ONE‐ON‐ONE MEETINGS: MEET THE DECISION MAKERS

28.05 – 1.06, 17.00 – 18.00

MOS 3 (pre‐registration required)

 

Daily one-on-one table meetings with the decision makers (distributors, sales agents, buyers, festival programmers, experts). The meetings are aimed at the producers, filmmakers and all the other professionals involved in the film promotion held as 10 minutes long individual consultancy meetings.

 

Due to a limited number of seats please book your meeting in advance by sending an e-mail to Małgorzata Kramek, the meetings coordinator – malgorzata.kramek@kff.com.pl. Please note that applicants will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please make your reservations with consideration and in accordance with your presence and flexibility at the festival.

 

MONDAY, 28 MAY

Stefan Staub, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Germany) – festival programmer

Pavel Horáček, Anifilm (Czech Republic) – festival programmer

Sarah Schlüssel, The Berlin International Film Festival (Germany) – festival programmer

Viktor Koren, Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic) – festival programmer

Priit Tender, PÖFF Shorts (Estonia) – festival programmer

 

TUESDAY, 29 MAY

Anne Gaschütz, Filmfest Dresden (Germany) – festival programmer

Aneta Ozorek, KLIK Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – festival programmer

Niels Ketelaars, Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – festival programmer

Maria Vera, Kino Rebelde (Portugal) distributor / sales agent

Viesturs Grazdanovics, The Riga International Short Film Festival 2annas (Latvia) – festival programmer

Laurence Boyce, The Black  Nights Film Festival – Pöff (Estonia) – festival programmer

 

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY

Sarah Dombrink, Interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution & Sales (Germany) – distributor / sales agent

Enrico Vannucci, The Venice International Film Festival / Torino Short Film Market (Italy) – festival programmer

Joana Fresu De Azevedo, Sedicicorto International Film Festival (Italy) festival programmer

Imam Hasanov, Dokubaku International Documentary Film Festival (Azerbaijan) festival programmer

Ted Grouya, The American Documentary Film Festival Amdocs (USA) festival programmer

Guy Knafo, noKzeDoc.tv (France) distributor / sales agent

Ina Rossow, Deckert Distribution (Germany) distributor / sales agent

Joost Daamen, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Neatherlands) – festival programmer

Pnina Blayer, The Haifa Film Festival (Israel) – festival programmer

 

THURSDAY, 31 MAY

Aleksandar Govedarica, Syndicado (Canada) distributor / sales agent

Guillaume Lyonnais, Sideways Film (UK) distributor / sales agent

Anaïs Desrieux, The Institut Lumière / Cinema Du Reel (France) festival programmer

Fabrizio Grosoli, The Trieste Film Festival (Italy) festival programmer

Darya Bassel, Docudays Ua International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine) festival programmer

Oliver Wright, Open City Documentary Festival (UK) festival programmer

Stanislaw Bardadin, Coccinelle Film Placement (ITALY) distributor / sales agent

Emmanuel Chicon, Visions Du Réel (Switzerland) – festival programmer

 

FRIDAY, 1 JUNE

Aleksandra Derewienko, Cat&Docs (France) distributor / sales agent

Sandra Binazzi, Festival Dei Popoli (Italy) – festival programmer

Miguel Ribeiro, Doclisboa International Film Festival (Portugal) – festival programmer

Thierry Detaille, Visible Film (Belgium) – distributor / sales agent

Jouni Kantola, Berta Film (Italy) – distributor / sales agent

 

KFF One-on-one Meetings will be followed by daily informal networking meetings KFF INDUSTRY DRINK: MEET THE FILMMAKERS (MOS 5 – 18.00-19.00) accompanied by a glass of wine, where the filmmakers whose films are presented at the Krakow Film Festival along with other Festival’s guests will have a chance to meet and talk with each other.

 

 

STEFAN STAUB, KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR (GERMANY) – festival programmer

With over 18’000 admissions, The Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is Switzerland’s most significant short film festival. Established in 1997 the Kurzfilmtage today is a non-profit association with about 50 active members and its head office in the heart of Winterthur’s old town. Each year in November, the festival attracts thousands of film fans to the venues in and around Casinotheater, appealing to industry representatives and the general audience alike. The films of the competitions can qualify for nomination consideration for the OSCAR® and the British Academy Film Award BAFTA.

