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CineLink Co-Production Market & Drama 2021 - Call for Entries

Sarajevo Film Festival & CineLink Industry Days are proud to announce the call for entries for CineLink Co-Production Market & Drama 2021. The project submission deadline is May 7th, 2021.

NATURAL LIGHT, director Dénes Nagy (CineLink Co-Production Market project) winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 2021


In these unprecedented times, a safe place for filmmakers and their projects is needed more than ever. To this end the Industry team continues its mission to develop, support and present the most promising projects from the region in various development stages and formats across key CineLink strands: Co-Production Market, Work in Progress and CineLink Drama, but also through programmes that are organized in collaboration with our partners such as Docu Rough Cut Boutique (Balkan Documentary Center) and Docu Talents from the East (Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival). 

With these Calls we are looking for exciting feature-length fiction and drama projects in development and financing stages from first-time filmmakers and established authors. Projects can be at an early stage, but should at least have a producer, writer and a director/creator attached when applying. 

Shortlisted projects will be contacted for an interview in second half of May.

The final selection will be announced at the end of May 2021. Selected projects will take part in the CineLink 4-day-long project development workshop in first half of June 2021 to work with script editors, discuss their financing and production plans, devise marketing strategies and work on the general presentation of their projects with top industry professionals. CineLink's dedicated team will regularly follow up with the filmmakers from June to August 2021 to prepare their participation in the CineLink Industry Days event during the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 13-20, 2021).


By taking part in CineLink Co-Production Market you will:

• Get tailor-made consultations on your project by top industry professionals;

• Gain international visibility for your project;

• Meet potential co-producers, sales agents, funders, distributors and broadcasters;

• Get a chance to win one of the cash awards.

In order to apply to CineLink Co-Production Market it is required to submit the script, applications that don’t meet this criteria will not be considered for final selection.


By taking part in CineLink Drama you will:

• Get a chance to further develop your project with prominent script consultants, commissioning editors and other film professionals;

• Present your project in the open pitching session to the regional and European decision makers, followed by one-on-one meetings;

• Gain insights in the TV drama series landscape;

• Gain international visibility for your project;

• Get a chance to win a CineLink Drama development award.


In order to apply to CineLink Drama it is required to send the following materials: project bible and treatment or the pilot script of the first episode (2 materials needed), applications that don’t meet this criteria will not be considered for final selection.


In order to apply, please click here.


Take note, that only one call for CineLink Co-Production Market is announced for 2021, the Second Call for Applications will not be published.

The official language of the CineLink Co-Production Market & Drama is English, therefore the application and all other required materials must be submitted in English language.

If you have any questions, please contact us at industry@sff.ba.

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