JETS Initiative

The JETS Initiative (Junior Entertainment Talent Slate) is the joined effort of the film & TV industry, the government film funding organisations and the private investment sector to create coproduction opportunities for the selected emerging projects. Besides encouraging various financing strategies and new partnerships for a global film market, the JETS Initiative has become a global network for co-productions aimed at emerging filmmakers and filmmakers with less experience in feature film productions under co-production terms.


Our proud years of the JETS Initiative bringing various international filmmakers together.

Winners of the 2021 JETS Initiative were:
Greg Jeffs & Kevin Wallis; project SECTION Z, Canada. Christina Tournatzés & Melanie Blocksdorf; project KARLA, Germany. Ray Sullivan & Rob Davis; project THE SKWOIDS, Ireland. Lillian Løvseth & Trond Morten Kristensen Venaasen; project DARKEST FOREST, Norway. Sandulela Asanda & James C. Williamson; project THE TREK, South Africa. Faye Jackson & Barrington Paul Robinson ; project SNOWFLAKES, UK. Leah Rifkin & Sonja Verpoort; project SALEM’S DIARY, Canada. Rodney Charles & Yasmin Rams; project BUSH BOYS, Germany. Sam Uhlemann & Juliane Wothe; project THE LAST WATCH, Ireland. Wandile Molebatsi & Natasja de Lange; project ROCKET BOY, South Africa. Kelly Holmes & David Brown; project YEAR OF THE HEART, UK.


The JETS Initiative takes place every year during the International Film Festival in Berlin and the EFM Market in Germany. Applications are accepted from late summer onwards in the current year for next years JETS Event. Please be aware that only filmmakers from those countries that are officially stated in our JETS Initiative guidelines can be selected for participation. Here the following countries who are involved on a regular basis: Canada, Germany, Ireland, UK, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, South-Africa and the USA. If you think you qualify to participate, please contact us through our contact form.

Funders & Supporters of JETS Initiative

Telefilm Canada
Fis Eireann
Nord Media
Hessen Film
Austrian Film Institute
NL Film Fonds
FFF Bayern
Directors UK
Cape Town & Western Cape Film & Media Promotion
Freie Hansestadt Bremen
Govenment 0f Canada
Embassy of Ireland