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Poland in the limelight at the Producers Network


- Five Polish producers have been selected for one of the seven Spotlights featured on the programme, set to unspool from 12-17 May 2016 as part of the Film Market

Poland in the limelight at the Producers Network
An image from the 2015 Producers Network meetings (© Alexandra Fleurantin)

Organised as part of the Film Market at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May 2016) and intended to give a boost to international co-productions and maximise networking opportunities, the Producers Network has unveiled the programme for its 13th edition. Seven Spotlights are on the menu from 12-18 May, including five that focus, as usual, on producers who this time hail from Poland, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico and South Africa.

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The Polish representatives will be Magdalena Kaminska (who recently produced Baby Bump [+see also:
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), Joanna Szymanska (SHIPsBOY), Marcin Wierzchoslawski (Metro Films), Radoslaw Drabik (Kinomedia) and Jan Kwiecinski (Akson Studio).

It is interesting to note that there will be a first this year, as two of the Producers Network Spotlights will be dedicated to film projects: Films from Rio (Brazil) and Future Logic (Palestine).

Besides the Producers Network, the "Industry" programmes of the Cannes Film Festival’s Film Market (11-20 May 2016) include the round-tables and workshops taking place at the Next pavilion, hinging on innovation and the future of the film industry, the Doc Corner, which offers a space reserved for all documentary professionals, the workshops and seminars of the Producers Workshop, the Marché Mixers themed meetings, and the Works-in-Progress at Goes to Cannes.

(Translated from French)

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