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EUROPEAN FILMS CROSSING BORDERS- Berlin 2008
February 6th and 7th (seminar) + 8th and 9th (market coaching) 2008 Early Fee (25% Fee Reduction) Deadline: December 14th, 2007 Deadline for applying: January 8th, 2008 Deadline for final selection of participants: January 10th, 2007
Number of trainees accepted: 15
OBJECTIVE AND WORKING METHODSOur main objective is to encourage the circulation of European films outside their countries of origin, since European movies still face difficulties in crossing borders.
Structure : 2 days of workshop (lectures, working groups and one-to-one meetings) + 2 days of market coaching (at the EFM of the Berlin International Film Festival)
Target: 15 European film industry professionals per seminar:
Working language: English.
Selection criteria: The applicants will have to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience of the industry and submit a project executive summary (feature film, creative documentary for theatrical release or TV, animation for theatrical release). The project should be in an early stage of development (treatment or first draft of the script) and demonstrate high quality, viability, strong international dimension and circulation potential.
February 5th, 2008
19.30 h Accreditations
20.00 h Welcome Cocktail with
Inauguration by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, President - Instituto Buñuel (SGAE) and
Practical advices: "The benefits of the European Crossing Borders Workshop for me and my project" presented by Brigitte Veyne, Head of Training and Senior Project Manager of EFCB - Fundación Autor, Spain.
February 6th, 2008
09.00 h Presentation of Participants & Projects, explanations of the expected achievements.
09.30 h "Your film in the international Marketplace and the Film Festival Circuit"
Claudia Landsberger, Managing Director - Holland Films, Netherlands; President - EFP
10.30 h Coffee Break
11.00 h "The Art of Pitching"
Sibylle Kurz, Expert in Pitching and Communication skills - Pitching.de, Germany
12.00 h "Survival Guide for the Berlin International Film Festival"
Claudia Landsberger, Managing Director - Holland Films, Netherlands; President - European Film Promotion and Sonja Heinen, Head of the Berlinale Co-Production Market - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
13.30 h Lunch Break
15.00 h Introduction to the methodology of the working group sessions
15.15 h Working group sessions I. Participants are given access to the different tutors to discuss their project with them and get advice on the necessary steps to develop their project further: Festivals and Markets, Pitching, Co-production markets.
In parallel, one-to-one sessions with Renate Roginas, Project Team Leader -EU Programme PHARE, Romania
18.15 h Film Screening (Case Study Day II)
20.30 h Dinner Cocktail launched by "VILLA KULT", the international circle for culture & arts, Berlin.
February 7th, 2008
09.15 h Case Study
10.15 h Coffee Break
10.45 h "Marketing your script, talent and communication tools" by
John Durie, Co-founder - Strategic Film Marketing, United Kingdom
11.45 h European financial support for development, production and distribution from MEDIA and EURIMAGES by
Cornelia Hammelmann, Managing Director - MEDIA DESK Deutschland, Germany and Jan Vandierendonck, Executive Secretary - Eurimages - Council of Europe, Belgium
12.45 h Lunch Break
14.15 h "Legal and financial aspects of co-production" by
Wolfgang Brehm, Co-founder and Attorney-at-law, Brehm & v. Moers, Germany
15.15 h "Dealing with Sales Agents and with Buyers" by
Thorsten Ritter, Marketing Director - Bavaria Film International, Germany
16.15 h Working Group Sessions II: Marketing, Buyers and Sales Agents, Legal aspects, Pitching.
In parallel one-to-one sessions with Renate Roginas, Project Team Leader - EU Programme PHARE, Romania
19.15 h Introduction to the methodology of the market coaching during 2 days on February 8th and 9th with "Happy Hour" meetings at 5 pm by Brigitte Veyne, Head of Training and Senior Project Manager of EFCB - Fundación Autor, Spain.
Wrap up session and Diploma (Pitching Final session)
February 8th and 9th, 2008
Location: EFM (Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin)
09.15 h Market Coaching (3 coaches with 5 participants each one).
17.00 h Happy Hour
(The program can be subject to changes)
Berlin 2008 - Registration Fee Includes
With accomodation (4 nights and breakfast)*: Early Fee: Until December 14th, 2007 - 600€ Late Fee: After December 14th, 2007 - 800€ Without accomodation (4 nights) Early Fee: Until December 14th, 2007 - 285€ Late Fee: After December 14th, 2007 - 380€ Price including: - 4 nights including breakfast in an Hotel (if you choose the fee with accomodation) - Training Fees and Didactic Material - Lunch for 2 days - Coffee Breaks for 2 days
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