Le Groupe Ouest, European Film Lab was founded on the coast of western Brittany (France) in 2006. Over 500 filmmakers have received residential coaching since work started, making Le Groupe Ouest the acknowledged leader in this field. In 2106, after founding the Cross Channel Film Lab and on the back of its experience as TorinoFilmLab’s longstanding French associate, Le Groupe Ouest launched LIM, following an initial pilot year with Romanian partner Control N. Le Groupe Ouest is LIM’s managing partner and coordinator. www.legroupeouest.com
Founded in 2009 by two screenwriters and a director, CONTROL N is a cultural association, whose projects center around training workshops, film courses and seminaries, dedicated to both amateurs and film professionals. Although its projects touch different areas of culture (theatre, dance, photography, media exhibitions), Control N’s main focus is screenwriting, script development and film related events. Its declared purpose is to discover and promote young talented film enthusiasts and to push for cinema education in Romania. www.controln.ro
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) is the cultural public funding body of Belgium’s Flemish Community. VAF aims to stimulate and support the independent audiovisual creation in Flanders through an integrated approach. VAF also offers the Flemish professional sector the necessary framework, along with a wide range of accompanying activities and support measures in the area of Talent Development, Research, Film Activities and Sustainability – the latter known as ‘e-Mission’. www.vaf.be
Krakow Festival Office (KBF) is one of the most active institutions in Polish cultural life, responsible for Krakow’s largest festivals and spectacular events heralded in Poland and across Europe in the fields of music, theatre, film, fine arts and literature since the year 2000. Via the activities of Krakow Film Commission and Krakow Regional Film Fund, KBF supports the development of audiovisual industry in the Malopolska Region (film funding, production support, professional training and industry events). www.biurofestiwalowe.pl
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) is the biggest international feature film festival in Romania and has grown rapidly to become one of the most spectacular annual events in the region. The main goal is the promotion of cinematic art by presenting some of the most innovative and spectacular films of the moment that feature both originality and independence of expression, that reflect unusual cinematic language forms or focus on current trends in youth culture. www.tiff.ro
The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) contributes to the designing of the effective film sector policy and to foster the sustainability of the Lithuanian film industry.
Aiming to encourage the development of the Lithuanian film sector, LFC provides funding for film development, production, distribution and promotion.
LFC supports the promotion of Lithuanian film at various film festivals, as well as supporting and sponsoring film education initiatives. The Centre is also responsible for preservation and dissemination of the Lithuanian film heritage. www.lkc.lt
The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is the Norwegian government’s administrative body for the film sector and advises on film policy issues.
85% of the NFI’s budget (EUR 76 million in 2019) is earmarked for audiovisual development, production and distribution. The Institute also offers personal grants for training and talent development for the film industry. The NFI represents and promotes Norwegian films, games and drama series at festivals and film cultural events nationally and abroad. www.nfi.no
The North Macedonia Film Agency goals are to provide annual financial support for national film production, international co-productions and national film festivals. It aims to provide continuous support for script development, support for young film professionals participating in international film workshops and training programs and to organise international events providing opportunities for networking of national film professionals. It also aims to promote national cinematography at renowned international film festivals and events.
Brittany stands out for its wealth of production in cinema and the audiovisual arts.
The region supports a wide variety of creative works while ensuring that related sectors remain considerably strong and well structured. Cinema and the audiovisual arts actively help paint the image of a region that is creative, attractive, dynamic and open.
The FACCA fund for supporting creative works in cinema is Brittany’s main source of financial assistance in cultural production, widely helping develop and structure a community of entrepreneurs and jobs in this sector. www.bretagne.bzh
Screen Scotland is leading the growth of the sector through increased funding and support for film and television production, an increase in specialist staff and further investment in skills, festivals, audiences and education.
Screen Scotland sits within Creative Scotland and is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, with funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.