INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT

PROGRAMME 2018

  • Fri, 23.11

    10:00-13:53 Press and Industry Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 23-11-2018 10:00 23-11-2018 13:53 Europe/Tallinn Press and Industry Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    16:30 - 18:30 Music Meets Film Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 23-11-2018 16:30 23-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn Music Meets Film Program:16:30-17.00 Opening of Music Meets Film; 17.00-18.30 Open panel "How composers think" / "How editors think" /"How directors think". Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    Program:

    16:30-17.00 Opening of Music Meets Film

    17.00-18.30 Open panel “How composers think” / “How editors think” /”How

    directors think”.

    15:00 - 19:30 TV Beats Forum Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 23-11-2018 15:00 23-11-2018 19:30 Europe/Tallinn TV Beats Forum See the full program information here: https://events.razzby.com/tv-beats-forum. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    See the full program here: https://events.razzby.com/tv-beats-forum/

    TV Beats Forum Programme
    15:00-15:15 Opening words by Tiina Lokk, PÖFF; Opening words by Marge Liiske, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event; Opening words by Jana Pavlenkova, Creative industry incubator OBJEKT
    15:15-15:35 CASE STUDY: Production communities’ today biggest challenges
    15:35-15:55 CASE STUDY: Creating internationally successfull film production capacity on national level: lessons learned
    15:55-16:15 CASE STUDY: How to Produce and Sell Something You Have Never Done before
    16:15-16:35 CASE STUDY: Russia most successful practices and example
    16:35-16:55 CASE STUDY: How to Build up an Internationally Successful TV Series Production Industry
    17:10-17:15 KEYNOTE VIDEO: ELISA FINLAND – CONTENT AND TODAY’S CO-PRODUCTION STRATEGIES.
    17:15-18:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Could Baltics become an International TV Series Production Hub?
    18:15-19:30 Matchmaking Night 

  • Sat, 24.11

    10:10-15:34 Press and Industry Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 24-11-2018 10:10 24-11-2018 15:34 Europe/Tallinn Press and Industry Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    10:00 - 18:30 Music Meets Film Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 24-11-2018 10:00 24-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn Music Meets Film Program: 10.00-11.30 “Breaking Apart the Scene” with Director Mike Newell; 11.45-13.15 “Breaking Apart the Scene”, discussion between Music Editor Michael Pärt and Composer Alexandra Harwood; 14.30-16.00 Panel: “Scoring to picture: The differences between composing for films, trailers & commercials” by Christian Vorländer, Simon Heeger (2WEI); 16.15-17.15 “Finding the Right Piece of Music for picture”. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Programme:

    10.00-11.30 “Breaking Apart the Scene” with Director Mike Newell

    11.45-13.15 “Breaking Apart the Scene”, discussion between Music Editor Michael Pärt and Composer Alexandra Harwood

    14.30-16.00 Panel: “Scoring to picture: The differences between composing for films, trailers & commercials” by Christian Vorländer, Simon Heeger (2WEI)

    16.15-17.15 “Finding the Right Piece of Music for picture” with Alexandra Harwood, Mike Newell, Paul Tothill, Christian Vorländer and Simon Heeger.

  • Sun, 25.11

    10:20-16:23 Press and Industry Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 25-11-2018 10:20 25-11-2018 16:23 Europe/Tallinn Press and Industry Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    10 - 19:00 Music Meets Film at recently opened Arvo Pärt Centre Laulasmaa
    Add to Calendar 25-11-2018 10:00 25-11-2018 19:00 Europe/Tallinn Music Meets Film at recently opened Arvo Pärt Centre This tour and sessions requires a ticket. Please see https://industrytallinn.com/musicmeetsfilm for more details. Laulasmaa

    NB! These sessions require a ticket to participate. Contact kristine.kebbinau@poff.ee for details.

    Programme:

    11.00-12.00 Tour at the recently opened Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa
    12.00-13.30 Masterclass “Co-Composing: Creating music in a team“ by Christian Vorländer, Simon Heeger (2WEI)
    14.00-15.30 Masterclass “Breaking Apart the Scene” with Mike Newell, Alexandra Harwood and Paul Tothill”.
    17.30-19.00 Film screening “Arvo Pärt – Even if I lose everything”

     

     

    For more information about Music Meets Film and a detailed programme, please visit: https://industrytallinn.com/musicmeetsfilm

  • Mon, 26.11

    10:00 - 17:00 Press and Industry Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 26-11-2018 10:00 26-11-2018 17:00 Europe/Tallinn Industry and Press Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    12 - 17:30 Together Is Better -
    Baltic Preview Short Film Market
    Coca-Cola Plaza, A le Coq
    Add to Calendar 26-11-2018 12:00 26-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn Together is Better - Baltic Preview Short Film Market This session is for invited guests only. Presentation of animated and live action short films in production or post-production looking for additional financing or co-production opportunities. Project representatives can request one-on-one meetings with experts. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, A le Coq

    This session is for invited guests only.

    Creative Gate presents:

    Baltic Preview is a networking event for film professionals within the framework of PÖFF Shorts and Baltic Event, initiated and coordinated by the Estonian Short Film Centre. The goal of the event is to showcase short films from the Baltic countries and facilitate their co-production and distribution at an international level.

    Together is Better

    Presentation of animated and live action short films in production or post-production looking for additional financing or co-production opportunities. Project representatives can request one-on-one meetings with experts.

    Experts:

    Sari Volanen / YLE TV / Finland
    Thom Palmen / Jinzhen Film Development Ltd / China
    Enrico Vanucci / Venice Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market / Italy
    Emilie Dubois / Origine Films / France
    Silje Burgin-Borch / Alfred Film & TV / Norway
    Ben Vandendaele / Radiator IP Sales / Belgium
    Laure Goasguen / Miyu Distribution / France
    Aneta Ozorek / Visegrad Animation Forum / Czech Republic
    Moderator:
    Nik Powell / Scala Productions / UK

    * For invited guests only

    13:00 - 18:30 POWR Workshop Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 26-11-2018 13:00 26-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Workshop This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Arcturus!

    18:00 - 20:00 Anton Dolin – About the Future of Film Festivals Sirius
    Add to Calendar 26-11-2018 18:00 26-11-2018 20:00 Europe/Tallinn Anton Dolin – About the Future of Film Festivals Anton Dolin, the most famous film critic and journalist in Russia, will share the latest highlights and tendencies in film production and at festivals. What is actually going on in the film and festival industries and in what direction exactly are we moving? The interactive seminar is targeted at professionals as well as a wider audience interested in the latest trends. Anton Dolin is a Russian journalist, film critic and presenter on radio stations Mayak and Vesti FM, as well as a film commentator on Russia's most popular late-night show «Vecherniy Urgant» on Channel One. Since June 2017, he is the Editor-in-Chief of «Iskusstvo kino» magazine. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius

    NB! Registration required at: https://goo.gl/NWTq1A

    Anton Dolin, the most famous film critic and journalist in Russia, will share the latest highlights and tendencies in film production and at festivals. What is actually going on in the film and festival industries and in what direction exactly are we moving? The interactive seminar is targeted at professionals as well as a wider audience interested in the latest trends.

    Anton Dolin is a Russian journalist, film critic and presenter on radio stations Mayak and Vesti FM, as well as a film commentator on Russia’s most popular late-night show «Vecherniy Urgant» on Channel One. Since June 2017, he is the Editor-in-Chief of «Iskusstvo kino» magazine.

  • Tue, 27.11

    10:00 - 16:50 Press Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 10:00 27-11-2018 16:50 Europe/Tallinn Press Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    9:00 - 19:00 Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 09:00 27-11-2018 19:00 Europe/Tallinn Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee. Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information. Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot. MEDIA Lounge is open from November 27 - 29 at 9:00 until 19:00. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee.

    Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information.

    Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot.

    MEDIA Lounge is open from November 27 – 29 at 9:00 until 19:00.

    09:00 - 18:00 POWR Workshop Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 09:30 27-11-2018 18:00 Europe/Tallinn POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Workshop This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    This is a closed workshop session. POWR projects Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 10:30 in room Arcturus!

    9:30 - 17:30 European Genre Forum Workshop Helsinki, Tallink City Hotel
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 09:30 27-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn European Genre Forum Workshop This is a closed workshop session. European Genre Forum Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 11:30 in Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella. Tallinn, Tallink City Hotel, Helsinki

    This is a closed workshop session. European Genre Forum Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 11:30 in room Arcturus!

    09:45 - 15:45 ScriptPool Workshop Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 09:00 27-11-2018 15:45 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Workshop This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 09:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus.

