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Screen Australia travel grants for the EFM

Screen Australia is offering up to four travel grants for producers to attend the 2014 European Film Market (EFM).

The EFM is the first major film market of the year where sales agents, buyers, distributors and producers come together to do business alongside one of the world’s leading film festivals. In 2013, over 8,000 participants from 95 countries attended the EFM, and 816 films were screened to the attending buyers.

To be eligible to apply, producers must have a previous body of completed, produced and released work, and have at least two feature films in development at a market-ready stage.

Producers can apply for up to $5,000 towards their travel expenses.

Approval is dependent upon the competitive strength of the application and the availability of funds. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received travel grants in recent years.

More information about the EFM can be found on the Screen Australia website and the EFM website.

Travel assistance guidelines outlining all eligibility criteria, and the ‘International Markets’ application form, are available to download from the Screen Australia website (see ‘International markets’).

Australian producers accepted into the Berlinale Talent Campus, with Australian projects chosen for the Berlinale Co-production Market or with Australian films selected for the Berlin International Film Festival, may also be eligible to apply for Screen Australia travel grants.

For enquiries please contact Dale Fairbairn.

The deadline for EFM travel grant applications is 5pm, Friday 29 November 2013.