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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

CineMart project submission

The deadline to submit your project for CineMart 2025 is 1 September. Please read all the information carefully before submitting.

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Regulations and selection criteria

  • General conditions and project requirements

    CineMart has no rigid rules and each individual project will be considered on its own merits. There are certain limits to the field in which CineMart operates:

    • The main criteria for selection are the viability and quality of the plans, and the demonstrable talent of the directors and/or producers.
    • The feature film is intended for theatrical release (minimum length of 60 minutes).
    • The project can be from all parts of the world.
    • The project should have a team of both a director and a producer.
    • The total budget of the film should not exceed 6 million euros.
    • The project should have at least national (development) funding or third-party investment secured when submitting the project.
    • The project is set up as a co-production and there should be a potential international market for the project.
    • Projects should be new to the market and not have explored all possible avenues of financing yet. If your project was presented at another market, there are a limited amount of exceptions. Please contact us directly to discuss the possibilities.
    • All information provided should be in English, including subtitles.
    • Applications can only be submitted more than once when specifically invited to do so.
    • A complete screenplay should be available during CineMart.
    • The selection committee’s decisions can not be appealed.

    There is no fee for CineMart applications.

  • Selection process

    The selection process for CineMart has two phases.

    Phase 1

    • Fill in the form through the link at the bottom of this page. This form will allow you to include detailed project information. Please make sure to check the general conditions and project requirements above first. The deadline to submit your project is 1 September.
    • 4 – 6 weeks after the deadline, the CineMart selection committee will reach a decision on all submitted forms. The contact person will receive the decision by email.

    Read more about submitting a project, what materials to provide and selection criteria here.

    Phase 2

    If your project progresses to the next round, you are given one week to submit your full dossier as a PDF, including links to previous work. It is not possible to extend this one-week period. The selection committee will reach its final decision on all pre-selected projects by early December 2024.

    Read more about what information to submit after preselection here.

  • Specific conditions

    • Once a project has been selected, at least one representative – the director and/or producer(s) – should be present during the four days of CineMart.
    • CineMart offers one hotel room for the duration of the market.
    • Finished film projects realised after CineMart meetings should mention CineMart or display its logo in their credits. The CineMart logo will be sent to the makers or editors upon request.
    • Preferably, the following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: “[film title] was presented at CineMart [year of participation] of International Film Festival Rotterdam”.

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More information

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, check our frequently asked questions, or get in touch with the CineMart team.