Quebec-based international financing and co-production conference CONTACT has selected 20 feature film projects for this year's event (March 3-6).

The initiative, organized by the Societe de Development des Enterprises Culturelles du Quebec (SODEC) with the involvement of Brussels-based Linking Market Forces (LMF), is open to French and English-language projects with co-production and foreign distribution potential that need international financing.

Producers submitted proposals last autumn and the final 20 projects were recently selected by an international selection committee. The eligibility requirements included a minimum budget of $1.55m (C$2.25m) with 30% of the financing in place. The 20 projects selected originate from Quebec and other parts of Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, the UK, Italy, and Greece.