Visions for Producers: Navigating through Festivals

Maja Zimmermann

Maja Zimmermann

Laura Daniel, Catherine Ann Berger, Selina Willemse

Laura Daniel, Catherine Ann Berger, Selina Willemse

Participants

Panel and encounter "Meet the Festivals": up to 50 producers and filmmakers

Workshop: max. 20 producers

Date and venue

Monday 28 January 2019, during the Solothurn Film Festival

Registration deadline

Panel and encounter "Meet the Festivals": free entrance

Workshop: write to jessica.hefti@focal.ch

Fee

Panel and encounter "Meet the Festivals": free entrance

Workshop: CHF 150, including lunch. For registration & further information, please write to jessica.hefti@focal.ch 

Language
English
Organisation
Jessica Hefti and Jasmin Basic
This talk promises a lively exchange of ideas on the subject of festivals and markets as well as on initiating international projects. How can I make the most of my visits to various Festivals? And how do I find a coproduction partner? In the spirit of the Cannes Film Festival, the producer Maja Zimmermann provides examples of how various opportunities can be put to best use in positioning oneself and carrying out one's projects. Laura Daniel will join the panel to tell more about the visibility of films from Switzerland at the festivals and about the initiative «Producers on the Move».

Jointly with the Solothurn Film Festival, FOCAL also offers producers a chance to meet the artistic managers of various international film festivals who will explain their festival profiles as well as their selection criteria.

PROGRAMME


09.15 – 10.45
Panel «How to navigate through Festivals»
with Maja Zimmermann (Producer, Motivo Films)  and Laura Daniel (Swiss Films)

11.00 – 12.30
Meet the Festivals
Four directors of renowned international film festivals present their festival’s profile as well as their selection criteria.
With: Nita Deda (Director, Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival), Svenja Böttger (Director, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis), Miguel Dias (Director, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival), Marcel Jean
(Director, Annecy International Animation Film Festival)

14.00 – 16.30
FOCAL-Workshop «How to navigate through Festivals»
For registration & further information, please write to jessica.hefti@focal.ch



SPEAKERS

Maja Zimmermann
is a founding partner and producer of Motivo Films in Los Angeles since 2004 (a.o. KILLING JESUS, THE 4TH COMPANY), specialising in coproductions with Latin America. Enjoying a wide network in both the United States and Europe, she has become an expert at bringing people together and coming up with exciting screen projects.

Laura Daniel
is responsible for Talent & Awards at Swiss Films. She will introduce the selection process of «Producers on the Move» at the Cannes Film Festival.


SPEAKERS MEET THE FESTIVALS

Nita Deda
Director of the Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival - Prizren, Kosovo
Svenja Böttger
Director of the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis - Saarbrücken, Germany
Miguel Dias
Director of the Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival - Portugal 
Marcel Jean
Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival - France

in cooperation with

  • Solothurn Film Festival
  • Swiss Films