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The European Genre Forum selects eight projects

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- The projects will participate in three talent labs throughout 2018, culminating in a packaging workshop and a pitch at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

The European Genre Forum selects eight projects
A photo taken during last year's Director’s Lab in Amsterdam

The European Genre Forum (EGF), an educational event jointly organised by Fantastic Zagreb, the Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam), the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) and its industry platform, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event (Tallinn), and Screen Division (Paris), has announced its selection for 2018. 

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Eight genre projects from six European countries (scroll down for the full list; for project descriptions, click here) will have the opportunity to attend three talent labs over the course of 2018. 

The Director’s Lab takes place in Amsterdam during the Imagine Film Festival, from 16-20 April 2018, the Producer’s Lab unspools in Zagreb during Fantastic Zagreb, from 4-8 July 2018, and the Packaging Lab gets under way in Tallinn during PÖFF, in the final week of November 2018.

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

The EGF is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.

Here is the full list of projects: 

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

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