European Genre Forum announces 2018 projects.

Now running into its second year, the European Genre Forum has selected eight exciting projects to take part in the 2018 training cycle, starting on April 16th, 2018.

The 2018 project selection spreads geographically well over Europe, reaching as far as Israël. The stories reflect a wide variety of fantastic cinema, amongst them tales of witchcraft, nightmarish relationships, supernatural stories, plagues and mountain trips gone wrong… We are very please to officially announce the list of the 2018 EGF selected projects.

Selected projects:

Birds of a Feather - Dir. Hanna Bergholm (Finland)
Fingernail - Dir. Boaz Armoni (Israël)
No Man's Land - Dir. Mel Piper (Germany)
Spinners - Dir. Ivars Tontegode (Latvia)
The Base - Dir. Alex Madia Levi (United Kingdom)
The Descendant - Dir. Colinda Bongers (The Netherlands)
The Hike - Dir. Daniel Rübesam (Germany)
The Plague Doctor - Dir. Michael O’Connor (Germany)

The selected projects will have the opportunity to attend three talent labs over the course of the year 2018. The Director’s Lab takes place in Amsterdam during the Imagine Film Festival, from 16 to 20 April 2018. The Producer’s Lab takes place in Zagreb during Fantastic Zagreb, from 4 to 8 July 2018. The Packaging Lab takes place in Tallinn during Black Nights Film Festival, in the final week of November 2018.

The training cycle aims to not only boost the selected film projects, but to also give an invaluable knowledge to the participants, offer new insights and to facilitate professional networking. During the three talent labs, participants will be able to discuss their project with script consultants, learn about the different aspects of (co-)production, sales and packaging from industry professionals. Mentoring sessions with established genre filmmakers, crowd funders, legal experts, VR and AR experts, and case studies of recent, successful films complete the programme.

The European Genre Forum (EGF) is an educational event jointly organized by Fantastic Zagreb, Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam), Black Nights Film Festival and its Industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event (Tallinn) and Screen Division (Paris). The programme is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.

Full information of the projects can be found here: www.europeangenreforum.com/projects-2018

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