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LET’S CEE Industry Days 2018

19-21 April in Vienna

“Essential Success Factors for Filmmaking"

 

VENUES:

19 April: Austrian Chamber of Commerce: Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna
2
0 April: Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI) at Spittelberggasse 3 / Stiftgasse 6, 1070 Vienna
21 April: Raiffeisen Hall (RBI) at Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Vienna
19 & 21 April: RED ROOM, Stubenring 20, 1010 Vienna

REGISTRATION:
industry@letsceefilmfestival.com

 

The second forum and networking event made by LET’S CEE: twelve high-class presentations, two exciting panel discussions, a series of pitchings and much more: This will be the second edition of the LET’S CEE Industry Days from 19 to 21 April 2018 in Vienna. Note: Free tickets, which are sponsored by partners, are still available! 

A two-and-a-half-day industry session titled "Co-Financing and Co-Producing, Innovation and Know-How: Essential Success Factors for Filmmaking" will take place at the LET’S CEE Film Festival 2018 between April 19th and 21st.

The symposium will be held in English. Austrian and foreign top speakers will deliver individual lectures and contribute to discussion forums on topics such as film financing. film funding and co-productions, film production and distribution, and trends such as CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), 3D animation and Virtual Reality. For the first time, there will also be a series of pitchings during the Industry Days where selected projects from Poland, Slovenia, Austria, and Romania will be presented.

The organisers’ goal is to offer participants a broad programme of practical topics. Not only will participants learn about current opportunities for funding their projects in the EU, but they will also get an up-to-date look at other offers in the Central and Eastern European film industry. How can one increase the chances of having their own feature films or documentaries played by a big movie chain? What can a large film studio offer filmmakers and producers? What is possible with professional CGI and what does it cost? How will virtual reality change the film business in the near future?

A highlight of Industry Days will be an extensive presentation by one of the largest film studios in Europe. Yariv Lerner, Head of Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, will be travelling to Vienna for this event. Among the other speakers and panellists are Jakob Ballinger, Founder of The Light Bridge; Simone Baumann, Producer and Representative for Eastern Europe at German Films; Nataša Bučar, Managing Director of the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC); Anna Franklin, General Director at Film New Europe; Vesselina Georgieva, Visual Effects Specialist at Worldwide FX; Marcin Łunkiewicz, Cinematic VR Specialist, Producer and Founder of mimo.ooo; Jan Maxa, Content Development Director at Czech Television (CT); Christof Papousek, CFO of Austria’s largest cinema chain Cineplexx; Tomáš Prášek, CEO and Co-Founder of Eventival; Julia Schmölz, Programme Manager at FISA – Film Industry Support; Christophe Vidal, Director at Natixis Coficiné SA; Virgil Widrich, Filmmaker and Director of Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktion; Iris Zappe-Heller, Deputy Director of the Austrian Film Institute; Kathrin Zechner, Programme Director at ORF, and many more.

The closing event of Industry Days will be the "Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition" hosted by Elliot Grove, founder and director of the Raindance Film Festival in London and the British Independent Film Awards. Young filmmakers will have the opportunity to present their ideas to film experts, such as Ursula Wolschlager, Producer and CEO of Witcraft Filmproduktion, Jakob Pochlatko, Producer and CEO of epo-film, Ana Maria Pirvan, film producer and founder of Anchor Films, and in front of a live audience.

The location of the pre-opening event will be the Austrian Chamber of commerce at Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna. The event for the first Industry Day will be the Austrian Film Institute at Spittelberggasse 3 / Stiftgasse 6, 1070 Vienna, and for the second day, the Raiffeisen Hall at Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Vienna.

The attendance fee, including catering, is 120 Euros. However, festival partners are providing a contingent of free tickets on a first come, first serve basis. Please register on time via industry@letsceefilmfestival.com, stating your name, your function and the days (Thurs., Fri., Sat.) when you would like to participate in Industry Days 2018, in order to secure your seat. We will get in touch with you shortly. Thank you!

Industry Days is organised by the LET'S CEE Film Festival. The most important supporters of the engagement are the Austrian Film Institute, the Collecting Society of Filmmakers VdFS, the Collecting Society for Audio-Visual Media VAM, the Vienna Association of the Film and Music Industry at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Film Institute (PISF), the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna, the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC), and Raiffeisen Bank International.

The 6th edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival will take place from 13th to 22nd April 2018, presenting 162 outstanding feature films, documentaries and shorts, including 140 Austrian premieres, most of them from Central and Eastern Europe. Many screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the respective filmmakers. For more information, please visit www.letsceefilmfestival.com. The detailed festival programme incl. screening dates and venues is already available.

