Industry Days, April 20–24 2018

Finále Plzeň Film Festival

Finále Plzeň Film Festival

is a unique platform facilitating connections between domestic and international film professionals. The festival puts significant focus to creating a workspace for filmmakers, adding panel discussions, case studies, lectures and workshops to the screening program during its Industry Days.

Friday, April 20

MIDPOINT: RUMLE HAMMERICH: SHARED VISION - Working in the Creative Triangle

05:00 PM – 06:30 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

Director, producer and writer Rumle Hammerich will talk about the importance of finding the theme, the core and the philosophy of the show and how this "shared vision" is the common platform for the writer, the producer and the director. The script and the money are almost two-dimensional or digital, but a TV series will eventually happened in the third and fourth dimension and this is the director’s focus: transforming the script into four dimensions. Rumle Hammerich will talk about the director’s role and responsibility in a TV series production. Trust is the major element in the creative triangle. One vision is death.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

Saturday, April 21

LOCATION TOUR: INDUSTRIAL SIGHTS

09:00 AM – 05:15 PM / PLZEŇ – STŘÍBRO – TACHOV – SVĚTCE U TACHOVA – PLZEŇ

 

Registration required until 17. 4. 2018 at radka.samalova@filmplzen.cz

Language: Czech

MIDPOINT: STEVE MATTHEWS: SO YOU'VE WRITTEN A GREAT PILOT...

04:30 PM – 06:30 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

Steve Matthews, an experienced expert, now the Executive Producer of Drama Development at HBO Europe, will discuss the process from pitching your project through series development, production and beyond. What to expect, the stages in the process, the pitfalls to watch out for, and learning to love notes.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

Sunday, April 22

CZECH FILM SPRINGBOARD – PITCHING & ROUND TABLES

09:30 AM – 06:00 PM / MOVING STATION

 

Pitching & Round Tables is a closed presentation and consultation of selected feature-length projects in development, accessible only for invited experts and presenters of the selected projects. 8 Czech film projects in development, selected by the competent jury appointed by CFC, are presented by their creators and afterwards discussed individually at round tables with international professionals. Invited international experts from various areas of film industry provide valuable insight towards the concept of a given project as a whole, its international potential, distribution and festival strategy, plot, cast, marketing and other aspects.

By invitation only, for experts and presenters

Language: English

 

CZECH FILM SPRINGBOARD >>

LECTURE: FILM MARKETING IN DIGTAL ERA

02:00 PM – 03:30 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

How to use social media campaigns to improve and reach an even larger target audience? Based on the case studies, this presentation will show you how to use social media campaigns for fictions, documentaries and animations from development stage until the film's release. Lecture will be hosted by Joanna Solecka from Alphapanda.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

MIDPOINT: JACQUELINE DE GOELJ: PITCHES, BIBLES, PILOT SCRIPT – KEEPING THE SHOW CLOSE AT HEART

04:00 PM – 05:30 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

In the lecture we will discuss the do’s and dont’s in pitching and in presenting the bible and pilot scripts to the networks. We will discuss the difference between the English language market and the local European territories, exchange ideas and experiences, the process of developing the materials from idea to a finished show, and how to keep the presented material on track with the content of the show. We will talk about the roles of the different team members of the creative team and how to make sure there is a mutual agreement on the presentation is crucial.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

Monday, April 23

CREATIVE EUROPE: SESSION ON TV PRODUCTION SUPPORT

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

Creative Europe – MEDIA gives every year 11.8 M EUR in the TV Programming scheme to support European independent production companies producing a television work demonstrating high creative value, cross-border potential and cooperation between broadcasters from at least three different countries. Works can be ‘one-off’ or serialised, dramas, animations and creative TV documentaries.

In this half an hour presentation we will explain the conditions of the grant and show some examples of projects supported in the previous years to illustrate the aim of this specific support scheme.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

CZECH FILM SPRINGBOARD – WORKS IN PROGRESS

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SMALL HALL

 

The newly added presentation of projects in post-production answers the demand of present experts, especially sales agents and festival programmers, for interesting film projects ready for release.

5 feature-length fiction film projects in post-production will be presented as a teaser of 15-20 minutes.

By invitation only, for experts and presenters

Language: English

HAPPY HOUR & COFFEE WITH SCRIPT CONSULTING INCUBATOR

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, salon “PRIMÁTOR”

 

This year, the Czech Film Fund has launched the Script Consulting Incubator, an educational project for script editors and at the same time a supporting program for script development. Producers and filmmakers interested in participating in the Script Consulting Incubator may come and ask the organizers everything they are interested in, from application submission to the program itself. The organizers will also be happy to introduce this project to the foreign guests. The project will be represented by Marek Loskot and Eva Pjajčíková from the State Cinematography Fund, and Helena Zajícová from MIDPOINT, which organizes the project.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: Czech, English

 

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MEETING OF THE REGIONAL FILM OFFICE PILSEN

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, MIRROR HALL

 

By invitation only

Language: Czech

WORKSHOP FOR REGIONAL FILM OFFICES REPRESENTATIVES

01:00 PM – 04:45 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

Workshop for representatives of regional film offices only. The main subjects are the following: marketing of regional film offices and locations to filmmakers, successful communication with local public and possibilities of financing the activities of regional film offices.

By invitation only

Language: Czech

Czech Film Springboard - WHO IS WHO?

01:30 PM - 03:00 pm / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, small hall

 

Informal meeting with the invited foreign film industry experts. The representatives of film festivals Göteborg IFF, Giornatte degli Autori, Tallinn Black Night Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cottbus Film Festival, New Horizons IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, sales agents Film Republic, Slingshot Films, Pluto Films, training programs Torino Film Lab or EAVE and co-production markets CineMart, Baltic Event a Connecting Cottbus attending the festival will present their professional activities to the audience comprised of the film industry professionals.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

 

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CZECH FILM SPRINGBOARD – FUNDING NEWS

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, small hall

 

Moderated discussion about funding opportunities and co-producing in Central and Eastern Europe. The representatives of national funds of Estonia, Slovenia and Iceland will give the short overviews, and answer your concrete questions on accessing financing in their countries.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

 

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MIDPOINT: JACQUELINE DE GOELJ: LOOKING FOR PARTNERS IN THE TELEVISION LANDSCAPE WHILE KEEPING EVERYBODY HAPPY

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, salon “PRIMÁTOR”

 

Belgian producer Jacqueline de Goeij will discuss where to start while looking for partners in the television landscape, local vs international series, the do’s and dont’s on the markets. We will also talk about what to expect of a sales agent, how to work with additional networks, analyse the role of “soft” money in the selling process, while still feeling at ease with your project, recognizing who fits it and cherishing your energy.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

Tuesday, April 24

PANEL DISCUSSION: CZECH-FRENCH COPRODUCTION AND CO-OPERATION IN FILM AREA BETWEEN FRANCE AND CZECH REPUBLIC

10:30 am - 12:00 Am / MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA, SALON “PRIMÁTOR”

 

The aim is to present some of the recent co-productions (minority and majority Czech) and incentivised French projects shot in Czech Republic, how the cooperation worked, a sort of case studies on the financing and production of these projects.

French and Czech co-production duos - producers involved in the incentivised projects will be present to discuss the topic. A moderated panel will explore the different aspects of Czech-French connection.

Open for the following accreditations: GUEST, PRESS, FILM STUDENT

Language: English

LOCATION TOUR: BAROQUE

12:15 AM - 06:00 PM / PLASY - MARIÁNSKÁ TÝNICE - MANĚTÍN - LUKOVÁ - NEČTINY

 

Registration required until 17. 4. 2018 at radka.samalova@filmplzen.cz

Language: Czech

Contact

Head of Industry Days

ZUZANA BIELIKOVÁ

GSM: +420 608 141 437

e-mail: zuzana.bielikova@festivalfinale.cz

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