    10:00 - 11:30 R&D Session: Audience Monitoring
    and Analysis Through Neuroscience - registration required
    Coca Cola Plaza, A le Coq
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 10:00 27-11-2018 11:30 Europe/Tallinn Audience Monitoring and Analysis Through Neuroscience - research and development session - registration required NB! Limited seats. Register to attend at seminars@poff.ee. Neuroscience is transforming the way films are produced, distributed and promoted. Currently at the prototyping stage, VFC Biomediæ is a pioneering audience monitoring and analysis tool drawing on recent, affordable and user-friendly neurotechnology innovations. Filmmakers, producers, sales agents, and distribution companies are invited to a demo and feedback session led by team members of this Montreal-based, Storytek inaugural cohort alumni project. Presented by Charles Stéphane Roy (LMDP Co.), with the support of SODEC. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, A le Coq

    NB! Limited seats. Register to attend at seminars@poff.ee.

    Neuroscience is transforming the way films are produced, distributed and promoted. Currently at the prototyping stage, VFC Biomediæ is a pioneering audience monitoring and analysis tool drawing on recent, affordable and user-friendly neurotechnology innovations. Filmmakers, producers, sales agents, and distribution companies are invited to a demo and feedback session led by team members of this Montreal-based, Storytek inaugural cohort alumni project.

    Presented by Charles Stéphane Roy (LMDP Co.), with the support of SODEC.

    10:00 - 11:30 Workshop for International
    Works in Progress Projects
    Stockholm, Tallink City Hotel
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 10:00 27-11-2018 11:30 Europe/Tallinn Workshop for International Works in Progress Projects This is a closed workshop session. Join us for the ‘Works in Progress Baltic Event’ and ‘Works in Progress International’ presentations on Wednesday, November 28 in Coca Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2. Tallinn, Tallink City Hotel, Stockholm

    This is a closed workshop session. Join us for the ‘Works in Progress Baltic Event’ and ‘Works in Progress International’ presentations on Wednesday, November 28 in Coca Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2.

    11:00 - 11:45 Is 50/50 by 2020 the Way to Go? -
    An Autopsy of the Situation of Women in the Baltic Film Industry
    Capella
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 11:00 27-11-2018 11:45 Europe/Tallinn Is 50/50 by 2020 the Way to Go? – An Autopsy of the Situation of Women in the Baltic Film Industry This past year, the international film festival circuit has been taken by storm by a tectonic shift in the film industry that has ushered in movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp where feminism, sexism, gender equality and the lack of opportunities for female filmmakers are being questioned and women are pushing for change. Initiatives such as the 50/50 by 2020 campaign are the result of this revolution and film festivals around the world are signing gender equality charts and pledges in an attempt to achieve equality in the film business. But what is the situation in the Baltic countries? The Black Nights Film Festival investigates the case through an informal discussion with several female film industry movers and shakers from both the Baltics and Western Europe. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    “This past year, the international film festival circuit has been taken by storm by a tectonic shift in the film industry that has ushered in movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp where feminism, sexism, gender equality and the lack of opportunities for female filmmakers are being questioned and women are pushing for change. Initiatives such as the 50/50 by 2020 campaign are the result of this revolution and film festivals around the world are signing gender equality charts and pledges in an attempt to achieve equality in the film business. But what is the situation in the Baltic countries? The Black Nights Film Festival investigates the case through an informal discussion with several film industry movers and shakers from both the Baltics, Western Europe, and Japan. 

    Participants in the discussion:
    Estonia: Liisa-Ly Pakosta (Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Officer), Tiina Lokk-Tramberg (Director of the Black Nights Film Festival)
    Latvia: Dita Rietuma (Director of the Latvian National Film Center), Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone (film producer)
    Lithuania: Marija Kavtaradze (film director), Edvinas Pukšta (festival programmer)
    Japan: Emi Ueyama film producer and journalist 
    Germany: Christoph Gröner (Munich Film Festival)

    Moderated by Tara Karajica, 
    Founding editor
    Fade to Her 
    A magazine for and about women in Film
    www.fadetoher.com

     

    12:00 - 17:30 Ready to Be Launched -
    Baltic Preview Short Film Market
    Coca-Cola Plaza, A le Coq
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 12:00 27-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn Ready to be Launched - Baltic Preview Short Film Market NB! Invitation for industry accredited guests upon request - bp@shortest.eu. Presentation of completed animated and live action short films looking for sales agents, distributors, and festivals. Project representatives can request one-on-one meetings with experts. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, A le Coq

    NB! Invitation for industry accredited guests upon request – bp@shortest.eu. 

    Creative Gate presents:

    Baltic Preview is a networking event for film professionals within the framework of PÖFF Shorts and Baltic Event, initiated and coordinated by the Estonian Short Film Centre. The goal of the event is to showcase short films from the Baltic countries and facilitate their co-production and distribution at an international level.

    Ready to Be Launched

    Presentation of completed animated and live action short films looking for sales agents, distributors, and festivals. Project representatives can request one-on-one meetings with experts.

    Experts:
    Heinz Hermanns / Interfilm Berlin ISFF / Germany
    Enrico Vanucci / Venice Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market / Italy
    Riina Mikkonen / Tampere Film Festival / Finland
    André Eckhardt / Dok Leipzig / Germany
    Laure Goasguen / Miyu Distribution / France
    Kimmo Sillanmikko / Turku Animation Film Festival / Finland
    Anastasiya Verlinskaya / LINOLEUM Festival / Ukraine
    Roberto Barrueco / Mecal IFF / Spain

    Moderator:
    John Canciani / Winterthur ISFF / Switzerland

     

    12:00 - 13:00 A-B-C of Digital Distribution and Monetization.
    Yes, There is Money Online!
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 12:00 27-11-2018 13:00 Europe/Tallinn A-B-C of Digital Distribution and Monetization. Yes, There is Money Online! Join Mitch Mallon as he discusses monetizing your film through digital distribution in today’s ever-changing digital platform landscape. Mitch was a key player in the early days of digital. He has worked with Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, GooglePlay,and Amazon Prime Video since their launches in the late 2000’s. Mitch’s involvement ran much deeper in that he recognized a key missing element in the early days of digital distribution which helped drive him to establish the Digital EMA, whose mission is to protect, promote, and provide a forum for the home entertainment industry.Presenter: Mitch Mallon, Founder/CEO of Stadium Media. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Join Mitch Mallon as he discusses monetizing your film through digital distribution in today’s ever-changing digital platform landscape.  Mitch was a key player in the early days of digital. He has worked with Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, GooglePlay,and Amazon Prime Video since their launches in the late 2000’s.  Mitch’s involvement ran much deeper in that he recognized a key missing element in the early days of digital distribution which helped drive him to establish the Digital EMA, whose mission is to protect, promote, and provide a forum for the home entertainment industry.

    Presenter: Mitch Mallon, Founder/CEO of Stadium Media

    13:00 - 18:00 Workshop for Works in Progress
    International Projects
    Turku, Tallink City Hotel
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 13:00 27-11-2018 18:00 Europe/Tallinn Workshop for International Works in Progress Projects Description: This is a closed workshop session. Join us for the ‘Works in Progress Baltic Event’ and ‘Works in Progress International’ presentations on Wednesday, November 28 in Coca Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2. Tallinn, Tallink City Hotel, Turku

    This is a closed workshop session. Join us for the Works in Progress Baltic Event and Works in Progress International on Wednesday, November 28 in Coca Cola Plaza, Room 2.

    14:00 - 15:00 Screen International Industry Talks
    with Tallinn Black Nights Stars
    Restaurant R14
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 14:00 27-11-2018 15:00 Europe/Tallinn Screen International Industry Talks with Tallinn Black Nights Stars - Tallinn, Restaurant R14, II floor

    14:15 - 15:15 Connecting Audience Development
    with Project Development
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 14:15 27-11-2018 15:15 Europe/Tallinn Connecting Audience Development with Project Development This is a short introductory session on how to bring a hands-on focus on audiences into the “classic” development and production process. How can film teams empower themselves and make more efficient use of their existing resources throughout the pre-production to post-production stages, as they identify and test ways to engage audiences from the final draft stage onwards? This talk presents concrete steps and collaborative approaches. Audiences can’t be taken for granted, it takes time to reach, build, engage and activate them. This talk/discussion is aimed at producers and filmmakers, and is presented by Valeria Richter, co-author of the new Audience Design book, published by TorinoFilmLab. Presenter: Valeria Richter, Nordic Factory Copenhagen. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    This is a short introductory session on how to bring a hands-on focus on audiences into the “classic” development and production process. How can film teams empower themselves and make more efficient use of their existing resources throughout the pre-production to post-production stages, as they identify and test ways to engage audiences from the final draft stage onwards? This talk presents concrete steps and collaborative approaches. Audiences can’t be taken for granted, it takes time to reach, build, engage and activate them. This talk/discussion is aimed at producers and filmmakers, and is presented by Valeria Richter, co-author of the new Audience Design book, published by TorinoFilmLab.

    Presenter: Valeria Richter, Nordic Factory Copenhagen.

    Creative Producer and Scriptwriter Valeria Richter works internationally and writes, develops, coaches and consults in the areas of feature film, TV series, workshop innovation, pitching and script development since 1997; she consults for various funds, festivals and film institutes in the areas of project selection, assessment, and tailored labs.

