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Short film production support institutions in Europe
by MEDIA Desk France
- Short films are a fertile ground for renewed creativity, visual experimentation and
emerging talents. They stand for the future of cinematographic and audiovisual
creation in Europe. Making short films is also a training ground for directors
and producers who will go on making feature films or television productions.
Responding to contemporary challenges for producing short films in Europe, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market is proud to launch Euro Connection, the first European short film co-production forum.
For this occasion, a survey has been made to list the different short film production support institutions in Europe. For this first edition, the 10 partner countries of Euro Connection (Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania and Switzerland) were studied as well as the Netherlands – 2009 Festival guest of honor.
For each country the national context of short film production and national and local financial opportunities have been set out. General information concerning the population, linguistic characteristics and also data on the national cinematographic business come from national institutions or European Audiovisual Observatory.
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