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Submissions for development grants

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Göteborg Film Fund 2022 calls for submissions for development grants for Ukrainian filmmakers working within Ukraine. The support scheme is part of a bigger programme for Ukraine, with residency filmmakers now working in Sweden, as well as support for dissemination and promotion of Ukrainian films. The project is supported by The Swedish Postcode Foundation, within the frame of their focus on artistic freedom, and by the Swedish Institute and their emergency support for Ukraine. 

Guidelines

The Development grants are aimed for development of scripts or projects. Feature length fiction or documentary films only. The call is open September 1-September 15, at 24.00 CET.

  • Eligible projects must be in a phase where a treatment, as well as a first draft of a script is available. (For documentaries an explanation of the idea and the description of main characters and the planned procedure will function as a ”script”.)
  • The application is done by the main producer or the director. The project has to have a director attached to it.
  • The prime consideration of the selection committee is the artistic quality of the project and the strength of the story. Consideration is also given to projects with particular cultural and political relevance, as well as the situation of the filmmakers.
  • The maximum grant is 75 000SEK (≈ €7000). Five-six (5-6) projects will be granted.
  • The approved amount will be transferred as soon as the contract is signed.
  • When a supported film is finalised, Göteborg Film Festival will have the rights to screen its World, European or Scandinavian premiere at Göteborg Film Festival, with no screening fees charged.

Procedure for applying

The application should be sent to: application.fund@goteborgfilmfestival.se

Requested information in application:

Director

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. Date of birth
  4. Citizenship
  5. E-mail
  6. Phone number
  7. City and region of current residence
  8. Photo (if selected, will be used for public announcement)
  9. Professional biography (biography and filmography / if selected, will be used for public
    announcement)
  10. Links to IMDB / any other relevant resources that testify to your professional experience
  11. Links to social networks
  12. Are you able to work now? Are you currently employed, or are you a freelancer?

Production company/Producer

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. E-mail
  4. Phone number
  5. Production company
  6. City and region of current residence
  7. Photo (if selected, will be used for public announcement)
  8. Professional biography (biography and filmography / if selected, will be used for public
    announcement)
  9. Links to IMDB / any other relevant resources that testify to your professional experience
  10. Links to social networks
  11. Are you able to work now? Are you currently employed, or are you a freelancer?

Project

  1. A short synopsis of the project (200 words max)
  2. A current draft of the script (does not have to be in English)
  3. Which stage is the project at? Be specific. (200 words max)
  4. Information about the project team, if there is one (500 words max)
  5. The artistic approach of the project (creative concept) (500 words max)
  6. Briefly describe your motivation for working on the project (500 words max)
  7. Mood board/ teaser or video materials (with English subtitles) (if available)
  8. How do you plan to use the scholarship (500 words max)?

Additional information

  1. Would you like to add any additional information about your personal situation?
  2. Have you previously received financial support or assistance from any other organizations, foundations, etc. (if so, please specify)?

Selection Process

An international reading group will evaluate all valid submissions and make a pre-selection that will be presented to the selection committee. The selection will be made within four weeks after the deadline. The work will be headed by the project manager of the Göteborg Film Fund 2022, working together with other members of the Göteborg Film Festival programming team as well as international experts.

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