Industry program

Industry Programme
Prague IFF - Febiofest 2019

Saturday 23. 3.

18:00 - 20:00   The Einstein Couple: How to Market the Un-Marketable

(Hotel Andel’s by Vienna House, Stropežnického 21, salon Ruby)

A Masterclass on the The adventures of developing the campaign for Lars Von Triers’ - The House That Jack Built.

Monday 25. 3.

(Hotel Andel’s by Vienna House, Stroupežnického 21, Praha 5 – 1. floor - Industry)

10:00 - 12:00   isabelle fauvel: Lecture on how to pitch your project

Pitching is more a technique than an art . It’s about revealing the heartsap of your project in a few words that will seduce and convince, in order to sell or to promote it. It’s also a good way to question your work in progress. Pitching is a way to survive into the jungle.

13:00 - 15:00 Social media campaign

Matthias Noschis

Mathias Noschis from Alphapanda will present ways how to use social media campaigns for low budget movies from development phase to film release.

16:00 - 18:00   Keith Potter & New Europe directors Kosta Ristic, Liina Trishkina, Isabella Eklöf, Oskars RuPenheits, Steve Krikris

Development challenges
Filmmaking requires a collaborative process, and the writer-producer-director relationship drives this process forward. The relationship that connects the creative triumvirate, however, can easily degenerate from a collaboration to an all-out tug-of-war. Perhaps the best way to support the writer-producer-director relationship is for each party to take the time to understand the needs and desires of the other parties involved. Keith Potter and New Europe directors will share what they believe to be some of the best (and some of the worst) practices to manage the writer-producer-director relationship and tackle different development challenges.

18:00 Welcome Drink

Tuesday 26.3.

(Hotel Andel’s by Vienna House, Stroupežnického 21, Praha 5 – 1. floor - Industry)

10:00 - 12:00   Panel discussion on minority coproductions

Jiří Konečný, Karla Stojáková, Viktor Tauš, Marta Švecová, Alice Tabery
Producers involved in funded projects and SFK Council representatives will discuss the need for minority co-productions. Guests will present some of the recent co-productions (with a minority Czech share), how the cooperation worked, the case studies on funding and the production of these projects.

13:00 - 15:00   Film literacy

Stephen Kollias (MovieReel), Panagiotis Stamatopoulos (MovieReel), Mark Higham (Film Literacy), Linda Arbanová (Aeroškola), Ester Pěkná (Jeden svět na školách), Hana Dočkalová (Projekt Muzejní pedagogiky)
Film literacy is a rapidly expanding sector, with the panel presenting initiatives that look for ways of providing film education in schools, for schools to developing their own programme, as well as working with film on extracurricular platforms. Mark Higham from Film Literacy Europe and Stephen Kollias will present concrete projects that Kollias’s company supports at the European level.

15:30 - 17:30   Panel discussion: Challenges of short films distribution. Programming and Curating Short Film Screenings

Guests: Vítězslav Chovanec, Kamila Dohnalová, Dagmar Sedláčková, Petr Horák
Guests will present some case studies of the recent successful short films and discuss how short film programmes can be presented on different distribution channels

18:00 Drink with Girls in film initiative

Wednesday 27. 3.

(Hotel Andel’s by Vienna House, Stroupežnického 21, Praha 5 – 1. floor - Industry)

10:00 - 12:00   Current trends and challenges of film distribution

Karin Korenblum, Loic Magneron, Phillip Hoffmann, Richard Kastelein, Ondřej Kulhánek, Diana Tabakov
What are the main trends for production and creative, transnational cooperation, and what are the prospects of changing the fragmented European landscape of distribution and facing Hollywood or the big new online players? What changing patterns of audience behaviour and consumption do we see nationally and transnationally, and will Europe be able to act together in the new competitive digital film culture where place and space is beginning to change dramatically?

12:30 - 14:30   VR panel - The Big Challenge to Virtual Reality Distribution

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) has captured the interest of tech giants like Facebook, Google, Sony, Nintendo, and Samsung. Although VR has a sixty-year history in the technology space, until recently, it evaded widespread adoption by consumers. But like any new and revolutionary technology, for all the promise it offers, it also offers a number of significant challenges.


Pierre Emmanuel Le Goff (VR producer and director of “Thomas Pesquet VR experience”, the first VR film shot in space)

Rene-Louis Cacciuttolo (managing director of VRrOOM, one of the major media websites dedicated to VR and distribution company of VR films globally)

Jean-Louis Decoster (managing director of the VR festival Stereopsia)

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