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Day 1: Thursday 23 March 2017
Venue: Raiffeisen Hall, Raiffeisen Bank International, Stadtpark 9, 1010 ViennaPresenter: Stephanie Fürstenberg08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome Breakfast09.15 – 09.20 Welcome Addressby Michael Palzer, Head of Marketing and Event Management at Raiffeisen Bank International AG09.20 – 09.25 Welcome Addressby Magdalena Żelasko, Director andFounder of the LET’S CEE Film Festival09.25 – 09.30 Welcome Addressby Anna Franklin, General Directorof the Film New Europe Association09.30 – 09.35 Welcome Addressby Roland Teichmann,Head of the Austrian Film Institute09.35 – 10.00 Keynote AddressTopic: Creative Europe MEDIA and how it can support European filmmakers in a rapidly changing world.by Harald E. Trettenbrein, Head of Unit at European Commission EACEA (Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture)10.00 – 10.25 1st PresentationTopic: How to get your feature film or documentary finally on screen: Business models in film distribution in Austria and in the Balkans.Lecturer: Christof Papousek, CFO of Cineplexx Kinobetriebe & of the Constantin Film-Holding,Managing Partner & CFO of Cineplexx International10.25 – 10.40 Q&A10.40 – 10.55 Coffee Break
10.55 – 11.20 2nd PresentationTopic: FNE AV Innovation – Enormous potential or unrealisticexpectations: What role will virtual reality play in the future ofthe international film industry?Lecturer: Peeter Nieler, Innovator, Virtual Reality R&DProfessional, Venture Catalyst and Sought-After Speaker11.20 – 11.35 Q&A11.35 – 12.00 3rd PresentationTopic: Content has no borders. Has contentno borders? The essentials of internationally successful featurefilms, documentaries or TV series.Tereza Polachová, Head of Original Productionand Executive Producer at HBO Europe12.00 – 12.15 Q&A12.15 – 13.30 Lunch Break with Creative Europe DeskAustria-MEDIA at the Austrian Film Institute13.30 – 13.55 4th PresentationTopic: What can one of the biggest European filmstudios offer you for your next roject for comparatively littlemoney: The best arguments for shooting with theKorda Filmstudio in Budapest.Lecturer: Dániel Kresmery, Head of Productionand Development at the Korda Filmstudio LLC.13.55 – 14.10 Q&A14.10 – 14.35 5th PresentationTopic: Making movies in Romania: An overviewof the Romanian film industry, film funding,film services and the legal situation.Lecturer: Tudor Giurgiu, Producer/Director,President of the Transilvania IFF and of theRomanian Film Promotion14.35 – 14.50 Q&A14.50 – 15.05 Coffee Break
15.05 – 15.30 6th PresentationTopic: The work-flows of film music recordings with largeorchestras: Merging virtual instruments and proprietarysoftware innovations with traditional recording techniques andprocedures.Lecturer: Herbert Tucmandl, Composer, Director, Founder andChief Executive Officer of the Vienna Symphonic Library and theSynchron Stage ViennaHans Zimmer chose the Synchron Stage Vienna and its in-house Orchestra to record e.g.music for “Inferno” starring Tom Hanks or for the Netflix series “The Crown”. And sodid Ana Netrebko and many other clients from all over the world.15.30 – 15.45 Q&A15.45 – 16.10 7th PresentationTopic: Hello software, goodbye chaos: How to organise yourfilm, literature, or theatre festival, as well as anyother event, with a great computer programme andwith minimum costs and time.Lecturer: Tomáš Prášek, Co-Founder of Several Film Festivals, ofthe Film Festival Academy, of DataKal and of Eventival, wherehe is Managing Director16.10 – 16.25 Q&A16.25 – 17.15 Panel DiscussionTopic: The future of European film festivals.Presenter: Tomasz Raczek, Chief Editor of the FilmMagazine of the Polish Film Makers AssociationPanellists:Stefan Laudyn, Director of the Warsaw FFTiina Lokk-Tramberg, Director of the Tallin Black Nights FFElliot Grove, Founder and Director of the Raindance FF17.15 – 17.30 Q&A17.30 – 19.00 Big Break19.00 – 22.00 “Meet the experts after work”Get-Together with the Vienna Associationof the Film and Music Industryat the Austrian Chamber of CommerceVenue: Wirtschaftskammer Wien,Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 ViennaInvitation only!
