Celebrate the world of short films, expand your network and do not let distance or borders limit you. Submit your film for the Made in Euregion Film Competition or apply for the Euregion Film Pitch. Join us during talks and for the Case Study: Shortcut. And do not forget to register for this year's FilMatch!
Euregion Film Forum 2023
Euregion Film Forum (previously known as Euregion Film Festival) is returning for the eight edition. Euregion Film Forum focuses on collaboration and co-production. Euregion Film Forum also focuses on the development of talent. With an aim to nurture talents in the Euregion we propose a program with exciting talks by organizations such as the Netherlands Film Fund, Screen Talent NL, NPO Fonds, NPO 3LAB, De Ontmoeting, VPRO & HUMAN, New Producers Academy and New Noardic Wave.
Our program also contains special screenings, pitching forums and various networking moments. Discover international new talents, learn from experienced professionals, get to know each other and exchange.
This is your opportunity to:
learn from international makers during talks, case studies and panel discussions;
pitch your film during the Euregion Film Pitch and win €2000 for production;
network during FilMatch - a matchmaking session for talents of all disciplines;
watch Made in Euregion Competition films from the region;
reach out to our guests to spark new collaborations, make new friends and indulge in creativity together.
Regardless of geography or languages, the film world is always advancing: borders cannot limit us.
Program & Tickets
- The complete program can be found below.
- Tickets for Euregion Film Forum are now available. See you at EFF 23!
Selected Euregion Film Pitch participants will first participate in two pitch training sessions with a coach. Join and take your script to and project plan to a higher level with our online pitch training.
Selected Euregion Film Pitch participants will first participate in two pitch training sessions with a coach. During this second session the participants will pitch the updated versions of their projects as they will be preparing for the Film Pitch.
A talk about how Dutch Talent Development organizations such as CineSud, New Noardic Wave and New Producers Academy can help nurture Dutch talents within their regions. Followed by 5-min presentations by the Netherlands Film Fund, Screen Talent NL, NPO Fonds, NPO 3LAB, De Ontmoeting, VPRO & HUMAN and New Producers Academy.
A talk with talent development organizations such as Filmwerkstatt Münster, Netzwerk Filmkultur NRW from Germany (NRW) and Anotherlight from Belgium about developing talent across borders.
Case studies of successful short films from Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
During a tasty networking lunch you can not only enjoy a snack and drink, but also network with other filmmakers.
An introduction on financing possibilities for short film in Euregion & Luxembourg.
Closed session for the 2023 DocLab coach and participant.
Selected filmmakers from Euregion will pitch their short film ideas and compete to win a €2.000 development grant.
Meet & mingle with filmmakers during the networking drinks. Apply for FilMatch, matchmaking speeddates for new filmmakers and professionals and elevate your future film plans.
Are you ready for the Short Film Competition? Discover these Made in Euregion films that were selected for the Euregion Film Forum to compete for the Best Euregion Film Award and a cash prize of €250. Only at Lumiere Cinema Maastricht, March 3, 2023!
Come and enjoy the Avant-Premières of the ShortsLab 2022 films, meet their makers and share the joy and exaltation during the award show as we announce the winners of the Short Film Competition & Film Pitch!
Stay for the networking drinks, meet & mingle with the filmmakers and audience, engage in driven conversations around refreshing beverages and cheers!
Guests | Nurturing Regional Talent
Meet our confirmed guests for the Nurturing Regional Talent Talk which will take place on March 3 at 10:00 AM. It is a talk about how Dutch Talent Development organizations such as CineSud, New Noardic Wave and New Producers Academy can help nurture Dutch talents within their regions. Followed by 5-min presentations by the Netherlands Film Fund, Screen Talent NL, NPO Fonds, NPO 3LAB, De Ontmoeting, VPRO & HUMAN and New Producers Academy. More will follow.
Safirah Dijkstra | De Ontmoeting | VPRO & HUMAN
Safirah Dijkstra is a dramaturge at VPRO-HUMAN. She is also project leader of the talent development program for short films De Ontmoeting. In addition, she is also a board member at VERS, an association for new film and television makers. Safirah studied Theater, Film and Television Studies at Utrecht University and obtained a master's degree in Art, Culture and Politics at the University of Amsterdam. She previously worked as Marketing and PR Manager at distributors Cinema Delicatessen and Amstelfilm.
Yassin Karmoudi | NPO Fund | New Producers Academy
Yassin Karmoudi is an experienced storyteller and impact manager. With a wide range of experience in the audio-visual industry, from international animation series to award-winning interactive documentaries. Yassin is one of the co-founders of the New Producers Academy, where he strives to provide opportunities for aspiring film and documentary producers from underrepresented communities to give them a platform to tell their untold stories. Since October 2021, Yassin has been the Secretary of Talent at the NPO (Dutch Public Broadcaster).
Sara Moeniralam | NPO 3LAB
Sara Moeniralam is a content coordinator for NPO 3LAB. She studied Media & Culture (BA) and Film Studies (MA) at the University of Amsterdam. After graduating she started working for the brands MTV & Nickelodeon as an editor/writer/researcher and created local online content for these brands. After a couple of years Sara switched from a commercial broadcaster to public broadcasters where she worked as an editor for a children’s television show and a talk show. At her current job it is her goal to create a more accessible, visible and durable entrance within the public broadcasting system. To shine light on stories that usually do not get the opportunities to be told. Her bigger goal in life is to make invisible people visible.
