Eye On Films, the new initiative from Wide Management backed by MEDIA Mundus, is now open for its first round of submissions.

Filmmakers are now invited to submit first films for the pre-selection. Regulations are available at the EoF website.

The EoF initiative aims to build a network of distribution partners and festivals around the world, and create a label of debut features that will screen via the partners. In the first year, 12 films (fiction and documentaries) will be selected.

Partners already on board include Australia’s Curious Films, France’s Kanibal, Israel’s Eden and Italy’s Nomad and First Run from the US; as well as a slew of festivals such as Tallinn Black Nights, Rio, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Taormina, Era New Horizons, Edinburgh, and Seattle.