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 2022 JETS Initiative were:
Marc Schlegel, Lola Basara & Peter Hengl: project DRACU - THE ELEONORE CASE, Austria; Jim Donovan, Byron Martin & Randy Duniz: project SOMETHING LIKE TRUTH, Canada; Mark Waters & Konstantin Korenchuk: project THE DEADLINE, Germany; Claire Burne & Jo Halpin: project DUCK DUCK GOOSE, Ireland; Brad Katzen & Tumisho Masha: project KING DOG, South Africa; Jo Southwell & Rachel Gold: project LOYALTY, UK; Andreas Schmied, Loredana Rehekampff & Dunja Bernatzky: project MISSION GRANNY, Austria; Kristina Wagenbauer & Jeanne-Marie Poulain: project SUPERLUMINAL, Canada; Julianne Block & Wolf-Peter Arand: project LYRA’S WISH, Germany; Roisín Geraghty, Roisin Agnew: project HIT WHERE IT HURTS, Ireland; Liese Kuhn, & Carolyn Carew: project EXTRAVAGANT WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE, South Africa; Veronica McKenzie, Natalie Edward-Yesufu & Yolanda Torres: PROPER CHARLIE, 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