Producers Network

Moderators

Amra BAKŠIĆ ČAMO
SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL - CINELINK | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amra Bakšić Čamo is one of the founders of SCCA/pro.ba, independent film, video and new media production from Sarajevo. She has produced numerous awarded short films and art videos, documentaries, TV programs and feature films, screened and awarded at the festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Venice, Sarajevo, Busan. For 16 years, she is a Head of CineLink at Sarajevo Film Festival and one of curators of Torino Film Lab. Amra works at the Academy of Preforming Arts in Sarajevo as a lecturer.

Constanza ARENA
CINEMACHILE Chile

Constanza Arena is Executive Director of CinemaChile. The institution has been behind the successful positioning of Chile in the world as an exceptional cinematography, creating an innovative working model and methodology for the promotion of its cinema. For her "to promote is also to train" the sector to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the international market to the maximum, in each of the phases of the production chain. Recently, CinemaChile has been involved in multiple successful cases, e.g. A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio, the first Chilean film to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2018. 

Lucius BARRE
LUCIUS BARRE & COMPANY | USA

Lucius Barre (USA) promotes worldwide distribution of films from many cultures. He was the first international crossover publicist for Pedro Almódovar, Shinji Aoyama, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Atom Egoyan, Zacharias Kunuk, and Tom Tykwer; and has promoted the work of such well-established filmmakers as Errol Morris, Alain Resnais, Carlos Saura, Hiroshi Teshigahara and Johnnie To. He serves on the organizing teams of the Locarno, Rotterdam and Torino Festivals and has, in recent years, represented filmmakers from 21 countries at key festivals and markets.

Emmanuelle DÖRY
CITE PROST France

Emmanuelle has predominantly been working with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Cinéma du Québec à Paris and ACE Producers Network. Through the organization and management of workshops and professional programs, she has collaborated with many coproduction market and partners such as, Cinemart, New Nordic Films, Cinelink Telefilm Canada, Norwegian Film Institute. As of 2017, she has been working as a freelance consultant with producers. In December 2018, she was appointed Delegate General for the SDI (French Independant Distributors Union). She will as well coordinate the next edition of the French Coproduction Meetings (RCF) taking place in November 2019 in Luxembourg.

Kathi BILDHAUER
BERLINADE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET - BERLINALE | Germany

Kathi Bildhauer is one of the founding members of the Berlinale Co-Production Market and its co-head since 2016. She is also a long-term member of the Berlinale Talents team where she is responsible for the Talent Project Market. In addition, she worked for the World Cinema Fund and has been the project coordinator of the Berlinale Residency. Before joining the Berlin International Film Festival, she worked in various positions in film and TV production and published her PhD thesis on screenplay analysis.

Martina BLEIS
BERLINADE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET - BERLINALE | Germany

Martina Bleis is co-head and project curator of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. In addition to her MA in Cultural Studies, she also graduated from the EAVE Producers Workshop. She has worked for the Berlinale since 2001, is one of the founding members of the Berlinale Co-Production Market and has been its co-head since 2016. In addition to her work at the Berlinale, she consults as a curatorial advisor and mentor for international training and coproduction initiatives.

Rosa BOSCH
B&W films Ltd | UK

Rosa’s career started in festivals (AFI Fest, London, San Sebastian). She was a founding partner of Mexican company Tequila Gang and MD of HBO Films, where she handled titles including Elephant and American Splendor. Her producing credits include The Devil’s Backbone, Buena Vista Social Club, Calle 54, Lost in La Mancha and London – The Modern Babylon. As producer’s representative she has been involved in Whale Rider, Amores Perros, Corpo Celeste. Committed to expanding audiences and working across various arts platforms‎, she now heads London based B&W Films. She is member of EFA, BAFTA and AMPAS.

