Fantastic Film Forum 2019

Trieste – 29-31 | 10 | 2019

Fantastic Film Forum is the section of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival dedicated to science fiction and fantastic genre professionals.

After the excellent outcome of the 2018 edition, the section programme will expand to three days packed full of meetings, networking events and top quality professional workshops.
A well-structured and consistent, designed to provide an insight into the best ways and tools to develop, finance and more importantly sell audiovisual projects.

The 2019 edition of the Fantastic Film Forum will focus on film development and distribution, with particular attention to the opportunities offered by the new digital media.

The training programme of the Fantastic Film Forum is structured over three days in four different but interconnected steps: two theorical and practical workshops on the development and promotion of audiovisual projects, one session focussing on the features and opportunities of current film distribution, and the open day, that will schedule conferences and networking events focussing on the same topics dealt with in the workshops. The programme is structured as a single training course, each session being an integration and an extension of the work done in the other sessions.

Fill in the form to request a Sci-Fi Pro badge to access the Fantastic Film Forum on the official Trieste Science+Fiction Festival page on Eventival.

For Sci-Fi Pro badge holders only, access to the two Fantastic Film Forum workshops will be 50% off.

Info: forum@scienceplusfiction.org

Programme

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 – 10:00 / 18:00
Mediateca La Cappella Underground – via Roma 19, Trieste
WORKSHOP
From film concept to distribution
“A journey through film development strategies, financing, and audience engagement”
Tutor: Claudia Tosi – director and producer, Movimenta.

Limited enrolment; 15 participants maximum.
Fees: 100€ (50€ for Sci-Fi Pro 2019 badge holders)

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 – 10:00 / 13:00
Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace – Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste
MEETINGS
The new ways of film distribution
Three meetings for an all-round overview of an ever-changing world: film distribution in the digital era.
10.00: Theatrical
Digital technology as a tool for self-distribution in theatres: the MovieDay project.
11.00: VOD
Transition from traditional home to VOD entertainment in the eyes of an insider: CG Entertainment.
12.00: Global
An overview of trends and perspectives of international film distribution in the digital age by Todd Brown, Head of International Acquisitions at XYZ Films.

Sci-Fi Pro and Guest badge-holders only
Press may access upon request to the Press Office (comunicazione@scienceplusfiction.org)

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 – 14:00 / 18:00
Mediateca La Cappella Underground – via Roma 19, Trieste
WORKSHOP
How to set up an international co-production
“How to develop and finance an international co-production from the screenplay to the premiere, with practice exercises.”
Tutor: Dario Vecchiato – Head of Acquisitions, Gapbusters (Belgium) 

Limited enrolment; 20 participants maximum.
Fees: 50€ (25€ for Sci-Fi Pro 2019 badge holders)

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 – 10:00 / 18:00
Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace – Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste
OPEN DAY
Meetings + Networking lunch + Masterclass + B2B

  • 10:00 – 13:00: Morning session: conferences and masterclasses
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Networking lunch
  • 14:30 – 16:30: Afternoon session: conferences and masterclasses
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Coffee break
  • 15:30 – 17:30: B2B meetings

Confirmed speakers

Todd Brown – Head of International Acquisitions, XYZ Films (USA)
Timo Vuorensola – director (Iron Sky, Iron Sky: The Coming Race) (Finland)
Brian Yuzna – director and producer (SocietyRe-Animator 2) (USA)
Dario Vecchiato – Head of Acquisitions, Gapbusters (Belgium)
Brendan McCarthy – producer, Fantastic Films (Ireland)
Iseult Mac Call  – TV Acquisitions, RAI Cinema (Italy)
Stéphanie Trepanier – consultant in film production, distribution and festival programming (Canada)
Lorenzo Ferrari Ardicini  – President, CG Entertainment and Univideo (Italy)
Thierry Phlips – chairman, Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival (Belgium) and acquisitions consultant, Zeno Pictures (Belgium)

 

Sci-Fi Pro and Guest badges holders only.
Press may access upon request to the Press Office (comunicazione@scienceplusfiction.org).

Click here for the detailed programme

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Access to the Fantastic Film Forum is limited to è Sci-Fi Pro badge holders.

Sci-Fi Pro accreditation may be purchased online at €70.00 on the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival official page on Eventival.

SCI-FI PRO accreditation includes: :

  • access to all the Festival screenings until full capacity
  • access to the Fantastic Film Forum morning meeting “The new roads of distribution” on October the 30th
  • Sci-Fi Pro badge holders exclusively access to the two Fantastic Film Forum workshops will be 50% off
  • access to the Open Day on Thursday, October 31st (meetings and masterclass /networking lunch / B2B)
  • Festival tote
  • Festival catalogue
  • 10% discount on Festival merchandising

Reserved only for the professionals and the enterprises of Friuli Venezia Giulia, at a cost of €120 the FVG package includes the Sci-Fi Pro pass and admittance to two workshops and to all the events of the Fantastic Film Forum.

REGISTER TO THE 2019 FANTASTIC FILM FORUM!

 

DO YOU ONLY WISH TO PARTICIPATE TO THE WORKSHOPS?
You may register to one only or both workshops on the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival official page Eventival. Without the purchase of a Sci-Fi Pro badge, registration to the workshop/s will be at full price.

Past editions

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