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Press and Industry Contact:
Wolfgang P. Schwelle
Festival Director LET’S CEE Film Festival
Email: industry@letsceefilmfestival.com
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PRE-OPENING, APRIL 19

 

CHRISTOPHE VIDAL

Director of Natixis Coficiné SA
17.00-18.30 WKO

Keynote speech: How to finance and cash flow film and TV programs from the bank’s standpoint: the various types of financial and legal structures, the financing sources available in Europe and abroad, the various cash flow options and the risk management.

DAY 1, APRIL 20

 

EWA SKŁODOWSKA

Moderator and Filmmaker

ROLAND TEICHMANN

Head of the Austrian Film Institute
09.45–10.00 ÖFI
Welcome Address

CHRISTOF PAPOUSEK

CFO of Cineplexx Kinobetriebe & of the Constantin Film-Holding, Managing Partner & CFO of Cineplexx International
10.00–10.25 ÖFI
Presentation: How to get your feature film ordocumentary finally on screen: Business models in film distribution
in Austria and in CEE.

IRIS ZAPPE-HELLER

Deputy Director of the Austrian Film Institute
10.35–11.00 ÖFI

Presentation: Models of collaboration: Co-producing and co-financing of films with public Austrian partners like the Austrian Film Institute.

SIMONE BAUMANN

Producer and Representative for Eastern Europe at German Films
11.10–11.35 ÖFI
Presentation: A general overview of the chances and risks of co-producing and co-financing films in Eastern Europe.

NATAŠA BUČAR

Managing Director of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC)
11.45–12.10 ÖFI

Presentation: Co-producing and co-financing films with Slovenia.

URSULA WOLSCHLAGER 

Moderator
Producer, writer and CEO of Witcraft Filmproduktion
13.20–14.10 ÖFI
Panel Discussion: Present and future challenges of co-producing TV movies and series for the international market.

 

SIMONE BAUMANN

Producer and Representative for Eastern Europe at German Films
13.20–14.10 ÖFI

Panel Discussion: Present and future challenges of co-producing TV movies and series for the international market.

BARBARA GASSER

13.20–14.10 ÖFI
Panel Discussion: Present and future challenges of co-producing TV movies and series for the international market.

JAN MAXA

Content Development Director at Czech Television (CT)
13.20–14.10 ÖFI

Panel Discussion: Present and future challenges of co-producing TV movies and series for the international market.

KATHRIN ZECHNER

Programme Director of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
13.20–14.10 ÖFI

Panel Discussion: Present and future challenges of co-producing TV movies and series for the international market.

DAY 2, APRIL 21

 

STEPHANIE FÜRSTENBERG

Moderator and Actress

JULIA SCHMÖLZ

Programme Manager of FISA - Film Industry Support Austria, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
09.50–10.15 RBI

Presentation: FISA – Film Industry Support Austria: How it works, how companies can qualify for support, which films are eligible, what co-production should consider and more.

JAKOB BALLINGER

Founder of The Light Bridge
10.25-10.50 RBI
Presentation: Innovations made in Austria: Fit for the set: All you need to know about the Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS).

ANNA FRANKLIN

Moderator
General Director of Film New Europe
11.00-11.50 RBI

Panel Discussion: Is the future of cinema virtual? Or are we facing just a hype? VR as a rapidly developing technology, a fascinating promise for the film industry and an enormous challenge.

MARCIN ŁUNKIEWICZ

Cinematic VR Producer and Distributor, Founder of Mimo.ooo
11.00-11.50 RBI

Panel Discussion: Is the future of cinema virtual? Or are we facing just a hype? VR as a rapidly developing technology, a fascinating promise for the film industry and an enormous challenge.

VIRGIL WIDRICH

Director, Filmmaker, Multimediaartist and Managing Director of the Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktion
11.00-11.50 RBI

Panel Discussion: Is the future of cinema virtual? Or are we facing just a hype? VR as a rapidly developing technology, a fascinating promise for the film industry and an enormous challenge.

YARIV LERNER

CEO of the Nu Boyana Film Studios
13.10–13.35 RBI

Presentation: An inside look into the weird world of big-budget productions financing: How much does it take to make a film? Where does the money come from and where does it go? How does a film recoup its costs?

13.35-14.00 RBI
Presentation: Nu Boyana – movie magic made real: What one of Europe’s leading film studios can do for smaller-scale productions and independent filmmakers.

VESSELINA GEORGIEVA

Visual Effects Specialist at Worldwide FX
14.20-14.55 RBI
Presentation: Worldwide FX
, one of the leading visual effects houses. A case study on The Hitman’s Bodyguard from script to screen.

TOMÁŠ PRÁŠEK

Co-Founder of DataKal, MOFFOM, Film Festival Academy, CEO and Co-Founder of Eventival
15.10-15.35 RBI
Presentation: Festivals and technology: Making the best job in the world even better with Eventival, the world’s most widely used film festival management platform.

ELLIOT GROVE

Producer, Founder and Director of the Raindance FF and the British Independent Awards
19.30 – 21.30 Red Room                                    

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Session