 

PAVEL HORÁČEK, ANIFILM (CZECH REPUBLIC) – festival programmer

Throughout its 16-year-history, the international festival of animated films in Třeboň has been focusing on this specific audio-visual art. The festival is the only international competition festival of its kind in the Czech Republic. It introduces contemporary trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques. The festival supports well developed as well as brand new animation projects along with their authors, producers and distributors. It forms a common ground for film professionals, students, pedagogues, film theorists, graphic artists and all the fans of animation.

 

SARAH SCHLÜSSEL, THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY) – festival programmer

The Berlin International Film Festival presents around 400 films per year. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections. 25-30 short films are selected for the Berlinale Shorts competition, curated by Maike Mia Höhne. The International Short Film Jury awards the Golden Bear for Best Short Film, the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film), the Audi Short Film Award, and appoints the Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards.

 

VIKTOR KOREN, JI.HLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (CZECH REPUBLIC) – festival programmer

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to documentaries notable for their innovative visual style and a deeper social reflection and confrontation. Ji.hlava IDFF has also a rich Industry section, which includes the successful Emerging Producers programme focusing on the upcoming generation of talented European documentary film producers. The festival is famous for its informal atmosphere, discussion character and full screening venues.

PRIIT TENDER, PÖFF SHORTS (ESTONIA) – festival programmer

Pöff Shorts is a short film and animation festival operating within the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. It has 5 competition programs – animation, student animation, fiction, student fiction and national short film.

 

ANNE GASCHÜTZ, FILMFEST DRESDEN (GERMANY) festival programmer

Filmfest Dresden is counted among the most renowned and best endowed short film festivals in Europe and brings short film productions from Germany, Europe and the world to the cinema screens each year. It has a strong focus on animation and fiction shorts. The festival’s industry section “etc. – events.trainings.connections” completes the programming with panel discussions, talks, workshops and exhibitions. The festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in April 2018.

 

ANETA OZOREK, KLIK AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) – festival programmer

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual festival in Amsterdam for all things animated, first held in 2007. KLIK likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes and related art forms, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games, music videos, comics, and installations. With the festival as KLIK’s flagship, and other activities happening in its wake, KLIK likes to bring its passion for and knowledge of provocative and top-quality animation to a wide audience. KLIK also serves as a platform, knowledge hub, and catalyst for the Dutch animation sector.

 

NIELS KETELAARS, GO SHORT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (THE NETHERLANDS) – festival programmer

Go Short is the main short film festival in the Netherlands. The 11th edition of Go Short will take place between the 3th and the 7th of April 2019. During the five festival days Europe’s best recent short films will be screened and the Go Short Awards will be presented. Aside from the competitions Go Short offers an extensive program of events, talks, workshops, parties and meeting points for the filmmakers, the public and other stakeholders.

 

MARIA VERA, KINO REBELDE (PORTUGAL) – distributor / sales agent

Kino Rebelde is a film company based in Lisbon and Buenos Aires dedicated to documentaries, hybrids, experimental and expanded cinema. We are focused on independent non-fiction projects, mainly Ibero-American but also international. Our main activity is distribution at film festivals and we also work on development and production.

 

VIESTURS GRAZDANOVICS, THE RIGA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2ANNAS (LATVIA) – festival programmer

The Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS will be organised for the 23rd time – it’s the oldest short film festival in Baltics. The festival goal is to promote the short and mid-length film format development as a complete and irreplaceable cinematography asset.

 

LAURENCE BOYCE, THE BLACK  NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – PÖFF (ESTONIA) – festival programmer

The Black  Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is an A-List Film Festival that takes place every November in Tallinn, Estonia. The festival plays host to numerous competitions – including an International Competiiton and a competition for debut features – as well as a number of side programmes. It also hosts a number of sub-festivals dedicated to short films and children’s films. The festival also has a large industry section that welcomes some of the most important people in the film industry to the area for an intense few days of workshops, preview screenings and network events.

 

SARAH DOMBRINK, INTERFILM BERLIN SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION & SALES (GERMANY) – distributor / sales agent

One of the biggest players in the short film world, interfilm’s internationally operating short film sales and distribution has been established in 1999, offering an ever-expanding catalogue of internationally successful and outstanding short films to cinemas, TV, internet, educational, closed-circuit and other media. interfilm Berlin also hosts the Academy Award© qualifying interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival, one of the biggest and most important festivals for short film, operating since 1982.

