Euro Connection

Euro Connection is the main platform for the co-production of short films. This two-day pitching and networking event aims at fostering partnerships between European and international production companies faround short film projects. The next edition will take place on Tuesday January 31 and February 1st 2023, and will include pitching sessions, informal networking for producers and participants and one-on-one business meetings.

Our annual call for projects is launched across Europe and results in the selection of 14 projects whose producers are invited to pitch at Euro Connection and network with the participating industry audience of potential co-producers.

Registration to attend the pitching sessions on Tuesday 31st January from 9:00 to 13:00 at the Hotel Océania are now open to producers, distributors and TV/platforms representatives.

If you want to meet the projects representatives or producers focus, you can request a meeting as part of the one-on-one sessions organized on Wednesday 1st February from 10:00 to 17:00 to Laurent Crouzeix: l.crouzeix(at)clermont-filmfest.org

Selected projects for the 2023 edition of Euro Connection are:

  • Approach, Nassima Guessoum (France)
  • Black Dahlia, Baloji (Belgium)
  • Bloom,Tamara Broćić (Serbia)
  • Cyprus Soil Mafia, Paris Erotokritou (Cyprus)
  • El Baño, Ragne Mandri and Sushant Bhat (Estonia)
  • Everywhere the Light, Pauline Beugnies (Belgium)
  • Geometry of the Ending, Francesca Ferrario (Italy)

 

 

  • Gramvoussa, Stavros Petropoulos (Greece)
  • Hold It Together, Fan Sissoko (Iceland)
  • In the Name of the Son, Nikolay Urumov (Bulgaria)
  • Into the Wind, Tomislav Soban (Croatia)
  • Ox Blood, Clàudia Munuera Llansola (Spain)
  • Sabura, Falcão Nhaga (Portugal)
  • Unavailable, Kyrylo Zemlyanyi (Ukraine)

To complete this selection, 4 projects are presented as part of the Petite Fabrique, the international section of Euro Connection:

  • Amazeze, Jordy Sank (Afrique du Sud)
  • The Hive, Clara Milo (Canada, Québec)
  • La Mancha, Jazz Martinez-Gamboa (Cuba)
  • a Colombian project will be announced later
Pitch EC

Euro Connection revolves around: 

  • Script consulting session (online, mid-Dec. 2022) & video pitch guidance (early Jan. 2023)
  • Live pitch training session (Monday 30 January 2023).
  • Live pitching sessions (Tuesday 31 January 2023).
  • Facilitated networking for producers and participants.
  • One-on-one business meetings (Wednesday 1 February 2023).

Clermont-Ferrand accreditation holders wishing to attend Euro Connection pitching sessions will be able to book their seat using the online form available here from January 18 2023. 150 industry delegates take part in Euro Connection each year.  

110 films were completed, including 61 international co-productions, as a result from the first 14 editions.

Presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the Creative Europe MEDIA Desk France and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Euro Connection receives support from Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme and the PROCIREP.

Information:

euroconnection@clermont-filmfest.org / Tél.: +33 (0)4 73 14 73 22

Contacts