Mannheim Meetings 2006 call for submissions

 

 

Big Business at the newly structured Mannheim Meetings

 

20 to 24 November 2021 www.mannheim-filmfestival.com

 

 

One of the four leading co-production markets worldwide the MANNHEIM MEETINGS offer an innovative, unique concept of individual business meetings, pitches and training for film producers, distributors and sales agents in the independent and arthouse arena.

 

In Mannheim you can arrange international co-production and distribution co-operations, find financing partners for your feature length drama or documentary projects or to sell your finished film and also foster your knowledge - during five intense days in November.

 

For almost a decade the MANNHEIM MEETINGS serve as an annual meeting place for more than 300 producers, sales agents, distributors and buyers from all over the world who are looking for business partners and - as you can see from the impressive results - find them in Mannheim.

 

i) Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings of 45 minutes duration

 

ii) A catalogue with approximately 60 film projects is available two months prior to the event and is structured by continents: the projects come from Northern and Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Canada and Africa. This guarantees that you will only meet potential co-producers who are genuinely interested in and experienced with the specific regions.

 

For the first time the MANNHEIM MEETINGS will offer SIX FORMS of participation for PRODUCERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SALES AGENTS and BROADCASTING COMPANIES in the segments Market I VI as follows:

 

 

I. IDEAS, TREATMENTS, SCRIPTS-

 

Film projects at a very early stage, an opportunity for producers who are open for new ideas in production.

 

Target group: Producers who are looking for interesting and available ideas.

 

Procedure: Project summaries are listed in the MANNHEIM MEETINGS Catalogue that is distributed worldwide. In advance the Producers pre-select the projects they are interested in. This is the basis for the schedule for the one-to-one meetings each participant receives upon arrival at the MANNHEIM MEETINGS in November. The projects can also be presented in pitching sessions.

 

II. FILM PROJECTS (TYPE 1)

 

From Northern, Western & Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin

America, Canada and Africa that have only a minor financing scheme in place. They promise to be very interesting because of the idea, the director, the actors, and the subject.

 

Target group: These projects are particularly interesting for producers who want to join as Majority Producers.

 

Procedure: The projects are assembled in the MANNHEIM MEETINGS Catalogue that is distributed worldwide. In advance Producers pre-select the projects they are interested in. This is the basis for the schedule each participant receives - for the one-to-one meetings.

 

 

III. FILM PROJECTS (TYPE 2)

 

From Northern, Western & Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Canada and Africa that have an average 50% financing scheme in place (30 to 70%).

 

Target Group: These projects are interesting in particular for producers who want to join as Minority Producers as well as for Producing Distributors and pre-sales contracts.

 

Procedure: See above.

 

 

IV. FILM PROJECTS (TYPE 3)

 

>From Northern, Western & Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Canada and Africa that have an almost complete financing scheme in place. There is a rough cut available and post-production financing is needed.

 

Target Group: These projects are interesting for producers who want to join as a Minority Producer but in particular also for Distributors

(pre-sales) and Broadcasting Companies.

 

Procedure: - See above. - The rough-cut versions can also be shown in market screenings.

 

 

V. ARTHOUSE FILMS FOR SALE (COMPLETED FILMS)

 

That have been realized in Europe and/or that are to be released on the European Market and that were finished during the last two years and havent been sold widely enough so far in Europe. They can be submitted by sales agents but also by producers.

 

Target Group: European Distributors and Broadcasting Companies that are interested in those films.

 

Procedure: European sales agents and producers submit information about their new films. These films are assembled in the MANNHEIM MEETINGS Catalogue that is distributed worldwide. In advance Distributors pre-select the films they are interested in. This is the basis for the schedule each participant receives for the Sales Meetings.

 

These films can also be shown in market screenings (or to a normal audience as test screenings if requested).

 

 

VI. DISTRIBUTION COOPERATION (EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS):

 

On the basis of the information that European distributors submit to us for the MANNHEIM MEETINGS catalogue, each distributor has the possibility to decide which colleagues from Europe he would like to meet to discuss possible cooperation for release of independent and arthouse films in Europe.

 

Target Group: European Distributors

 

Procedure: Distributors send us information on their company and their films to be included in the catalogue.

 

Attached are pdf applications for MARKETS I-IV (4 docs.)and the Mannheim Meetings brochure (1 doc).

 

Send all Canadian applications and materials for MARKETS I-IV to

[email protected] and to [email protected] with Mannheim Meetings and the title of the project in the subject line.

 

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or need any assistance with your application. Please pass along to your colleagues who might be interested in participating!

 

Elizabeth Yake

Consultant-Canada

Mannheim Meetings