Producers Network




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The Producers Network is very proud and honored to welcome its 2017 special guests.

  • Breakfast Meetings

    Meet our Presenting Partners and Guests of Honor

    Meet our Sponsors
  • Moderators

  • Others

Estonian Film Institute
Thursday May 18 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

Estonian Film Institute (EFI) is a national foundation, financed mainly by the Ministry of Culture. The institute is broadly divided in three departments: development and marketing, production, and heritage. The main incentive of the Estonian Film Institute today – to evolve with time and make Estonian film more visible and competitive on the international arena. EFI opened a cash rebate incentive in 2016 to encourage better cooperation between local and foreign producers to shoot films in Estonia.

Films from Rio
Friday May 19 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

In a unique joint venture in Brazilian film industry, some of Brazil’s major cultural, industry and training agencies came together to create Films from Rio. The program, in its third edition, has taken six projects and their producers to the most important film markets in the world. The Marché du Film in Cannes will be their final stop, after having attended and worked at RioMarket/ Rio de Janeiro IFF and then at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires. The projects and their producers have been getting guidance and coaching from int’l market specialists throughout the entire program. It is a unique opportunity to show the world the best and most promising of Rio de Janeiro’s screenplays and projects.

Netherlands Film Fund
Saturday May 20 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. Its focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally. The Film Fund offers various selective support schemes on production and distribution for minority Dutch co-productions. It also runs the Film Production Incentive, offering a 30% cash rebate on production costs spent in the Netherlands and oversees the activities of the Netherlands Film Commission.

Israel Film Fund
Sunday May 21 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

The Israel Film Fund was established in 1979 with the aim of supporting the production of Israeli Feature films. The Fund’s goal is to enable the best stories and scripts to be produced and to create the conditions for Israeli Filmmakers to bring their vision and talent to the Screen. The Fund's responsibility is to facilitate the development, production, co-production, marketing, promotion and distribution of full length Israeli Feature Films in Israel and worldwide.

Telefilm Canada
Monday May 22 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere. Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit and follow us on Twitter at

Film Commission Chile & CinemaChile
Tuesday May 23 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plage des Palmes

FILM COMMISSION CHILE (FCCh) is a public, nonprofit entity whose primary objective is to promote Chile and its regions as an unparalleled location for international film productions, acting as a support network to facilitate permit applications, import film equipment, supply foreign producers with the necessary contacts within Chile's film industry, and provide information about economic benefits. CinemaChile is the public-private agency responsible for the promotion and diffusion of Chilean cinema and audiovisual production in the world.

Polish Film Institute
Wednesday May 24 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am Plages des Palmes

The Polish Film Institute is a funding body which supports film industry at all stages of film production with particular attention paid to international co-productions and promotes Polish films to potential audiences in Poland and abroad.

Dubai Film Market
Thursday May 18 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and champions cinematic achievements. The festival presents new and exciting films from the Arab world and beyond; introducing audiences to original and distinctive voices. DIFF has established itself as a major international festival, serving as the premier showcase for Arab cinema and has been instrumental in the growth of the regional industry. The 14th edition runs from 6 to 13 December, 2017.

Independent Film Project
Friday May 19 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. IFP champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. It offers support through year-round programming, which includes Filmmaker Magazine, Independent Film Week, the Gotham Awards, and the Independent Filmmaker Labs.

New Nordic Films, Nordic Film Market & Scandinavian Locations
Saturday May 20 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

Scandinavian Locations is a network of Nordic Film Commissions to promote Scandinavia as a creative destination for film and TV. Nordic Film Market at Göteborg Film Festival and New Nordic Films at The Norwegian Int. Film Festival in Haugesund are two markets aiming to strengthen the position of Nordic films worldwide. New Nordic Films : August 22 – August 25, 2017 / Nordic Film Market : February 1 – February 4, 2018

Los Cabos International Film Festival
Sunday May 21 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

Every November, Los Cabos International Film Festival features the best talent from Mexico and Latin America to the North American market, through a carefully curated film program and a dynamic industry platform spearheaded by Los Cabos Meet-MART. Los Cabos International Film Festival will celebrate its 6th edition next November 8-12, 2017.

Canadian Pavilion & Strategic Partners
Monday May 22 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

STRATEGIC PARTNERS, An International Film, TV, and Digital Co-production / Co-financing Market held September 14 - 16, 2017. In 2017 the spotlight will shine brightly on the Nordic Region and the USA. The event’s two-day linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international co-production possibilities and is set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival in the vibrant coastal city of Halifax, NS. Application Deadline: Friday, June 26th.

