San Sebastián will host a European Film Forum on international funds
- Promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA, the event will focus on film support funds in Europe and Latin America
On 24 September, during the San Sebastián Film Festival, a new European Film Forum will be held, focusing on film support funds in Europe and Latin America. Promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA, the event will make the most of the strategic position of the festival, to provide key stakeholders the chance to meet and discuss film funding opportunities in the international sphere.
The aim of the forum is therefore to present the most relevant funds in terms of funding volume, support lines and results, and also to establish a dialogue among professionals on the future trends of this kind of incentives in the new audiovisual paradigm.
Film support funds, besides supporting national film industries, mainly promote co-productions with countries that have a more limited film production capacity, and play a crucial role in the development of these film industries. They act as mediators between creators, potential partners and festivals, favour their production and raise their international profile.
The debate will also focus on the role of supranational organisations such as Creative Europe MEDIA, Eurimages and Ibermedia, as they support co-productions between their member countries as a key tool to strengthen the audio-visual industry, to boost larger-scale films and to expand the international circulation of these films.
After a keynote speech by Lucia Recalde, head of MEDIA Unit - Creative Europe Programme, the panels, under the title of International funds, mediation in film production and distribution. Future trends and moderated by Pablo Iraola from Ukbar Filmes, will welcome IFFR PRO - HBF - Hubert Bals Fund Manager Fay Breeman, Head of Berlinale's WCF - World Cinema Fund Vincenzo Bugno, Project Manager of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde - Institut Français Nathalie Streiff, Eurimages Project Manager Sergio García de Leániz and Ibermedia Executive Secretary Elena Vilardell.
Two case studies will be brought to the audience: The Heiresses [+see also:
film profile] by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay/Germany/Uruguay/France/Norway/Brazil), with Sebastián Peña (La Babosa Cine, Paraguay) Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, Uruguay) and Christoph Friedel (Pandora Film Produktion, Germany), and Another Day Of Life [+see also:
interview: Raul de la Fuente
film profile] by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow (Spain/Poland/Belgium/Germany/Hungary), with Amaia Remírez (Kanaki Films, Spain) and Otilio García Gobea (Golem Distribución, Spain).
The event will take place from 17.00 to 19.30 in the Function Hall, San Telmo Museum.
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