International Student Film Market Erasmus Project

General information for the International Student Film Market Erasmus Project

International Student Film Market Erasmus Project
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Project Title

International Student Film Market

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Creativity and culture; Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship); ICT – new technologies – digital competences

Project Summary

The objective of the project was to develop the Student Film Market app (SFM) (www.studentfilmmarket.com), built on a film market model for student films, which would provide a network for student filmmakers for collaboration, co-funding of projects, crowdfunding; provide means for creating contacts between international film industry representatives and the students; help the students to find opportunities for a traineeship or professional practice and in longer terms help them enter the labor market, with hopes that the contacts formed between film students in the Student Film Market app would later merge into professional collaboration and result in future international co-productions. The Student Film Market was launched at A-category Film Festival – Black Nights Film Festival’s (BNFF) sub-festival PÖFF Shorts in Tallinn, Estonia in 2019.

The Student Film Market app was developed in partnership with 4 universities (that have film curricula or curricula closely connected with film), 1 international film festival organization, and 1 international association of film schools (with 170+ member schools), representing 4 countries – Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Portugal.

Our project tackled issues specific to film education:
• Film schools are seldom able to provide all needed specialties for producing and distributing films.
• Film school graduates (who are otherwise ready to go into production with their film projects) lack contacts with the professional film industry, especially on the international level.
• The existing international film markets (that provide co-production and funding for professional filmmakers) are designed for film professionals only.
The aim of the project was to provide film students the means for presenting their films (portfolio), networking with peers on an international level, establishing contacts with international film industry representatives, finding funding and co-production opportunities.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 190891,31 Eur

Project Coordinator

TALLINN UNIVERSITY & Country: EE

Project Partners

  • Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia
  • NATZIONALNA AKADEMIYA ZA TEATRALNO I FILMOVO IZKUSTVO “KRUSTYO SARAFOV” (NATFIZ)
  • COFAC COOPERATIVA DE FORMACAO E ANIMACAO CULTURAL CRL
  • MITTETULUNDUSUHING PIMEDATE OODE FILMIFESTIVAL OU
  • CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE LIAISON DES ECOLES DE CINEMA ET DE TELEVISION CILECT