    She has developed several concepts, recently Nordic Genre Boost for Nordisk Film & TV Fond, POWR for Baltic Event, Engage with CTIFMF, and she works for TorinoFilmLab since 2008.

    Since 2004 she works in her own companies, Pebble and Nordic Factory Copenhagen, and has co-produced features and documentaries, such as Granny’s Dancing on the Table, The Feminist (Sweden), Cora (Brazil), Alien Food (Italy). Currently she showruns a fiction TV series in collaboration with Bufo, Helsinki.

    In 2014, she premiered (as producer) 4 short films at Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes FF at a special event screening. One of the films, Listen, won Best Narrative Short 2015, Tribeca FF, was nominated as EFA Best European Short, and has won 50+ awards at over 150 festivals; it is available online via Staff Pick on Vimeo.

    Valeria taught Film Adaptation at the University of Cph. and holds an MA in Film & Media Science; she has a background in distribution, festivals, and production, is a graduate producer of the Danish Super16 film-collective and since 2009, member of the European Film Academy.

    Valeria developed the Audience Design programme for TorinoFilmLab and has been the main tutor since 2011.

    15:30 - 16:00 Introducing Lithuanian Tax Incentives:
    How Great Results Lead to the Upgrade of 30%
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 15:30 27-11-2018 16:00 Europe/Tallinn Introducing Lithuanian Tax Incentives: How Great Results Lead to the Upgrade of 30% Lithuania introduced tax incentives scheme in 2014. It became an effective film industry development tool for production services, a financial resource for coproduction and national genre films, TV drama as well. Lithuania and its‘ industry has drawn attention of such companies as BBC and HBO. The impact was analysed by international researchers and demonstrated positive effect both on industries particularly and on economics in general. All of this leads to the increase of incentives from 20% to 30% in next period of five years. Important cases and perspectives of the scheme and important details will be discussed during the presentation. Presenter: Rolandas Kvietkauskas, director Lithuanian Film Centre. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Lithuania introduced tax incentives scheme in 2014. It became an effective film industry development tool for production services, a financial resource for coproduction and national genre films, TV drama as well. Lithuania and its‘ industry has drawn attention of such companies as BBC and HBO. The impact was analysed by international researchers and demonstrated positive effect both on industries particularly and on economics in general. All of this leads to the increase of incentives from 20% to 30% in next period of five years.

    Important cases and perspectives of the scheme and important details will be discussed during the presentation.

    Presenter: Rolandas Kvietkauskas, director Lithuanian Film Centre.

    16:00 - 17:30 Black Nights Stars Panel Discussion -
    Casting Process – The DO's, DON’T’s and HOW TO’s
    Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 16:00 27-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn Black Nights Stars Panel Discussion - Casting Process – The DO's, DON’T’s and HOW TO’s With these 90 minutes we are going through the full vocabulary of “casting”. Talking about the process of casting, the do’s and don’ts, headshots and show reels, self tapes, auditions, agents and casting directors, we’ll probably cover a lot more but just to name a few. It’s very likely by the end of this panel everyone’s vocabulary contains some new, casting related terms. Speakers: Georg Georgi (Das Imperium, Germany); Joseph White (Marvel, USA); Raakel Huikuri (Lisa Richards Nordic, Finland); Jeremy Zimmermann (Heremy ZImmermann Casting, UK); Robin Hudson (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Julie Gordon (Olivia Bell Management, UK) Asya Smekalova. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    With these 90 minutes we are going through the full vocabulary of “casting”.

    Talking about the process of casting, the do’s and don’ts, headshots and show reels, self tapes, auditions, agents and casting directors, we’ll probably cover a lot more but just to name a few. It’s very likely by the end of this panel everyone’s vocabulary contains some new, casting related terms.

    Speakers: Georg Georgi (Das Imperium, Germany); Joseph White (Marvel, USA); Raakel Huikuri (Lisa Richards Nordic, Finland); Jeremy Zimmermann (Heremy ZImmermann Casting, UK); Robin Hudson (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Julie Gordon (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Anastasia Smekalova (freelance casting director for international feature film productions).

    16:15 - 17:30 Social Media Marketing for Festival Premieres
    and Theatrical Releases - The Next Level
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 16:15 27-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn Social Media Marketing for Festival Premieres and Theatrical Releases - The Next Level How to use social media campaigns to improve and reach an even larger target audience? Based on the case studies, this presentation will show you how to use social media campaigns for fictions, documentaries and animations from development stage until the film's release. Speaker: Joanna Solecka, Head of Alphapanda Warsaw. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    How to use social media campaigns to improve and reach an even larger target audience? Based on the case studies, this presentation will show you how to use social media campaigns for fictions, documentaries and animations from development stage until the film’s release.

    Speaker: Joanna Solecka, Head of Alphapanda Warsaw.

    Joanna Solecka

    Marketing strategist and Torino Film Lab expert in the Audience Design field. Creative producer for shorts and documentaries. Lecturer at the international training workshops for fiction and documentary filmmakers.

    Currently Joanna works for Alphapanda, a European social media agency for the film industry based in London and with team members in Berlin, Warsaw and Geneva. Alphapanda’s expertise covers all areas of marketing and promotion, including strategy, social media campaigns, advertising, research and outreach. Alphapanda’s client list spans from Hollywood majors (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros) and European Film Awards to independent producers and distributors.

    Some recent projects include Invisible Sue (Cinekid’18), Another Day Of Life (official selection Cannes’18), Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not (Berlinale ’18), Styx (Berlinale ’18) or documentaries Over the Limit (IDFA ’17) and The Trial. Oleg Sentsov vs. Russian State (Berlinale ’17).

    17:30 - 18:30 Sources 2 Networking Cocktail Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 17:30 27-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn Sources 2 Networking Cocktail Workshop coordinator Julie Metzdorff will be happy to answer questions and advise anyone interested in Sources 2 Script Development Workshops or Mentors‘ Training while having a drink. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    Sources 2 invites for a networking cocktail.

    Workshop coordinator Julie Metzdorff will be happy to answer questions and advise anyone interested in Sources 2 Script Development Workshops or Mentors‘ Training while having a drink.

    Sources 2 is an advanced training programme for European film professionals working in the field of script and story development. Since 1992 more than 100 workshops in 22 European countries have been realised and almost 170 films developed through the programme have been made to date. Sources 2 Script Development Workshops are designed for professional European screenwriters and writer/producer/director teams with feature film projects and creative documentaries in development. Sources 2 Projects & Process – Training Mentors for Screenwriters and Filmmakers is a scheme geared towards professionals working in the position of mentors (screenwriters, developers, consultants, script editors, producers, commissioning editors a.o.).

    19:00 - 21:00 PÖFF: Black Catwalk Klubi HALL (Peetri 6, Tallinn)
    Add to Calendar 27-11-2018 19:00 27-11-2018 21:00 Europe/Tallinn PÖFF: Black Catwalk NB! This event requires an invitation or a ticket that can be purchased from Piletilevi - www.piletilevi.ee/est/piletid/varia/poff-black-catwalk-268050/. On the 27th of November PÖFF, one of the biggest film festivals in Northen Europe, invites filmmakers, fashion lovers and art enthusiasts to witness the birth of the renewed fashion event PÖFF: Black Catwalk. This year’s show is entitled as „Talk to me, I’m watching“. On one hand the focus of the show is on costume design and young Estonian designers, on the other hand the artistic production plays a key role in the concept of the event. „Talk to me, I’m watching“ is a melting pot of film, fashion and movement, being an ode to all the mentioned art forms. Timetable: 19:00 doors; 19:30 panel of cinematography and costume art; 20:00 Black Catwalk. The official video partner of the show is Out of Sight Visuals, hair partner Balmain Paris Hair Couture Estonia and make-up partner Make-Up Atelier Paris Estonia. PÖFF: Black Catwalk is supported by Kangadzungel and Embassy of the Nordic Silk Road. Tallinn, Peetri 6, Klubi Hall

    NB! This event requires an invitation or a ticket that can be purchased from Piletilevi – www.piletilevi.ee/est/piletid/varia/poff-black-catwalk-268050/.

    On the 27th of November PÖFF, one of the biggest film festivals in

    Northen Europe, invites filmmakers, fashion lovers and art enthusiasts

    to witness the birth of the renewed fashion event PÖFF: Black Catwalk.

    This year’s show is entitled as „Talk to me, I’m watching“.

     

    On one hand the focus of the show is on costume design and young

    Estonian designers, on the other hand the artistic production plays a

    key role in the concept of the event. „Talk to me, I’m watching“ is a

    melting pot of film, fashion and movement, being an ode to all the

    mentioned art forms.

     

    Timetable:

    19:00 doors

    19:30 panel of cinematography and costume art

    20:00 Black Catwalk

     

    The official video partner of the show is Out of Sight Visuals, hair

    partner Balmain Paris Hair Couture Estonia and make-up partner Make-Up

    Atelier Paris Estonia.

     

    PÖFF: Black Catwalk is supported by Kangadzungel and Embassy of the

    Nordic Silk Road.

