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TFL World Co-Production Fund

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT THROUGH THE ONLINE FORM HERE

 


QUICK FACTS

The TFL World Co-Production Fund supports co-productions between European producers and international co-producers. The fund is focused on directors developing their 3rd feature film project onward.


Open to all cinema forms: fiction, documentary, animation.


The applicant must be a producer based in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme (*) interested in establishing connections with international production companies.


A co-production grant of € 50.000 will be allocated to the selected production company.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 12th, 2019


The Fund has been created thanks to the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme support to International Co-production Funds.



1. Elegibility Criteria
The project must have the following characteristics:

- The applicant must be a producer based in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.
- The project must be co-produced with at least one producer from a country which is neither participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme (*) nor member of Eurimages (**).
- The share of the co-producer(s) coming from countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme must amount to a minimum of 20% in the project. Under no circumstances the share of the co-producer(s) coming from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme can exceed 70%.
- The project must be scheduled to be completed (delivery of the final printing of the film) within May 30th, 2021.


2. Selection procedure and participation to the TFL Meeting Event
The TorinoFilmLab team will assess all the applications and shortlist 3 projects.

The team members of the 3 shortlisted projects will participate in the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November 2019 and meet the selection committee that will interview all the participants in order to make their final decision and assigns the TFL World Coproduction Award to one of them.

During the TFL Meeting Event the projects will be presented to more than 200 European and international professionals (co-producers, distributors, sales agents and broadcasters) and they will be given the chance to find new partnerships thanks to one-to-one meetings organized during the 2-day forum.

Moreover the 3 shortlisted projects will also take advantage of a dedicated consultation run by an expert on international co-production.

TorinoFilmLab covers up to 3 nights of accommodation during the TFL Meeting Event (for max. 2 people per team). Participants must pay all travel costs.


3. Payment of the funding
The Award payment will be transferred in 3 phases:

- 40% two weeks prior to the start of shooting, upon presentation of a document certifying the exact commencement of work.

- 30% at the end of the shooting, upon presentation of receipt or invoice copies corresponding to the amount of the award.

- 30% upon delivery of the final printing of the film, which should be no later than May 30th, 2021.

By no means the award will be given if the film is not completed within the deadline of May 30th, 2021.


4. Required Submission Materials
The requested materials to submit in the on-line application form, all together in one PDF (10 MB max.), in English, are:

1) Long synopsis
2) Intention note – 2 pages max.
3) Script (at least 1st draft)
4) Audio-visual references
5) Web links to previous film(s) of the director
6) Biographies of writer, director & producer
7) Production company profile and co-producers’ profile – 4 pages max.
8) Cover Letter to demonstrate the producer’s track record of international co-productions and/or explain the plan to address her/his career in this direction – 2 pages max.
9) Detailed budget & financing plan – including structure of co-production according to the form (names & countries of companies, and percentages of financing from each country)
10) Development/production timetable
11) Marketing & distribution strategy
12) Copy of co-production agreement or deal memo detailing the percentage of each co-producer, the revenue share between them, the joint ownership of the rights
13) Financial agreements and/or letters of intent from financing partners

Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 12th, 2019.


5. Additional information

- The Awarded projects must indicate Creative Europe and TorinoFilmLab support in the opening and closing credits, as well as in all promotional, communication and advertising materials, by displaying the Creative Europe Logo (together with the caption “with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union”) and the TorinoFilmLab Logo (together with the caption: “funded by TorinoFilmLab”).

- The shortlisted applicants must indicate TorinoFilmLab support in the closing credits by displaying the TorinoFilmLab logo.

- The project must be in advanced development stage (at least 25% of the budget confirmed) or in pre-production.

- The fund is focused on supporting experienced filmmakers, from the 3rd long feature film onward (NB: are considered long features all those films over 60 minutes including fiction feature films, experimental films, animations and documentaries).

- Funding does not need to be spent in Europe.

- The minimum share of 20% coming from MEDIA countries can be the result of several co-producers.
 

* Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

** Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.


For information about the Fund please contact Greta Fornari: greta.fornari@torinofilmlab.it

 


 

 

 

 

 

TFL WORLD CO-PRODUCTION FUND
Production grant of € 50.000 to support co-production between European and international producers.
Focuses on experienced filmmakers.

With the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union

APPLICATION FORM HERE
DEADLINE: June 12th, 2019


 
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greta.fornari@torinofilmlab.it