Crossborder Film Conference 2024

More Local, More Diverse.

Dive into the world of international co-production, co-development, and co-promotion for feature films and documentaries in the cross-border region of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg at the Crossborder Film Conference 2024.

Crossborder Film Conference 2024 

We invite you to the Crossborder Film Conference 2024 to hear all about international co-production in our region: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. The Crossborder Film Conference offers a platform to expand your horizons, forge valuable connections, and gain insights that can transform your approach to co-producing feature film projects. Together we can break down borders and celebrate the universal language of cinema.

Moderator Dorien van de Pas will welcome for case-studies, panels and talks leading experts from the industry such as Matthijs Wouter Knol (European Film Academy), Bart van Langendonck (Savage Film), Ellen Havenith (PRPL), Fleur Winters (Big Blue), Yort Jansen (Flanders Image), Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm) and Florian Heinzen-Ziob (Fontane Film Production). The Conference is co-hosted by the Creative Europe Desks in the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Belgium & Luxembourg. The Desks will be present during the Conference and you can meet them during the FilMatch.

Interested filmmakers and producers can also sign up for the Crossborder Film Pitch (and compete for a development grant of €2.500) and FilMatch (a speeddate matchmaking session) during the Conference. 

Practical info

The Crossborder Film Conference will be held in Lumière Cinema Maastricht on Friday March 15, 10.30 - 17.30 CET. 

when: Friday, March 15, 10:30 - 17:30 CET, Lumière Cinema Maastricht (incl. networking lunch and networking drinks)
€25,- incl. VAT (till February 15), €35,- (after February 15).

Tickets via the button below.
Tickets can be bought until March 7.


10:30 tot 10:45
Keynote | Success and DNA of the European Films Matthijs Wouter Knol
10:45 tot 11:30
Talk | Beyond Borders: International Success of Local Films Bart van Langendonck, Yort Jansen, Florian Heinzen-Ziob, Ellen Havenith
11:30 tot 12:30
Crossborder Film Pitch
12:30 tot 13:30
Networking lunch
13:30 tot 14:20
Case Study | Crossborder Co-producing | Series (DE/NL/BE) Fleur Winters
14:20 tot 15:10
Case Study | Crossborder Co-producing | Film (DE/CH/AT/LU) Bettina Brokemper
15:30 tot 16:30
FilMatch | Matchmaking & Round Table Sessions: MEDIA Funding Opportunities for Producers
16:30 tot 17:30
Networking Drinks & Awards

Meet the Guests

Meet our panel of professionals who will be lending us their expertise during the conference. 

Meet the Jury

Meet the jury panel who will deliberate on the Crossborder Film Pitch 2024 winners!

Meet the Coach

Meet the coach who will train the Crossborder Film Pitch participants and help them improve their projects to enhance their chance to win the prizes!


Buy your tickets here. Tickets are including lunch and networking drinks. 
Tickets can be bought till one week before the conference.

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The Crossborder Film Conference is co-hosted by the Creative Europe Desks in the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Belgium & Luxembourg.