1st worksession 2014

1st EUROPA INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON FESTIVALS, MARRAKECH 2013

Introduction
The impact of film festivals on Independent films is undeniable. Films need festivals to emerge in an evermore-competitive world of content. And festivals also need the best films to please both their audience and film professionals on either a regional, national or worldwide context. However some of the rules, logistics, politics implied by navigating the festivals circuit represent real challenges today.
Thanks to Le Public System Cinema and the Marrakech Film Festival, Europa International, the European organization for sales agents, sets up a work session to raise all these issues in order to be able to launch the discussion, to find some solutions, and to create a closer working relationship between the 2 main actors in the industry.

Moderated by Leslie Vuchot, CEO @ The Festival Agency (FR)

From pitching to delivering a film to a festival
Creating of a continuous relationship with festivals to pitch at the right time: how do festivals know about the films?

1. Sourcing the right information for festivals: the labour of entry forms
– Existing tools
– Recommendations

2. Servicing and materials 
– 3crucial points of views: Markets / Festivals / Sales Agent
– Recommendations

3. Talents attendance
– Workload
– Importance

4. Sharing of experiences
– Museum Bookings
– Theatrical Bookings
– Screenings fees 

5. Conclusions

Agenda Minute

Guests
Karel Och, Artistic Director & International programmer @ Karlovy Vary Film Festival (CZ)
Simon Duffy, Festival Consultant & Film Programmer @ BFI (UK)
Thure Soldthved Munkholm, Head of Program @ Copenhagen Film Festivals (DA)
Susana Borges Gomes, Programmer @ Munich International Film Festival (DE)
Alexandre Weiser @ DCinex (FR)
Olivier Maurice @ Filmair Services (FR)