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Forum on the promotion of upcoming Slovak films

Art Film Fest International Film Festival will host the pilot edition of the FORUM ON THE PROMOTION OF UPCOMING SLOVAK FILMS (June 23 - 24, 2011), an event aimed at supporting the promotion, co-production, festival presentation and sales of Slovak films on the international market.

FORUM consists of lectures by renowned international experts and a panel of upcoming Slovak feature films. It also provides selected producers and their films space for individual meetings with the FORUM experts.

The lectures and panel presentation are open to all accredited festival visitors, the professional public, journalists and students.

International experts:
Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Germany - scripteditor and film project consultant, founder and former director of the co-production market Connecting Cottbus
Martina Bleis, Germany - Connecting Cottbus
Florian Weghorn, Germany - Berlinale MFF
Marzena Moskal, France - MFF Cannes - Directors' Fortnight
Raymond van der Kaaij, Netherlands – independent producer
Jean Luc Ormières, France - independent producer, founder of the UniversCiné VoD platform
Matthieu DarrasTorino Film Lab, MFF Cannes, MFF San Sebastian
Dragoslav Zachariev – project manager of EuroVoD

The profiles of the experts available on the CHARACTER FDA website.

Selected projects of the FORUM / PANEL 


June 22, 2011   June 23, 2011   June 24, 2011
Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
    open for all participants
09:30 am - 10:45 am Master class 1*: Creative production of low-budget films and their path to international festivals (expert: Raymond van der Kaaij), presentation of the VoD platforms UniversCiné and Euro VoD(experts: Jean-Luc Ormières, Dragoslav Zachariev)
Festival Hotel Pax, Congress Hall
  for participants with projects
09:00 am - 11:00 am one-2-one meetings (individual meetings of producers of the presented projects and FORUM guests)
    open for all participants
11:00 am - 12:00 am Master class 2*: How to take part in international co-production markets (experts: Gabriele Brunnenmayer, Martina Bleis), presentation of Torino FilmLab (expert: Matthieu Darras)
Festival Hotel Pax, Congress Hall
  open for all participants
11:00 am - 01:30 pm Panel of Upcoming Slovak Feature Filmsx (selected projects), Producers Network Cannes presentation (by Peter Badač) 
Kúpeľná dvorana
  open for all participants
12:15 am - 01:15 pm Master class 3*: Festival strategies (experts: Florian Weghorn, Marzena Moskal)
Festival Hotel Pax, Congress Hall
  for participants with projects
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm operative meeting of the Panel presenters (expert: Jean-Luc Ormières)
for participants with projects
06:00 pm - 07:00  pm opening meeting of the experts and participants with projects
  open for all participants (both FORUM and Midpoint)
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Master class*: Jean-Claude Carrière
Kúpeľná dvorana

* Lecture in English
x Presentation in Slovak, simultaneous interpreting to English

  CHARACTER – Film Development Association: |

Marta Lamperová,
Barbara Janišová Feglová,
  Slovenský filmový ústav (Slovak Film Institute):, |

Alexandra Strelková,
  Art Film Fest: |


Goethe Institute in Bratislava
Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bratislava
  Autocentrum, a.s. Trenčín
The Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava

The event was supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund



More on participation and accomodation at Art Film Fest:


published: 08.06.2011
updated: 09.09.2011