On 1 July 2018, EURASIA FILM MARKET, an annual business platform for film professionals, presentations, industry discussions and exchanges with international colleagues, will be launched in the scope of the 14th edition of the Eurasia IFF.

Eurasia Film Market gathers media outlets’ reps, sales agents, distributors, TV channels and internet platforms’ reps for business meetings, pitchings of new projects, information and expertise exchanges, and round tables on future of Kazakh and Central Asian film industries. The business platform’s venue is at Wyndham Garden Astana Hotel at 6/1 Tourar Ryskoulov St. The Eurasia Film Market guests will have an exposure to a whole array of business events like presentations, panel discussions and master classes.

During the EURASIA FILM MARKET, the recurring Eurasia Pitching of new projects in development will be held. Directors from Kazakhstan and Central Asia are urged to apply. 10 best projects will be selected for the official pitching program.

Selection criteria and application documents for the Eurasia Pitching 2018 projects:

• You must have a new short or full-length project in development with a high cinematic potential for international and Kazakh audiences. There are no genre or budget restrictions

• Feature or documentary, full-length or short film in preproduction

•Application (an application form can be sent out to you upon request to projectmarket@eurasiafestival.kz);

• Synopsys in Russian language (1 - 2 pages max);

• Auteur’s Vision in Russian language from a screenwriter, producer or director (1 page max).

During the pitching, projects will be assessed by international experts. The winners will be awarded prizes.

Application deadline for the Eurasia Pitching is 15 June 2018.

You can take part in the Eurasia Film Market even if your project was not selected for the official Eurasia Pitching event. The admission is free and open for all Kazakh moviemakers (producers, distributors, directors, screenwriters, students, and etc.) You only need to get an accreditation by sending a filled-in application form to accreditation@eurasiafestival.kz (you can download the form at https://eurasiafestival.kz/ru/proekty/akkreditaciya.html ).

Your contact person for Eurasia Film Market and Eurasia Pitching Event:

Gulajar Mashrapova

Email: projectmarket@eurasiafestival.kz

Mobile: +77772279321 (whatsapp)

International guest relations contact point:

Aijan Kassymbekova

Email: accreditation@eurasiafestival.kz

Mobile: +77073673960 (whatsapp)

Kazakh guest relations contact point:

Aruana Serikbayeva

Email: accreditation@eurasiafestival.kz

Mobile: +77076644795 (whatsapp)

Kind regards, Business Platform Directorate EURASIA FILM MARKET

General Media Partner - Khabar.kz