Why use external experts
Within the framework of the co-production support programme, the eligible experts may be selected according to the criteria set by the Board of Management into working groups following the three application deadlines. They will form, according to the number of eligible film projects received, working groups of 5 people selected according to the criteria established by the Board of Management. Each working group will evaluate a part of the projects received in order to spread the workload (probably 4 to 5 groups with 15 to 20 projects per group).
The first step will be for the experts to carry out an individual assessment of the projects allocated to their group on the basis of criteria established by the Board of Management. A one-day meeting will then be organised for each working group, during which the 5 experts concerned will discuss the projects and make recommendations for financial support.
These recommendations will then be approved by the Fund's Executive Committee.