The nearest edition of Euro Connection is held from February 6 to 7, 2017 during the largest international Short Film Market in Clermont-Ferrand. Just like every year, the event is preceded by a session preparing for presentation, and after the pitching, meetings and individual consultations are held. During the next year's edition, 15 projects will be shown, selected by the jury from among all which are submitted by the individual partner countries. One of these projects is the animated film "Klingert's Diving Suit" by Artur Wyrzykowski.
The animated film is the story of six-year-old Bi, who lost her younger brother in the flood. Her father, Karl Klingert, after losing his son, devoted himself totally to constructing the first semi-atmospheric diving suit in the world. If the demonstration of the diving suit goes well, Klingert will receive a grant and will go to England with his family. Bi believes that her brother is still alive. She thinks that the diving suit is a monster which possessed her father. She tries to destroy it, before her family will leave Wrocław forever.
Participation in Euro Connection is an outstanding opportunity for flourishing producers interested in international co-production, searching for partners for making their short film projects. As a result of the six editions of Euro Connection, which were held so far, 68 films were made, including 32 European co-productions. Year by year, the programme enjoys increasing popularity, and Polish producers participate in it on a regular basis. Participation in the forum makes it possible to meet over 150 foreign producers, representatives of television channels and institutions financing short films.
The co-ordinator of the programme in Poland is Krakow Film Foundation.
You can find more information about the project here.