HBO Europe Calls For Entries

16. 3. 2016

Author: Barbora Holková

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Deadline: June 1, 2016
HBO Europe is looking for bold and ambitious proposals for new documentary projects.

The essential requirements are:

• Strong storytelling
• Local stories for a European audience
• Cinematic approach
• High quality in all aspects of filmmaking
• Content link to countries where HBO Europe is running documentary production (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania)

They are searching for these genres:

• Creative documentaries 52’ – 90’

Key descriptions: inspiring, positive, urban, contemporary, humor, art and culture, relationships, compelling personal stories, 
feel good

• Investigative documentaries (single or series)
Key descriptions: environmental, corruption, crime, spy stories, modern history, thrilling

• Hybrid – innovative approaches to documentary genre

They are searching for new projects for development support, as well as developed projects ready for production support. Submissions from independent production companies are expected with no limitations regarding the country of origin.

Proposals must contain the following elements:
• Logline (2 sentences)
• Synopsis - overview of the story, introduction of main characters and potential development of narrative arcs (2-4 pages)
• Production plan and financial estimation
• Presentation of key creative personnel - short CV of Producer and Director (up to 500 words), their short video presentation (up to 3 minutes) in which they should present their motivation for working on the proposed project
• Photo and video materials, trailer or teaser, depending on the stage of development of the project, possibly also a link to a previous film of the author

Send your proposals to 

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