International co-production

CineSud aims to connect its own network of filmmakers with filmmakers from other regions and countries. Next to our successful Euregion Film Festival and SHIFT Film Festival, in which we organise training- and networking-events for (inter)national filmmakers, from 2018 on we launch a call for international co-production focussed on short films by new filmmakers (first, second or third professional short film).
Lid worden
  • Long experience in guiding new filmmakers
  • Successful in (international) co-productions
  • Great trackrecord in festivaldistribution
"CineSud always is able to lift up our productions."
Remy Kooi
"CineSud is a very engaged and passionate partner."
Raynor Arkenbout


The international co-production call is aimed at new filmmakers who will make their first, second or third professional short filmproduction. We accept as well fiction as non-fiction as animation and welcome every style and genre. After submitting a project, a professional jury will decide which projects will be passed on to CineSud for further development of the co-production. Depending the budget indication and possibilities of co-funding in the country of origin, CineSud itself normally invest between €2.500 and €10.000 in a production. Next to that, we have acces to additional funds. Please be aware that our resources are limited and that they don’t just function as co-financing for your project; the co-production should be of value for all the parties and countries or regions involved.

Regulations international co-production

  • the director is a new filmmaker (did not direct already more than three professional productions);
  • the production has an artistic or content-related connection with the province of Limburg in the Netherlands and/or the Meuse-Rhine Euregion*;
  • (part of) the production (shooting) or post-production takes place on location in Limburg;
  • the production is preferably no longer than 10 minutes (including credits);
  • in cast or crew Limburgian filmmakers are involved;
  • already at least 25% of the financing is in place before submitting;
  • annually, a filmmaker can submit one project in this category.

After selecting the projects, CineSud and the filmmaker and/or (co-)producer together will decide the next steps in the further development of the project in order to finance, realize and distribute the film in the best possible way.


We are happy to invite you to submit your project for consideration. Deadline for 2018 is August 31st, 18.00Selected projects will be invited to pitch during SHIFT Film Festival 2018 in Maastricht, November 15-17. Submitters will be notified within four weeks of the deadline.

Please noteupload all your files in one combined PDF of maximum 5mb via the form below. You can find several online tools to combine and merge files to PDF and lessen the size of the file.  

Please include the following documents:

  • a motivation with a maximum of two pages;
    Think of the following: Why would this be a strong co-production? What is the connection with our area as mentioned in the regulations? Why should this movie be made? etc.
  • a tagline, logline and synopsis, intended duration of the film;
  • a short, powerful and clear director’s vision;
  • a CV and filmography of the cast and crew (depending on availability or who you are aiming at (and the possibilities of that));
  • a (global) budget including an overview of already acquired contributions and aimed contributions;
  • APPENDIX: a (first version of the) scenario or a documentary script;
  • APPENDIX: a mood board and/or links to previous works are recommended;


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Curious on other funding options within CineSud? Check our Talent-page (in Dutch only).

Submission international co-production

Submissions for this 2018 call are closed