  • Wed, 28.11

    10:00 - 16:40 Press Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 10:00 28-11-2018 16:40 Europe/Tallinn Press Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    9:00 - 19:00 Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 09:00 28-11-2018 19:00 Europe/Tallinn Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee. Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information. Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee.

    Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information.

    Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot.

    MEDIA Lounge is open from November 27 – 29 at 9:00 AM until 19:00 PM.

    9:30 - 17:30 European Genre Forum Workshop Helsinki, Tallink City Hotel
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 09:00 28-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn European Genre Forum Workshop This is a closed workshop session. European Genre Forum Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 11:30 in Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella. Tallinn, Tallink City Hotel, Helsinki

    This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our European Genre Forum Public Presentation on November 29 at 11:30 in room Arcturus!

    09:30 - 18:30 POWR Workshop Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 09:30 28-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Workshop This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our POWR Public Presentation on November 29 at 10:30 in room Arcturus!

    10:00 - 11:15 A to Z of story - from a Brit producers POV! Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 10:00 28-11-2018 11:15 Europe/Tallinn A to Z of story - from a Brit producers POV! This is a talk drawn from Nik’s own experience of producing almost 50 feature films and overseeing hundreds of short films made by the students at the British National Film and Television School with many winning Oscars, Baftas and hundreds of other awards. He draws on some of the great masters of story from Horace before Christ via Mark Twain to Quentin Tarantino today to illustrate his talk. Speaker: Nik Powell, Producer and Co-Chairman of Scala Productions, Former Director of British National Film and Television School. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    This is a talk drawn from Nik’s own experience of producing almost 50 feature films and overseeing hundreds of short films made by the students at the British National Film and Television School with many winning Oscars, Baftas and hundreds of other awards. He draws on some of the great masters of story from Horace before Christ via Mark Twain to Quentin Tarantino today to illustrate his talk.

    Speaker: Nik Powell, Producer and Co-Chairman of Scala Productions, Former Director of British National Film and Television School.

    Nik Powell

    In the early 1970’s Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in the space of ten years the pair turned a small mail-order record operation into a multi-million pound conglomerate.

    In 1982 Powell went into partnership with Stephen Woolley.  Together they formed Palace Video, followed by Palace Pictures, and then Palace Productions, soon establishing each as highly regarded entities within the film distribution and production industry.  Powell has acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace’s productions including Neil Jordan’s COMPANY OF WOLVES, OSCAR NOMINATED MONA LISA, Michael Caton-Jones’ SCANDAL, and Neil Jordan’s multi Oscar nominated and winning THE CRYING GAME.

    Nik was appointed Director of the British National Film and Television School in 2003 and stepped down as Director at the end of August 2017 after 14 years at the helm. Under his leadership, the NFTS grew from 150 students to over 500 students with a wider, deeper and more diverse portfolio of courses with over £30 million of hugely expanded and modernised facilities.

    He is now focusing on his role as Co-Chairman of Scala Productions.

    10:00 - 12:15 Baltic Event Works in Progress Presentation Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 10:00 28-11-2018 12:15 Europe/Tallinn Baltic Event Works In Progress Presentation Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, held for the 16th time this year, presents films in the advanced stages of production or post-production, providing film professionals with a selection of 11 promising projects of the Baltic region and Finland. List of projects: Goodbye Soviet Union (Estonia, Finland); Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia); Rain (Estonia, Poland); Sandra Gets a Job (Estonia); Truth and Justice (Estonia); Aurora (Finland); Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Finland, Latvia); Maria’s Paradise (Finland, Estonia); 24 hr Sunshine (Latvia); City on the River (Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania); The Flood Won’t Come (Lithuania). Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2

    Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, held for the 16th time this year, presents films in the advanced stages of production or post-production, providing film professionals with a selection of 11 promising projects of the Baltic region and Finland. List of projects: Goodbye Soviet Union (Estonia, Finland); Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia); Rain (Estonia, Poland); Sandra Gets a Job (Estonia); Truth and Justice (Estonia); Aurora (Finland); Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Finland, Latvia); Maria’s Paradise (Finland, Estonia); 24 hr Sunshine (Latvia); City on the River (Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania); The Flood Won’t Come (Lithuania).

    10:00 - 17:00 Baltic Event Co-Production Market Meetings Sirius, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 10:00 28-11-2018 17:00 Europe/Tallinn BE Co-Production Market Meetings Pre-arranged meetings with the 16 selected Co-Production Market projects. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius

    Pre-arranged meetings with the 16 selected Co-Production Market projects.

    10:15 - 11:45 ScriptPool Workshop Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 10:15 28-11-2018 11:45 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Workshop This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 09:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus.

    13:00 - 15:30 ScriptPool Workshop Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 13:00 28-11-2018 15:30 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Workshop This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 09:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our ScriptPool Public Presentation on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus!

    13:00 - 14:40 ScriptPool Workshop Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 13:00 28-11-2018 14:40 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Workshop This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 09:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    This is a closed workshop session. Come listen to our ScriptPool Public Presentation on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus!

    14:00 - 16:00 International Works in Progress Presentation Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 14:00 28-11-2018 16:00 Europe/Tallinn International Works In Progress Presentation Entering the fourth year of International Works in Progress, Industry@Tallinn introduces 8 projects coming from all over the world that are in the post-production stage, and are looking for sales agents and festivals to screen them. List of projects: Golden Voices (Israel); Days of Whale (Columbia); Senafon (Russia, Thailand); Drowsy City (Vietnam); One The Edge (Russia); The Hunt (Turkey); Sisters (Norway); Coming Home (Armenia). Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall Nr. 2

    Entering the fourth year of International Works in Progress, Industry@Tallinn introduces 8 projects coming from all over the world that are in the post-production stage, and are looking for sales agents and festivals to screen them. List of projects: Golden Voices (Israel); Days of Whale (Columbia); Senafon (Russia, Thailand); Drowsy City (Vietnam); One The Edge (Russia); The Hunt (Turkey); Sisters (Norway); Coming Home (Armenia).

    15:00 - 16:10 ScriptPool Workshop Miitsar, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 15:00 28-11-2018 16:10 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Workshop This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 09:30 in room Capella. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Miitsar

    This is a closed workshop session. ScriptPool Public Presentation takes place on November 29 at 9:30 in room Arcturus.

    15:30 - 17:00 Black Nights Stars Panel discussion –
    “Shifting Focus - from Film to TV”
    Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 15:30 28-11-2018 17:00 Europe/Tallinn Black Nights Stars Panel discussion – Shifting Focus - from Film to TV During the past years TV has made a strong move to becoming the leading medium when it comes to Film vs. TV. Both of the mediums have evolved dramatically and along the way created a lot more possibilities but also challenges for creative minds. Analyzing the topic from actors point of view – where is the industry headed? Will there be more possibilities to get roles? What will the shifting focus change for the process of casting, if anything at all? Speakers: Georg Georgi (Das Imperium, Germany); Joseph White (Marvel, USA); Raakel Huikuri (Lisa Richards Nordic, Finland); Jeremy Zimmermann (Heremy ZImmermann Casting, UK); Robin Hudson (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Julie Gordon (Olivia Bell Management, UK) Asya Smekalova. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    During the past years TV has made a strong move to becoming the leading medium when it comes to Film vs. TV. Both of the mediums have evolved dramatically and along the way created a lot more possibilities but also challenges for creative minds. Analyzing the topic from actors point of view – where is the industry headed? Will there be more possibilities to get roles? What will the shifting focus change for the process of casting, if anything at all?

    Speakers: Georg Georgi (Das Imperium, Germany); Joseph White (Marvel, USA); Raakel Huikuri (Lisa Richards Nordic, Finland); Jeremy Zimmermann (Heremy ZImmermann Casting, UK); Robin Hudson (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Julie Gordon (Olivia Bell Management, UK); Anastasia Smekalova (freelance casting director for international feature film productions).

    16:15 - 17:15 Panel Discussion: Sino-European
    Co-production: A Fad or Future?
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 16:15 28-11-2018 17:15 Europe/Tallinn Panel Discussion: Sino-European Co-production: A Fad or Future? China’s current domination of its fast-expanding film market has not dulled the appetite for international co-productions. For European filmmakers interested in collaborating with China, this panel discussion will give you insights into producing and releasing a film successively on both sides of the Continent. Panelists include Chinese film insiders and Sino-European co-production executives. Speakers: Ms. Jin Yangguang from Shaghai International Film Festival, Mr. Jinsong Yang, producer of “Ash is the Purest White” and Mr. QIN Xiaoyu, director at Medoc (Beijing) Media&Culture Co., Ltd., Kati Nuora (Creative Export Finland). Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    China’s current domination of its fast-expanding film market has not dulled the appetite for international co-productions. For European filmmakers interested in collaborating with China, this panel discussion will give you insights into producing and releasing a film successively on both sides of the Continent. Panelists include Chinese film insiders and Sino-European co-production executives.
    Speakers: Ms. Jin Yangguang from Shanghai International Film Festival, Mr. Jinsong Yang, producer of “Ash is the Purest White” and Mr. QIN Xiaoyu, director at Medoc (Beijing) Media&Culture Co., Ltd., Ms. Yiran Song, (Director of Acquisition at Times Vision), Kati Nuora (Creative Export Finland).

