Pitch and fund your fantastic film project!

The Imagine Film Festival and Frontières collaborate for the third year running on a unique project to support Dutch - and this year also Flemish - fantastic film projects. 

During this year’s Imagine Film Festival, up to eight Dutch and Flemish projects will have the opportunity to pitch themselves in front of an international jury. 
The winning pitch will participate in the Frontières International Co-Production Market (20-23 July), part of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montréal and the only co-production market in North America for fantastic films. As part of the package, there are two round trip tickets for representatives of the project.

Winning the pitch can mean a lot: After winning in 2015, Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese took their project to Frontières. Two years on, they have finished their first feature film Molly, which will have its world premiere at Imagine.  Last year's winner Richard Raaphorst is busy working on the preparation of his second feature The Profundis.

Producers and directors are invited to submit their fantastic film project before the 5th of April 2017. The project selection will be announced on the 7th of April. The pitching session takes place on Wednesday 19 April during the Imagine Film Festival. 

Minimal requirements for entry
The competition is open for Dutch and Flemish productions and co-productions. Minority co-productions are eligible. To participate in this competition, we ask you to submit the following:
• 200 word synopsis
• A Treatment. A full screenplay is preferred.
• International coproduction intentions (sales agents, countries of co-productions etc)

Please send your documents to chris@imaginefilmfestival.nl
and phil@imaginefilmfestival.nl

The pitching session
Pitching sessions take place at Wednesday 19 April as part of the Imagine Film Festival in EYE, around noon. An exact time will be announced before the 1st of April. You can pitch for 5 minutes and show a clip of 3 minutes. The clip must be submitted to Imagine Film Festival in advance. 
Exact specifications and times are communicated after the project selection.

The winning pitch needs to deliver the following additional materials:
• Basic production budget estimate
• Director’s statement 
• A 2 page synopsis
Not required, but highly recommended
• A pitch video of max 2 minutes, made by the director of the film.

Reward for the winning pitch
• Participation in the Frontières International Co-Production Market of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal (20-23 July). This includes two round trip tickets, festival and market pass, hospitality and access to all sessions, one-on-one meetings, industry events and social events during your stay in Montréal. 

This project is a collaboration of the Imagine Film Festival, Frontières International Co-Production Market and the Fantasia International Film Festival, with support from the Dutch Film Fund.