Open day: meetings, seminars, case histories and networking

Fantastic Film Forum 2019

Fantastic Film Forum
Day 3 – Thursday, October 31st, 2019 
Meetings, seminars, case histories and networking
The day is structured along the lines of the previous Forum editions, with an intensive programme of meetings and masterclasses with professionals of the field, plus a networking lunch and a B2B session to better establish contacts and share experiences. The open day format, accessible to all Sci-Fi PRO badge holders and professional guests of the festival, makes this day the central moment of the Fantastic Film Forum. The goal is to provide a meeting place with a double mission: to promote exchange and growth as well as opening a platform of promotion and dirtibution to fantastic film genre products and more. The programme will focus mainly on sales and distribution of audiovisual products, but will also provide an outlook on production trends and opportunities for contemporary fantastic film products.

Day schedule:

  • 10:00 – 13:00 : Morning session: meetings and masterclasses
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Networking lunch
  • 14:30 – 16:00: Afternoon session: meetings and masterclasses
  • 14:30-16:00: B2B meetings
  • 16:00 – 16:30: Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 18:00: Afternoon session 2: meetings and masterclasses

Confirmed speakers
Todd Brown – Head of International Acquisitions, XYZ Films (USA)
Todd Brown is the founder and editor of international film website Screen Anarchy (formerly He lives in the northlands of Canada with cats and children and a woman who puts up with him for unknown reasons and curses the winter weather while taking solace in universal healthcare.

Timo Vuorensola – director (Finlandia)
Timo Vuorensola is one of the most innovative and interesting directors of recent days, also thanks to the movie Iron Sky (2012). The sci-fi comedy in question spread to over 60 countries and has been seen by over 10 million people. He accumulated a deserved cult following after his first movie Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005). Alongside with Iron Sky The Coming Race, Vuorensola has also worked on the Chinese-Finnish sci-fi film The Ark – An Iron Sky Story, that will release 2019.

Sci-Fi PRO and Guest badges holder only
Press may access upon request to the Press Office (

Meetings will be held in English.

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.