    Mr. YANG Jinsong

    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Critic, and Columnist for Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao.
    Recent titles include:
    Co-Producer of ASH IS THE PUREST WHITE (dir. JIA Zhangke, 2018 Cannes Main Competition)
    Associate Producer of YOUTH (dir. FENG Xiaogang)
    Associate Producer of MACAU IS THE SEAT OF THE CITY (dir. LI Shaohong).

    Yangguang JIN

    Yangguang JIN is the director of Forum Dept at Shanghai International Film Festival. Her major responsibilities include: making Research of Chinese Film Market; organizing Film Forum and master-classes; developing partnership with major film festivals and film markets; overseeing the development of Belt & Road film festival alliance and film programming of Belt &Road film week.

    She acquired co-production experience by working as the Production Manager at Beijing Science and Education Film Studio where she was in charge of Co-Production projects development, partnership development with NGC, Discovery and ZDF, as well as International distribution and acquisition.

    Kati Nuora

    Kati Nuora is a founder and CEO of Creative Export Innovations. The company specialises in building new partnerships and networks in order to promote Finnish creative industries. She is currently working as a project manager of Bigger Pictureinitiative, which aims to help Finnish film and TV production companies with their market entry to China. Prior to starting her own company, Kati worked eight years for The Finnish Film Foundation, the Finnish national funding body for audiovisual sector. During her time there, she was responsible for international promotional projects such as Getting it made for US market initiative and Award campaining. She produced various matchmaking events aimed to boost international co-production. She was also in charge of the all the international communication. Before her time at The Finnish Film Foundation, Kati worked eight years for an independent production company Crystal Eye.

     

    17:30 - 18:30 Happy Hour Hosted by the
    Baltic & Nordic Creative Europe MEDIA Desks
    Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 28-11-2018 17:30 28-11-2018 18:30 Europe/Tallinn Happy Hour Hosted by the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks Learn more about the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme. Baltic and Nordic CE MEDIA Desks welcome you to the Happy Hour.. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    Learn more about the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme. Baltic and Nordic CE MEDIA Desks welcome you to the happy hour.

  • Thu, 29.11

    10:00 - 17:15 Press Screenings Coca-Cola Plaza
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 10:00 29-11-2018 17:15 Europe/Tallinn Press Screenings The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival's programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza

    The Press & Industry screenings are showcasing films participating in the various competition programmes of the festival or have their world premiere in the non-competitive sections. In addition, the programme includes some market screenings that are not related to the festival’s programme. The Press & Industry screenings are reserved for the PRESS and INDUSTRY / INDUSTRY + FESTIVAL badge holders of the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the 2018 edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.

    9:00 - 19:00 Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 09:00 29-11-2018 19:00 Europe/Tallinn Creative Europe MEDIA Lounge MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee. Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information. Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    MEDIA lounge is special area during industry events where accredited industry guests can stop by, organize meetings, have a business talk and a cup of coffee.

    Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. MEDIA sub-programme supports audiovisual sector initiatives, such as promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. For questions and assistance related to the programme Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. MEDIA lounge is hosted by Nordic and Baltic MEDIA Desks, they will be available to assist and share information.

    Agenda of MEDIA related events, cocktails, presentations happening at the lounge will be available on spot.

    MEDIA Lounge is open from November 27 – 29 at 9:00 AM until 19:00 PM.

    9:30 - 10:20 ScriptPool Public Presentation Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 09:30 29-11-2018 10:20 Europe/Tallinn ScriptPool Public Presentation Script Pool Tallinn is a script competition with the aim of gathering talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximizing therefore its production and distribution potential. This year, Industry@Tallinn collaborates with MIDPOINT, a training and networking platform with the aim to strengthen the creative collaboration between writers, directors and producers in the development process in Central and Eastern Europe. Our 5 projects competing this year are from all over the world. Join us for this presentation! Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Script Pool Tallinn is a script competition with the aim of gathering talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximizing therefore its production and distribution potential. This year, Industry@Tallinn collaborates with MIDPOINT, a training and networking platform with the aim to strengthen the creative collaboration between writers, directors and producers in the development process in Central and Eastern Europe. Our 5 projects competing this year are from all over the world. Join us for this presentation!

    10:00 - 17:00 Baltic Event Co-Production Market Meetings Sirius, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 10:00 29-11-2018 17:00 Europe/Tallinn BE Co-Production Market Meetings Pre-arranged meetings with the 16 selected Co-Production Market projects. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius

    Pre-arranged meetings with the 16 selected Co-Production Market projects.

    10:30 - 11:30 POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Public Presentation Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 10:30 29-11-2018 11:30 Europe/Tallinn POWR Baltic Stories Exchange & In Focus Public Presentation Welcome to the POWR and In Focus pitch! Presenting new voices and stories from the Baltic & Nordic film communities and a voice from this year’s country of focus of Baltic Event 2018, Italy! POWR invites producers, funders, sales agents and all industry guests to join this year’s round of presentations. We have selected 6 feature film projects and will in addition present 4 Finnish projects, thanks to our collaboration with In Focus (Näkyväksi), a new incubator initiative that supports female filmmakers. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Welcome to the POWR and In Focus pitch! Presenting new voices and stories from the Baltic & Nordic film communities and a voice from this year’s country of focus of Baltic Event 2018, Italy! POWR invites producers, funders, sales agents and all industry guests to join this year’s round of presentations. We have selected 6 feature film projects and will in addition present 4 Finnish projects, thanks to our collaboration with In Focus (Näkyväksi), a new incubator initiative that supports female filmmakers.

    11:30 - 12:45 Oscar, Golden Globe and US
    Festivals Workshop - registration required
    Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 11:30 29-11-2018 12:45 Europe/Tallinn Oscar, Golden Globe and US Festivals Workshop - registration required NB! Limited seats. Register to attend at seminars@poff.ee. Your film has just been selected to represent your country at the Oscars. Congratulations! But now come the hard decisions. How do you select an Oscar publicist? Should you run a Golden Globe campaign or just an Oscar campaign? What is a reasonable budget for an Oscar and Golden Globe campaign for an independent foreign film without US distribution? Should you travel to LA? How do you best spend your limited budget? You can ask all of these questions and more at the Oscar workshop with Oscar publicist Tatiana Detlofson and Estonian producer Ivo Felt. The two have collaborated on several projects, and their combined experience can help you avoid mistakes and make the most of what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. They will be joined by Katriel Schory from Israel Film Fund. The three experts can also offer some advice for filmmakers who will be attending major US festivals like Sundance or SXSW. This workshop is aimed at producers, directors and representatives of national film institutes. Seakers: Tatiana Detlofson (MEDIAPLAN PR), Ivo Felt (Allfilm), and Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund). Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    NB! Limited seats. Register to attend at seminars@poff.ee.

    Your film has just been selected to represent your country at the Oscars. Congratulations! But now come the hard decisions.

    How do you select an Oscar publicist? Should you run a Golden Globe campaign or just an Oscar campaign? What is a reasonable budget for an Oscar and Golden Globe campaign for an independent foreign film without US distribution? Should you travel to LA? How do you best spend your limited budget?

    You can ask all of these questions and more at the Oscar workshop with Oscar publicist Tatiana Detlofson, Estonian producer Ivo Felt and Katriel Schory from Israel Film Fund. Tatiana and Ivo have collaborated on several projects, and the combined experience of the three can help you avoid mistakes and make the most of what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. They can also offer some advice for filmmakers who will be attending major US festivals like Sundance or SXSW.

    This workshop is aimed at producers, directors and representatives of national film institutes.

    Speakers: Tatiana Detlofson (MEDIAPLAN PR); Ivo Felt (Allfilm), and Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund).

    Tatiana Detlofson

    Tatiana Detlofson is an entertainment industry veteran with over two decades of experience in foreign cinema and international film festival promotion. She has represented Oscar and Golden Globe nominated films, including “My Life As A Zucchini,” “Embrace of the Serpent,” “Tangerines,” “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” “Kon-Tiki,” and “Bullhead.” For the last 20 years Tatiana has been the international representative for the Karlovy Vary IFF. She’s also worked with Locarno, Thessaloniki, Helsinki, Skipcity, Haugesund, and many other festivals. She works

    with European Film Promotion (EFP), that promotes European cinema worldwide.

    For the last 10 years she has run EFP Oscar screenings in Los Angeles, representing this year 25 Oscar entries from Europe. She has taught workshops about Academy Awards and Golden Globe campaigns at film festivals around the world, and she’s lectured at FAMU, the leading film school in Prague. Tatiana was born in the Czech Republic, she’s lived in Sweden and UK, and now lives in Venice Beach, California.

