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The 21st edition of the Rotterdam Lab will take place from the 25th January to the 5th February, 2021. In 2021, the acclaimed Rotterdam Lab will have an extended online edition of its programme, providing an invaluable training workshop to up and coming producers. With approximately 70 producers from all over the world attending the online sessions, this will be an opportunity to connect with the international film industry, network with other emerging producers, and develop a project.

JAFTA and JAMPRO have partnered with the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) to send one (1) emerging Jamaican producer to the 2021 Rotterdam Lab. JAFTA will manage and oversee the call and shortlist selection and developmental process and JAMPRO will provide financial sponsorship for attendance. Both JAFTA and JAMPRO will provide in-kind support to the selected participant before and at the Lab.  IFFR will select the final participant from the short-listed candidates. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for one (1) emerging producer from Jamaica to take part. This could either be an independent producer with or without their own companies, or a junior producer working for a production company. Applicants should have produced at least one short film, and no more than two feature films. They should also have the ambition to either co-produce or work internationally.

 The selected candidate will participate in pitching and Business-to-Business sessions and will learn about a variety of topics including:

  • New developments in the international industry

  • The logistics of international co- production

  • Sales and distribution

  • Funding and development

 To apply and for full eligibility criteria click here: