EAVE ON DEMAND – EUFCN, Turin 2014 co-­production workshop

November 20-21, Turin

EAVE ON DEMAND – EUFCN, Turin 2014 is organised by EAVE in cooperation with the European association of Film Commissions  (Filming in Europe / EUFCN).

In  this  workshop  we  will  combine  the  long  experience  that  EAVE  has  in  international  training, networking and co-­?production with a tailor-­?made approach for the film commissioners and fund managers  (members  of  EUFCN),  taking  into  account  their specific  needs.  The  objective   is  to  increase   the  participants’   knowledge   about  co-­production, share experiences  and provide  inspiration  on how to make the work of the film commissions  in Europe even more efficient.

The workshop will consist of:

1) Introduction into co-production, the current audiovisual landscape, what do producers expect from a Film Commission? By Katriel Schory, Israel Film Fund (Israel)  TBC

Katriel Schory: Katriel Schory studied at the New York University Film School and returned to Israel in 1973 to join as the Head of Productions of Kastel Films, Jerusalem, at that time the leading productioncompany in Israel. In 1984, he formed his own company BELFILMS LTD and produced over 200 films including award winning feature films, documentaries, TV dramas, and international co-productions. In 1999, he accepted the position of the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, the main film fund in Israel, which supports, and promotes Israeli feature films. In this position he authorized the support and the production of more than 190 new Israeli feature films. He has been engaged in voluntary public activities among them: chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers’ Association (1989-1994), member of the National Committee for the Advancement of Television and Films (1989-1999).Lectures at the Tel Aviv University, Department of film and television, since 1985.

2) Regional and international audiovisual policy, the roles of film commissions and regional funds in co-production, how to combine the different sectors successfully (funding, film commission, training, markets & festivals, networking, distribution), what are the different tools for co-production in Europe (funds, festivals, forum, workshops)? By Alessandro Gropplero, FVG Audiovisual Fund (Italy) 

Alessandro Gropplero: Alessandro Gropplero is handling the international affairs at FVG. The aim of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND is to support the development oflocal film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets. The Fund operates in three main sectors: - training: to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professionals in national and international workshops; - development: to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from scriptwriting and research, to casting, fund raising and presentation of a teaser; - distribution: along with the promotion of the projects, this last action includes a financial support to cover production expenses, so as to create more competitive films.

Along with the ordinary management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several events aimed at creating platforms for cinema professionals from all around the world and developing the local audiovisual industry. The main purpose is to offer new training possibilities and set up new market places, where professionals can meet up, share experiences and start to collaborate. This inclused: Eurodoc, TIES THAT BIND, WHEN EAST MEETS WEST, Euregio. FVG is also part of the newly created RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training), a transregional initiative for co-developing audiovisual projects and fostering international co-productions, set up by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre.

3) Legal issues of co-production (official and non-official co-production, agreements and treaties) By Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy, Mouthuy Avocats (Belgium)

Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy: Founder of Mouthuy Avocats – a Brussels-based leading law firm in the entertainment industry – he has been involved in more than 50 cinematographic feature film productions or co-productions, out of which several have been presented to the most prestigious film festivals (Cannes,Berlin, Venice, Toronto), and more than 40 television productions or co-productions (TV-series, documentaries, etc.).

4) The do’s and don’ts of international co-production, the possibilities created by co-production by Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, Germany) 

Roshanak Behesht Nedjad – Flying Moon (DE) – PRODUCTION TUTORRoshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her company together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Since then, Flying Moon has produced audience-oriented documentary and feature films with an edge and with a strong focus on international co-productions, with partners from countries like Ireland, UK, Turkey, Iran and many others.?Films by Flying Moon have been screened successfully in festivals and sold around the world, among them are award-winning projects like HAVANNA MI AMOR, winner of the German National Film Award for Best Documentary in 2001 and THE MARKET, which received, among others, Best Turkish Film and Script in 2008. The documentary FOOTBALL UNDER COVER received the Prix Europe Iris 2009.In 2012, Roshanak launched another company, LudInc together with Jan von Meppen. LudInc focuses on Transmedia and Serious Games, with the first project being based in schools in Berlin.Since 2007, there is a strong collaboration with various international training programmes. Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as MEDIA MUNDUS and EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.

5) Coproduction in Europe and internationally – some real life examples by Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, Germany) TBC. 

Titus Kreyenberg - Unafilm (Germany)

Titus Kreyenberg was an executive producer for film and television for many years before he founded his own production company unafilm in 2004.
unafilm produces feature films. Straight forward and artistically challenging. Fiction and documentary. National and international.
The company’s films compete in internationally acknowledged film festivals around the world, Berlinale, Toronto, IDFA, Thessaloniki, San Sebastian, DOKLeipzig, Diagonale among them. The German-Swiss coproduction “Colours in the Dark” achieved a major success in German cinemas, the German-Turkish coproduction “Our Grand Despair” premiered in competition at the Berlinale 2011. 
The Cologne and Berlin–based unafilm is an active member of EAVE, ACE, the German Producers Alliance, AG DOK, the German and the European Film Academy.

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