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KFF Industry Meetings

30.05, 16.00 – 18.00 MOS 4 – SHORTS & ANIMATION

2.06, 16.30 – 18.30 MOS 3 – DOCS

KFF Industry Meetings are one-on-one meetings with the festival programmers present at the Krakow Film Festival. The meetings are aimed at producers, filmmakers and other professionals involved in film promotion and have the form of 15 minutes long individual consultations.

This year the meetings will be held in two parts – SHORTS & ANIMATION on Monday, May 30th (16.00 – 18.00) and DOCS on Thursday, June 2nd (16.30 – 18.30). The meetings are held onsite in Krakow, only for guests attending the festival in-person.

NOTE: Due to the very limited number of places, please book in advance with Anna Waszczuk, the meetings coordinator – [email protected] Please note that applicants will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration will close:

  • for SHORTS & ANIMATION – Saturday, May 28th
  • for DOCS – Monday, May 30th

We ask for thoughtful reservations adjusted to your presence and availability.

INVITED PROGRAMMERS:

SHORT & ANIMATION

Laurence Boyce, POFF Shorts – Estonia

PÖFF Shorts is a vital part of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) with a variety of programmes focusing on short films (both fiction and documentary) and animations. Part of an A-List Film Festival, it is an Oscar, EFA and BAFTA qualifying event. Black Nights is one of the largest events of it’s kind in North East Europe and also welcomes feature length documentaries.

Emilio Occhialini, Sedicicorto IFF – Italy

Sedicicorto APS is a cultural association based in the province of Forlì, Emilia Romagna. Since 2003, when it was held the first edition of Sedicicorto International Film Festival, it organizes cultural events and educational activities concerned with the international distribution of short films from all around the world. Thanks to the prestige and relevance of its festival, it has become a vital reference for the promotion of cultural environment in the territory.

Anne Gaschütz, Filmfest Dresden – Gemany

FILMFEST DRESDEN was founded in 1989 and is among the best endowed short film festivals in Europe. Each year over the six festival days in mid‑April, it brings the latest short film productions from Germany, Europe and the world to the cinema screens in the capital of Saxony, and attracts up until 20 000 visitors, including more than 500 accredited media professionals. Each year, more than 2 000 short films from 100 countries are submitted for selection in the National and International Competition sections.

DOCS

Tomáš Poštulka, One World International Human Rights IFF – Czech Republic

One World Festival in Czech Republic brings documentaries on human rights from around the world to local audience, screening them in dozens of towns throughout the country and also at schools. Today, it is one of the largest festival of its kind in the world. Dozens of guests arrive every year. Q&As with them are one of the pillars of the program. The organizing team strives for accessibility to all spectators with disabilities. In 2022, festival screened 80 films and attracted 70,000 viewers.

Massimo Tria, Trieste Film Festival – Italy

The Trieste Film Festival is the only Italian festival focusing on Central and Eastern European cinema. Three competitive sections: feature films, documentaries and short films, only Italian premieres. Industry Days: “When East Meets West” co-production forum, with whom we co-organize ‘Last Stop Trieste’ (rough cuts of documentary films) and ‘This is IT’ (work-in-progress session of Italian feature films). Also: a showcase dedicated to independent Italian films, both documentaries and feature films seeking for distribution; masterclasses; meetings with film professionals; exhibitions; children’s program; TSFF Academy, an educational program addressed to European Film Universities students

Tomas Baltazar, Doclisboa – Portugal

Doclisboa seeks to imagine reality through new cinematic forms of perception, reflection and action, placing filmmaking into dialogue with its history to question the present of cinema. Doclisboa is interested in films that are rigorous about their conceptual and formal implications; films that experiment with cinema’s artistic and political possibilities and refuse to be categorized; films that engage with and mirror the complexity of the world.

Mourad Moussa, Visions du Reel – Switzerland

Visions du Réel, International Film Festival (21–30.04.23) is one of the leading non-fiction film festivals. It includes competitive sections –screening films in world, international or European premiere– as well as a few non-competitive ones, for around 170 films (of any length). The Industry activities, which bring over 1’500 professionals are dedicated to international projects at every stage, offering a wide range of opportunities, such as tutoring, co-production, funding and distribution.

Monika Lostakova, IFF Febiofest Bratislava – Slovakia

IFF Febiofest Bratislava combines industry and film programme dedicated to contemporary and archive film with emphasis on European productions. The competition section of the programme is dedicated to films from the Visegrad countries, Austria and Ukraine. Other core sections present selection of new Slovak films, arthouse films which showcase current development of author cinema or unique titles that are linked with the history of cinema.

Marion Czarny, FIPADOC – France

FIPADOC is committed to promoting innovation, image appreciation and new talent. Held in January, FIPADOC is the first event on the circuit of major European documentary festivals. It is a fantastic tool to promote and distribute documentary films, to offer a unique opportunity for directors and producers to gain recognition for their work, meet their peers, and interact with their audiences. FIPADOC is a well rooted festival in the audiovisual industry in France. Every year 30,000 people gather during the festival to discover the 175+ films FIPADOC has selected for them.