Tuesday November 23

Group & Tutor meeting

Group meetings are always only with your group, moderated by your Group Tutor. Here you can continue the conversation about the topics discussed in the other sessions or about each other projects.

Group 1 – With Bianca Oana 10.00 – 12.00

Group 2 – With Gema Juárez Allen 17.30-19.30

Plenary Session: International Co-Production With Hanne Phlypo - Moderated by Cecilia Lidin

Entering a co-production is an important decision that opens doors to funding and new partnerships. Yet, it also raises many questions with regards to contracts, budgets, and creative control. In this session, established producer Hanne Phlypo (Clin d'Oeil Films) discusses case studies of often complex co-productions and explains the advantages and disadvantages of international co-production.

Hanne Phlypo

Hanne Phlypo is a Belgian producer. Her latest productions By The Name Of Tania (2019), Overseas (2019) and Gods Of Molenbeek (2019) premiered at leading festivals and won multiple awards worldwide. Hanne trained as director at the Belgian film school INSAS. In 2010 she founded Clin d’oeil films and has since then produced over 20 films. The company focuses on creative documentaries and author-driven film with a clear preference for films with a social or political statement by innovative filmmakers. Today, Clin d’oeil films is one of Belgian’s most prominent documentary production companies, famous for cinematic films and local stories with a global impact. Hanne is an alumna of Eurodoc and a member of the EFA Academy. Today Hanne combines her activities as a producer with part time tutoring at the Belgian film school INSAS.

Cecilia Lidin

With a background in film studies at the University of Copenhagen and UC Berkeley, finalized with a thesis on documentary film and ethics - Cecilia Lidin has for the past 20+ years worked with the development and financing of documentaries in different capacities. As loans officer in the first MEDIA programmes off ice documentary, followed by promoting Nordic shorts and documentaries at Filmkontakt Nord and at the European Documentary Network responsible for a number of the many co-production workshops around Europe working as tutor as well as moderator for pitching events. In 2009 Cecilia Lidin took over as Head of EDN together with Hanne Skjødt, a position she held until she left to become Film Commissioner for Documentaries at the Swedish Film Institute in 2011 where she was until 2015. Cecilia Lidin is at present Film Commissioner for Documentaries at the Danish Film Institute.

Expert meetings

Online interactive meetings where two experts will present themselves. This round table setting is the perfect moment to meet industry professionals with knowledge of sales, funding, and others. You will have time to interact with them and ask any questions! You will meet both experts.

And both groups are welcome at all expert meetings!

EXPERTS GROUP 1

Jane Mote

Journalist, storyteller and TV executive Jane Mote is a champion for the power and accessibility of documentary. She has decades of experience as a journalist and TV producer and commissioner.

She is Consultant Editor for documentary funding foundation The Whickers nurturing and supporting audio and film documentary-makers who share a curiosity for the world. She was tutor for a BFI short documentary course and works as a story lab mentor for MyDocs, Docs By the Sea and Asian Network of Documentary (AND). She frequently mentors, supports and exec produces for documentary makers from across the world. Jane was formerly UK MD of Al Gore’s documentary channel Current commissioning and executive producing feature and TV-length documentaries. Before that she ran six factual and lifestyle TV channels for UKTV commissioning programming across genres. She has worked in management at Discovery, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Worldwide, STV, ESi media and the Africa channel. She started her career as a newspaper journalist before working 16 years in the BBC creating and running BBC London across News and Current Affairs. She is director of the media production and consultancy company beechtobeach based in West Sussex, England.

Katrine Kiilgaard

Katrine Kiilgaard is in charge of the industry platform at CPH:DOX; Copenhagen's international documentary film festival. With a focus on highly creative projects crossing boundaries between documentary, hybrid film, art and impact journalism, the CPH:INDUSTRY platform offers a number of B2B activities designed to enhance the financing, production, distribution and reach of documentary Films.

EXPERTS GROUP 2

Megan Gelstein

Megan Gelstein is an Emmy® Award-winning producer and the Senior Program Director of Catapult Film Fund. In that role, she supports and cultivates independent, cinematic non-fiction filmmakers globally and provides creative, strategic, and editorial advice to supported films and filmmakers through Catapult’s artist development programs. Recent films supported by Catapult Film Fun include Crip Camp, Storm Lake, and Pray Away. Prior to joining Catapult, she worked as an independent producer where her work was supported by Sundance Documentary Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Megan worked at PBS/WGBH-TV for over 15 years, where she produced and directed films for the flagship series American Experience and NOVA. She won a National Emmy® Award in the category of Research for her work on the PBS series Africans in America. In addition, she has produced award-winning documentaries that have been nationally broadcast on The History Channel, ITV Network of London, and The Discovery Channel.

Sabine Fayoux Cantillo

As Program Manager at Chicken & Egg Pictures, Sabine plays a key role in the planning and implementation of several programs supporting the organization’s goal to provide creative, professional, and financial support to filmmakers at strategic junctures in their careers. She currently manages the (Egg)celerator Lab for first- and second-time filmmakers, the Chicken & Egg Award for advanced-career filmmakers, and the Project: Hatched program for films in completion.