SEE Cinema Network informs film professionals that, for 2017, it will accept projects for funding, for both its actions:

-Projects for Short Film production
-Projects for Development of international co-productions

Those interested may find the applications for both actions, as well as their rules and regulations, in the Greek Film Centre website (, see: Funding - SEE Cinema Network).

A press release with more details will follow, during next week.

Submissions for funding to the Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques of GFC and CNC is now open. The Aide will continue its work for three years, after the new Convention, signed on May 22, 2017 in Cannes, between the Greek Film Centre (GFC) and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’ Image Animée (CNC).


One of the most important conditions for submitting projects for funding is that the plans for films, regardless of their genre (fiction, animation, documentary), should be 60 or more minutes long. In the production of the film, must participate at least one production company installed in Greece, and at least one production company installed in France. The plans will be examined by the qualified services of the GFC and the CNC, and those judged eligible, will be submitted for artistic opinion to the 6-member Greek-French Committee for support of the co-production. The highest amount of funding for each project is determined to 500,000 euros.


The submission dossier should be sent digitally, in two copies till July 31, 2017, via two separate emails: one in the Greek language by the Greek producer to the GFC, bearing the subject “Greek-French Aide 2017”, and the other in the French language by the French producer to the CNC, to the following addresses:

For the GFC (in Greek): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the CNC (in French): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For more information regarding the submission dossier content, the regulation of the Aide and the relevant application, those interested may refer to the site of the GFC (, as well as to the Department of Development and production of the GFC (9 Chatzopoulou str., Psychico, 11524 Athens, Greece), during working days and hours.


Department of Development and Production
Mr. Yannis Iliopoulos (program coordinator)

Tel. +30 210 3678501
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Mrs. Athena Spiliotopoulou
Tel. +30 210 3678513
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On May 22, during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, the Greek Film Centre (GFC) and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’ Image Animée (CNC) signed a new convention regarding the support of Greek-French films co-productions. The GFC was represented by its General Director, Mrs. Ilektra Venaki and the CNC by its President, Mrs. Frédérique Bredin.


The new, three-year-long agreement will be valid for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 and it includes particularly favourable terms for the Greek co-producers. It is agreed that, for the CNC, the amount of funding given by public bodies to low budged films (less than 1,250,000 euros) and to the first or second film by a new director could exceed the 50% of their budget, reaching up to 80%.


This regulation favours mainly the films coming from a Greek initiative and, since the French side gives double the amount for every film, this entails that the public funding exceeds the 50% of the amount of the French participation in the project. Thus, Greek producers will benefit from a privileged treatment.


For 2017, the total budget of the Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques, amounts to 600,000 euros, from which 400,000 euros come from the CNC and 200,000 from the GFC. For the next two years, the annual budget will be reconsidered after an agreement of the two sides.


Even more so, the text of the Internal Regulation of the Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques of GFC and CNC clearly states that “projects coming from a Greek initiative will be given particular attention”, thus strengthening the opinion that this agreement is favourable for the Greek cinema professionals.


gfc cnc convention cannes 2017

photo: CNC


The first convention between the two Centres was signed in May 2014. From this Greek-French collaboration 21 feature films, that are currently in various production stages, have received funding. Among the completed films are the award-winning in Tribeca IFF, “Son of Sofia” by Elina Psykou, the documentary feature “L’ Ultima Spiaggia” (“The Last Beach”) by Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan, as well as “Djam” by Tony Gatlif, which was included in the Official Selection of this year’s Cannes IFF.


The submission of projects in need of funding begins immediately via the Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques.


The nomination dossier should be digitally send in two copies, via two separate emails, to the following addresses:

For the GFC (in the Greek language): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the CNC (in the French language): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For more information regarding the content of the nomination dossier, those interested can address, during working dates and hours, to the Department of Development and Production of the Greek Film Centre (9 Hatzopoulou str., Psychiko, 11524, Athens, Greece)


Department of Development and Production

Mr. Yannis Iliopoulos (program coordinator)

Tel. +30 210 3678501

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


An update will follow soon, containing more information for the professionals, regarding the specific procedure of submitting the nomination dossier, as well as the criteria of choice and evaluation of the projects.

Especially positive for Greece is the first phase of the Single Project 20/2016 call for the Development of Single Productive Project, as two Greek production companies have been qualified for funding.


