12-20.04.2024
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CALL FOR PROJECTS 2024

The call for projects for the 5th edition of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days is now closed. All applicants will be notified by March 12th, 2024.

CALL FOR PROJECTS

The 5th edition of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days, will be held between 18 – 20 April 2024 in Limassol, Cyprus, in the framework of the 22nd Cyprus Film Days International Festival (12 – 20 April 2024). Τhe Cyprus Film Days IF is an institutional event of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture organised in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre. The co-production forum is implemented in partnership with Agora – Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point announces this year’s call for projects, which will remain open from the 19th of December 2023 to the 1st of February 2024.

The international co-production forum Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point is a platform for filmmakers providing them with the opportunity to pitch their projects to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects co-produced, financed, developed and/or distributed.

Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point aims at a strong selection of projects, giving producers and directors the opportunity to present their projects to potential financial, development and distribution partners during a 3-day event in Cyprus.

Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point selects six to eight (6-8) feature-length fiction film projects currently in development and financing stage, that will be presented to a selection of international cinema professionals. Projects originate from countries οf the Mediterranean region*, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus: Europe, Africa and Asia. Film industry professionals attending are mainly producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, representatives of film festivals and funds, development experts and broadcasters.

The producers and directors / scriptwriters of the projects selected for Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point will pitch their projects in a pitching session, followed by a series of one-on-one meetings with interested professionals. An international jury will determine the projects that will be presented with the awards. The awards will be announced during the closing ceremony of the festival, οn Saturday, 20 April 2024. The list of awards will be announced at a later stage.

We are looking for:

  • Feature-length fiction film projects from the following eligible countries*: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Εgypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
  • The projects should be either produced or co-produced by a country within the Mediterranean region or contain elements in the story that link them to these regions.
  • Projects should have a producer and a director attached and have to be looking for co-producers.
  • Our main focus in the selection process will be on projects that present a high possibility of being realised, combining this quality with artistic elements.

The call for project submissions will remain open from the 19th of December 2023 to the 1st of February 2024. For the application form please click here.

General Rules and Selection Criteria

Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point is open to fiction feature length projects, in development and financing stage.

  1. The application materials must be in English.
  2. We accept all genres within FICTION only.
  3. A production company or producer may submit two or more
  4. A project should indicate to which other workshops and markets it has previously participated and when, or if it is a completely new project.
  5. The budget of the film should not exceed two (2) million euro.
  6. The projects are evaluated by at least three (3) readers.
  7. The number of selected projects is six to eight (6-8).
  8. The selection will be announced by mid-March 2024.

Application Process 

All submissions must be received by February 1st, 2024.

By then we need to receive the complete application package (online and in English):

  1. Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point application form

Please make sure to complete the form thoroughly. Once you have completed the online form you cannot make any changes. Elements from the application form will be used for catalogue information should your project be selected.

Materials (must be in one single PDF file)

    1. Synopsis (one (1) paragraph)
    2. The treatment OR the script in English (If you do not have a script yet then send only the treatment. Please note that projects with a script will be given priority)
    3. Biography/filmography of the producer and production company
    4. Biography/filmography of the director
    5. Director’s statement (regarding the story and the visual style)
    6. Producer’s statement about the financial strategy
    7. Budget outline (Ιn € Εuro)
    8. Financing plan (Ιn € Εuro)
    9. A list of confirmed financing for the project (if available)
    10. Rights agreement between the director and the producer or a letter from the director stating that the particular producer will be representing the project
    11. Previous film/s of the director (online in a secure link)
    12. Mood-board (if available)

Selected projects

Once a project has been selected, two representatives (eg. producer and director) are expected to participate in the 3-day event of Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point in Limassol, Cyprus (18 – 20  April 2024). Virtual attendance is not possible. Dot.on.the.Map covers accreditation, travel fees of up to €300 (total sum for both participants), 3 nights’ accommodation, and airport transfers for both representatives of the selected project.

Completed films which have participated in the co-production forum should mention Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point and display the Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days logo in their credits, preferably stating the following: «[film title] has participated in the [edition number] Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point, the co-production forum within Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days, in the framework of the [edition number] Cyprus Film Days International Festival [year]».

For questions please contact us.

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