Fay BREEMAN
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM | Netherlands

Fay Breeman graduated from Utrecht University in 2011 with a master’s degree in Film & Television Studies and a minor in Journalism. Since then she has worked for the industry departments and co-production markets of International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands Film Festival, Go Short, and Cinekid. She was a member of the short film selection committee of International Film Festival Rotterdam from 2014 to 2016. Since 2011 she has been working for the Hubert Bals Fund and manages the Hubert Bals Fund since January 2017

Anna CIENNIK
LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL | France

Polish-born, French-raised, Anna Ciennik graduated from La fémis French film school in the production department in 2010. She has since been working in different capacities for Les César, Les Films d’Ici, the CNC, Why Not Productions, Creative Films, Les Films de Pierre, Kazak productions, and more recently Le Groupe Ouest. Ciennik’s interest for european independent production led her to join Les Arcs Film Festival as Manager of the Industry Village for which she scouts and organizes the different events. She is a member of Le Collectif 50/50.

Matthieu DARRAS
TATINO FILMS | France

Matthieu is the director of First Cut Lab and recently created the Pop Up Film Residency. He founded and directed the European Network NISI MASA, and similarly co-founded and was the artistic director of the TorinoFilmLab. A writer for the film magazine Positif, Matthieu Darras has been working as festival director (Alba FF & IFF Bratislava) and programmer (Cannes Critics’ Week and San Sebastian).

Ellis DRIESSEN
Proctor Film & TV | Netherlands

Ellis Driessen is active in various fields of the international and Dutch film industry. Working mainly through her Amsterdam-based company Proctor Film & TV, activities include consulting functions to various organisations, co-production markets and festivals. Ellis is currently working with the International Affairs department of the Netherlands Film Fund.

Joëlle LEVIE
ONLINE FILM FINANCING - OLFFI | France

Over the last 30 years, Joëlle Levie worked in the film and television business. Since 2011, she is co-partner of a French company Online Film Financing — OLFFI which developed a website centralizing detailed information on public funds and production incentives (www.olffi.com). In the past, she worked at the Bank ING Belgium for the administration of the tax shelter mechanism. From 1988 to 2007, she occupied different management positions in Canada, at Telefilm Canada and was the director of the Film and Television department at SODEC. She is the Project Leader of the Medici workshop dedicated to public film funds organized by FOCAL.

Jovan MARJANOVIC
SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL - CINELINK | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jovan Marjanović has been involved in the Sarajevo Film Festival since 1999. He is now on the festival’s Executive Board as Head of Industry. Marjanović is a producer and consults for several international film institutions. He headed the Bosnian Film Fund from 2014 to 2016 and serves as the National Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Eurimages since 2006. He holds an MSc from the Cass Business School in London, and teaches Film Business at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.

Jan MILLER
TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS LOWENBE HOLDINGS | Canada

Jan draws from over 25 years working in the international market place as consultant, connector and trainer. She is Director of Trans Atlantic Partners, a one of a kind international training program that focuses on transatlantic feature film and drama series co-production with Europe Canada and the USA. She presents one of the top Pitching and Concept Development workshops in the world. From Poland to Hong Kong, Cuba to Cannes, Cartagena to Berlin, she works with key industry players to connect projects. She launched Women in Film and Television-Atlantic which is supporting women in all roles in the screen industry.

Eduardo PANIZZO
COFFEE & CIGARETTES | United Kingdom

Eduardo Panizzo is the co-founder of Coffee & Cigarettes, a unique company acting as a producers rep, a boutique marketing and distribution consultancy as well as being a full service award wining creative design agency offering all the creative services required to fully deliver and release a title. With experience managing over 450 Theatrical and Home Entertainment releases and eleven awards for marketing excellence in the past ten years the management team at Coffee & Cigarettes offers a unique blend of skills and experience.

Katriel SCHORY
ISRAEL FILM FUND | Israel

Studied at the NYU Film School. In 1984, formed his company BELFILMS and produced over 150 films including Feature Films, Documentaries, T.V Dramas, and Int'l Co-Productions. In 1999, was appointed to Executive Director of The Israel Film Fund and authorized the support of 300 new Israeli feature films. Has been engaged in Voluntary Public Activities; Chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers’ Association; A member of the National Council of Arts; representative of the Israel Film Industry int'l organizations; lectures at the Tel Aviv University – Dept. of Film and T.V.

Gulin USTUN
MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE - ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Turkey

She worked in the advertising agencies and established their production departments. In 2000, she joined Atlantik Film, one of the biggest production companies, as a producer. She was in charge of the promotion, marketing, financing and international sales of the films. She established GU-FILM for production and consultancy for project development and marketing. Since the beginning she was the advisory board member of MoB. Currently she is the head of this platform. She is the cinema programmer at Soho House İstanbul. She also works as script advisor.

