Open Call for CineLink Producers’ Lab

Emerging producers from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus are invited to apply for CineLink Producers’ Lab by June 30

Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days has developed a programme CineLink Producers’ Lab as a direct response to the market shifts caused by pandemics. It is a dedicated three-day training and networking programme for junior producers (with 2 - 5 years of experience) who haven’t had a chance to establish a network of their peers. 

CineLink Producers’ Lab provides young producers with skill-building knowledge gathered from industry experts with extensive experience, accomplished filmmakers, and their peers. The programme is intended to understand the shifts of the market, to give better understanding to the digital supply chain changes, especially with stronger presence of streamers. At the same time, it is essential for an upcoming producer to set up his / her own network of producers and spending two years behind screens with no physical contact at the start of their career can be a great setback.

The call is open to producers with 2 - 5 year experience coming from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. 

Applicants are required to fulfil the application via Eventival and the applications will be evaluated based on:

Quality of application (overall presentation)

Professional film experience (number and quality of film /TV projects involved - at least one realized feature or mid-length film or more than 3 short films)

Letter of intent (aspirations and ambitions; expected results from the programme)

The CineLink Producers’ Lab will be held from August 12-15, and participants will be granted an Industry Accreditation which gives them access to the CineLink Industry Days activities. The Festival will provide accommodation to participants in the programme.

CineLink Industry Days, Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry section, is a primary hub for Southeast European film professionals and has played a crucial role in the expansion of cinematic co-production in the region. It is also a key destination for professionals from across Europe who are in search of talent and co-production possibilities, or who simply wish to obtain in-depth knowledge about this dynamic region’s business development.

The closing date for applications is June 30.

Please find more information and apply HERE 

The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will take place from 12th until 19th of August 2022.


* This label does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and is in accordance with Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the ICJ on Kosovo's declaration of independence



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