Joris Hoebe | Screen Talent NL | New Noardic Wave
Joris Hoebe is a filmmaker, producer and since 2018 founder of multiple filminitiatives in the North of the Netherlands namely Talenthub New Noardic Wave, film commission Screen Noord and CineNord which focuses on production, funding and innovation in the three northern provinces Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe. Together with partners CineSud and Playgrounds he is co-founder of Screen Talent NL. The official network organization of film hubs in the Netherlands that aims for a more divers and inclusive Dutch film ecosystem. He loves living with his wife-filmmaker and two filmmaking sons. Fun fact: In his spare time he is running a company that creates beer made of rainwater (rainbeer.nl)
Guido Franken | Screen Talent NL | CineSud
Guido Franken got his Master’s degree in Film and Television Studies from the Utrecht University. Since 2012 he (executive) produced several short films and (short and feature length) documentaries that were shown all over the world and won various awards. From 2012 on, Guido is head of CineSud, a foundation that promotes and stimulates the film industry in the south of the Netherlands, with a special focus on talent development. CineSud became the biggest film hub in the Netherlands. Since 2016 Guido stopped producing and focussed completely on his part time position as director of CineSud and head of the Limburg Film Office (incl. Limburg Film Fund). In 2020 he also founded Screen Talent NL, a network of talent- and production-hubs in the Netherlands.
Guests | Developing Talent Across Borders
Meet our confirmed guests for the Developing Talent Across Borders Talk which will take place on March 3 at 10:50 AM. A talk with talent development organizations such as Filmwerkstatt Münster, Netzwerk Filmkultur NRW from Germany (NRW) and Anotherlight from Belgium about developing talent across borders.
Daniel Huhn | Filmwerkstatt Münster | Netzwerk Filmkultur NRW
Daniel Huhn, born in 1985, grew up in the Ruhr area. He studied history and political science at the University of Münster. Already as a student he worked as a freelance radio and video journalist as well as a camera person. Since 2011 he has been working full-time as a freelance filmmaker and. From 2012 until 2019 Daniel Huhn has been a lecturer at the University of Münster in the field of film. His work was awarded at several festivals. In 2015, he received the Gerd-Ruge scholarship from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. Since 2016, he has been a scholarship holder of the Mediengrünzentrum NRW with Benjamin Leers and their joint film production company Benda Film. In 2020 he became managing director of the Filmwerkstatt Münster. Daniel Huhn is a member of the Managing Board of the Netzwerk Filmkultur NRW.
Mathias Desmarres | Anotherlight
Mathias Desmarres is a French filmmaker, specialized in documentary making. He has lived and worked in Brussels since 2001. After studying directing at the I.A.D. (Louvain La Neuve) he worked on numerous productions, including award-winning pieces. The subjects of his films vary, from the history of the moustache (An Itch for a moustache (2014)) to the political history of Burundi. More recently he has been collaborating on documentary series for RTBF ("Ma rue couche toi là" and "True Crime"). He is involved in the Liège-based organization, Anotherlight, which offers multiple opportunities and training for people in the film industry. Within Anotherlight Mathias is particularly involved in developing documentary creation workshops in prisons with crew members from the Wallonia-Brussels federation.
Meet the Jury
Meet our confirmed jury for the Euregion Film Pitch 2023 which will take place on March 3 at 13:40 PM and for the Short Film Competition Made in Euregion which will take place March 3 at 17:00 PM. Meet Anna Weber, Mathias Desmarres and Luca Meisters at Euregion Film Forum.
Anna Weber was born in Viersen, Germany in 1999. After graduating from high school, she worked for a year in a business detective agency. She is now involved in several student projects. During the production of a short film in Estonia, her interest in film production was confirmed. Anna has been studying Creative Production at the ifs international film school in Cologne since 2019. Her projects have been presented at renowned national and international film festivals. Her short film Mona & Parviz premiered at the Short Film Corner Cannes 2021 and won the 2nd audience and jury prize at the Exground Filmfest (Wiesbaden). She completed her studies in February 2023 with her graduation film El Mártir.
Mathias Desmarres is a French filmmaker, specialized in documentary making. He has lived and worked in Brussels since 2001. After studying directing at the I.A.D. (Louvain La Neuve) he worked on numerous productions, including award-winning pieces. The subjects of his films vary, from the history of the moustache (An Itch for a moustache, 2014) to the political history of Burundi. More recently he has been collaborating on documentary series for RTBF (Ma rue couche toi là and True Crime). He is involved in the Liège-based organization, Anotherlight, which offers multiple opportunities and training for people in the film industry. Within Anotherlight Mathias is particularly involved in developing documentary creation workshops in prisons with crew members from the Wallonia-Brussels federation.
Luca Meisters (1996, Maastricht) graduated as a director from the Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts in 2019. Her graduation film WHEN BIRDS FLY LOW (original title: 'ELF') had its international premiere at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2020 and got selected for Palm Springs Short Fest and Cinekid. Her 2021 short film NOVA had its premiere at BUFF Malmö and got nominated for Best Short Film. Her newest short film MAGMA produced by IJswater Films and written by Nena van Driel will have its international premiere in 2023. Besides her work as a director she also works as a director's assistent and children casting director/children coach on set.
Join us at Euregion Film Forum 2023!
A program filled with exciting talks, special screenings, pitching forums and various networking moments. Discover international new talents, learn from experienced professionals, get to know each other and exchange.
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