Online programme:

For the online programme, we will be accepting eligible applications on a first come, first served basis.  If places are available, you meet our eligibility criteria, and we have the appropriate balance of projects within and without the EU, we will offer you a place a few days after receipt of your application.  You can find more information here.

Core programme:

Applications for the core programme are closed.

Projects have been assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality and originality of story: projects should be cinematic, distinctive and ambitious in form and content.
  • Ability and potential of the filmmakers: a clear authorial voice and evidence of the potential to entertain, move and challenge an international audience.
  • Innovative and integral use of Stereo 3D and/or VFX (at a lower budget level).
  • Filmmakers’ capacity to benefit from the Lab’s resources and approach, including the project’s relevance to the Lab’s ongoing research activity.
  • Audience and market potential, including the ability to enliven European storytelling and extend the international audience for European cinema.

Shortlisted applicants were interviewed via Skype prior to selection for the Training core programme.

Participants had to ensure their availability for the two workshops and to participate in discussions during the online programme.

The Cross Channel Film Lab partners’ decisions in all matters concerning assessment and selection are final.  Whilst submissions will be considered with due reference to the criteria, opinions as to the quality and merit of individual applications are inevitably subjective.  Applicants can only appeal against a decision if they have good cause to believe that the published procedures for submission and assessment were not adhered to.  We regret that we are unable to give feedback to those applicants who are not invited for interview.  A copy of the Complaints and Appeals procedure which will apply in respect of the Cross Channel Film Lab is available on request.

In the unlikely event that the selection panel is unable to select 24 participants, the Cross Channel Film Lab will retain the right to solicit further submissions outside the above procedures.

Similarly, if any of the selected projects and filmmakers drops out or is unable to continue with development, the Cross Channel Film Lab partners retain the right to solicit further projects in order to meet the aims and objectives of the initiative.