Dot.on.the.map Industry Days (9-11 April 2020)

ANNOUNCEMENT

Dot.on.the.map Industry Days
(9-11 April 2020)

A co-production, training and networking platform
for international film professionals
launches for the first time in Cyprus

In the framework of «Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2020» and in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora.

Cyprus Film Days International Festival announces Dot.on.the.map Industry Days – a co-production, training and networking platform that brings producers, directors and scriptwriters from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus (Europe, Asia, Africa), together with other international film professionals on the small Mediterranean island.

Dot.on.the.map Industry Days is organised by the Cyprus Film Days International Festival, the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Rialto Theatre. Τhe organisers’ vision is to both create a platform for artistic and financial collaborations as well as to contribute to the development of the art of filmmaking in Cyprus and the wider region, serving as a hub for films originating from countries of the Mediterranean Sea.

The 1st edition of Dot.on.the.map Industry Days, will take place 9-11 April 2020, in the framework of the 18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival (3-11 April 2020). The application process begins on the 16th January 2020, and will remaing open until the 16th February 2020.

Dot.on.the.map Industry Days provides an opportunity to filmmakers to present their new feature film projects and network with international industry professionals. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers take steps towards future collaborations between other filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives.

Dot.on.the.map Industry Days is launching its first year with two (2) sections: the Dot.on.the.map Meeting point and Dot.on.the.map Cinema Talks.

1. Dot.on.the.map Meeting point

Dot.on.the.map Meeting point is an international co-production forum which creates a platform to offer filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their projects to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get the projects financed.
Dot.on.the.map Meeting point aims at a strong selection of projects from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, giving producers and directors the opportunity to present their ideas to a number of potential financial, development and distribution partners during the 3-day event in Cyprus (9-11 April 2020).

Dot.on.the.map Meeting point presents up to six (6) hand-picked feature-length fiction projects currently in development and financing to a selection of international professionals in a series of prearranged one-on-one meetings. Projects originate from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus -Europe, Africa and Asia. Film industry professionals attending are mainly producers, distributors, representatives of festivals and funds, development experts and broadcasters, coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe. The producers, directors and scriptwriters of the projects chosen for Dot.on.the.map Meeting point will make the presentations of their projects in the form of one-to-one meetings. An international jury then determines the project(s) that will be presented with the awards. The awards will be presented during the closing ceremony of the festival, Saturday, 11 April 2020.
The forum is implemented in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora.
The application process begins on the 16th January 2020, and will remain open until the 16th February 2020. To access the call for projects and submit an application form please visit http://dot.cyprusfilmdays.com/

2. Dot.on.the.map Cinema Talks

Dot.on.the.map Cinema Talks offers a program of masterclasses, debates, seminars and workshops with acclaimed industry professionals. The cinema talks are open to everyone, with priority given to industry professionals and accredited festival guests. Program to be announced a few weeks before the festival.