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CineMart 26th CineMart January 25-29, 2009 IMPORTANT: CineMart Project Entry deadline: October 1, 2008

Selection Criteria:
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The main criteria for selection are the viability and quality of the plans and the demonstrable talent of the directors and/or producers. The projects can be in all phases of production, but they have to be new or recent and not have explored all possible avenues of financing. A project should not have been presented at any other market or festival, except when linked to one of CineMart's partnering organisations.

The CineMart is open for film projects:
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That are feature films with theatrical potential (minimum of 70 minutes) From all parts of the world In all stages of production, from script to rough cut Which are new or recent and have not yet made the round of all financiers and other festivals and markets Which have a good chance of being realised For which there is a potential international market With artistic and other special qualities by demonstrable talented film makers Which have a producer and a director attached, preferably producers or directors who are deemed capable of getting them off the ground For which a complete screenplay will be available during CineMart

Specific Conditions:
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There is no entry fee for applications None of the submitted materials can be returned to the sender Once a project has been selected, one representative should be present during the 5 days of the market CineMart requires a line or the CineMart logo to be taken up in the credits of the film once finalized. The following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: "[film title] has been presented at the CineMart of the International Film Festival Rotterdam". The CineMart logo can be sent upon request.

How to apply / entry submission deadline:

Projects for the CineMart 2009, which will take place from January 25 - January 29, 2009, should be submitted (Online Entry Form + required materials) by the deadline of October 1, 2008. In order to make a sound selection, the CineMart expects applicants to provide: For projects in development:
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Synopsis (1-2 pages) in English Treatment (8-10 pages) in English, NB: full scripts are not accepted as replacement of the treatment Statement of the director on the project Biography/filmography of the director Biography/filmography of the producer Company profile(s) Budget outline Finance plan DVD/VHS of previous work of the director

For works in progress:
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Synopsis (1-2 pages) in English Statement of the director on the project Biography/filmography of the director Biography/filmography of the producer Company profile(s) Budget outline Finance plan 2 production stills DVD/VHS with material already shot

Applications should include all the above requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for selection. The chance of making successful contacts during CineMart in case of selection is increased by clear presentation of a project and the concrete description of the participation sought.

Project Entry 1. Fill out the ONLINE ENTRY FORM 2. Send all information requested above to: By normal (air)mail: International Film Festival Rotterdam Attn. CineMart P.O. Box 21696 3001 AR Rotterdam The Netherlands By express courier: Please mention "Without commercial value, for cultural purposes only" and mark "No value", or not more than "10 US$" International Film Festival Rotterdam Attn. CineMart Karel Doormanstraat 278 B 3012 GP Rotterdam The Netherlands For more detailed information, please contact: International Film Festival Rotterdam Attn. CineMart: Marit van den Elshout, Jacobine van der Vloed Phone: +31 10 8909090 Fax: +31 10 8909091 E-mail:

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