PRESENTATION & TALKS
The daily Presentation and Talk sessions run from february 16 to 20 in the afternoon at the EFM producers hub. Every day an expert will hold a short keynote or presentation on subjects re-lated to the field of producing, followed by a discussion with the audience.
In order to facilitate networking and to gain in-depth knowledge from leading experts of the documentary industry, DocSalon will offer five round-table sessions dedicated to the distribution, production and financing of documentaries. Each round-table session will provide 5 tables hosted by key industry players. (Feb 16-20; 1400-1500 HRS).
Drama Series Days presents a programme of series market screenings. A handpicked selection of recently completed series (including web and doc series) will be screened to potential buyers from around the world. The creators will present a short pitch, followed by an opportunity to meet both at an informal get-together and in one-on-one meetings with interested partners to talk in concrete terms about a possible collaboration.
Pitch presentation by the 10 companies selected for the 2018 EFM Startup programme. Among them, OVA and Three Lefts are from Canada. (Monday, Feb 19, 10 am-12 noon; Berliner Freiheit)
Partnering with the Berlin based networking platform Bridging the Dragon for European and Chinese producers, the European Film Market hosts the Sino-European Production Seminar. (Feb 21). It is a programme to gather European film producers with a specific interest in China and help them increase their knowledge on this very relevant film market.
EFM CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
“The industry is still in the midst of change. Digital transformation is not yet complete and new possibilities for film that are worth a closer look are constantly opening up. With its platforms and different formats, the EFM provides participants with the tools to meet the contemporary challenges of the business.” Says EFM director Matthijs Wouter Knol.
VR NOW SUMMIT
Keynote by Stéphane Rituit, Co-Founder & Producer at Felix & Paul Studios, in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy. (Sunday, Feb 18, 1.20-7.30 pm Berliner Freiheit).
THREE ON TOP
For the 68th edition of the Berlinale, three individuals have been chosen to receive the Berlinale Camera: the President of the European Film Market Beki Probst (Switzerland), producer and executive director of the Israel Film Fund Katriel Schory (Israel) and director and actor Jiří Menzel (Czech Republic). Berlinale has been honouring individuals and institutions from the world of films that the festival feels particularly connected to with the Berlinale Camera, as a token of gratitude for their contributions to cinema.
EFM Horizon will comprise a number of enriching programme modules, aiming to support the transformation of the film and media sectors through an interdisciplinary approach. Within the framework of this year’s EFM Horizon, various events featuring Canadian participants will highlight Canada’s strengths in creativity and innovation.
LET’S CHANGE WITH BLOCKCHAIN
This workshop will be an opportunity to understand how Blockchain, through its decentralized structure, can contribute to the full potential of creators and industry, and bring new inclusive approaches representing all the diversity of genres and origins. (Monday, Feb 19, 2-5.15 pm, Ber-liner Freiheit).
CANADA IN FOCUS
Supported by Telefilm Canada, Canada’s vibrant film scene will present itself from a variety of perspectives at the Berlinale’s EFM 2018. ‘Canada in Focus’ at the EFM is an important global showcase for Canadian creators that will enable Canadian content to reach new audiences and will create new export opportunities for our industry. It is being held on the occasion of ‘Canada 150’, which marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada.