Neighbouring Co-Production Meeting (NCM)
with Young Promising Producers
From 10 to 12 November
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre, hall E1-3
In 2011 the MEDIA programme of the European Union proudly celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its successful promotion of the European audio visual heritage, encouragement of the transnational circulation of films, and fostering the audiovisual industry competitiveness. Therefore between 10 and 12 November 2011 the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe), one of the European festivals selected to receive the long term MEDIA programme support, is to host the fourth Neighbouring Co production Meeting (NCM) of Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary - an initiative of five neighbouring MEDIA Desks and Antennae, Cankarjev dom and the Slovenian Film Centre.
Open seminar with Linda Beath (NOV 10)
The aim of this year's meeting is to encourage the young film experts from these five countries, since it is to provide an in-depth training in the efficient financial planning of films in development to the chosen promising film producers of the younger generation.
Linda Beath, a distinguished film finance consultant and international co productions expert and an acknowledged lecturer at numerous MEDIA supported training courses (Screen Leaders, EAVE - for more information see the video interview ») is going to share her experience with these producers and the interested professional public at the open educational seminar taking place on 10 November.
A dense and informational map on how to search for co-production partners in Europe will be provided: different financial models for both the development and production period in Europe will be discussed and examples of specific financial plans will be presented.
This seminar is open to the interested professional festival public and there is no registration fee for the participation. However, the number of participants is limited, so you are kindly asked to book your seat in advance by sending an e-mail to NCMslovenia2011@gmail.com with subject: "NOV 10 NCM open seminar participant".
Co-production training & meetings (NOV 10-12)
The goal of the co production part of the meeting (closed for public, subject to applications until 18 October) is to foster the development of documentary and fiction projects and mutual cooperation of the fifteen international participants (three production companies from five countries).
It will take place from 10 to 12 November and include three parts closed for public:
- — an interactive strategic film financing workshop (Nov 10, after the open seminar)
- — "one-on-one" meetings with Linda Beath: 45 min per production company (Nov 11 and 12)
- — informal co-production meetings between participating producers (Nov 11 and 12)
For more information, see the NCM 2011 Invitation for Young Producers and Application Form.
Applications deadline: 18 October.
Fostering regional film industry
The Neighbouring Co production Meeting will also provide an opportunity for the representatives of important film institutions from five neighbouring countries to consider the means and systems for a more effective encouragement of the regional film industry.
Working language: English.
We're looking forward to hosting you in Ljubljana!
MEDIA Desk Slovenia, www.mediadeskslovenia.eu
T. 00 386 1 23 43 216, M. 00 386 41 65 87 65
Sabina Briški, Head of Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Neža Krek, Hospitality: NCMslovenia2011@gmail.com