Inke VAN LOOCKE
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM | Netherlands

Inke Van Loocke worked for the International Film Festival Rotterdam in various capacities and is part of the IFFR PRO team since 2011. As manager of CineMart & Rotterdam Lab she focuses on long-term strategies, innovation, supporting talent, and creating new programmes for all IFFR PRO activities. She is part of the selection committee of CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund, is a guest expert for MIDPOINT, and served on several juries for international festivals.

Jane WILLIAMS
TORINO FILM LAB | UK

Jane Williams is the recently appointed Head of Industry for the TorinoFilmLab. a year-round, international initiative that supports emerging talents from all over the world – with a special attention to those working on their first and second fiction feature films – through training, development, funding and distribution activities. She is also Head of Studies for the Venice Biennale College - Cinema & VR established to develop and produce micro budget films and VR works from around the world.

Jérémy ZELNIK
LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL | France

Jérémy Zelnik is Head of Industry of Les Arcs Film Festival and co-founded the festival in 2009 with Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin and Guillaume Calop. Each year Les Arcs Industry Village gathers in December in the Alps more than 500 participants from all over Europe. Previously, Jeremy worked 5 years for Cofiloisirs, and was General Manager of the Music Label Naïve during 2 years. He also runs Dibona Films which produced in 2012 the feature film Ombline (France/Belgium) and co-manages with Tancrède Ramonet and Martin Laurent the company Temps Noir which produces TV documentaries.

Wednesday 15 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00 (2H)
Spotlight on Chilean Producers, presented by CINEMACHILE

Guests of Honour : 

Daniel Bajo, Partner Head of Acquisitions, KARMA FILMS (Spain); Matthew Baker, Director of Acquisitions,HANWAY FILMS (UK); Sandro Fiorin & Renator Galamba, CEO/ int'l Sales Manager, FIGA FILMS (USA); Daisy Hamilton, Head of Acquisitions, TRICOAST WORLDWIDE (USA); Clémence Lavigne, Int'l Sales and Acquisitions Manager, DOC & FILM INT'l (France); Elba Mcallister, General Director, CINEPLEX (Colombia); Sacha Wieser, CEO, EASTWEST FILMDISTRIBUTION (Austria); Alan Milligan, CEO & Founder, WHITE RABBIT AS ( Norway); Debbie Mcwilliams, Casting Director, SPOTLIGHT (UK); Elisa Leiva, Int'l Relations, CINEMACHILE (Chile); Philippe Reynaert & Xavier Papier, General Director & Vice Chairman, WALLIMAGES SA ( Belgium); Roberto Olla, Executive Director, EURIMAGES (France), Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director, INDEPENDENT FILMAKER PROJECT (IFP) (USA);Paula Gastaud, Director of Operations & Acquisitions, SOFA DIGITAL (Brazil); Vanja Kaludjercic, Director of Acquisitions, MUBI (USA); Geoge Goldenstern, Executive Director, CINEFONDATIONS (France)

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Thursday 16 May Breakfast Meetings – 9:00 (2H)
Spotlight on producers from Estonia, presented by Estonian Film Institute

Guests of Honour : 

PAOLO BERTOLIN, Consultant/ Selections Comittee, CANNES’ DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT (France); MICKAEL MARIN, CEO, CITIA (ANNECY FILM FESTIVAL) (France); LIZ ROSENTHAL, VR Programmer, VENICE  INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (UK); JOANA VICENTE, Executive Director & Co-Head, TIFF - TORONTO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Canada); DANIEL BATTSEK, Director, FILM4  (UK); SOPHIE GREEN Head of Acquisitions & Development BANKSIDE  FILMS (UK); EDITH SEPP CEO ESTONIAN FILM  INSTITUTE (Estonia); JACOBINE VAN DER VLOED Director & Head of Studies ACE PRODUCERS  (The Netherlands);KONSTANTINOS PAPAGEORGIOU SALES & ACQUISITIONS DOGWOOF (UK); RAVINDRA VELHAL Global Content Strategist INTEL CORPORATION (USA); CRISTIAN NICOLESCU Co-Founder & CBDO AVANPOST MEDIA (Romania); TODD BROWN Head of International Acquisitions XYZ FILMS (USA); ERIC GEAY Head of Production SND M6 (France); MANOLA NOVELLI Head of Sales PLUTO FILM DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (Germany); MICHAEL PASZT Managing Partner RAVEN BANNER  ENT. (Canada); JOHN SLOSS President CINETIC MEDIA  (USA)

