TUESDAY, 2Oth of March 2018
WORKS IN PROGRESS10:00 Lumière Cinema, K2
For the third time, Industry Days at Febiofest 2018 will present a selection of upcoming Slovak film projects in different stages of development to local and international film professionals, sales agents, producers, festival representatives, journalists and interested film fans. The presentation will introduce twelve film projects: nine feature length films (out of which five fiction features and four documentary projects), accompanied by three short films - two independent productions and one student project.
The WiP presentations will be held in two parts. During the introduction to the second part, Massimo Nardulli will introduce LIM - Less Is More: the European platform for project development of limited budget feature films.
*Works in Progress is hosted by Rastislav Steranka, head of National Cinematographic Centre of Slovak Film Institute.
PANEL DISCUSSION14:00, Lumière Cinema, K2THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SHORT : WHY DO WE NEED SHORT FILMS?
What is the current status of short-length cinema here and abroad? What does its support system and professional background look like in Slovakia, and why are the majority of short films created by students in universities? Representatives of short film festivals, sales agents and short film makers will discuss the challenges short film is facing in the national and international context. The panel discussion will be followed by a master class of successful short filmmaker, all just to emphasize the idea that short films are just as important as feature-length ones.
Panelists: Massimo Nardulli (Wintherthur Interna-tional Short Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market), Enrico Vanucci (Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti Corti, TorinoShort Film Market), Vratislav Šlajer (short film producer, Bionaut), Diana Mereoiu (Vienna Shorts), Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival), Michal Blaško (successful Slovak short filmmaker, currently developing his first feature film).
*The panel discussion is hosted by Alexandra Gabrižová, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Faculty of Film and Television
MASTER CLASS16:00, Lumière Cinema, K2JACQUELINE LENTZOU
Young scriptwriter and director Jacqueline Lentzou is a London Film School graduate. Her graduation coming-of-age piece Thirteen Blue (2013) was awarded at numerous international film festivals (Golden Egg Award in Reykjavik IFF, 1st award in Athens Film & Video FF – Oscar Qualifying, CINEMED IFF, Sapporo SFF a. o.). After winning the screenwriting competition at Patmos IFF in 2014, she shot Luz (Kinofest-Manchester FF, Festival International De Signes de Nuit). She is a 2014 Sarajevo Talents and 2015 Berlinale Talents Alumni, and she also participated in the Berlinale Short Film Station 2015 with her project Fox (69th Locarno IFF, 22nd Sarajevo IFF). Currently she is working on her debut feature film Selini66 and participating at The Pop Up Film Residence in Bratislava.
*The master class is hosted by Soňa Balážová, National Cinematographic Centre of Slovak Film Institute
INDUSTRY PARTY: DIRTY ANIMATION
22:00, Luna Bar, Hotel Kyjev
DJ Karma je zdarma and VJ TooMuchDada are throwing a multimedia and animation-themed party.
The visitors will be able to dance to a pop/film set along with the heroes of Slovak animation.
All industry and festival guests are welcome!
WEDNESDAY, 21st of March 2018
PANEL DISCUSSION11:00, Lumière Cinema, K2SLOVAK FILM LANDSCAPE – RESOURCES AND CHALLANGES
Panel discussion on the current state and challenges of the Slovak film industry from the perspective of financing, infrastructure, services, and promotion. In recent years, film production in Slovakia has grown stronger, which is partly due to systematic funding from public sources (Audio-visual Fund, Radio and Television of Slovakia). AVF’s support program helped Slovak film industry to become more and more accessible abroad. Are there any other options of financing film production? Which areas of the industry need to be reinforced if Slovakia is to become an internationally relevant and competitive film country?
*This panel is organized in collaboration with the Association of Independent Producers.
MASTER CLASS14:30, Lumière Cinema, K2CLAUDIA SCHNUGG:INNOVATION, INSPIRATION, AND FUTURETECHNOLOGIES: THE USE OF ARTISTIC FILMPROJECTS
The raising opportunities generated rapidly in computer science, technologies, and scientific research go along with a need for innovation and creativity in business and in society. Art as a playful approach to new technologies and cutting-edge science provides an opportunity to creatively explore, communicate, and contex-tualize these latest developments. Moreover, it provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and public engagement processes tackling stakeholders and social innovation. Therefore, corporations as well as governmental funding bodies like the European Commission push towards projects that include the collaboration between artists and scientists.
Using the example of film and artistic film production, this master class approaches the topic asking questions like: How does such a project work? What are the important processes triggered by the interaction? How do storytelling, narration, and (science) fiction as important aspects of film support communication and creativity? And how can ideas, innovative processes and changes emerge?