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Legal and Distribution Matters Workshop – Results and Awards

Press releases 2011-12-14

Documentary and Fiction Feature Projects

Between November 25 - 28, EEFA Training Network has organized the fourth and last workshop of this year, Legal and Distribution Matters Workshop in Tallinn, in partnership with PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival.

The teams of the seven documentary and eight fiction features from European and Non-European countries, have benefited from the teachings of our experts, lead by Head of Studies Catherine Buresi, Co-director of the Berlinale European Film Market: Legal Expert Dirk Poppendieck and Distribution Expert Marta Lamperova, Content Expert Jacques Laurent, co-founder of Télévision Du Monde and Capnetwork Belgium, Production Expert Patrice Vivancos, and Visiting Expert Dorota Roszkowska, from the Dragon Forum - International Academy of Document.

The trainers interacted with the participating producers both in group sessions and in one to one meetings, and discussed key aspects in the domain of legal and distribution matters concerning film: what is a contract, what is a co-production, author rights and copyright, what means to be "owner of rights", where to sell a film, sales agents, MG, territories, all rights, TV channels (what and how they buy films and documentaries). Also, at the request of the participating legal and distribution representatives of the 15 projects, Dr. Dirk Poppendieck held an extra session of Legal Training.

Evenings were dedicated to business activities, networking and viewings at the PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival.

At the end of the workshop, all participants sustained a two part pitching session: one for documentaries, one for fiction projects, juried by the panel of EEFA Training Network experts.

After the deliberation, the projects nominated for awards from EEFA were Georgian documentary project "See you in Chechnya" by director/producer Alexander Kvatashidze (founder of Lokokina production studio), Turkish fiction project "Circle" - represented by producer Derya Tarim (founder of Lacivert Film Company), Croatian documentary "Far Encounters" - represented by producer Dijana Mladenovic (founder of Kinematograf production company), Hungarian fiction project "Lemon Juice and Indigo" - represented by producer Judit Stalter (from LAOKOON FILMGROUP production company) and "Seaburners"- another Turkish fiction feature project, represented by producer Yamaç Okur (founder of Bulut Film production company)

The partnership between EU and non-EU countries has been a very successful one during the whole EEFA training network year of 2011, bringing together a diversity of cultural projects and organizers in a collaborative endeavor that will surely prove successful in the next steps of the development of all projects involved.

East European Film Alliance is a consortium of eleven countries coordinated by the Romanian Film Sector and has for 2011 the following partners: HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Center)- Croatia, IFF Molodist (Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist) - Ukraine, ALTFilm (ALTFilm) - Moldova, ASA (Ankara Cinema Association) - Turkey, BNFC (Bulgarian National Film Center ) and GEOPOLY (Geopoly Film) - Bulgaria, IFF Moscow (Moscow International Film Festival) - Russia, PÖFF Tallinn (PÖFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ) - Estonia, LNFC - National Film Centre of Latvia, Georgian National Film Center - Georgia and State Film Fund from Ministry of Culture and Tourism Azerbaijan.

Alongside our partners, the initiative is supported this year by Media Mundus.

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CONTACT

Project Coordinator

CATALIN LEESCU

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Mobile +40 753 125 237

EEFA Legal Representative and Financial Coordinator

DANIEL BADEA

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Mobile: +4 0722 601 753

Project Manager

RUXANDRA CERNAT

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Mobile: +40 722 628 012

Online Manager

SORINA DIACONU

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Mobile: +4 0722 84 48 87

Project Assistant

C.OANA A. VENAT-DUMITRIU

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Tel/fax: +40 21 320 60 72

Last modified on 2011-12-14