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FilmForward organizes two industry events at IFFR 2023

Focusday for Dutch Talent – hosted by Dutch Talent Organisations
Friday 27 January – IFFR 2023

During the 52nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR Pro, ROSE Stories, FilmForward, New Producers Academy and Videoland Academy are organizing a focus day for Dutch talents. We would like to invite you to a screening of the film Die Afternoon from the IFFR Bright Future programme, followed by a case study about this film with the director Nafiss Nia and the producer, in which you can answer all your questions about the directing, production and and writing process.

International Film Festival Insights
After the case study FilmForward organizes a panel on international film festivals: how do you ensure that your film(s) are selected there, what opportunities does such a selection bring to your film and you as a maker? Speakers in this panel are Nathalie Mierop (SEE NL), Gabrielle Rozing (Fortissimo Films) and Mercedes Martínez (Programmer IFFR). Here too there is plenty of room for questions from you as a participant.

The day will conclude with a networking drink with all the talents present, after which it is still possible to join the opening drink of the IFFR Pro Hub with all other professionals present.

10:15 – 11:30 Screening Die Middag
14:30 – 16:00 Case-study Die Middag
16:15 – 17:15 Talk International Film Festivals
17:30 – 18:00 Drinks


IFFR Pro Dialoog: IFFR Pro Dialogue: Green filmmaking and co-production – a contradiction or an opportunity?
Tuesday 31 January

FilmForward and the Creative Europe Desks NL, Flanders, Luxembourg, in collaboration with IFFR Pro, will discuss with film professionals how we can produce more sustainably and how this relates to international co-producing and spending obligations. As a producer, how do you navigate between the various financing obligations that a co-production entails? What are good practices and what must and can change? What role do the funds play in this?

Through dialogue and concrete examples, we want to stimulate the conversation to achieve a future-proof, sustainable audiovisual industry. The conversation will be moderated by Doreen Boonekamp.

(This session is accessible with an IFFR accreditation).

Time: 14:30 – 15:30
: De Doelen


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