 

ENRICO VANNUCCI, THE VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / TORINO SHORT FILM MARKET (ITALY) – festival programmer

The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious, presenting every year a selection of world-class films and continuing the tradition that adds the glamour charm that always marked the Festival to a high artistic value program.

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The Torino Short Film Market is the only professional event dedicated to short and VR films in Italy. Organized by the Italian Short Film Centre since 2016, it features networking events, pitching sessions, market screenings and a video library.

 

JOANA FRESU DE AZEVEDO, SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY) festival programmer

Since 2004, Associazione Sedicicorto organizes Sedicicorto International Film Festival, a short film festival held every year in October in Forlì (Italy). Known for its quality programming and the friendly welcome offered to all the attending guests and professionals, over the years Sedicicorto has proven to be the Italian short film festival with the largest number of submissions (over 5,000 films submitted from 119 countries in 2016) and is constantly strengthening its image all over Europe.

 

IMAM HASANOV, DOKUBAKU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (AZERBAIJAN) festival programmer

DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival is an upcoming independent film festival organized by a group of film professionals and enthusiasts on a voluntary basis. Set to take place from 4-9 October 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the festival will bring a selection of distinguished non-fiction and documentary films from all around the world to Azeri audiences.

 

TED GROUYA, THE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AmDocs festival programmer

The American Documentary Film Festival (commonly referred to as AmDocs) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, operating as part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.  Founder Teddy Grouya desired to create a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film – and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues.  It all started in 2011 when the festival was created.  Palm Springs was the perfect venue for AmDocs, which is located just 90 minutes east of Hollywood and has a proven track record of viewing audiences that support independent film.

 

GUY KNAFO, noKzeDoc.tv (FRANCE) distributor / sales agent

noKzeDoc.tv is the 1st documentary broadcasting platform using semantic indexiong and recommendation. That offers to the big audience an incredibly new “user experience” connected to the pleasure of knowledge.

 

INA ROSSOW, DECKERT DISTRIBUTION (GERMANY) distributor / sales agent

Deckert Distribution is a world sales company for documentaries and stands for excellent, director-led, award-winning films, such as EMMY Award winners Miners Shot Down by Rehad Desai and No Burqas Behind Bars by Nima Sarvestani, the OSCAR nominated Rabbit á la Berlin by Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosolowski, ¡Vivan las Antipodas! by Victor Kossakovsky,  Song from the Forest by Michael Obert, as well as Under the Sun by Vitaly Mansky, The Queen of Silence by Agnieszka Zwiefka, or Happy Winter by Giovanni Totaro.

 

JOOST DAAMEN, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (THE NEATHERLANDS) – festival programmer

Over the past thirty years, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has become one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries, with a program of 300 films and an audience of more than 270,000. Every year over 3,000 film professionals attend IDFA to meet other filmmakers, producers, buyers and potential financiers and reflect on the documentary genre through master classes, industry talks and extensive Q&A’s.

 

PNINA BLAYER, THE HAIFA FILM FESTIVAL (ISRAEL) – festival programmer

The Haifa Film Festival is held on the beautiful Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and brings together each year an ever-growing audience of 90,000 spectators along with hundreds of Israeli and foreign professionals from the film and television industries. 180,000 people in total take part in the activities of the festival, including the outdoor events, screenings, workshops and more, and dozens of journalists from both the print and broadcast media, from Israel and abroad, cover the event. Being one of Israel’s most important cinematic events, the Haifa Film Festival proudly premieres some 200 new films from the best and most recent international productions.

 

ALEKSANDAR GOVEDARICA, SYNDICADO (CANADA) distributor / sales agent

Syndicado is a Toronto based full-service world sales agency handling festivals, TV, theatrical, educational, DVD and digital sales worldwide.We are looking for auteur driven stories but are also interested in strong characters as well as topical subjects that convey an universal approach. We acquire 12 films per year.

 

GUILLAUME LYONNAIS, SIDEWAYS FILM (UK) distributor / sales agent

Sideways Film is a documentary and factual sales agency established in 2010 that specialises in worldwide Broadcast, All Rights, Digital, Educational and in-flight licensing. We work closely with our filmmakers to ensure that every title offers a unique perspective and gets the attention it deserves.

 

ANAÏS DESRIEUX, THE INSTITUT LUMIÈRE / CINEMA DU REEL (FRANCE) festival programmer

 

With over 25,000 viewers each year, Cinema du Reel, organized since 1978 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is one of the oldest and most prestigious international documentary film festivals.

The festival invites its audience to discover the great diversity of styles and forms of contemporary documentary cinema through its 4 competitive sections (International, First films, Short films and French Competition). It also foreground the history of documentary cinema thanks to its parallel sections focusing on little-known filmmakers and unusual approaches.

 

FABRIZIO GROSOLI, THE TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY) festival programmer

The Trieste Film Festival is the only Italian festival focusing on Central and Eastern European cinema. It has 3 competitive sections: feature films, documentaries and short films, within which Italian premieres. Our industry programme offers ‘When East Meets West’, a unique cross-border co-production market, with whom we co-organise ‘Last Stop Trieste’, (rough cuts of documentary films) and ‘This is IT’ (work in progress session of Italian feature films), also: masterclasses, meetings with film professionals, kids lab.

 

DARYA BASSEL, DOCUDAYS UA INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (UKRAINE) festival programmer

Docudays UA is the only international human rights documentary film festival in Ukraine. It is a part of the international Human Rights Film Network. It takes place every year in Kyiv in the last week of March. After the end of the festival, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best films in Ukrainian regions during the Traveling Festival. Screenings and discussions of films with human rights experts last from October until December. Throughout the year, Docudays UA popularizes auteur documentary cinema in film theaters as a part of the DOCU/HIT project.

 

OLIVER WRIGHT, OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (UK) festival programmer

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The eight edition of the festival will take place between 4th – 9th September 2018.

 

STANISLAW BARDADIN, COCCINELLE FILM PLACEMENT (ITALY) distributor / sales agent

Coccinelle Film Placement is an international network of professionals in the film industry that works proposing a flexible business distribution model that cuts out unnecessary costs and guarantees the greatest freedom for the rights owner, minimizing all financial risks.

 

EMMANUEL CHICON, VISIONS DU RÉEL (SWITZERLAND) – festival programmer

Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. The Festival is also a stepping stone for new talent. The prestigious Oscars and the European Film Awards academies have opened their doors to films screened at Visions du Réel. Alongside a very varied programme, the Festival also offers masterclasses, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals and many cultural mediation activities.

 

ALEKSANDRA DEREWIENKO, CAT&DOCS (FRANCE) distributor / sales agent
CAT&Docs is a Paris based sales agent company, dedicated to promoting and distributing all types of docs in all media around the world. Set up by Catherine Le Clef, who with more than 30 years experience, has built strong relationships with international broadcasters, theatrical distributors or festival programmers. CAT&Docs intends to take on 5 to 15 new documentaries each year, each no less than 45 minutes. Feature length documentaries should ideally also be proposed in hour-long versions, for TV buyers. We also have the ability to help producer’s secure broadcast financing and pre-sales for high profile projects in production.

 

SANDRA BINAZZI, FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI (ITALY) – festival programmer

Founded in 1959 by a group of scholars in the humanities, anthropology, sociology, ethnology and mass-media studies, the Festival dei Popoli Institute, a not-for-profit organization, has been active for almost sixty years in the promotion and study of social documentary cinema. The association works primarily to organize the Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival – of Florence is the leading International Documentary Film Festival in Italy. The 59th edition of the Festival will take place from the 3rd to the 10th of November 2018.

 

MIGUEL RIBEIRO, DOCLISBOA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL) – festival programmer

Doclisboa is one of the most established European film festivals and aims to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.

 

THIERRY DETAILLE, VISIBLE FILM (BELGIUM) – distributor / sales agent

Visible Film is an aknowledged and ranking documentary film world sales and pre-sales company. we are proud to offer a catalog of theatrical documentaries, managing tv hour reversions, and to propose confronting society and art programs, as well as revealing current affairs and history titles – please check our company profile.

 

JOUNI KANTOLA, BERTA FILM (ITALY) distributor / sales agent

Berta Film is a documentary world sales based in Florence, Italy. We represent Sundance / IDFA / Hot Docs award winning titles among others. Berta Film is looking for documentary projects in all phases; early, rough cut and already finished films. We work also as executive producers and provide services for fundraising, commissioning and pre-sales. Recent titles: The Dread, Granny Project, The Last Italian Cowboys, Why Knot.