    Ivo Felt

    Producer and Sound Designer Ivo Felt co-founded the production company Allfilm in 1995. Currently Ivo is more focusing on producing but has created sound design for more than 50 feature and documentary films in the past. Ivo´s productions include Zaza Urushadze´s TANGERINES, nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 as well as Klaus Härö´s THE FENCER, nominated for Golden Globe in 2016.

    11:35 - 13:00 European Genre Forum Projects Presentation Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 11:35 29-11-2018 13:00 Europe/Tallinn European Genre Forum Projects Presentation European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival; Imagine Film Festival from Amsterdam; Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival and film consultancy company Screen Division. The main goal of this international initiative is to connect young and upcoming European film talent and assisting them to position their projects in the genre marketplace. Our 8 projects have participated in 3 labs and will now be pitching their stories in this public presentation. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    European Genre Forum is a pan-european project organized by Black Nights Film Festival; Imagine Film Festival from Amsterdam; Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival and film consultancy company Screen Division. The main goal of this international initiative is to connect young and upcoming European film talent and assisting them to position their projects in the genre marketplace. Our 8 projects have participated in 3 labs and will now be pitching their stories in this public presentation.

    12:10 - 13:40 POWR Meetings Altari, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 12:10 29-11-2018 13:40 Europe/Tallinn POWR Meetings Pre-arranged meetings between POWR & In Focus participants and industry guests. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    Pre-arranged meetings between POWR & In Focus participants and industry guests.

    13:30 - 14:15 MIDPOINT programs: How, why, when? Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 13:30 29-11-2018 14:15 Europe/Tallinn MIDPOINT programs: How, why, when? In a compact keynote discussion, MIDPOINT’s Barbora Struss and Katarina Tomkova will guide you into the two flagship programs for project development of first and second feature films and television and webseries – Feature Launch and TV Launch. If there’s a story flowing around your head, join us to figure out what steps you can make to build it up! Coffee and snacks will be served! Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    In a compact keynote discussion, MIDPOINT’s Barbora Struss and Katarina Tomkova will guide you into the two flagship programs for project development of first and second feature films and television and webseries – Feature Launch and TV Launch. If there’s a story flowing around your head, join us to figure out what steps you can make to build it up! Coffee and snacks will be served!

    14:00 - 15:15 Panel Discussion: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters:
    How to Improve the Theatrical Distibution of Baltic and Nordic Films
    in the Region
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 14:00 29-11-2018 15:15 Europe/Tallinn Panel Discussion: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters: How to Improve the Theatrical Distibution of Baltic and Nordic Films in the Region This much anticipated panel will focus on the theatrical distribution of Nordic and Baltic films in our region. A diverse list of industry specialists and professionals will give an overview of the current state of play, how the respective markets work and what might be the hindering factors of films not reaching their full potential in our neighboring countries. In both the Baltics and Scandinavian countries, film production largely depends on public support. We will see whether there is a need to channel more support to the distribution and marketing of films, either through local film funds or through the Nordisk Film & Tv Fund. Baltic Event has partnered up with Finnish Film Foundation to gather statistical data and organize this discussion. Moderator: Harri Ahokas (Finnish Film Foundation(. Speakers: Tiina Lokk (Black Nights Film Festival); Petri Peltonen (Finnish Film Foundation); Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond); Siim Rohtla (Forum Cinemas Estonia / NCG ); Peter Fornstam (Svenska Bio), Vibeke Skistad (Euforia Film). Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    This much anticipated panel will focus on the theatrical distribution of Nordic and Baltic films in our region. A diverse list of industry specialists and professionals will give an overview of the current state of play, how the respective markets work and what might be the hindering factors of films not reaching their full potential in our neighboring countries. In both the Baltics and Scandinavian countries, film production largely depends on public support. We will see whether there is a need to channel more support to the distribution and marketing of films, either through local film funds or through the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Baltic Event has partnered up with Finnish Film Foundation to gather statistical data and organize this discussion.

    Moderator: Harri Ahokas (Finnish Film Foundation(. Speakers: Tiina Lokk (Black Nights Film Festival); Petri Peltonen (Finnish Film Foundation); Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond); Siim Rohtla (Forum Cinemas Estonia / NCG ); Peter Fornstam (Svenska Bio); Vibeke Skistad (Euforia Film).

    Harri Ahokas

    Manger of Domestic Distribution & Exhibition, The Finnish Film Foundation.

    Harri Ahokas joined The Finnish Film Foundation in 2000  as a Manager of Domestic Distribution & Exhibition.

    His responsibilities included developing support mechanisms and grants for digitalisation and other subsidies to exhibition and distribution.

    Before Finnish Film Foundation, Harri Ahokas was working as a Head of Film Distribution at Gaudeamus Oy managing arthouse cinema Bio Illusion with it’s own import for quality films from 1981 until 1992. After Gaudeamus, Harri was between 1992-1999 Managing Director for KinoScreen Illusion Ltd. importing arthouse films and distributing domestic features films and documentaries.

    Petri Kemppinen

    Petri Kemppinen has been CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond since 2013. He has MA in Communication from University of Helsinki, a background in journalism and publishing before starting his television and film career in the mid-1990s. He spent nine years at The Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE, working among others as Commissioning Editor and Head of Youth Department. Between 2005 and 2013 he worked at The Finnish Film Foundation as Film Commissioner, Head of International Affairs and Development and finally Head of Production. He was a member of Eurimages’ Board of Management 2006-2013.

    Peter Fornstam

    Founder, majority shareholder and President(or Managing Director, you decide) of Svenska Bio.
    Chairman for Swedish Cinema Association(SBF)
    Chairman of Filmfinances Scandinavia AB ( Completion Bonds for filmproduction)
    Member of the Board SF Studios.

    Vibeke Skistad

    Vibeke Skistad is the CEO of Euforia film, a Norwegian distributor who focuses mainly on local titles. She is working both with theatrical releases and the home entertainment market.

    She is also the distributor of «Phoenix» and Karpe Diems «The Monkey and the Mouth», both screened here at the Black Nights Film Festival in competiton.

    Siim Rohtla

    Siim Rohtla manages theatrical film distribution and marketing in Estonia and Lithuania, representing Universal, Paramount and various local hit films. In the past, Siim has been a programmer and producer of the Black Nights Film Festival and founder of a small advertising agency.

    14:15 - 17:30 European Genre Forum Meetings Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 14:15 29-11-2018 17:30 Europe/Tallinn European Genre Forum Meetings Pre-arranged meetings between European Genre Forum participants and industry guests. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    Pre-arranged meetings between European Genre Forum participants and industry guests.

     

    14:30 - 15:30 POWR Workshop - Katriel Schory seminar -
    The Fine Art of Collaboration - registration required
    Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 14:30 29-11-2018 15:30 Europe/Tallinn POWR Workshop - Katriel Schory Seminar - The Fine Art of Collaboration This session is open to a limited number of industry guests. Registration needed at seminars@poff.ee. Making films is a collaborative art form. Having said that its all about dialogue and working together. Katriel Schory from Israel Film Fund will share his extensive knowledge and experience on working in a creative team. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    This session is open to a limited number of industry guests. Registration needed at seminars@poff.ee.

    The Fine Art of Collaboration

    Making films is a collaborative art form. Having said that its all about dialogue
    and working together. 
    Katriel Schory from Israel Film Fund will share his extensive knowledge and experience on working in a creative team.

    Katriel Schory (Producer, Executive Director of The Israel Film Fund)

     Studied at the New York University Film School and returned to Israel in 1973 to join as the Head of Productions of Kastel Films, Jerusalem, at that time the leading production company in Israel.

    In 1984, he formed his own company BELFILMS LTD and produced over 130 films including Award winning Feature Films, Documentaries, T.V Dramas, and International Co-Productions.

    In 1999 he accepted the position of the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, the main Film Fund in Israel, which supports, and promotes Israeli Feature Films. In this position he authorized the support and the production of more than 300 new Israeli Feature films.

    15:15 - 16:00 Panel Discussion: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters -
    TV: Baltic Public Broadcasters Edition
    Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 15:15 29-11-2018 16:00 Europe/Tallinn Panel Discussion: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters - TV: Baltic Public Broadcasters Edition Taking the exchange from the previous panel (Building Bridges over Troubled Waters: How to Improve the Theatrical Distribution of Baltic and Nordic Films in the Region) to the broadcasting landscape, we focus on the collaboration of Public Broadcasters in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and their role in the ever developing audiovisual industry. The panelists will explain what the current state of play is, what the future perspectives of Baltic films reaching the programmes in neighbouring countries are, as well as what the perspectives of Baltic TV channels collaborating in high quality TV series co-production could be. And lastly, we look at the role of TV channels in funding film productions. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Taking the exchange from the previous panel (Building Bridges over Troubled Waters: How to Improve the Theatrical Distribution of Baltic and Nordic Films in the Region) to the broadcasting landscape, we focus on the collaboration of Public Broadcasters in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and their role in the ever developing audiovisual industry. The panelists will explain what the current state of play is, what the future perspectives of Baltic films reaching the programmes in neighbouring countries are, as well as what the perspectives of Baltic TV channels collaborating in high quality TV series co-production could be. And lastly, we look at the role of TV channels in funding film productions.
    Speakers: Marje Tõemäe (ERR); Jane Semjonova (LVT); Zane Valeniece (LVT); Gytis Oganauskas (LRT); Aldaras Stonys (LRT).

