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EDN at IDFA 2018

Press releases 2018-11-08

EDN will be present at IDFA in Amsterdam from 16 - 22 November 2018.

EDN is involved in a number of activities during this year's IDFA festival as well as the industry sections "Docs for Sale" and "IDFA Forum". Here is an overview of where and when you can meet the EDN staff at public sessions and events at IDFA 2018.

The EDN staff will be present at IDFA on the following days:

EDN Director Paul Pauwels: November 16 - 21.

EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup: November 16 - 21.

EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel: November 17 - 22.

EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen: November 16 - 22.

EDN Press & Communications Manager Jörg Winkelmann: November 17 - 21.

EDN will be involved in the following activities and events:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Pitch training for the Korean Delegation (KCA)

Time & Location to be announced
EDN Director Paul Pauwels conducts a pitch training workshop with KCA (Korean Communication Agency) focusing on the projects that have been selected for the Korean Pitch (to take place on Saturday).

Think Tank — Code of Conduct: Towards an Ethical Way of Coproducing

13:30 – 17:00
A preparation Think Tank before the panel discussion on Saturday 17 about the ethics in co-productions will be moderated by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

IDFAcademy: Pitch & Trailer Workshop

10:00 – 12:00 | Location TBA
The Pitch & Trailer Workshop, one of the biggest hits at previous editions of IDFAcademy, will be moderated by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup.

DocLab Conference

Time & Location TBA
This year's edition of the annual DocLab Conference will be co-moderated by EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen.

Korean Pitch

Time & Location TBA
EDN Director Paul Pauwels will moderate the session 'Korean Pitch'.

Industry Talk — Code of Conduct: Towards an Ethical way of Coproducing

15:00 – 16.30 | Location TBA
A panel discussion about the ethics in co-productions will be moderated by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

EDN General Assembly

09:30 - 11:30 | Zuilenzaal, Compagnietheater
EDN welcomes all members to participate in the yearly EDN General Assembly. Besides dealing with key matters of the association, it is also the place where members can meet, greet and have a dialogue about the future development of EDN. More details about the EDN General Assembly can also be found here.

DocLab Summit

Time & Location TBA
EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen will be moderating this year's edition of the DocLab Summit.

Media and Society Meeting at IDFA 2018

11:30 - 13:00 | Zuilenzaal, Compagnietheater

EDN invites all professionals working in documentary and media related fields to participate in the 'Media & Society' initiative designed to support the European documentary sector and set out a blueprint for a sustainable future. This year's session in Amsterdam will include the presentation of the preliminary results of a survey conducted among documentary professionals throughout 2017 and 2018. More information about the Media & Society session at IDFA can be found here.

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

13:00 - 19:00
EDN Director Paul Pauwels and EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

The EDN Bottle Party 2018

22:00 - 01:00 | DHZ Studentensociëteit, Warmoesstraat 121
This is the party you don't want to miss! Come and join us for the yearly EDN Bottle Party and bring a bottle (or two!) from your country plus some of your favourite local music. Share your national flavour and songs with friends and colleagues from our documentary network. More details about the EDN Bottle Party can also be found here.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

14:00 - 18:30
EDN Director Paul Pauwels and EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

Expert Meetings

13:45 - 18:00 | NH Carlton
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

14:00 - 18:30 | Location to be announced 
EDN Director Paul Pauwels and EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

Expert Meetings

14:45 - 18:00 | NH Carlton
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

IDFA Forum Youth Documentary Pitches

11:00 - 12:00 | Location TBA
EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen will be moderating this year's forum session focusing on youth documentary pitches.

Expert Meetings

14:45 - 16:45 | NH Carlton
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.


Further details about our activities during IDFA will be announced here as soon as possible.