The JETS Initiative (Junior Entertainment Talent Slate) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature filmmakers has been successfully completed on the 14th February 2017.The following four winners will receive project development / financing assistance from some of the participating jury members: John Keville & Mark Noonan for their feature film "Tyger Tyger" (Ireland ), Sara Huxley & April Kelly for their feature film "Love, Sex & Killing" (UK), Jessica Adams & Shelagh McLeod for their feature film "The Competition" (Canada) and Julia Dordel & Guido Tölke for their feature film "Ruides" (Germany).
An additional support from the Jury will be given to: Project: "Madeleine" by Helena Hufnagel (Germany); project: "The Ash" from filmmakers Sidney Chiu & Chris Patterson (Canada); project: "Nocturnal" by Colin Day & Nathalie Biancheri (UK)
The international jury consisted out of four countries Canada, Germany, Ireland and UK where filmmakers pitched 20 projects in front of them. The host for the venue this year was the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. The jury members were: John McDonnell (Fantastic Films), Paul Brett (Prescience), Daisy Hamilton (TriCoast Worldwide), Antonio Exacoustos (Arri World Sales), Conor Barry (Savage Production),Yannick Rudynski (EastWest Distribution), Hilary Davis (Bankside Films), Henrik Meyer (Red Cedar Films), James Fler (Raven Banner Entertainment), Chris Curling (Zephyr Films), Caroline Habib (Mongrel International), Christina Christ (Bavaria Films).