Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of film projects are eligible for CineLink co-production market?
CineLink is open for feature-length fiction films with potential for theatrical distribution. We do not accept short film, TV documentary and animation submissions.
Who can apply with the project?
Authors and producers from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.
If the duration of a group of short films adds up to a feature-length film, does that constitute an acceptable submission for CineLink?
Do you consider feature length docu-drama films to be eligible?
Yes, if intended for theatrical release.
When is the next selection cycle? How often do you open call for entries?
The next submission deadline is February 15th, 2007. We have one call for entries a year for the co-production market.
In order to be eligible for CineLink co-production market, what stage of production does my film need to be in?
Anywhere between development and preproduction, as long as there is a producer attached to the project, shooting dates must not be set before the current CineLink Co-production Market dates, i.e. for 2007, not before August 25th 2007.
What is the best way to send in my application (by e-mail attachment, fax or mail)?
From 2007, application is possible on-line only. DVD’s of relevant previous works should be sent to us by international courier in one package with one tracking number. Packages can also sent by mail but there is a significant chance of damage or loss in transit.
I saw the first step of your online application form, why I cant go further to see other steps?
It is because you must fill all the spaces to go further to get to the next step.
I dont want to fill the application form yet, but i would like to know what the application must provide?
The application must provide:
- the name of the project,
- financial information,
- budget outline (in MS Excel or MS Word file only) ,
- screenplay ( Final Draft or MS Word file only ),
- financial plan,
- story outline (not more then 10 lines),
- synopsis (not more then 400 words),
- author''''''''s statement ( not more then 400 words),
- info about financiers or partners already attached to the project,
- biography/filmography of the producer, scriptwriter and the director,
- DVD or VHS of relevant previous works by the director, scriptwriter and
the producer to be sent to us by mail.
Will you return my application materials after the selection process has been completed?
May I send a script (or any other application materials) in a language other than English?
All non-audiovisual materials must be in English. Audiovisual material (VHS/DVD) can be in another language, but if English translation is available please include it.
Can I send a video in VHS PAL format? What other formats do you accept?
For audiovisual content, we accept VHS and DVDs in NTSC, PAL, SECAM and MESECAM.
Do you have a preferred format for presenting the production budget?
Do you have a preferred format for the script?
Final Draft or MS Word.
How many projects are selected and by whom?
Around 10 projects get selected every year by the Sarajevo Film Festival selection board.
What are my obligations if the project gets selected?
Project representatives’ participation in the Project Development Workshop inJune in Sarajevo and presence at the Co-production Market in August.
If my project gets selected, what costs does CineLink cover travel and accommodation vise?
Project Development Workshop– CineLink covers accommodation and travel costs for two representatives per project, writer/director and producer
Co-production Market - CineLink covers accommodation and travel costs for two representatives per project, writer/director and producer.
When and how are the CineLink Awards decided?
During the Sarajevo Film Festival an international jury selects 3 of that year CineLink projects to be awarded with cash and in kind prizes of up to 12 500 € each.
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