    Karlo Funk

    After studying history and philosophy he started to write about film and music. Karlo Funk was invited to join Estonian Film Foundation in 2001, being responsible for international relations, and from 2006-2014, for development and production. Among other duties, it included representing the country in co-production fund Eurimages. Since leaving the reformed film institute, Funk was heading the Estonian Institute that promotes Estonian culture at home and abroad and worked at acquisitions the digital television platform of largest telecom company in Estonia. He is currently acquiring documentaries in the Estonian Public Broadcaster.

    Marje Tõemäe

    Marje Tõemäe has been acquiring films for Estonian Television (ETV) since 2000, specialising in documentaries. In 2008, she started to build ETV2, a television channel dedicated to films, world culture, and children’s programs. In 2017, she became the Head of Programs at ETV, the main television channel of Estonian Public Broadcasting. She has worked as the commissioning editor for the film and television co-production brand “Estonian stories,” 30 min documentaries of life in Estonia. She is an experienced editor and producer as well as the director of several documentaries, such as “Time Is Here,” which has been broadcasted at French-German culture channel ARTE, worldwide news channel Al Jazeera and many other television channels around the world.

    Jana Semjonova

    Jana Semjonova is a Head of Programs at Latvian Television (LTV). With educational background of journalism and over 20 years’ work experience in TV industry as news journalist, news presenter, commissioning editor and Head of Programs now, she has worked in commercial TV “TV3 Latvia” and public broadcaster LTV. Jana Semjonova also has worked as television expert in Moldova and Ukraine.

    Zane Valeniece

    Zane Valeniece is the head of Film Acquisitions at Latvian Public Television and is in charge for broad spectrum TV series and kids programs.

    Besides the regular acquisition slots she is currently taking care of annual short documentary film project “Latvian code. Latvia today” – series of documentary films that are selected in a contest held by LTV. Project is organized in collaboration with the National Film Centre of Latvia and with the State Culture Capital Foundation and is a project for documentary film professionals. The aim of this project is to preserve in film present day tendencies in Latvia, offering an original view of Latvia, discovering a particular code of Latvia and leaving this code as a testimony of Latvia today for a future.  

    Gytis Oganauskas

    25 years of media experience in radio, online and TV.  Former deputy editor-in-chief of the biggest news portal in Lithuania DELFI, head of video department DELFI TV.  Since April 2018 Deputy Director General of Lithuanian National Radio and Television. Responsible for content policy.

    Aldaras Stonys

    Started career at advertisement agency „Media House“ as a Research Manager.

    From 2000 till 2011 worked at Baltic TV (Baltijos TV) in a various positions –  last four years worked as TV Program Manager.

    Joined National Radio and Television (LRT) in 2011 as a Data Research specialist. Since April 2018, Head of TV Program Department.

    15:30 - 16:00 POWR Workshop Wrap-up Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 15:30 29-11-2018 16:00 Europe/Tallinn POWR Workshop Wrap-Up This is a closed event. Only for the workshop participants. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Altair

    This is a closed event only for the workshop participants.

    16:00 - 18:00 Working With Writers' Agents Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 16:00 29-11-2018 18:00 Europe/Tallinn Working With Writers Agent Writers' Agent Elaine Steel from the United Kingdom will talk about the role of agents, the writer/agent relationship, choosing an agent as well as when to approach agents, what agents are looking for in a writer, the market place - film and television, contracts, negotiations, and problems. Speaker: Elaine Steel - member of BAFTA; the Personal Managers Association; the Association of Authors Agents; Women in Film and Television. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Arcturus

    Writers’ Agent Elaine Steel from the United Kingdom will talk about the role of agents, the writer/agent relationship, choosing an agent as well as when to approach agents, what agents are looking for in a writer, the market place – film and television, contracts, negotiations, and problems.
    Speaker: Elaine Steel – member of BAFTA; the Personal Managers Association; the Association of Authors Agents; Women in Film and Television.

    16:15 - 16:45 Poland to offer a 30% cash rebate on film production Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 16:15 29-11-2018 16:45 Europe/Tallinn Poland to Offer a 30% Cash Rebate on Film Production Poland is introducing a 30% cash rebate on film production. Feature films, animation, documentaries & TV series will be eligible for the refund on qualifying Polish expenses. The incentives will be managed by the Polish Film Institute, the main funding body supporting production in the country. Join the session to find out about rules and regulations of the new scheme. Presenter: Anna E. Dziedzic, Polish Film Institute. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    Poland is introducing a 30% cash rebate on film production. Feature films, animation, documentaries & TV series will be eligible for the refund on qualifying Polish expenses. The incentives will be managed by the Polish Film Institute, the main funding body supporting production in the country. Join the session to find out about rules and regulations of the new scheme.

    Presenter: Anna E. Dziedzic, Polish Film Institute

     

    16:45 - 17:45 Trends and Expectations in the World of Fiscal Incentives Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 16:45 29-11-2018 17:45 Europe/Tallinn Trends and Expectations in the World of Fiscal Incentives In this session, screen industry experts Olsberg SPI will present and discuss a thought-provoking review of the current production incentives scene, including extracts from SPI’s comprehensive Global Incentives Index. With many European countries either implementing or considering these popular schemes, this presentation will dig deep into the incentives environment, addressing issues such as the challenges of effective implementation and operation; trends in design and modernisation; typical success factors and pitfalls; ways of evaluating economic and cultural impacts; European and global competition for the ballooning footloose production market, and co-operative promotion  strategies among neighbouring regions and countries. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Capella

    In this session, screen industry experts Olsberg SPI will present and discuss a thought-provoking review of the current production incentives scene, including extracts from SPI’s comprehensive Global Incentives Index. With many European countries either implementing or considering these popular schemes, this presentation will dig deep into the incentives environment, addressing issues such as the challenges of effective implementation and operation; trends in design and modernisation; typical success factors and pitfalls; ways of evaluating economic and cultural impacts; European and global competition for the ballooning footloose production market, and co-operative promotion  strategies among neighbouring regions and countries.

    Moderator: Edith Sepp (Estonian Film Institute)
    Speakers: Jonathan Olsberg & Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI).

    Jonathan Olsberg (Chairman, Olsberg•SPI)

    Jonathan has specialised in the screen industries for 36 years, starting out in New York as an international sales agent, handling titles such as My Beautiful Launderette, before distributing specialised films in the U.S. from directors like Resnais, Godard, Verhoeven, Greenaway and Paul Cox. In 1989, Jonathan returned to London as Managing Director of international distributor and sales agent Glinwood Films (The Last Emperor).

    Jonathan founded Olsberg•SPI in 1992 and his work there as chairman has ranged across all areas of its expertise, in particular in the incentives space where in recent years he has been involved in the design and evaluation of systems in countries including Poland, Portugal, the UK, the Netherlands, and Ireland.

    Jonathan is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the British Screen Advisory Council, the Creative Industries Federation and the European Film Academy.

    Andrew Barnes (Associate Director, Olsberg•SPI)

    Andrew has worked at SPI since 2012, and during this period, he has managed each of the economic impact studies undertaken by the firm, evaluating fiscal incentives in a diverse range of territories, including Malaysia, Ireland, Georgia (US), Australia, and Norway. He was the lead author of SPI’s recent evaluation of the UK’s screen sector tax reliefs – Screen Business – the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of this major driver of Britain’s highly-successful film, TV, and games production sectors.

    Alongside this, Andrew has also led SPI’s recent studies in a range of areas, including qualitative impact studies for public investments in the Netherlands and Hong Kong, and a future strategy for the Irish screen sectors published alongside the economic impact research.

    He has also led SPI’s projects in the area of cultural impact studies – conducted for the UK and Australia – the most recent evaluation of Eurimages, and SPI’s evaluations of the impacts of public finding at a national and regional level around the UK.

    Edith Sepp

    Film and TV producer and director: in the end of eighties, started off as an assistant director and worked years with international film crews.

    After graduating with an MA in film and TV drama, worked mainly in film and TV industry. From 2010 onwards, worked as the adviser

    on film policies for Estonian Minister of Culture and was in charge of setting-up the Estonian film industry strategy for 2013-2020.

    From 2013, working as the head of Estonian Film Institute, EFADs board member and chair of EFADs Think-Tank.