The two acknowledged projects are:


“DODO” by 100% SyntheticFilmsLtd company, Fiction, total amount of funding 50.000 euros, % co-funding 100%


“APPLES” by Boo Productions company, Fiction, total amount of funding 30.000 ευρώ, % co-funding 100%


Three Greek production companies applied for funding. There were 302 submissions in total, from which 57 were successful. In the final results, 20 countries - members of the Program are represented, from the 33 that participate. Among the chosen films, we can find many award-winning directors, as Grimur Hakonarson (the winner of “Un Certain Regard” Award in Cannes 2015) and Radu Muntean, with his new drama, “Alice T”.


The two aforementioned qualifications elevate the total percentage of success for Greece to 67%, a very important fact, considering that the call for Development of Single Productive Project continues to be very competitive, with 18,87% success percentage on total applications.

The Creative Europe MEDIA Desk and the Greek Film Centre congratulate all three Greek production companies that applied, as well as all the winners of the Program.

10th annual


the international meeting point for Greek film from across the world

14-20 May 2017



Submit your film now!CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2017
15th  International Festival
27/4/2017 - 6/5/2017


The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announce that the Call for Entries for the 15th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2017, is now open. The Festival, now in its 15th edition, will host for the 7th consecutive year an international competition section entitled «Glocal Images», inviting fiction feature films from Cyprus and abroad to submit their works. The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided to incorporate a Cypriot Films Competition Section, given that they fulfill the criteria as stated in the Festival Rules and Regulations.“Glocal Images” International Competition Section
The Festival aims not only to broaden its appeal within its own borders, but also to attract both industry and audiences from abroad by becoming a cinematic meeting point for the three continents surrounding Cyprus. The international competition section “Glocal Images” welcomes films that voice the diversity of local cultures and contribute innovative representations of subject matters that can be addressed to an international audience.
The five member International Jury -to be announced at a later stage- will award the following prizes to the films competing in the “Glocal Images” category:
Glocal Images - Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of €6,000
Glocal Images - Special Jury Award accompanied by the amount of €3,000
Glocal Images Best Director Award accompanied by the amount of €1,000
Cypriot Films Competition Section
The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided that, apart from the International Competition, a Cypriot Films Competition Section will be incorporated. The participation of Cypriot feature films in the Festival is subject to Rules and Regulations, and films must fulfill the relevant criteria so as to be eligible for selection.
The International Jury will award the following prizes to the films competing in the Cypriot Films Competition Section:
- Best Cypriot Film Award: This award is accompanied by the amount of €4,000 (euros)
- Best Cypriot Director Award: This award is accompanied by DCP Mastering – Deliverables - Subtitles services (€3,500 euros), sponsored by Authorwave.
The selection of films in competition is undertaken by a three member Artistic Committee; Dr Costas Constantinides (Film Scholar), Tonia Mishiali (Director – Producer) and Marios Stylianou (Director – Producer). This year’s festival will take place from the 27th of April to the 6th of May 2017, in Limassol and Nicosia, as per previous years.
Interested parties are invited to submit their films by Wednesday 15 February 2017.
 For the rules and regulations of the Festival and the submission form please visit, or call 25 34 39 02 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sarajevo Film Festival & CineLink Industry Days are proud to announce the first call for entries for CineLink Co-production Market 2017. The deadline for submitting your project is January 20, 2017.

The European Foreign Affairs Council decided June 14 not to include audiovisual services in the mandate for the EU-US negotiations on the coming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Effective immediately and until October 23, 2013, experienced producers from all over the world may submit new feature film projects that are suitable for international co-production and have 30% of their financing already in place to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2014.

Scripts based on real stories, a Warhol poster in the background of a scene, and a protagonist humming a Robbie Williams song - not all third party content contained in a script or a film is that obvious. Only a detailed analysis can avoid cost-intensive pitfalls. Rights clearance is becoming increasingly important, both nationally and internationally.
This seminar which will be held from April 9th – 13th, 2014 on Mallorca offers unique access to the know-how and experience of specialists from companies such as HBO, NBC Universal, Red Bull, Sony, and Zentropa and international practitioners from renowned law firms.
>> Identify and clear rights fast and effectively
>> Theoretical and practical work on the case including best practices and strategies

