Le Groupe Ouest, European Film Lab was founded on the coast of western Brittany (France) in 2006. In fourteen years, over 900 filmmakers have received residential coaching, making Le Groupe Ouest leader
in Europe in this field. In 2016, after founding the Cross Channel Film Lab and on the back of ten years experience hand in hand with TorinoFilmLab, Le Groupe Ouest launched LIM | Less is More. 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
Brittany stands out for its wealth of production in cinema and the audiovisual arts: documentaries, short and long features, fiction and animation. The Region Bretagne supports a wide variety of creative works while ensuring that related sectors remain considerably strong and well structured. The cinema and audiovisuel fund supports financially creative projects, at all stages of creation. cinema.bretagne.bzh
Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. Sitting within Creative Scotland, it is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Funding Council, working in close collaboration with the sector to ensure its success. With funding from Scottish Government and The National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support. https://www.screen.scot/
FOCAL proposes continuous training to develop creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills in the areas of film, audiovisual arts and new media. The continuous training programme encompasses every element in the production process, from screenwriting to distribution and is targeted to all professions in the AV industry. FOCAL collaborates with many European and Swiss partners. https://focal.ch/