25.11 - 27.11.2014
São Paulo, Brazil

Call for Projects

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Film projects for co-production between Brazil and Italy can be send
from 19.08.2014 – 26.09.2014 (@ Login / Call for Projects)

A selection committee of 7, with professionals indicated by partner institutions will select 11 projects from each country – projects of different genres (fiction, documentary and animation) and for different medias (cinema, TV and new plattforms).

Each selected project will indicate one representative that will be invited to FilmCup in Brazil to participate on the pitchings and one-to-one meetings.

Regulations for the “Call for Projects”

  1. The project registration period for FilmCup Brazil & Italy is from the 19th of August to the 26th of September 2014.
  2. To submit a project, the participant has to fill out the online form at:
    www.filmcup.net > myfilmcup > Call for Projects (only for registered users)
  3. The registration has to be made in English language.
  4. All fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.
  5. Incomplete proposals will not be included in the selection process.
  6. When all mandatory fields of the application are completely fulfilled, the company will receive a confirmation e-mail that the project was received.
  7. Each company may register as many projects they consider to be interesting for a potential co-production between Brazil and Italy. Projects that are looking for partners in Brazil or in Italy.
  8. The selected projects will be included in the FilmCup project catalogue.
  9. The Project Catalogue will publish the information filled in the online form, in case the project is selected. The texts sent by the companies will not be revised or translated.
  10. Each of the 11 selected projects will have to indicate a representative (producer or director) to be invited to participate in the entire program of FilmCup Brazil & Italy. The representative receives a FilmCup accreditation and will be responsible for the project presentation on the pitchings, one-to-one meetings and during the event. Other representatives of the project may participate on the event at their own expenses for transportation and accommodation.
  11. For questions regarding the project registration please contact our FilmCup Team at info@filmcup.net


What kind of projects can participate?

  1. Movies and series aimed to be an international co-production Brazil – Italy.
  2. Feature films for Cinema and Television with more than 52 minutes
  3. Audiovisual projects for television or cinema of all genres, – fiction, documentary, animation, that have the potential to be an international coproduction;
  4. The projects selected for presentation must provide at least one version of the treatment in English.
  5. The projects are free to be realized in any kind of media formats, digital or analog.
  6. In the case of adaptations from literature with existing copyright restrictions, a formal authorization for the release of the copyrighted work must be provided, according to the laws of the country.
  7. In the case of animation projects, the submission of a storyboard is not necessary, only the treatment, reference images and artwork of the main characters. If selected, it is recommended that the project can present different examples of artwork and images for possible co-producers, financiers and partners.
  8. In the case of movies that have the plan to expand to television series, the presentation of a pilot is not mandatory.


Selection: The 11 projects of FilmCup

  1. The selection commitee will have professionals from Italy and from Brazil. They will be indicated by 6 partner institutions of FilmCup Brasil & Italy.
  2. The selection committee select 11 projects to be presented at the event. They will be around 6 projects for cinema (fiction, documentary and animation) and 5 projects for TV co-production (fiction, documentary, animation)
  3. Complementary projects may be nominated and selected by determination of the selection committee;
  4. There will be two selection committees, one in Italy and one in Brazil, each one with 4 representatives that will be indicated by partner institutions.
  5. Representative projects of all genres and projects to be released on different platforms will be selected.
  6. It is very important that the submitted projects have a real potential for a co-production between Brazil and Italy;
  7. In a pitching of 7 minutes projects will be presented to potential production and financing partners.
  8. Projects will also have one-to-one meetings organized by the FilmCup organization.
  9. The result of the selection of the 11 Brazilian projects and the 11 Italian projects will be announced via email by the beggining of october 2013;
  10. Each selected project that is not officially in São Paulo will indicate one person to participate on the pitching and one-to-one meetings, representing the project to potencial partners.


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