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Friday 17 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00 (2h)
Spotlight on producers from Russia, presented by Roskino

Guests of Honour : 

DANIEL KIM General Manager ASIAN FILM MARKET - BUSAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (South Korea); DOROTA LECH Programmer TIFF -TORONTO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Canada); ILDA SANTIAGO Executive Director - Programming FESTIVAL DO RIO INT’L FILM (Brazil); MEREDITH SHEA Associate Director ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES (OSCARS) (USA); CATHERINE -  KATYA  MTSITOURIDZE CEO ROSKINO (Russia); PETRI KEMPPINEN CEO NORDISK FILM & TV FOND (Norway); EMMANUEL ROLAND Head of Production CENTRE DU CINÉMA & DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES (Belgium); MICHAEL SCHWARTZ - WRIGHT Sales Agent UNITED TALENT AGENCY (USA); SALMA  ABDALLA CEO AUTLOOK  FILMSALES (Austria); MICHELLE  ALEXANDRIA Head of Sales and Acquisitions GLASS HOUSE DISTRIBUTION (USA); FRANCESCA BRECCIA Founder &Sales COCCINELLE FILM PLACEMENT (Italy); RÉMI BURAH CEO ARTE FRANCE  CINÉMA (France); AYMERIC CONTAT DESFONTAINES, Managing Director, ALL RIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED (France); LAURENT DANIELOU, Chairman, LOCO FILMS  (France); KAROLIINA DWYER CEO THE YELLOW  AFFAIR (Finland); MORRIS RUSKIN CEO SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT (USA)

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Saturday 18 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00 (2H)
Spotlight on producers from the Netherlands, presented by Netherlands Film Fund

Guests of honour : 

SOPHIE BOURDON Head of Open Doors LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL  (Switzerland); PASCAL DIOT Head of Venice Production VENICE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Italy); DOREEN  BOONEKAMP CEO NETHERLAND FILM FUNDS (The Netherlands); CLAAS DANIELSEN Associate Director, Member Relations & Awards MITTELDEUTSCHE MEDIENFOERDERUNG (Germany); PETER GRAHAM Principal 120DB FILMS  (USA); HELENA MACKENZIE Head of Inward Investment & Business Development FILM LONDON (UK); ALESSIA  SONAGLIONI Project Manager EUROPEAN WOMEN’S AUDIOVISUAL (EWA)  (France); GREG S.BERNSTEIN  Attoney LAW OFFICES  OF GREG S. BERNSTEIN (USA); LILIYA  VALIHUN CEO CINEMAWELL.COM (USA); SAM KLEBANOV CEO CINEZEN BLOCKCHAINED ENTERTAINMENT AB (Sweden); ÓSCAR  ALONSO Head of Acquisitions & Festivals LATIDO FILMS  (Spain); SIMON CROWE CEO/Partner SC FILMS INT’L (UK); STUART  FORD Chairman & CEO AGCI STUDIOS  (USA); JASPER  VAN HECKE SVP Int’l Acquisitions UNIVERSAL PICTURES INT’L ENTERTAINMENT (UPIE) (UK); TERESA MONEO Director, International Original Film NETFLIX  LONDON (UK); SATU ELO Program Manager Europe EAVE (Luxembourg)

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Sunday 19 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00 (2h)
Spotlight on producers from Canada, presented by Telefilm Canada

Guests of honour : 

