The fourth edition of the
co-production, training and networking platform
for film professionals will take place in April 2023
In the framework of the 21st Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2023 and in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival's Agora
Call for Projects opens Monday, 23 January 2023
The 4th edition of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days, will be held between 27 - 29 April 2023 in Limassol, Cyprus, in the framework of the 21st Cyprus Film Days International Festival (21 - 29 April 2023). Τhe CFD IF is an institutional event of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture organised by the Cultural Services in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre.
Dot.on.the.Μap Industry Days is a co-production, training and networking platform that brings producers, directors and scriptwriters from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus, together with international film professionals. It provides an opportunity to filmmakers from these countries to present their new feature film projects and network with international industry professionals.
Producers and directors will "pitch" their new feature film projects to representatives of the international film industry. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers will take steps towards forming future collaborations with other filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives.
The organisers' vision is the development of this initiative into a dynamic platform for artistic and financial collaborations, which will contribute to the development of the art of filmmaking in Cyprus and the wider region, serving as a hub for films originating from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days includes two (2) sections:
1. Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point Co-production Forum
The international co-production forum Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point offers a platform for filmmakers providing them with the opportunity to pitch their projects to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get the projects co-produced, financed, developed and/or distributed.
Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point aims at a strong selection of projects, giving producers and directors the opportunity to present their projects to potential financial, development and distribution partners during a 3-day event in Cyprus.
The application process begins on the 23rd January 2023, while all submissions must be received by the 21st February 2023. Interested parties must read the terms of participation and submit their application online at http://dot.cyprusfilmdays.com/
Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point selects six to eight (6-8) feature-length fiction film projects currently in development and financing stage, that will be presented to a selection of international cinema professionals. Projects originate from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus: Europe, Africa and Asia. Film industry professionals attending are mainly producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors, representatives of film festivals and funds, development experts and broadcasters.
The producers and directors/scriptwriters of the projects selected for Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point will pitch their projects in a pitching session, followed by a series of one-on-one meetings with interested professionals.
The forum is implemented in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora.
2. Dot.on.the.map Cinema Talks
Dot.on.the.Map Cinema Talks offers a series of masterclasses, debates, seminars and workshops with acclaimed industry professionals. Cinema talks are open to everyone, with priority given to industry professionals and accredited festival guests.