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Filmmaking in CEE and in Austria: Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges LET’S CEE Industry Days 2017

Festivals 2017-03-02

Please be aware that the detailed programme might be subject to alterations and amendments. Check out this page for potential changes.

Day 1: Thursday 23 March 2017


Venue: Raiffeisen Hall, Raiffeisen Bank International, Stadtpark 9, 1010 Vienna
Presenter: Stephanie Fürstenberg
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome Breakfast
09.15 – 09.20 Welcome Address
by Michael Palzer, Head of Marketing and Event Management at Raiffeisen Bank International AG
09.20 – 09.25 Welcome Address
by Magdalena Żelasko, Director and
Founder of the LET’S CEE Film Festival
09.25 – 09.30 Welcome Address
by Anna Franklin, General Director
of the Film New Europe Association
09.30 – 09.35 Welcome Address
by Roland Teichmann,
Head of the Austrian Film Institute
09.35 – 10.00 Keynote Address
Topic: 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 Presentation
Topic: 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 International
10.25 – 10.40 Q&A
10.40 – 10.55 Coffee Break

10.55 – 11.20 2nd Presentation
Topic: FNE AV Innovation – Enormous potential or unrealistic
expectations: What role will virtual reality play in the future of
the international film industry?
Lecturer: Peeter Nieler, Innovator, Virtual Reality R&D
Professional, Venture Catalyst and Sought-After Speaker
11.20 – 11.35 Q&A
11.35 – 12.00 3rd Presentation
Topic: Content has no borders. Has content
no borders? The essentials of internationally successful feature
films, documentaries or TV series.
Tereza Polachová, Head of Original Production
and Executive Producer at HBO Europe
12.00 – 12.15 Q&A
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch Break with Creative Europe Desk
Austria-MEDIA at the Austrian Film Institute
13.30 – 13.55 4th Presentation
Topic: What can one of the biggest European film
studios offer you for your next roject for comparatively little
money: The best arguments for shooting with the
Korda Filmstudio in Budapest.
Lecturer: Dániel Kresmery, Head of Production
and Development at the Korda Filmstudio LLC.
13.55 – 14.10 Q&A
14.10 – 14.35 5th Presentation
Topic: Making movies in Romania: An overview
of the Romanian film industry, film funding,
film services and the legal situation.
Lecturer: Tudor Giurgiu, Producer/Director,
President of the Transilvania IFF and of the
Romanian Film Promotion
14.35 – 14.50 Q&A
14.50 – 15.05 Coffee Break

15.05 – 15.30 6th Presentation
Topic: The work-flows of film music recordings with large
orchestras: Merging virtual instruments and proprietary
software innovations with traditional recording techniques and
procedures.
Lecturer: Herbert Tucmandl, Composer, Director, Founder and
Chief Executive Officer of the Vienna Symphonic Library and the
Synchron Stage Vienna
Hans 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 so
did Ana Netrebko and many other clients from all over the world.
15.30 – 15.45 Q&A
15.45 – 16.10 7th Presentation
Topic: Hello software, goodbye chaos: How to organise your
film, literature, or theatre festival, as well as any
other event, with a great computer programme and
with minimum costs and time.
Lecturer: Tomáš Prášek, Co-Founder of Several Film Festivals, of
the Film Festival Academy, of DataKal and of Eventival, where
he is Managing Director
16.10 – 16.25 Q&A
16.25 – 17.15 Panel Discussion
Topic: The future of European film festivals.
Presenter: Tomasz Raczek, Chief Editor of the Film
Magazine of the Polish Film Makers Association
Panellists:
Stefan Laudyn, Director of the Warsaw FF
Tiina Lokk-Tramberg, Director of the Tallin Black Nights FF
Elliot Grove, Founder and Director of the Raindance FF
17.15 – 17.30 Q&A
17.30 – 19.00 Big Break
19.00 – 22.00 “Meet the experts after work”
Get-Together with the Vienna Association
of the Film and Music Industry
at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
Venue: Wirtschaftskammer Wien,
Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna
Invitation only!

