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Thessaloniki Co-Production Forum calls for entries

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- Crossroads will celebrate a decade of co-production forums during this year’s Thessaloniki fest; entries to be submitted by 31 July

Thessaloniki Co-Production Forum calls for entries

Part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s (31 Oct–9 Nov) Agora section, the Crossroads Co-Production Forum will this year be celebrating a decade of aiding feature projects coming from or focusing on the Mediterranean, Central and Southeast Europe regions. The forum will be held on 5-8 November, with its call for entries ending on 31 July. The online registration form can be found on the festival’s website.

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A first-rate opportunity for Mediterranean and European producers to seek out financiers, co-producers, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and consultants, in its nine years of operations the Crossroads Co-Production Forum has included projects by filmmakers such as Yesim Ustaoglu (Pandora’s Box [+see also:
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), Yannis Economides (Knifer), Radu Jude (Everybody in Our Family [+see also:
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) and Semih Kaplanoglu (Milk [+see also:
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). 

Directed by Marie-Pierre Macia and coordinated by Angeliki Vergou, Crossroads includes a complete image and sound post-production services award offered by Two Thirty Five Inc, as well as a Producers’ Network accreditation for the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival handed out to the best project as selected by the Crossroads Jury. The second-best project receives a €7,000 monetary prize offered by France’s National Centre of Cinematography and the Moving Image (CNC)

In addition, Sofia Meetings will select a project to participate in its March 2015 session, while the Mediterranean Film Institute is offering a Script 2 Film workshop for a participating project and Initiative Film is offering development consultation to a Greek project of its choice.

The countries eligible for submission are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

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