CINEPHILIA BOUND INITIATIVE . CANNES 2017


REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017
LATE APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2017


2017 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: 
Fill application form and settle application fee. 
Applicants will receive a confirmation email shortly after.

Have the following material ready before starting application:
. Synopsis (500 words)
. Biography and Filmography (list of previous films and awards if any)
. Filmmaker Statement (500 words)
. Link(s) to your past work

Step 2: After submitting application and receiving a confirmation email

Film a pitch video in English. Videos will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to producers attending the pitching sessions.
Option 1: Upload the video to private link (preferably Vimeo with a password and make sure download setting is on). 
Option 2: Attach the pitch video in an email (less than 20mb)

Send video pitch to: bound@cinephiliaproductions.com by/before the application deadline date. 

Requirements for pitch video:
. Do not make it a trailer
. Do not read your pitch on camera
. Maximum duration: 2'30" (2 minutes and 30 seconds)
. Acceptable formats include cell phone recordings (no need to be fancy looking rather focus on fancy pitching)
. No edits. No cuts. No special effects. No music. It's just simply you for two and a half consecutive minutes telling the story of your film as you would to a producer sitting across the table from you. You want to convince them that you know your thing, and you know it so well. 
. Make sure your voice is audible and clear (avoid crowded spaces to film this. Obviously, you shouldn't be in the street or a cafe!) 

Pitching videos that fail to meet the requirements will not be considered. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES & FEES

Regular application fee: $45 (USD) / Regular Deadline: February 15, 2017
Late Application fee: $55 (USD) / Late Deadline: February 25, 2017

The application fee is non-refundable. This fee covers administrative expenses and costs for the review panel. We do not accept waiver requests. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Finalists will be notified by email on March 4, 2017.

Finalists are requested to send the following material by March 8, 2017 :
. Treatment of maximum 8 pages of the proposed project and/or a completed screenplay draft

Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.
Final selection will be announced on April 10, 2017.

Selected filmmakers who require Schengen visa are advised to start their visa process immediately to avoid delays.

Application feedback

Cinephilia Productions does not provide a feedback to applicants. However, we understand how important it is for your creative process to receive objective criticism on your work that contributes to your progress. Applicants have the option to receive a 2-page feedback on their project from the review committee for an additional fee or to have a consultation Skype session with our consultants. Please email Cinephilia with your request. (Subject: 'Cinephilia Bound_Application feedback'). This request will only be taken into consideration within 1 month after selection announcement.

READ THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. HERE
APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED THE APPLICATION FEE.