[oberlist] Moldovans wanted: B'EST - Producers' Workshop Baltic Bridge East by West

Dumitru Marian d.marian at altfilm.md
Fri Apr 5 20:15:28 CEST 2013


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Call for Applications: B’EST - Producers’ Workshop Baltic Bridge East by

The Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST) is an initiative to be held in 2013
by the organizers of the Baltic Event (Estonia), and RFilms and CTB Film
Company (Russia) in cooperation with EAVE (European Audiovisual
Entrepreneurs), and with the support from MEDIA Mundus. 

B’EST consists of two workshops, which will take place on September 11-15 in
St. Petersburg within the framework of St. Petersburg International Film
Festival and November 26-29 in Tallinn, within the framework of Baltic
Event. The workshop will bring together 10 producers with feature film
projects from the European Union (5 participants) and the CIS countries and
Georgia (5 participants) and will offer the selected participants:

*	5-day workshop-training, which includes plenaries on the script
development process, financing in the Eastern and Western Europe, legal
aspects of co-production, marketing strategies, as well as individual
meetings with script, pitching and finance/marketing consultants  

*	meetings with decision-makers and potential co-production partners
in St. Petersburg, Russia  

*	online sessions with the producers and tutors concerning the
development of the scripts and the projects during the 2-month gap between
the workshops  

*	2-day follow-up session regarding the development of the projects
and the final preparation for pitching at Baltic Event  

*	presentation of the projects at Baltic Event and meetings with
potential financiers, co-producers, sales agents, and distributors  

Target group: 

*	experienced feature film producers wishing to work on an
international scale and create long-term creative and business relationships
between Western and Eastern Europe  

*	interested producers should apply with a feature film project in
development stage  

Project criteria: 

*	 full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution

*	 suitable for an international co-production and looking for

*	 preferably national support in place  

*	 projects from the European Union and Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are accepted  

*	 projects should have a link to the other region (thematic,
cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in
the other region  

Special conditions: 

*	 participation includes an accreditation fee of 200 Euros  

*	 once a project is selected, the producer should be present at both

*	 the programme covers travel and accommodation costs  

*	 finalized films must mention their participation at B’EST in the

*	 all documents have to be sent in English – the working language of
the workshop is English  

*	 submission of the project is considered as acceptance of special

Requested materials for submission: 

*	 completed application form (please find the form here
<http://eave.org/eave_documents/appform_B_EST_2013.doc> )  

*	 synopsis (1 page) in English  

*	 treatment in English  

*	 screenplay in English (first draft)  

*	 director’s note on aesthetics and structure (1-2 pages)  

*	 biography/filmography of the director  

*	 biography/filmography of the producer  

*	 production company profile (max. 300 words)  

*	 budget outline in English  

*	 financing plan 

*	 motivation letter from the producer 


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by
the end of July 2013. 

Please send all the requested materials to: 

For applications from the European Union: Riina Sildos, balticevent at poff.ee 

For applications from the CIS countries and Georgia: Natalia Drozd,
drozd at ctb.ru


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Best regards, 
The EAVE team

EAVE is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU, Film Fund Luxembourg,
MEDIA Mundus, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MFG-Filmförderung
Baden-Württemberg, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlinale Co-Production Market and
the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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