17. 11. | 11:00 | YCC
Film Markets are one of the most vital parts of every international film festival. Starting from that basis we are introducing the 1st CINEIndustry Film Market. Given the changing economics and dynamics of cinema landscape we dedicate the first industry days to film distribution. We would like to refer to it as a boot-camp for sales and distribution of films from Southeast Europe with a focus on how to get a worldwide distribution. The aim of the event is to inspire the audience to seek new possibilities of distribution and to rethink the way films are distributed, and experience moving forward. The event will create initial dialogues and connections between filmmakers and distributors, sales agents, VoD platforms and various players and supporters from other backgrounds.
The two-day event is divided into panel discussion and pitching sessions providing an opportunity for knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary networking.
You have a passion for storytelling and you made a film. Now what? Some filmmakers hope to sell their film to a distributor or studio at a major film festival. Some filmmakers are obsessed with getting their movies up on online streaming platforms. Is one approach better than another? Lead by inspiring keynote speakers, the panel will address filmmakers interested in how technology is shaping the future of film distribution and commercial viability of a film.
The pitching session will present a selection of approximate 5 projects, currently in last postproduction stage or finalized in the current year, but without distributors or sales agents attached through the industry event, facilitating their international visibility and establishing the right connections for distribution of their projects. The aim is to discover a strong selection of projects from the region and to foster cooperation in the field of distribution. A jury of film professionals will award the best project that will be favoured for online distribution.
By discovering new forms of collaboration between fields, participants will be challenged to rethink the way audio-visual products are distributed and presented to the consumer, in the constantly evolving modern business of films rights.