     

    17:45 - 18:45 Film Estonia Happy Hour: Up to 30% cash rebate -
    transparent, quick and easy!
    Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 17:45 29-11-2018 18:45 Europe/Tallinn Film Estonia Happy Hour: Up to 30% cash rebate - transparent, quick and easy! Under Estonian Film Institute’s incentive programme Film Estonia, feature films, tv series, documentaries and animated projects can receive a cash rebate of up to 30% based on local expenditure. With world-class English speaking film crews, technological advancement and lower than average cost rate on goods and services, wide range of period-friendly locations and natural beauty, Estonia’s popularity is expected to soar exponentially over the coming years. Come and join the happy hour to have a glass of wine and find out about the production incentives Estonia offers. Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum, Vega

    Under Estonian Film Institute’s incentive programme Film Estonia, feature films, tv series, documentaries and animated projects can receive a cash rebate of up to 30% based on local expenditure. With world-class English speaking film crews, technological advancement and lower than average cost rate on goods and services, wide range of period-friendly locations and natural beauty, Estonia’s popularity is expected to soar exponentially over the coming years.

    Come and join the happy hour to have a glass of wine and find out about the production incentives Estonia offers.

    Presenter: Nele Paves, Film Commissioner/ Estonian Film Institute.

    18:00 - 21:00 Storytek Accelerator Cohort 3 Demo & Cocktail Night
    x RBFuturIo Competition Estonian Launch
    Erinevate Tubade Klubi, Telliskivi 60, Tallinn
    Add to Calendar 29-11-2018 18:00 29-11-2018 21:00 Europe/Tallinn Storytek Accelerator Cohort 3 Demo & Cocktail Night x RBFuturIo Competition Estonian Launch Join us for the grand finale of Storytek Accelerator autumn 2018 edition with turbocharged final pitches from #futureofcontent producers and startups from the fields of webseries, VR, next generation film budgeting, interactive television, AI driven model and cast curation, frictionless ticketing and streaming monetization. Plus the Estonian launch of RB FuturIO / HYPERLINK "http://www.redbullfutur.io/"www.redbullfutur.io / - a brand new Global Competition and Academy for short, video driven ideas on how our desirable futures should unfold. Expect a night of high energy content, tough questions from investors, amazing talks on future, and great cocktails to spark up the Industry Thursday! Tallinn, Erinevate Tubade Klubi, Telliskivi 60

    Storytek Accelerator Cohort 3 Demo & Cocktail Night x RBFuturIo Competition Estonian Launch

    Join us for the grand finale of Storytek Accelerator autumn 2018 edition with turbocharged final pitches from #futureofcontent producers and startups from the fields of webseries, VR, next generation film budgeting, interactive television, AI driven model and cast curation, frictionless ticketing and streaming monetization. Plus the Estonian launch of RB FuturIO / HYPERLINK “http://www.redbullfutur.io/”www.redbullfutur.io / – a brand new Global Competition and Academy for short, video driven ideas on how our desirable futures should unfold. Expect a night of high energy content, tough questions from investors, amazing talks on future, and great cocktails to spark up the Industry Thursday! More info at: http://storytek.eu.

  • Fri, 30.11

    10:00 - 16:00 European Film Forum Tallinn Conference Kultuurikatel

    European Film Forum Tallinn 2018 
    Creativity, Technology, Finance: Sustaining European Diversity post-2020
    November 30, 2018 @Kultuurikatel

    https://europeanfilmforumtallinn.com/ 

    Updated program and speakers available –  PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE AND PRE-REGISTER! 

    Curated by Sten-Kristian Saluveer, Founder & CEO @ Storytek in collaboration with the European Commission, DG CNECT.

     

    Introduction

    The landscape of Europe’s cinema and content industry is undergoing one of its most significant transformations. The impact of global platforms, app stores and streaming giants has shaken up traditional audiences, and business models in financing, production and distribution have come under increasing challenges from exploding offerings from the small screen. Mobile, augmented and virtual reality platforms are diversifying storytelling offerings while the impact of game industries for narrative content and audience engagement have also reached unprecedented levels.

    Amidst these fundamental processes, the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, as the primary supporter of the European audiovisual industry, will be evolving.   The current programme finishes at the end of 2020 and the Commission has made a proposal for the successor programme to start in 2021. Thus the combination of structural changes in the industry as well as the new and upcoming term for Creative Europe MEDIA marks the arrival of a new era of opportunities for European storytellers and audiovisual industry entrepreneurs.

    Given this new reality, we believe that the success of the European audiovisual industry will depend on three core pillars – fostering new business models, take up of disruptive technologies and development of new forms of diverse storytelling and promotion.  Progress in these areas will benefit the whole of the value chain, from production to distribution as well as access to finance.

    Drawing from the successful Estonian EU presidency conference in 2018, the European Film Forum Tallinn 2018 serves as a discussion forum between creatives, technologists, investors, and policymakers to provide input into the agenda of the Creative Europe MEDIA program post-2020. Specifically, the conference seeks to answer:

    • what is the status of innovation in Europe’s audiovisual and content industry and how can Europe stay relevant globally in the future?
    • how do new formats such as short form narrative content and gamified content impact European cinema and TV ?
    • what are the new financing models for art house and specialized films from venture capital to ICOs?
    • what are the real opportunities in virtual and mixed reality and how can such storytelling be monetized ?
    • how can blockchain and distributed technologies innovate Europe’s film industry and what are the ongoing success stories globally?
    • how to sustain diversity in Europe’s audiovisual landscape in the age of super platforms?
    • Where can MEDIA have most added value in supporting Europe’s audiovisual industry ?

    10.45 – 11.30 New mediums, new audiences, new opportunities. How can European cinema  benefit from the innovative content through the short form, narrative games and the robotics revolution?

    If Europe seems to be behind in the global streaming race, then there is one storytelling driven industry where the continent is a serious contender in the top league. As Mattias Ljungman from top-tier investment firm Atomico claims, “The European games industry is a non-stop unicorn juggernaut: more than a quarter of all the billion-dollar-plus games companies founded over the last 15 years n were born here”.

    How European audiovisual storytellers and producers can benefit from the success of other transformative sectors and technologies – and what has cinematic storytelling to do with games, short-form content and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, automatic translations and robotics?

    The session will present three globally acclaimed innovators from the short form, gaming/ low technology, and robotics which will discuss how collaboration with these industries will not only open up new opportunities for European filmmakers but also push forward Europe’s innovation capabilities through storytelling.

    11.30 – 12.15 Demystifying  immersive entertainment – hype of the new revolution?

    Augmented and virtual reality has been hailed in recent years as the next big thing in audiovisual entertainment but also at education and culture. The landscape for VR penetration has been still chaotic at large with only a few success stories and fewer models to follow. With the cost of VR engagement and distribution technologies decreasing exponentially, it is clear already that VR and AR have the potential to create new, compelling experiences and boost the cultural diversity..

    The session brings together three professionals from VR’s key verticals – storytelling, financing/production, and distribution to demystify what opportunities VR will bring, what are reliable business models and what to expect at Europe’s growing VR distribution market.

    12.15 – 13.00  From venture capital to the crowd: redefining business models for European independent cinema

    With broadcasters under pressure and public support under pressure across Europe, developing new business models for independent and art house cinema has become a staple, but a somehow unresolved issue for Europe’s cinema industry. Where to turn for financing to back Europe’s historically significant role in nurturing art-house cinema?

    The session showcases two international female executives who are driven by the passion for supporting independent filmmaking, but by engaging either specialized venture capital funds or creative crowd-driven financing and investment platforms.

    14.00 – 14.45 Blockchain as the innovation driver for Europe’s film business? Use cases and applications from sales to distribution

    The buzzword for Europe’s film and content business in 2018 has been without doubt blockchain as testified by the frenzy of new blockchain companies present at Europe’s major film markets and festivals.  From platforms promising new financing opportunities to through cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) to new rights tracking and streaming platforms, blockchain seems to be the suggested remedy for a majority of the issues facing current value chain in Europe’s cinema and television business. However, as with all new technologies much remains to be discussed – what are the elements of the value chain where blockchain can provide benefits, what kinds of opportunities and issues should be addressed when applying blockchain to royalties or distribution contexts, and towards which direction are the relatively murky legal frameworks moving?

    The session brings together executives with a successful track record in blockchain implementation in film financing & distribution, festivals and policymaking sectors to present what blockchain and tokenized solutions can do and what it cant for Europe’s film business.

    14.45 – 15.30 Closing discussion: Creativity, Technology, Diversity in Europe post-2020

    The question of how to ensure Europe’s cultural diversity through creativity has become increasingly important at a time where society, technology, and political landscape are changing with ever-escalating speed. What actions should Europe’s storytellers, technologists, and politicians take to turn Europe’s diverse creativity and European cinema  into an asset for a sustainable future and ensure the relevance of the continent’s industry for 2020 and beyond.

 

closed training groups/pre-organised one-on-one meetings (EGF, POWR, Script Pool, Co-Production Market)

 

access with industry and guest accreditation

 

access with pre-registration/tickets/invitations only

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2018 Winners Announced!

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2018 Winners Announced!
Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 500 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn yesterday.

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Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Selection 2018

Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Selection 2018
16 projects will be presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The market's 17th edition contains stories of both personal and political repression, touches on mental health issues, and features a number of films about female connection.

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