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efm doc toolbox call for applications!

—Published on 12th Nov, 2021.

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FILMCO, in partnership with EFM (European Film Market) and the trinidad+tobago film festival, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 EFM Doc Toolbox Programme. Entry-to-mid level documentary film producers or producing filmmakers –  from Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados and St Kitts & Nevis – with a feature-length documentary film (60 mins or longer) in development and based on Caribbean issues or themes are invited to apply here. FILMCO will support the online participation of one project through the full Toolbox programme.

Under the guidance of a consultant and a coordinator, the Doc Toolbox Programme is intended to endow documentary creatives with market intelligence, connections and a kit of transferable business know-how. 

With close links to the Berlinale, the European Film Market is one of the top three meeting places of the international film and media industries. Over a period of eight days, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business.

The Doc Toolbox Programme includes:

  • In the preparatory phase: online meeting between co-consultants and participants with feedback on projects and strategic planning for networking at the EFM, as well as organisational and logistical advice on the EFM from the coordinators. 
  • Two weeks before the EFM (21.01. – 07.02.2022): an immersive 13-day programme of focused workshops with experienced tutors on the following topics: Pitching tools, Funding and incubators, Grant writing, Impact marketing, Sales and distribution, Press/PR. 
  • During the EFM (10.02.-17.02.2022): participation in matchmaking, networking and community building events.

Application prerequisites:

Applicants should possess at least one feature-length doc project that is either in development (preferably with some financing and/ or funding already secured) as well as marketing materials such as a mood reel, teaser or trailer/ promo. The application deadline is 5pm AST, December 09, 2021.

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