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MOIN Film Fund and the European Film Market Toolbox Programme are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership!

Apply to attend the EFM Fiction Toolbox Programme and the European Film Market in Berlin from February 15-21, 2024!

If you

  • are entry to mid-level producer,
  • belong to one or more marginalized groups (i.e., you are Black, Indigenous, a Person of Colour and/or belong to an ethnic, religious, socio-cultural minority, and/or you identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or queer, or you are a woman, gender non-conforming or non-binary and/or are a person with a disability),
  • have a fiction feature film project either in development or ready for market exposure,
  • lack knowledge, tools and connections on the international business of film,

then how about applying for the Fiction Toolbox Programme and participating at the 2024 European Film Market (Berlinale)?

What is the Fiction Toolbox Programme?

The Fiction Toolbox Programme is an initiative from the EFM's Diversity & Inclusion initiative.

Aimed at entry-to-mid level feature-length fiction film producers or producing filmmakers, the Fiction Toolbox Programme is designed specifically to endow fiction creatives from marginalized and underrepresented groups with business tools and connections. Comprising access to networking and matchmaking events and additional business modules (tailor-made workshops as well as one-on-one meetings and consultations), the programme provides a kit of transferable business know-how and connections under the guidance of a consultant and coordinators.

In the preparatory phase, from December 2023: online meeting between consultants and participants with feedback on projects and strategic planning for networking at the EFM, as well as organizational and logistical advice on the EFM from the coordinators.

Three weeks before the EFM (08.01-19.01.2024): an immersive 2-week programme of focused workshops with experienced tutors on the following topics: Pitching tools, Funding and incubators, Grant writing, Impact marketing, Sales and distribution, Press & PR as well as a series of optional workshops with additional useful knowledge, trends and the status quo of the industry.

During the EFM (15-21.02.2024): participation in matchmaking, networking and community building events onsite in Berlin.

Who can apply?

Entry to mid-level regional producers from marginalized groups who have a feature film project in development and who are free to participate in online workshops between 8 and 19 January and travel to Berlin from 15 to 21 February 2024.

Selection will be based on the strength of the project as well as who is at the right stage of their career to benefit from attending the Fiction Toolbox Programme. The applicant has to be the main project producer.

MOIN Film Fund will cover the following costs for the selected producer:

  • Market Badge to participate in the European Film Market
  • Participation fee for the Fiction Toolbox Programme
  • Travel and accommodation costs to/in Berlin during the EFM

How to apply?

Please send us the following material in English to mersmann@moin-filmfoerderung.de:

  • CV and track record (max 1 page) of the producer
  • Synopsis (max 1 page) of the feature film project that you work on
  • Treatment (max 5 pages) of the feature film
  • Visual materials such as teasers, trailers - if already available
  • EITHER a video pitch with a maximum of 3 minutes (vimeo link) OR a letter focusing on your motivation outlining how you would benefit from the programme

The deadline for the application is Wednesday, November 8, 6 p.m. CET.

Please keep in mind that the working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential to participate.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!