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Call for entries | Rotterdam Lab 2022

Oct 15, 2021 | Motion Picture, News

Rotterdam Lab 2022
39th CineMart – 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam
January 24 – February 6, 2022 (exact dates TBC)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Workshop – Emerging Producers
Initiated in 2001 by CineMart (the renowned co-production financing forum), the Rotterdam Lab is a workshop for emerging producers interested in international co-productions and who want to expand their international network. The aim of the Lab is to help promising producers develop their network and provide them with skills to navigate the world of international film financing, sales and distribution. Rotterdam Lab offers a place to over 70 producers from over 40 countries. This year, the Lab will take place on a hybrid model with online section and in-person section (circumstances permitting, exact January/February dates TBC). Telefilm Canada's partnership with the CineMart will allow selected producers to participate in the Lab and receive a festival accreditation.
Eligibility Requirements
In order to make sure that the Rotterdam Lab is as fruitful as possible for each of the participants, several conditions and guidelines have been set up.
·    The Rotterdam Lab is a program for emerging producers who have produced three or more short films and not more than two narrative features in their career.
·    You must have a feature-length project (narrative) in development suitable for co-production.
·    You are a Canadian citizen or have a landed permanent resident status.
Selection Process
The choice of four participants is conducted by Telefilm Canada and the selected candidates will be informed by late November 2021.
Selected producers can apply to Telefilm’s International Promotion Program for financial support to attend this event if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Submission process
Complete the Rotterdam Lab 2022 registration form available below.
You will need to log to your account or create one and then click on the submission tab.
Submission deadline via Telefilm Canada: November 1st, 2021