Fantastic Film Forum – Tuesday 3rd November 2020

SCIENCE DOC DAY – meetings, seminars and networking events

The main innovation of the 2020 edition, the Science Doc Day is a one-day programme of events dedicated to the science documentary, the other great soul of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival. Organised in collaboration with EURASF – European Academy of Science Film, the event will feature a morning session of conferences and panels, and an afternoon session of one-to-one virtual meetings, boosted by a dedicated selection of decision-makers of the field.

The programme will present a global overview of the main trends and issues of the sector, with particular regard to the issue of international distribution. There will also be specific focuses on the main initiatives of this industry sector.

All events will be held online and in English



Meetings of the day

With Wolfgang Haberl,  Chair EURASF – European Academy of Science Film

Science documentary in Europe: market and international trends
An overview of the international situation of science documentary, with particular regard to the issue of distribution (and, in general, of its diffusion): main features, trends, slots and problems of a market which is at the same time highly specialised, thriving and complicated, described by several key players of the field.

Confirmed speakers: Pauline Mazenod, founder & CEO Windrose (Germany and France); Anna Ferens, Documentaries Commissioning and Archives TVP – Telewizja Polska (Poland); Markus Nikel, Senior Consultant Global Media Consulting (Italy); Marita Hübinger, Senior Commissioning Editor for Science & Head of Department Knowledge ZDF/ARTE (Germany); Iain Dodgeon, Director, OKRE (UK).

Science documentary in Italy
In Italy, the production of scientific documentaries is a widespread and yet hidden reality, often confused within the wider stream of documentary in its broader and more generic meaning. In this meeting – organised with the participation of Doc/It – Associazione Documentaristi Italiani – we will try to identify the main features of this sector, its key players, its relations with the Italian and international audiovisual industry.

Confirmed speakers: Massimo My, producer and CEO at MyMax Edutainment and member of the board of Doc/It (Italy); Monica Bartoli, author and Commissioning Editor Coordinator, Rai Documentari; Massimo Arvat, producer for Zenit Arti Audiovisive and co-director at IDS – Italian Doc Screenings Academy (Italy)

Meet the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers 2020
The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers is the most important event in the science documentary sector, taking place every year in a different location. His director Paul Lewis will present the 2020 edition, which for the first time is going to be held online.

Speaker: Paul Lewis, Conference Director (Canada)

10.00-12.30 + 14.00-18.00
One-to-one meeting session
One-to-one meetings among accredited professionals and a selection of specifically chosen decision-makers and consultants. 30 minutes slots (to be booked) which will be held on an online platform. Among the confirmed professionals (in updating):

Jessica Harrop (Head of Production & Executive Producer, Sandbox Films); Pauline Mazenod (Head of Acquisitions & Sales, Windrose); Paul Lewis (Conference Director, World Congress of Science & Factual Producers); Patrizia Mancini (International Development Executive, Sunny Side of the Doc); Markus Nikel (International Consultant, Global Media Consulting); Monica Bartoli (Commissioning Editor coordinator, Rai Documentari); Todd Brown (Head of International Acquisitions, XYZ Films); Dario Vecchiato (Head of Acquisitions, Gapbusters); Laurent Filliung (Programmer, ARTE); Matteo Lovadina (CEO, Reel Suspects); Gaetano Maiorino (Managing Director & Head of Acquisitions, True Colours); Silvia Sandrone (Project Officer, Creative Europe Desk Italia); Christine Reisen (International Documentary Consultant and Vice-Chair of EURASF); Massimo Arvat (Producer, Zenit Arti Audiovisive); Wolfgang Haberl (Chair EURASF); Mikko Aromaa (Head of Acquisitions, Night Visions Distribution); Iseult Mac Call (Buyer, RAI Cinema); Brendan McCarthy (Producer, Fantastic Films); Aleksandra Czyz (Digital distribution manager Italy and UK, Under the Milky Way); James Fler (Buyer, Raven Banner); Karlo Funk (Sales & Acquisitions Manager, Eeter Docs); Alberto Marini (Writer & Producer, Rebelion Terrestre Films)



How can I join the Science Doc Day of the Fantastic Film Forum?

All the events of the Fantastic Film Forum 2020 are online.
Access is exclusively reserved to those possessing the Sci-Fi Pro accreditation, available in two options:

Accreditation Industry SCI-FI PRO plus
It gives access to conferences, meetings, to the Science Doc Day and to the B2B meetings. Registration is required on the festival’s website through Eventival.
Price: € 35,00, partners € 20,00. Only for EURASF members: free accreditation

Accreditation Industry SCI-FI PRO
It gives access to conferences and meetings. Free access with required registration on the festival’s website through Eventival.

WorkshopMake your project international: co-production and selling
Registration is required on the festival’s website through Eventival (bank transfer and PayPal).
Price: € 55,00, partners € 30,00
Registration to the workshop includes Accreditation Industry SCI-FI PRO plus with access to all the events of the Fantastic Film Forum

List of partners: professionals and companies of Friuli-Venezia Giulia; AGICI members (Associazione Generali Industrie Cine-Audiovisive Indipendenti); Doc/It members



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