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FIFIB Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux is calling for short film projects in the topic of “Above the line“. In partnership with Mamalova Productions, the festival is launching a script-based call for European shorts, giving access to a residency programme for project development and experimentation, and the production of the films.

The two prices winners of the competition will get :
– a 1,000 € grant for creative writing
– the access to the Above the Line residency programme during the 10 day long festival
– the production of their film projects at the end of the residency programme.

The Above the Line residency programme will take place in October 2016 during the Festival International du Film Independent de Bordeaux festival, in France.

Meetings and workshops will provide material for the two directors to feed into the writing of their scripts and prepare to the actual making of their films: rehearsals with actors, collaboration with an artistic director to set the production design, scouting of possible sets with a location manager, construction of the film sets with a set designer, conception of the costumes with a costume designer, musical creation with a composer, etc. The guests of the residency will be chosen after the particularity of each project and in consultation with the directors.

Registration deadline: July 15th, 2016. The call for projects is limited, only the first 200 projects to be submitted will be reviewed. For the application form, visit the official website of FIFIB. Text from the official site, artwork from the Facebook page of FIFIB.