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Institute of Documentary Film at the Jihlava IDFF
October 21 - 31, 2010, Czech Republic, Jihlava


EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
Application deadline is this Friday, Sep 3! Apply via our online application form. This year we are introducing a major format change - instead of an immediate discussion with CE's, Doc Presentations (pitches) will be followed by Feedback Round Tables.

EAST SILVER Doc Market
The 7th East Silver Market 2010 has already revealed the names of some of this year's guests. More than 50 industry professionals have so far confirmed their participation at the Market.

INDUSTRY SIDEBAR
Until September 30, you can register for all industry events organized by IDF at the Jihlava IDFF via our accreditation form. At the 2010 East Silver Market, professionals have the opportunity to arrange a meeting with industry guests. Register now for the co-production programme. Deadline: September 30.

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The 14th edition of the biggest festival of creative documentary in Central and Eastern Europe / October 26 - 31 / For more information and online accreditation, please visit the official website.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Institute of Documentary Film, www.DOKweb.net

WARSAW: Producers from Poland, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic will be heading to Toronto to take part in the Producers Lab Toronto organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

WARSAW: Womb, from Hungarian writer/director Benedek Fliegauf, has been picked up for distribution in North America by Olive Film. World sales agent Match Factory (www.the-match-factory.com) announced that the film will have its North American premiere on September 14 at the Toronto Film Festival. Fliegauf's script for the film was the winner of the 2nd Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award (www.scripteast.eu) for the Best Eastern and Central European Script.

EDN - European Documentary Network is pleased to introduce EDN Online Pitching. This new thematic pitching format is based on an online video conference, where a selected number documentary projects are introduced. For the first session EDN is calling for documentary projects with a cross platform potential. Deadline is September 15, 2010.

Prague, September 2, 2010 - The 11th annual Off-Courts short film festival is set to take place from September 3 to 11, 2010 in the northern French city of Trouville. This year, 6 Czech shorts will also be screened in a block of films entitled Fenêtre sur le court tchèque. Additionally, Czech Film Center will be on hand at the concurrent film market, and two students from FAMU in Prague will participate in the accompanying creative workshop, KinoWorld.

How do co-productions between European and Canadian film companies actually work? Which obstacles have to be overcome, which cultural differences and financial parameters must be considered? These and other questions will be addressed by the 12 selected European film producers and their 12 Canadian counterparts at the PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10-12 during the Toronto International Film Festival. The MEDIA International programme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.

The new initiative aims to facilitate and increase international co-productions and to foster the circulation of European films in Canada as well as Canadian films in Europe. Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day-event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings, case studies, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.

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EFP, OMDC and TIFF set up platform for co-productions between Europe and Canada
With the aim of exchanging creative energy, experience and talents and promoting the co-production of international film projects, 12 European and 12 Canadian producers will be meeting for the new initiative entitled PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10 -12, during the Toronto International Film Festival. Regarded as the key gateway to the North American market, TIFF has always been important for European films. The MEDIA International programme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.
The line-up of the participants can be found below.

The programme is designed for independent producers who must have a track record of successful project development and production. Besides demonstrating a strong motivation in co-producing with Canada or Europe, they all have to be experienced in international co-productions and should have one project ready to pitch. The EFP network has selected the European participants from the group of EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE between 2006 - 2009. The participants from Canada have been chosen by OMDC and TIFF.
"Following on from our established PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme in Cannes, this new initiative aims to facilitate and increase international co-productions not only between Europeans, but also between European and Canadian producers", says Renate Rose, EFP Managing Director. "We intend to foster the circulation of European films in Canada as well as Canadian films in Europe. Moreover, PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide a first stage for preparing
co-productions from countries which have rarely co-produced with Canada to date."
"OMDC is committed to supporting our clients with new business opportunities on the international stage", states Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the OMDC. "PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will build important relationships between Canadian and European producers, which we are confident will lead to creative co-productions and long-lasting partnerships. We are excited by the 24 delegates that have been selected and look forward to supporting their future collaborations."
Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings and case studies of completed European / Canadian co-productions, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.
"We are excited about this initiative. Every year TIFF strives to support the Canadian film industry with innovative career-development and networking programmes. PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO will provide an invaluable and exciting opportunity to open doors and facilitate collaboration for talented producers." Karen Bruce, Director, Canadian Initiatives, Toronto International Film Festival.
European Participants
Iván Angelusz, Katapult Film (Hungary) - associated with Magyar Filmunió
Silje Hopland Eik, Cinenord Spillefilm AS (Norway) - associated with Norwegian Film Institute
Matti Halonen, Fisher King Production Oy (Finland) - associated with Finnish Film Foundation
Janine Jackowski, Komplizen Film GmbH (Germany) - associated with German Films
Andrzej Jakimowski, Zjednoczenie Artystów i Rzemieślników (ZAiR) (Poland) - associated with Polish Film Institute
Ankica Jurić Tilić, Kinorama (Croatia) - associated with Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Monika Kristl, Dawson Production (Czech Republic) - associated with Czech Film Center
Bernard Michaux, lucil s.a r.l. (Luxembourg) - associated with Film Fund Luxembourg
Martina Niland, Samson Films Ltd. & Accomplice TV (Ireland) - associated with Irish Film Board
Luis Angel Ramírez, IMVAL Producciones (Spain) - associated with ICAA, Spain
Marc-Antoine Robert, 2.4.7. Films (France) - associated with Unifrance
Reinier Selen, Rinkel Film BV (The Netherlands) - associated with EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Canadian Participants
Paul Barkin, Alcina Pictures
Andrew Boutilier, Submission Films
Robert Budreau, Lumanity Productions
Damon D'Oliveira, Conquering Lion Pictures
Trish Dolman, Screen Siren Pictures
Liz Jarvis, Buffalo Gal Pictures
Jennifer Jonas, New Real Films
Jennifer Kawaja, Sienna Films
Corey Marr, Corey Marr Productions
Brandi-Ann Milbradt, Philms Pictures
Martin Paul-Hus, Amérique Film
Paul Scherzer, Six Island Productions

Links:
Profiles of the 24 participants of Producers Lab Toronto 2010
Description of the project

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www.tiff.net
>> download press release

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Contact OMDC:
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Contact TIFF:
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European Film Promotion announces participants 2010