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FNE at Cannes FF: EFP Producers on the Move

Podstrony Festiwali na FNE 2010-05-07

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Tamas Liszka

{mosimage}Hungarian "Producer on the Move" Tamás Liszka is breaking new ground in the field of animation in Hungary, and earning high praise along the way.

Tamás Liszka"He's a many-sided talent," says Eurimages' Tamas Joo. "The feature animation market is new territory in Hungary. He has a background in film culture plus the best network in the animation business."

Liszka is putting all of that to good use with his ambitious upcoming animated feature film, Egill: The Last Pagan. The first Hungarian/Icelandic co-production, along with a Polish co-production partner, employs stereoscopic animation with new software designed especially for the film.

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Kamila Polit

{mosimage}Polish Producer on the Move Kamila Polit is a creative multitasking force who left the world of theater and opera for film production two years ago and has already proved to be one of the most promising production coordinators in the industry.

Kamila PolitPolit is a Sociology and Master Business Administration graduate, fluently speaking in English and German. After finishing her studies she worked as a culture manager, focusing on music theater production. Between 1999 and 2004, she was responsible for PR at the ROMA Musical Theatre in Warsaw. She was a close co-worker of Mariusz Treliński, a renowned Polish opera director, during the production of his works both in Europe and USA. In 2007 she joined Jan Dworak in reactivating the Polish production company Prasa & Film (http://www.prasaifilm.pl/), of which she is now a shareholder as well as film project coordinator and producer.

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Pavel Bercik

{mosimage}In less than two years, Pavel Bercik fast-tracked from FAMU film school student to a spot as one of the Czech Republic's busiest producers.

This ambitious young producer has already moved across the spectrum of film categories, with a list of credits and project that moves from shorts to documentaries to animation to feature films. Lately he's been showing up at pitching forums with an equally diverse group of films in various stages of production. At the recent Plzen Finale festival (http://www.filmfestfinale.cz/) presentation of upcoming Czech films, hosted by the Czech Film Institute (http://www.filmcenter.cz/) which also recommended Bercik for the Producer on the Move honor, Bercik introduced a pair of dramatic features. To the Sea, a family drama, won the RWE script award and has the backing of Barrandov studio (http://www.barrandov.com/) and Czech TV (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/), along with its first foreign co-production partner Croatia's Studio Dim (http://www.dim.hr/). Yuma, an arthouse thriller with a young adult protagonist, is a Polish/German/Czech co-production with partners Yeti Films (http://www.yetifilms.com/) and Heimatfilm. His Evolution Films partner Ondrej Zima introduced a teen "anti-comedy," Part-timer.

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven

{mosimage}Estonian Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven (38), a brilliant workaholic from a group of female producers that have prominently featured in Estonia's film industry for the last decade, has a production portfolio that belies her age.

Anneli AhvenProlific in documentaries, features and shorts, Anneli has accumulated enough experience to work across borders and in all formats. Her features include Shop of Dreams (2005), Men at Arms (2005), Curse of a Werewolf (2005, straight to TV), Where Souls Go (2007), Taarka (2008), and The Visitor as a co-producer (2008), all of which have screened at film markets in Cannes and Berlin and made waves at the domestic box office and with critics. This year, Anneli heads to Cannes with her new film A Friend of Mine (director Mart Kivastik, release date Autumn 2010) that has completed most of principal photography.

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Daniel Burlac

{mosimage}For Romania's Producer on the Move Daniel Burlac, a graduate of FEMIS (Paris) and participant in the EAVE and ACE training programmes in 2006 and 2007, working in Romanian cinema is an enriching experience.

Daniel Burlac"I feel very connected with the European spirit, and as a Romanian producer I want to give something to the European cinema. I would be happy to be part of projects that could prove how strong the Romanian potential really is." However, Daniel Burlac doesn't have a special focus. He told FNE he would be happy to produce a film that could sell one million tickets in Romania, in order to show that the Romanian producers know how to attract the audience. "I am extremely open to any kind of projects. The only thing that interests me is to make films I believe in," he says.

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Kamen Kalev

{mosimage}Bulgaria's Kamen Kalev won international attention with his first film as both director and producer, Eastern Plays.

After the international success of Eastern Plays, produced by WaterFront (www.waterfrontfilm.net) in association with the Swedish postproduction company Chimney Pot post (www.thechimneypot.com), Kalev will begin promoting of his new project The Island in Cannes. With strict budget restrictions for 2010, the €1.5M film is has support from the National Film Center and from Bulgarian National Television as a national co-producer with a 6.5% share. Stockholm-based Chimney Pot will be involved as international co-producer again

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FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Silvia Panakova

{mosimage}Slovak producer Silvia Panakova was selected by the Slovak Film Institute for the European Film Promotions' "Producers on the Move" for her first feature film, My Husband's Women, directed by Ivan Vojnar.

Silvia PankovaFollowing closely after its distribution in Slovak cinemas in May 2009, Panakova and her production company Arina, Ltd. (http://www.arinafilm.sk/) saw the December 2009 theatrical release of her second feature, T.M.A, (The Darkness) by esteemed Slovak director Juraj Herz.

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Last modified on 2010-06-09