Tuesday May 23 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Producers Club – Pantiero-side, Pavillon 227

ScripTeast is a Creative Europe supported training program for best scriptwriters from Eastern Europe. Writers work with advice of prominent cinema industry figures from all over the world. Each edition, composed of three stationary (Poland, Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival) and two online sessions, ends at the Festival de Cannes where the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Eastern European Script is announced.

Berlinale Co-Production Market 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.

Berlinale Co-Production Market GERMANY

Martina Bleis is co-head and project curator of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. In addition to her MA in Cultural Studies, she 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 co-production initiatives.


Catherine Buresi has been working for more than 20 years in the European and international film industry with a focus on festivals, markets and co-production. She has been amongst others Co-Director of the European Film Market (Berlinale Film Festival) and CEO at EAVE, a professional training program targeting European producers and related professionals. She regularly collaborates in different markets (MIP TV, MIP COM, Cannes Producers network, Berlinale Film market…)

Jovan Marjanović

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.


Amra Bakšić Čamo is one of the founders of SCCA/, 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. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanovic won the Jury Grand Prix and Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlinale 2013. Death in Sarajevo won Jury Grand Prix at Berlinale 2016. For 15 years, she is a Head of CineLink at Sarajevo Film Festival. Amra is a member of the ACE, EFA and EAVE networks; she works at the Academy of Preforming Arts in Sarajevo as a lecturer.

CINEMART - International Film Festival Rotterdam NETHERLANDS

Marit van den Elshout is part of IFFR since 2008 and heads IFFR PRO. She manages Hubert Bals Fund, CineMart, Rotterdam Lab and the industry programme. Marit acted and acts on several selection committees, including the Rotterdam Media Fund, Netherlands Film Fund and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. She is an EAVE 2009 graduate, has served on juries for project markets & festivals and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Jerusalem Filmlab and a member of the European Film Academy. Besides IFFR, she was industry liaison for the Melbourne IFF and has worked as an advisor and liaison on the development of Durban FilmMart.

CINEMART - International Film Festival Rotterdam NETHERLANDS

While studying Film and Television at the University of Utrecht, Inke Van Loocke started working for IFFR in various departments. Since 2011, she has been working for CineMart, the co-production market of IFFR. Since 2015, she coordinates CineMart and manages Rotterdam Lab and is responsible for various IFFR PRO-related events. Inke is part of the selection committee of the Hubert Bals Fund and has served on several juries for international markets and festivals.


Eduardo Panizzo is the co-founder of Coffee & Cigarettes, a unique company acting as a producers rep, boutique marketing and distribution consultancy as well as being a full service award winning creative agency. Our aim is to help producers find the best route to market by adding value to their projects; we do this by creating key marketing materials as well as providing packaging consultation and script development. We then use those materials to broker direct deals with Sales Agents and Distributors.


After a degree in Marketing & Business Administration, Silvia has been involved in Audiovisual Distribution for more than 16 years. She started her career in Home Entertainment and at Marketing department of newspaper EL PAÍS, then runned Latido Films, one of the leading sales agencies of Spanish and Latin American films. Nowadays, Silvia acts as Marketing, Festival and International Distribution consultant in Madrid-based label Double i. She also coordinates Marketing & Distribution in a Film Industry Management Master at Carlos III University, and collaborates with Industry Talks at BIFF.


Currently Head of Studies of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema - a micro budget film initiative launched in 2012 to support the production of 3 micro budget films by filmmakers from around the world; and the Venice Biennale College Cinema-VR launched in 2017 to explore VR, immersive storytelling techniques and the production of 2 VR works. Since 2006 Jane also works for the Dubai International Film Festival and is responsible for establishing the Dubai Film Market and launching the Dubai Film Connection the only co-production platform in the Arab world.


Scott Macaulay is the Editor-in-Chief of Filmmaker Magazine, a print magazine and daily website devoted to American independent film. He has produced many award-winning features, including: Peter Sollett’s Raising Victor Vargas; Harmony Korine’s Gummo and julien donkey-boy; Alice Wu’s Saving Face; Tom Noonan’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning What Happened Was; Jesse Peretz’s The Chateau; Bryan Barber’s Idlewild and James Ponsoldt’s Off the Black. Co-president of Forensic Films, he has been involved as a co-producer in many European productions, including Olivier Assayas’s Demonlover and Clean.


Tobias Pausinger was trained in international film production and financing in Ludwigsburg, LA and Rome and is a MBA graduate. He was responsible for the acquisition of various multi-award-winning films for international sales at Bavaria Film International and The Match Factory. TP consults film festivals and markets on content and strategic matters and advises film professionals and visual artists on development, financing and distribution. He founded the Art:Film initiative, a platform to nurture artistic cinema and visual arts and is a voting member of the EFA.