Day 2: Friday 24 March 2017


Venue: Raiffeisen Hall, Raiffeisen Bank International, Stadtpark 9, 1010 Vienna
Presenter: (TBD)
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome Breakfast
09.00 – 09.05 Welcome Address
by Wolfgang P. Schwelle, Director and
Co-Founder of the LET’S CEE Film Festival
09.05 – 09.30 8th Presentation
Topic: 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 and
Producer with coop99 Filmproduktion
09.30 – 09.45 Q&A
9.45 – 10.00 9th Presentation
Topic: The Film Industry Support Austria (FISA) financing
programme: How it works, how companies can
qualify for support, which films are eligible, what
co-productions should consider and much more.
Lecturer: Arie Bohrer, Director of Location Austria
10.00 – 10.15 Q&A
10.15 – 10.30 10th Presentation
Creative Europe MEDIA Programme: What are the
current funding opportunities for the development
of European films and TV programmes, for the
distribution and promotion of European films
and for cross-border cooperation?
Lecturer: Esther Krausz, Expert at Creative Europe Desk
Austria-MEDIA at the Austrian Film Institute
10.30 – 10.45 Q&A
10.45 – 10.55 Coffee Break

10.55 – 11.20 11th Presentation
Topic: Making movies in Poland: An overview of the
Polish film industry, film funding, film services and
the legal situation.
Lecturer: Robert Baliński, International Co-Productions Project
Manager at the Polish Film Institute
11.20 – 11.35 Q&A
11.35 – 12.00 12th Presentation
Topic: Making movies in Slovenia: An overview
of the Slovenian film industry, film funding,
film services and the legal situation.
Lecturer: Jelka Stergel, Head of Promotion
and Marketing at the Slovenian Film Center
12.00 – 12.15 Q&A
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 13.55 13th Presentation
Topic: Making movies in Azerbaijan: An overview of the
Azerbaijani film industry, co-production opportunities, film
funding, film services and the legal situation.
Lecturer: Samaya Asgarova, Head of the International Affairs
Department at the Azerbaijanfilm Studio
13.55 – 14.10 Q&A
14.10 – 14.35 14th Presentation
Topic: How to produce a high-class documentary which
impresses Hollywood and changes the world for the better: A
case study of ”The Ivory Game”, a co-production of the Terra
Mater Factual Studios, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
Lecturer: Wolfgang Knöpfler, Producer of ”The Ivory Game”
and according to Netflix Executives ”The Jason Bourne of
Natural History Filmmaking”
14.35 – 14.50 Q&A
14.50 – 15.05 Coffee Break

15.05 – 15.30 15th Presentation
Topic: That’s what a perfect, watertight international coproduction
contract looks like: The legal framework of coproductions
and collaborative agreements in the European film
business.
Lecturer: Leonhard Reis, Copyright Expert and
Independent Attorney in Vienna
15.30 – 15.45 Q&A
15.45 – 16.35 Panel Discussion
Topic: The present and future challenges of European
co-productions in a rapidly changing world.
Presenter: Anne Franklin, General Director of the
Film New Europe Association
Panellists:
Martin Šmatlák, Director of the Slovakian Audiovisual
Fund (TBC)
Anamaria Antoci, Producer
Participant: (TBD) …….………………………….......…
Participant: (TBD) …….………………………….......…
16.35 – 16.50 Q&A
16.50 – 20.00 Big Break
20.00 – 22.00 Live! Ammunition! Pitching Session
Venue: Die Markterei, Dominikanerbastei 11,
1010 Vienna
Topic: Young and not so young screenwriters, producers or
filmmakers pitch their movies – feature narratives, as well as
documentaries or TV series of any genre – in 2 minutes or less to
a panel of industry professionals in front of a
live audience.
Presenter: Elliot Grove, Producer, Founder and Director of the
Raindance FF and the British Independent Awards
Panellists:
Christoph Thoke, Film Producer and CEO of Mogador Film
Robert Buchschwenter, Script Doctor, Dramaturge, Lector
Participant: (TBD) …….…………….………….….......…
Participant: (TBD) …….…………………………….....…
21.00 – 24.00 It’s Party Time!
(or longer) Venue: Die Markterei, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna

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