Open day: meetings, seminars, case histories and networking

Fantastic Film Forum 2018

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Open day: meetings, masterclasses, case histories and networking
Saturday November 3rd, 2018 – Hotel Continentale, Palace Suite

The Open Day faithfully follows the structure and setting of the first editions of the Forum and offers an intensive program of meetings and masterclass with professionals, plus a networking lunch and a B2B session to enhance experiences and contacts. The open day formula, open to Sci-Fi PRO accreditation (but NOT Sci-Fi Pro EDU) and professional guests of the Festival, represents the clue moment of the Fantastic Film Forum: the goal is to create a gathering space which can work both as a meeting and developing point and as a promotional and broadcasting platform for cinema, of fantastic genre but not only.

The program will mainly focus on issues related to marketing and to the new digital technologies, with an eye also to the opportunities and the production trends of the contemporary fantastic cinematography.

Admittance for Sci-Fi Pro DAILY, Sci-Fi Pro CLASSIC, Sci-Fi Pro EXTRA, Sci-Fi Pro EXTRA + and Guests. Press admittance only upon request at the Press Office
The conferences will take place in English.

Info at: forum@scienceplusfiction.org

 

Programme:

10.00
Keynote speech
If only I had known – An insider look at the genre film industry

Speaker: Annick Mahnert (Acquisitions Consultant, Festival Programmer & Producer, Screen Division)

A practical guide to producing and selling a genre film nowadays: how to finance and co-produce a movie, what to do after it’s finished, the festival and the sales companies circuits, the different possible distribution models, some indications on how to operate within these realities and how to calibrate one’s product with reference to the fixed target, plus a series of case histories of success

11.30
Workshop
How to reach and build audiences online
Speaker: Nguyet Nguyenova (Operation & CEE Account Manager, Gruvi)

An overview of the most advanced strategies to engage audiences online, held by one of the most innovative and dynamic agencies of the field

13.00
Networking lunch

14.30-16.00
B2B meetings
Meetings with some of the decision-makers and consultants attending the festival: collective meetings on a first come first served basis, 30 minutes slots, no reservation required.

Confirmed decision-makers and consultants (in progress): Annick Mahnert (Acquisitions Consultant, Festival Programmer & Producer, Screen Division); Gianluca Diegoli (Temporary Manager & Marketing Consultant); Nguyet Nguyenova (Operation & CEE Account Manager, Gruvi); Iseult Mac Call (Acquisitions, RAI Cinema); Leopoldo Santovincenzo (Programming, Rai 4); Rebecca Basso (Distribution Manager, Emera Film); Daniele Ferrari (Digital Strategist & Social Media Manager, Tracce); Andrea De Candido (Marketing Manager, The Space Cinema); Laura Pellicciari (producer, Kineo Film – Triveneto representative delegate, AGICI)

14.30
Case study
Ederlezi Rising: how to promote a film through production design
Speaker: Lazar Bodroza (director)

Ederlezi Rising, selected at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, is a low budget Serbian science fiction film which bets everything on a few precise artistic choices: a limited location (a space ship traveling into space), only two actors (among them the porn star Stoya), a retro futuristic view where a triumphant Communism conquers Alpha Centauri. This aesthetics has deeply characterized the film’s promotion strategy (including the  crowdfunding campaign which contributed to the film’s realization), which will be the main topic of analysis of this meeting

15.15
Case study
Solis, or how to produce an independent film in the UK
Speakers: Carl Strathie (director & producer) and Charlette Kilby (producer)

Starting from Solis, a small sci-fi movie with a striking visual impact, an overview of the UK independent film industry, which stands out more and more as a bridge between European and US mainstream cinema

16.00
Coffee break

16.30
Panel
Selling cinema in the Netflix era: how online distribution is changing the strategies of traditional media
Speakers: Andrea De Candido (Marketing Manager, The Space Cinema); Rebecca Basso (Distribution Manager, Emera Film); Borut Semolič (Operations & Co-Founder, Movie Sieve – Slovenian premium SVOD)

Three very different cases (a SVOD platform, a multiplex chain, a production company also combining distribution and marketing activities) to check how traditional distribution is tackling the challenges of online platforms

Several options are available for the Sci-Fi Pro pass :

  • Sci-Fi Pro Classic: access to the open day; access to the TS+FF projections; bag and catalog of the Festival. Cost: 50 €
  • Sci-Fi Pro Daily: access to the open day; bag and catalog of the Festival. Cost: 30 €
  • Sci-Fi Pro Edu: workshop registration; bag and catalog of the Festival. Cost: 120 €
  • Sci-Fi Pro Extra: workshop registration; access to the open day; access to the TS+FF projections; bag and catalog of the Festival. Cost: 160 €
  • Sci-Fi Pro Extra + (available only until 15/10): workshop registration; access to the open day; access to the TS+FF projections; bag and catalog of the Festival; 1 night of accommodation. Cost: 220 €

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