29.05, 10.30 – 11.30

MOS 3  (access with passes: INDUSTRY, MEDIA, MARKET, STUDENT)


Celebrating its 10th birthday Munk Studio, together with KFF Industry, organizes a panel discussion “It’s short time!”. The participants will be the representatives of the international film industry working with short films: programmers of the film festivals in Cannes,  Venice and Berlin and decision-makers for the European Film Awards and European Short Pitch – Europe’s biggest pitching forum devoted to short film projects. During the panel we will discuss what we need short films for. Do they smooth the path to international career for the filmmakers? What to do with them next? Where to show them? And above all how long should a short film be and how do we need to prepare for it? We will also deliberate over the contemporary film market – whether it is favourable for short film productions and where should we look for funding of these projects.


Munk Studio-SFP, Poland’s biggest short films producer, celebrates in 2018 the 10th anniversary of its founding. So far the Studio made 95 short narrative films, 54 short documentaries and 22 short animations. Several dozens more are currently in production.


Panellists: Christoph Bovermann, European Film Academy (Germany), Sarah Schlüssel, Berlinale IFF (Germany), Wim Vanacker, Cannes Film Festival / European Short Pitch (France), Enrico Vannucci, Venice IFF (Italy)

Moderator: Laurence Boyce, Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival (Estonia)



He is responsible for the awarding procedures of animated feature, documentary and short film at the European Film Academy. He also coordinates SHORT MATTERS! – the festival tour of all EFA nominated short films. From 2013 to 2017 he organized the international student campus at Ruhrtriennale Festival. He studied Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen and creates choreographed audio walks with his collective for theatres and festivals.



She has been the programme coordinator and assistant to the curator of Berlinale Shorts since 2014. She is also the festival coordinator and a selection committee member of Days of Cinema in Ramallah. Previously, she has worked on various film productions and for the film distributor Senator. She studied Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College and Latin American Studies at the University of Cologne.



He works as short film advisor for the Venice Film Festival and Quebec City Film Festival, and as short film programmer for the Torino Short Film Market. He has been working in film festival programming teams since 2010. In recent years he has written essays on the short and feature film festival ecosystem. Finally, he has covered major film festivals as a journalist since 2009.



After studying psychology in Belgium, Wim Vanacker moved to Dublin to work as a psychologist in the field of drug addiction. Three years later, he picked up studying again at EICAR where he made two shorts: Endgame and The Naked leading the Blind. After graduating, he discovered NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema where he became the Head of the Script Department and the Project manager of the MEDIA funded project, European Short Pitch. Recently, he founded Sireal Films where he produced the VAF funded short film empire. As a writer/director, he’s currently developing the short film [ˈsɪə.ri.əl ]. On the side, he works as a script consultant, tutor and guest speaker and from this year onward, he’s also part of the Selection Committee for the Official Short Film Competition of the Cannes Film Festival.



Born in Leeds, he graduated with a BA in Film & Literature from the University of Warwick and worked for the Leeds International Film Festival for many years as a programmer (including the short films and UK section) and moderator. He moved on to be the director of GLIMMER: The Hull International Short Film Festival. Laurence currently works at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn as a programmer and moderator. He also advises on PR and programming at numerous film festivals and cinemas. Laurence currently divides his time between the UK and Estonia.