Day 2: Friday 24 March 2017
Venue: Raiffeisen Hall, Raiffeisen Bank International, Stadtpark 9, 1010 ViennaPresenter: (TBD)08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome Breakfast09.00 – 09.05 Welcome Addressby Wolfgang P. Schwelle, Director andCo-Founder of the LET’S CEE Film Festival09.05 – 09.30 8th PresentationTopic: A German/Austrian co-production shot in Romania:A look behind the curtain of the multiply awarded tragicomedy“Toni Erdmann“Lecturer: Antonin Svoboda, Director, Writer andProducer with coop99 Filmproduktion09.30 – 09.45 Q&A9.45 – 10.00 9th PresentationTopic: The Film Industry Support Austria (FISA) financingprogramme: How it works, how companies canqualify for support, which films are eligible, whatco-productions should consider and much more.Lecturer: Arie Bohrer, Director of Location Austria10.00 – 10.15 Q&A10.15 – 10.30 10th PresentationCreative Europe MEDIA Programme: What are thecurrent funding opportunities for the developmentof European films and TV programmes, for thedistribution and promotion of European filmsand for cross-border cooperation?Lecturer: Esther Krausz, Expert at Creative Europe DeskAustria-MEDIA at the Austrian Film Institute10.30 – 10.45 Q&A10.45 – 10.55 Coffee Break
10.55 – 11.20 11th PresentationTopic: Making movies in Poland: An overview of thePolish film industry, film funding, film services andthe legal situation.Lecturer: Robert Baliński, International Co-Productions ProjectManager at the Polish Film Institute11.20 – 11.35 Q&A11.35 – 12.00 12th PresentationTopic: Making movies in Slovenia: An overviewof the Slovenian film industry, film funding,film services and the legal situation.Lecturer: Jelka Stergel, Head of Promotionand Marketing at the Slovenian Film Center12.00 – 12.15 Q&A12.15 – 13.30 Lunch Break13.30 – 13.55 13th PresentationTopic: Making movies in Azerbaijan: An overview of theAzerbaijani film industry, co-production opportunities, filmfunding, film services and the legal situation.Lecturer: Samaya Asgarova, Head of the International AffairsDepartment at the Azerbaijanfilm Studio13.55 – 14.10 Q&A14.10 – 14.35 14th PresentationTopic: How to produce a high-class documentary whichimpresses Hollywood and changes the world for the better: Acase study of ”The Ivory Game”, a co-production of the TerraMater Factual Studios, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions andLeonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.Lecturer: Wolfgang Knöpfler, Producer of ”The Ivory Game”and according to Netflix Executives ”The Jason Bourne ofNatural History Filmmaking”14.35 – 14.50 Q&A14.50 – 15.05 Coffee Break
15.05 – 15.30 15th PresentationTopic: That’s what a perfect, watertight international coproductioncontract looks like: The legal framework of coproductionsand collaborative agreements in the European filmbusiness.Lecturer: Leonhard Reis, Copyright Expert andIndependent Attorney in Vienna15.30 – 15.45 Q&A15.45 – 16.35 Panel DiscussionTopic: The present and future challenges of Europeanco-productions in a rapidly changing world.Presenter: Anne Franklin, General Director of theFilm New Europe AssociationPanellists:Martin Šmatlák, Director of the Slovakian AudiovisualFund (TBC)Anamaria Antoci, ProducerParticipant: (TBD) …….………………………….......…Participant: (TBD) …….………………………….......…16.35 – 16.50 Q&A16.50 – 20.00 Big Break20.00 – 22.00 Live! Ammunition! Pitching SessionVenue: Die Markterei, Dominikanerbastei 11,1010 ViennaTopic: Young and not so young screenwriters, producers orfilmmakers pitch their movies – feature narratives, as well asdocumentaries or TV series of any genre – in 2 minutes or less toa panel of industry professionals in front of alive audience.Presenter: Elliot Grove, Producer, Founder and Director of theRaindance FF and the British Independent AwardsPanellists:Christoph Thoke, Film Producer and CEO of Mogador FilmRobert Buchschwenter, Script Doctor, Dramaturge, LectorParticipant: (TBD) …….…………….………….….......…Participant: (TBD) …….…………………………….....…21.00 – 24.00 It’s Party Time!(or longer) Venue: Die Markterei, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna