Contest for funding of Short Fiction Film Productions by the South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE)

The Ministry of Education and Culture announces that the South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE) launches a contest between its member-states for the funding of Proposals for Short Fiction Films.

According to an official announcement issued here today by the Ministry, in its next meeting, to be held this coming November in Thessaloniki, the Network will examine the submitted proposals and select the best among them to be funded.

Short Fiction Film productions with a running time not exceeding 15 minutes are accepted for examination.

The films may be exclusively national productions of a SEE CINEMA member-state (Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Albania, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Bulgaria), though those structured as international co-productions between two or more Network member-states will be given priority. The minority participation of third co-producers from countries outside the Network is not excluded.

The producer, director and scriptwriter must come from the Network’s member-states.

Shooting of the projects submitted for funding must not begin prior to the date on which the projects will be evaluated by the next General Assembly of the Network (November 2019).

The producer submits his/her proposal to his/her country of origin and not to any other Network member-state.

Professional from the Network’s member-states intending to make an application for funding must submit until Thursday 12 September 2019 two identical files to the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, care of Mr Diomedes Nikitas and Ms Elena Christodoulidou (27, Iphigeneias Str., Office 110 and 403, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia. Tel: 22809811, 22809812 and 22809846).

The content of the file must also be sent to this email address: cypruscinema.gov@cytanet.com.cy. in a single PDF file.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria of the present regulation. Up to two projects may be pre-selected from each country.

The evaluation of the projects and selection of those to be funded will be carried out by the General Assembly of SEE CINEMA Network representatives.

The synopsis, treatment and script must be written in English and Greek. The rest of the documentation must be written in one of the two official languages of the Network (either English or French).

The amount of funding rises to Euros 8.000-10.000 or is commensurate with the Network’s funding ability.

Interested parties may obtain application forms and the analytical regulation from the Announcements section of the Ministry of Education and Culture http://www.moec.gov.cy/ from www.moec.gov.cy/politistikes_ypiresies (Announcements) and from www.filmingincyprus.gov.cy (Announcements).

Source: Cyprus News Agency