Industry Session: Co-productions and film financing in the U.S. and EU

    Hosted by DAE and DPA

    These sessions are designed to pull back the curtain on co-productions between the USA and Europe, and give filmmakers a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of international collaboration. Broken into two parts, the first hour will focus on the main sources of documentary funding in the USA compared with those in Europe. For example, many American filmmakers apply for grants or seek equity whereas Europeans typically secure funding from a variety of national and regional funds and broadcasters. The second hour will be devoted to the ins and outs of co-productions, how such collaborations work and what to expect. This session is intended for filmmakers from any country interested in learning more about how to build their network and produce on a global stage.

    Speakers: Ina Fichman (Intuitive Pictures Inc, CA), Tracie Holder (Means of Productions, USA), Jia Zhao (MUYI FILM, NL) and Christian Popp (YUZU Productions, FR)

    Moderator: Derren Lawford (Woodcut Media, UK)

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