MEDICI – The Film Funding Journey - 2022, Montenegro

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 28 (evening) to 30 September 2022 (evening) in Montenegro
Registration/Application deadline

EUR 850 (including accommodation and subsistence - 3 nights). Travel costs are not included.

Six grants are available to support funding professionals coming from countries with limited resources. The grants cover up to 50% of the application fee.

Tamara Tatishvili - MEDICI Head of Training

Petri Kemppinen - MEDICI Moderator

MEDICI is an annual training and exchange forum for decision makers of European public film funds. The workshops offer 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 reassess the existing funding schemes and programmes. MEDICI offers the temporal and secure framework for in-depth discussions and free exchange.

Main Topics MEDICI Workshop 2022

Public funding – shaping the mandate
Global streaming providers are investing large sums in European production and rights ownership. Through presentations and debates, the workshop will explore the new players, audience needs and current exploitation chains. Participants will discuss their role as major public film financiers in this changing financing and distribution environment.

Talent development – rethinking roles
Is fostering talent and supporting development the next big task for public film funders? How can talent be promoted? How do film labs deal with diversity? The workshop will explore possible changes in the way talent is seen on the way to a more inclusive and thriving industry.

→ Detailed programme

Speakers MEDICI Workshop 2022

Mia Bays Director BFI Film Fund
Julia Berg Founder and Development Producer at Untamed Stories (UK / Portugal)
Mette Damgaard-Sørensen Artistic Director at New Danish Screen
Erik Glijnis Producer Lemming Film (NL/BE/DE)
Rufat Hasanov Head of the Audiovisual and Interactive Media Department at the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Elizabeth Kaiden Co-founder of The Writers Lab (USA)
Johanna Koljonen Media Analyst (Sweden)
Claus Ladegaard CEO Danish Film Institute
Susan Newman Baudais Executive Director Eurimages
Orwa Nyrabia Artistic Director International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck Advocate, partner at The Law Factory (Denmark)
Juliane Schulze Strategic Creative Economy Expert in Business, Finance, Investment and Sustainability (Germany)

→ Detailed list of speakers and team members


Proposed by

Focal MEDICI      

In partnership with

Film Fund Luxembourg           Film i Väst         

Telefilm Canada           Danish Film Institute          VAF

Cofunded by

BAK - OFC - Federal Office of Culture                     MEDIA Desk Suisse                     

Supported by

FCOM Film Centre Of Montenegro     

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