C EU Soon

New Guidelines

Submissions to C EU Soon are now open!

You can submit your film until July 21st, 2023 (5 pm CET)

The final selection will be disclosed by mid-September.

At its sixth edition in 2023, the C EU Soon redesigns its program to widen its scope while keeping a sharp focus on the discovery of new film gems from Europe.

Although special care and attention is always paid to debut and second films, admission to the call is extended to all films.

Italian films, traditionally presented in the framework of What’s Next Italy, will be showcased within the new empowered C EU Soon.

Eligible films could be also in an advanced stage of production (not exclusively already in post-production) and, last but not least, films applying for the C EU Soon should be looking for international distribution (without a sales agent already attached to the project).

Up to ten European films in advanced production and/or post-production, collected through a public call and selected by an international committee, are presented in a session open to sales agents, buyers and other MIA accredited professionals.

C EU Soon opens with the screening of the film’s clip/trailer and a pitching presentation by the producer and/or director, followed by a session of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings.

Before submitting your film, we advise you to carefully read The C EU Soon Guidelines and check the eligibility criteria.

Before proceeding with the request, we remind you to keep at hand the following information:

  • Film credits
  • Logline (max. 220 characters);
  • Synopsis (max. 600 characters);
  • Long synopsis or treatment (max 10 pp.)
  • Goals at MIA (max. 220 characters);
  • Director’s profile (max 300 characters);
  • Director’s Filmography;
  • Film still (jpeg, high res., min. 300 DPI, horizontal format);
  • A scene/clip of the film (link);
  • Director’s previous films or shorts (non compulsory);
  • Any other English-language material that will contribute to a better understanding of the film and/or the filmmaker’s work.


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Among the titles presented in the C EU Soon past editions:

LIGHT FALLS VERTICAL by Efthymia Zymvragaki (formerly known as A SAD AND VULGAR LONER, IDFA Envision Competition 2022, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2023, Málaga Film Festival 2023); MATRIA by Álvaro Gago (recipient of the Screen International Buyer’s choice Award at MIA 2022, selected at Berlinale|Panorama 2023); BEAUTIFUL BEINGS by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Berlinale Panorama, awarded the Europa Cinemas Label); SISTERS by Linda Olte; VICTIM by Michal Blaško; TIME OUT by Eve Duchemin; THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort (in competition at Tallin Black Night Film Festival and ex-aequo recipient of the Screen International Buyer’s choice Award at MIA 2020); DARK HEART OF THE FOREST by Serge Mirzabekiantz (ex-aequo recipient of the Screen International Buyer’s choice Award at MIA 2020); STEPNE by Maryna Vroda; THE DRUMMER by Kote Kalandadze; APPLES by Christos Nikou (Opening film at Venezia Orizzonti 2020); HOCHWALD by Evi Romen; A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY by Malou Reymann (VPRO Big Screen Award, IFF Rotterdam 2020); THE HUMAN PART by Juha Lehtola (Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2018); INLAND by Juan Palacios (Berlinale Talent 2019); THE SILENCE AND THE FURY by Guillermo Benet; TASTE OF PHO by Mariko Bobrik; STAY STILL by Elisa Mishto, and TALES FROM THE LODGE by Abigail Blackmore (SXSW 2019).

Among the titles presented in the What’s Next Italy past editions:

ROSSOSPERANZA by Annarita Zambrano, PATAGONIA by Simone Bozzelli, EL PARAISO by Enrico Maria Artale, MARGINI by Niccolò Falsetti (International Film Critics’ Week, Venice 2022), CALCINCULO by Chiara Bellosi (Berlinale 2022), DELTA by Michele Vannucci (Locarno Film Festival 2022), IL PATAFFIO by Francesco Lagi (Locarno Film Festival 2022), PIOVE by Paolo Strippoli (Fantastic Fest Austin 2022), PROFETI by Alessio Cremonini, SETTEMBRE by Giulia Steigerwalt (Best directorial debut and Best actress prize for Barbara Ronchi, David di Donatello 2023), VETRO by Domenico Croce (Bif&st 2022), LEONORA ADDIO by Paolo Taviani (Berlinale 2022),  LA STANZA by Stefano Lodovichi, BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner (Locarno Film Festival 2021), FREAKS OUT by Gabriele Mainetti  (Venezia 2021 and International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021), I PREDATORI by Pietro Castellitto (Best screenplay award at Venezia Orizzonti 2020), SPACCAPIETRE by Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio (Venice Days 2020), THE BOOK OF VISION by Carlo S. Hintermann (International Critics Week, Venice 2020)  FAITH by Valentina Pedicini (IDFA 2019 in Competition, CPH:DOX 2020 Greatest Hits, Berlinale 2020) THE WALKING LIBERTY by Alessandro Rak, BANGLA by Phaim Bhuiyan (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019), FLESH OUT by Michela Occhipinti (Berlinale 2019-Panorama; Tribeca Film Festival 2019), IL MIO CORPO VI SEPPELLIRÀ by Giovanni La Pàrola, VOLARe by Gabriele Salvatores, SEMBRA MIO FIGLIO by Costanza Quatriglio (Locarno 2018),  DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bispuri (Berlinale 2018, Competition), LOVE AND BULLETS by Manetti Bros. (Venezia 74, 5 David di Donatello Awards) NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Best film at Venezia Orizzonti 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018, Göteborg Film Festival 2018, 4 David di Donatello Awards), STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG TO THIS WORLD by Francesca Comencini (Locarno Film Festival and Torino Film Festival 2017) L’INTRUSA by Leonardo Di Costanzo (Cannes- Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2017)  LOOK UP by Fulvio Risuleo (Alice nella città 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018) UGLY NASTY PEOPLE by Cosimo Gomez (Venezia 74, Orizzonti), LITTLE TITO by Paola Randi (Torino Film Festival 2017) THERE IS A LIGHT by Fabio Mollo (Globi d’oro 2017 Best actress award to Isabella Aragonese).

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