Case studies include: TV formats, documentaries, independent European feature films as well as Hollywood movies – from MONUMENTS MEN to THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, as well as THE KING’S SPEECH, BORAT, and ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS.
Topics include:
- Turning real life into film – the HBO example
- Locations – more than just a shooting permit?
- Music in films and documentaries
- Dealing with trademarks and artworks in film and TV – legally and creatively
- Clearing rights for documentaries, factual entertainment and event content
- Best practice lessons: Rights clearance strategies at NBC Universal, Sony, Zentropa
- The role of E & O insurances
- Global perspective: Case studies for different national jurisdictions
Experts include:
Henning Brehm, Design Tourist, Germany
Dr. Martin Diesbach, Noerr LLP, Germany (Head of Studies)
Sylvia Hess LL.M., Red Bull Media House, Austria
Caroline Kean, Wiggin LLP, UK
Anders Kjærhauge, Zentropa, Denmark
Gillian M. Lusins, NBC Universal, USA
Kai May, Unverzagt von Have, Germany
Chris Newton, Principia Underwriting, UK
Stephen Sass, HBO, USA
Aimée Wolfson, Sony Pictures Entertainment, USA
Participation fees:
€ 770 incl. meals | € 1.250 incl. accommodation and meals
Discount for 2nd participants from same company
For more information please visit
The detailed programme schedule can be found here: Programme | Clearing Rights 2014


The European Film Academy's Master Class this year will focus on animation. Held by Andreas Hykade ( the EFA Master Class 2013 ANIMATION TODAY is dedicated to modern animation. During one week (9 - 15 September), participants will form a team and create an animation film from the original idea to the completed film. Participants can come from any field, be it independent animation, games or commercial animation. They can work in various techniques, be it 2 D, 3 D, puppets or pixilation.
In a mixture of group sessions, screenings, case studies and lectures, but with a focus on hands-on exercises, the workshop will allow the participants to gain a profound knowledge of the creation of an animation film covering all stadiums of a classic animation production: idea, story, design, project bible, storyboard, animatic, layout, animation, scoring and exploitation.
Held by author, designer and director Andreas Hykade, the workshop will be accompanied by different renowned animation filmmakers who will share their individual approach to the respective “topic of the day”.
Andreas Hykade has been creating animation films since the mid-90s. Among his films are WE LIVED IN GRASS (1996, German Short Film Award), RING OF FIRE (2000), THE RUNT (2007, German Short Film Award, FIPRESCI Award Annecy), TOM & THE SLICE OF BREAD WITH STRAWBERRY JAM & HONEY (2009, Grimme Online Award) and LOVE & THEFT (2010, German Short Film Award, Sacem Award for original music, Annecy 2011).
Supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, the EFA Master Class will take place in Ludwigsburg in the South of Germany at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Institute of Animation, Visual Effects, and Digital Postproduction.
Further information and application form available at

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2013, Talent Lab is an intensive multi-day artistic development programme that provides emerging talent with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the world's best film artists.

Using the Festival's outstanding relationships with acclaimed filmmakers, Talent Lab leads participants in group discussions on a range of topics focused on the artistic side of filmmaking, ultimately sharpening the skills and confidence of a new generation of filmmakers.

Talent Lab Artistic Governors have included Olivier Assayas, Jennifer Baichwal, Danny Boyle, John Collee, Lee Daniels, Miranda July, Don McKellar, Deepa Mehta, Michael Ondaatje, the late Bingham Ray, Jason Reitman, Gus Van Sant, Stephen Woolley and Edgar Wright. Selected participants benefit from the guidance of the Governors and from the experience of Talent Lab Guests.

Talent Lab Guests have included directors Edward Burns, Jane Campion, Laurent Cantet, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Brian DePalma, Atom Egoyan, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Davis Guggenheim, Paul Haggis, Michael Haneke, Neil Jordan, Nadine Labaki, Kim Longinotto, Guy Maddin, Steve McQueen, Fernando Meirelles, Mike Mills, Gaspar Noé, Sarah Polley, Nicolas Winding Refn, John Sayles, Frederick Wiseman and Michael Winterbottom; and producers Ted Hope, Aamir Khan, Robert Lantos, James Schamus, Tilda Swinton and Christine Vachon.

The 2013 Talent Lab takes place during the first half of the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 5th to 15th.

More information: