© Djordje Cmiljanic

© Djordje Cmiljanic

© Djordje Cmiljanic

© Djordje Cmiljanic


This workshop welcomes professionals holding a decision-making position in film funds, as well as other senior employees with tracked experience in a funding institution.

Date and venue
From 27 to 29 September 2023
Madrid, Spain

850.- euros

Focal attributes scholarships which cover 50% of the fees as well as accommodation and subsistence, travel is not included.




Tamara Tatishvili,
Head of studies

Petri Kempinnen,

Neil Peplow,
Group moderator and reporter

Ashleigh Bell,
Event coordinator

MEDICI is an annual training and exchange forum for decision makers of European public film funds. The 12th edition of this workshop offers content tailored to the specific needs of public film funding, which is presented by highly skilled experts of the audiovisual industry. For 2.5 days, the participating film funders discuss pressing issues and evaluate the existing funding schemes and programmes. MEDICI offers a secure framework for in-depth discussions and free exchange.

The 12th MEDICI edition will focus on three main themes:

  1. Audience development and the role of public film funds in supporting better outreach
  2. Collaboration of film funding bodies with streamers
  3. Change management in the audiovisual sector.


  • Sanne Juncker Pedersen, Head of DFI
  • Koen van Bocksdal, CEO of VAF
  • An Fayfel, Talent Coordinator VAF
  • Kjersti Mo, CEO Norwegian Film Institute
  • Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Research Film i Vast
  • Rikke Flodin, Partner Will & Agency
  • Valentina Iusuphodjaev, Director National Film Center Moldovia
  • Jonathan Olsberg, CEO SPI
  • Masha Ibeschitz, CEO Think Beyond Group

Registration will be open soon.

Information on the MEDICI Edition 2022 can be found here

Proposed by

Focal MEDICI.              .          


In partnership with

Telefilm Canada                 Danish Film Institute.                      Film i Väst                VAF

British Film Institute.              Film Fund Luxembourg             Norwegian Film Institute


Cofunded by

BAK - OFC - Federal Office of Culture                            MEDIA Desk Suisse


Focal is supported by