JORDAN MATTOS Director of Distribution ASPECT RATIO (USA); BERO BEYER Festival Director, INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM  (The Netherlands); CIA EDSTRÖM Head of Industry GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Sweden); MIRA STALEVA Managing Director, SOFIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL - ART FEST LTD. (Bulgaria); MARIELLE POUPELIN Director Int’l Promotion TELEFILM CANADA (Canada); MARKETA SANTROCHOVA Head of Czech Film Center CZECH FILM FUND (Czech Republic); DERRICK SWANEPOEL CEO FILM FINANCE  PRO (USA); MYRIAM ACHARD Chief, New Media Partnerships & PR PHI CENTRE (Canada); MANUELA BUONO Sales Agent SLINGSHOT  FILMS (Italy); LAURE CAILLOL Head of acquisitions HAUT ET COURT (France); EVE GABEREAU Managing Director MODERN FILM  (UK); DIANA KARKLIN Sales & Acquisitions RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES (Germany); ANNICK MAHNERT Producer, Programmer, Acquisitions Consultant SCREEN DIVISION (Spain); TANJA MEISSNER Head of Int’l Sales MEMENTO FILM INT’L (France); TIMO SUOMI Managing Directot ALLIANCE MEDIA PARTNERS INT’L (UK); ESTHER VAN MESSEL CEO FIRST HAND FILMS (Switzerland)

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Monday 20 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00 (2H)
Spotlight on producers from Poland, presented by Polish Film Institute

Guests of Honour :

ISABEL ARRATE FERNANDEZ Managing director IDFA Bertha Fund INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (IDFA) (The Netherlands); BRIGID O’SHEA Head of DOK Industry DOK LEIPZIG  (Germany); MAIALEN  BELOKI  & SAIOA RIBA Deputy Director: Head of Industry SAN SEBASTIAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Spain); NADA CIRJANIC Head of Sales GREAT POINT MEDIA (UK); CLAY EPSTEIN Chairman FILM MODE ENTERTAINMENT (USA); ARIANNA BOCCO EVP,  Acquisitions & Productions IFC FILMS/ ENTERTAINMENT (USA); MILLÁN VÁZQUEZ ORTIZ Development Director & Acquisitions FEELSALES (Spain); WILLIAM PAGE CEO & Co-Founder FILMDOO LTD  (UK); PAWEL WIESZCZECINSKI Founder/Director of Programming & Distribution KINOSCOPE (USA); ISABELLE DEVAUX Managing Director COFILOISIRS (France); PETER DINGES CEO FFA - GERMAN FEDERAL FILM BOARD (Germany); LOUISE LANTAGNE & JOHANNE LARUE Chairman and Chief Executive  Officer/ General Director SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES ENTREPRISES CULTURELLES) (Canada); SAVINA NEIROTTI Executive Director TORINOFILMLAB (Italy); ALEXIS PERRIN Producer LOGICAL PICTURES (France); ROBERT BALINSKI Head of Int’l Relations Department POLISH FILM INSTITUTE (Poland); ANDY WHITTAKER Founder & Chair DOGWOOF  (UK)

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Tuesday 21 May Breakfast Meetings - 9:00(2H)
Spotlight on producers from Philippines, presented by Film development Council of the Philippines

Guests of Honour : 

ROGER GARCIA Chief GENERAL FILM SERVICES  (Hong Kong - China); PAZ LÁZARO Selection Committee Berlinale, Senior Advisor PANORAMA - BERLIN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Germany); KHALIL BENKIRANE Head of Grants DOHA FILM INSTITUTE (Qatar); HARALD TRETTENBREIN Head of Unit CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA - EACEA (Belgium); ANAÏS CLANET General Manager WIDE HOUSE  (France); CARL CLIFTON President HYDE PARK INT’L (USA); CAROLINE COURET DELÈGUE Manager FILM SEEKERS  (UK); THIERRY DECOURCELLE Head of acquisitions and development UGC (France); SIMON GABRIELE Acquisitions & Sales INDIE SALES (France); TASSILO HALLBAUER P Sales & Acquisitions BETA CINEMA (Germany); MORITZ HEMMINGER Deputy Head of Sales & Acquisitions ARRI MEDIA INT’L (Germany); DYLAN LEINER Excutive Vice President, Acquisitions & Production SONY PICTURES CLASSICS (USA); PAMELA LEU CEO BE FOR FILMS  (Belgium / France); KLAUS RASMUSSEN Senior Sales & Acquisition Manager GLOBAL SCREEN GMGH (Germany); ANDREAS & YUAN ROTHBAUER Managing Directors PICTURE TREE INT’L (Germany); JOAQUIN ENRICO SANTOS Vice President for Concept Development, New Media and Business Development ABS CBN FILM COMPANY (Philippines)

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