Previously International Sales Manager (Gemini Films) and Project Manager (Eurimages), she works as Creative Script Advisor for International development platforms and independent producers in Europe. She has written and directed three short films: "Intimisto" (Competition Venice IFF) "La Petite Fille" (Week’s Critics, Cannes) and "Fraternitas" (Brest European Short FF). She co-wrote "Via Castellana Bandiera", by Emma Dante (Competition Venice FF 2013, Coppa Volpi) “Il 5 aprile mi uccido” by Sergio Canneto (Rotterdam 2014) "Tombé du ciel" by Wissam Charaf (Cannes 2016, Acid Selection).

Lucius Barre
Lucius Barre & Company USA

Lucius Barre 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.


Gülin Ustun worked in major international advertising agencies and established their production department. In 2000, she joined Atlantik Film as international promotion, marketing and financing manager, while finalizing sales to several territories including UK, France and US. She was a line producer for international productions and worked as a consultant for project development and marketing. Currently, she is the head of Meetings on the Bridge, the co-production market at Istanbul FF. She is also the cinema program manager at Soho House İstanbul and an EAVE and TorinoFilmLab Script&Pitch alumni.


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 ( 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.


Sophie Bourdon is the Head of the coproduction platform Open Doors at Locarno Festival, which not only highlights 8 projects every year from a specific region but also runs a 5-day Lab targeted at the new generation of producers. Since 2016, Open Doors has been focusing on South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives). Sophie has a 25-year experience in the film industry, in international sales and co-productions. She had been Chief Executive of ACE for 11 years after a 10-year career as a seller (including at MK2).

Katriel Schory
The 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 240 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.


Jan Miller draws from over 25 years working in the international market place as consultant, connector, delegation lead and trainer, presenting one of the top Pitching and Concept Development workshops in the world.. Jan served as director for Strategic Partners for 15 years, and co-designed and presents Trans Atlantic Partners with the Erich Pommer Institut. She continues to work with key industry players around the world connecting projects and talent. She also serves on the Executive for the Women in View Board and is the Founding Chair of WIFT-AT.


Civil Engineer specialized in Cultural Management and Politics; with a Master in Cultural Management, Andrés worked as advisor of the Ministry of Culture in Colombia. Specialist in the direction of cultural projects in music, heritage, arts and cinematography, he worked as Projects Director of Proimagenes Colombia and Executive Director of the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM). Recently, he founded TRANSIT ENTERTAINMENT, specialized in film promotion and international consulting. He also is developing the third edition of the BIFF-Bogota International Film festival in October 2017.

Saturday 20 May - 5:00 pm to 7:00pm Plage des Palmes / Marché Badge

Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe. Established in 1989, it currently numbers 37 of the 47 member states of the Strasbourg-based Organisation, plus Canada as Associate member. Eurimages promotes the European audiovisual industry by providing financial support to feature films, animations and documentaries produced in Europe. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different European countries.

Sunday 21 May - 1 :00 pm to 3 :00pm Plage des Palmes / on invitation only

In a unique joint venture in Brazilian film industry, some of Brazil’s major cultural, industry and training agencies came together to create Films from Rio. The program, in its third edition, has taken six projects and their producers to the most important film markets in the world. The Marché du Film in Cannes will be their final stop, after having attended and worked at RioMarket/ Rio de Janeiro IFF and then at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires. The projects and their producers have been getting guidance and coaching from int’l market specialists throughout the entire program. It is a unique opportunity to show the world the best and most promising of Rio de Janeiro’s screenplays and projects.

Monday 22 May - 1 :00 pm to 3 :00pm Plage des Palmes / on invitation only

During the last few years, Tunisian cinema has known a revival both on the national and international level thanks to its dynamism and diversity. This year, a group of prestigious worldwide known award-winning Tunisian producers, has taken the initiative to promote six other producers with interesting projects, at one of the most important markets in the world : the Marché du film at Cannes. This program called « Tunisians on film » will allow the Tunisian producers to meet and exchange with high-profile professionnals. We invite you to discover these projects and their producers, which will help promote a new generation of talented and promising film professionals.

Tuesday 23 May 10 :30am to 11 :30am Salon des Ambassadeurs

Shoot the Book! is back at the Marché du Film for the fourth time. Publishers join forces to pitch 10 books selected for their adaptation potential by a jury formed of audiovisual professionals. The pitch session will be followed by a cocktail, an opportunity for producers and publishers to exchange information and discuss the books presented.


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