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CineMart - Call for Projects

31 Aug 2016

Call for projects



29 January - 1 February 2017

Entry deadline: 16 September 2016


CineMart is the international co-production platform of International Film Festival Rotterdam. It offers a carefully curated selection of 25 feature film projects with market potential.

CineMart is an efficient platform for creating important connections between filmmakers and potential partners. At CineMart you can meet our selection of some 700 CineMart delegates and enjoy our informal networking events.


We are looking for strong and authentic film projects that already have a director attached and are well developed. By the time of CineMart a solid script and financing strategy should be in place and preferably a certain amount of financing.

The selected projects will be thoroughly prepared to work on their financing and market strategies, providing the best conditions to talk about creative and financial partnerships in effective one- to- one meetings.


Eurimages Co-production Development Award of € 20.000 Arte International Prize of € 7.000

Wouter Barendrecht Award of € 5.000


Each year, about 20 CineMart titles premiere at major international festivals including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Toronto, Berlin and, of course, Rotterdam.

Some recent titles include:

Turist by Ruben Östlund, The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos, Mustang by Gamze Ergüven, Birds of Passage by Cirro Guerra, Boi neon by Gabriel Mascaro, United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski, and Schneider vs. Bax by Alex van Warmerdam.


Please find more information on CineMart, how to apply, and the online entry form on our website.

Do not hesitate to contact us at in case you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your projects!

Marit van den Elshout – Head of Industry & CineMart

Inke Van Loocke – Coordinator CineMart & Rotterdam Lab

Thijs van der Laak - Project & Meetings Coordinator

CineMart is supported by Creative Europe, the City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands Film Fund and our international partners