont-Ferrand for the final selection process.
The 16 invited projects from the associated countries are being presented by their producers in the course of a pitching during the Short Film Market at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The invitation includes a travel grant, hotel accommodation, meals and accreditation to the Short Film Market and festival in Clermont-Ferrand.

Further details regarding submission conditions and the submission form as well as detailed information about the competition can be found here as soon as the submission is open.

Submission deadline:
Presentation at Clermont-Ferrand:

See website: www.clermont-filmfest.com