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The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event


- The teams behind seven genre projects from six countries will take part in the online Producing Lab, coinciding with the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, from 1-3 July

The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event
Director Jenni Toivoniemi, who is taking part with Eve’s Call

The European Genre Forum (EGF), a training programme that aims to boost the careers of future European players in the genre-film industry, is organising its fifth edition this year. After the first module of 2021, the Directing Lab, took place online during Amsterdam's Imagine Film Festival in April, the teams behind seven projects are gearing up for the Producing Lab, which coincides with the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival and will take place from 1-3 July, also in the virtual space.

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The event will feature a one-on-one script advisory session with Simona Nobile and Petri Kemppinen, plus a number of talks and case studies, including "Festivals, Markets and Funding Opportunities" with Chris Oosterom, "Digital Platforms: A Virtual Way to Make Projects Come True" by Katalina Tobón, "The Joy and Pain of the Selecting Process" by Nobile, "Opening up to Me" by Kemppinen, and "How Hatching [+see also:
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Hatched!" by Mika Ritalahti.

On the last day, Karlo Funk will start preparing the participants for the final module of the 2021 EGF, the Marketing & Packaging Lab, which will take place at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November. At Tallinn, the projects will also get to take part in a public pitching session as part of the festival's industry section.

The EGF is a collaboration between the Imagine, Fantastic Zagreb and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festivals.

The list of projects taking part in the 2021 European Genre Forum is as follows:

Beasts of Prey - Andrea Corsini (Italy)
Writer: Andrea Corsini
Producer: Giorgia Priolo

Bloodline - Laura Smith (UK)
Writer: Lucy Moore
Producer: Jude Goldrei

Eve’s Call - Jenni Toivoniemi (Finland)
Writers: Jenni Toivoniemi, Ulla Heikkilä
Producers: Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt

In Between - Marco Pellegrino (Italy/UK)
Producer: Giada Mazzoleni

The Last Moon - Sean McConville (UK)
Writer: Sean McConville
Producer: Stephanie Joalland

The Voice of a Vampire - Agnieszka Trzos (Poland)
Writer: Agnieszka Trzos
Producers: Daniel Marcowicz, Agnieszka Trzos

You Are Not Me - Marisa Crespo, Moisés Romera (Spain/Portugal)
Writers: Marisa Crespo, Moisés Romera
Producers: Marisa Crespo, Moisés Romera

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