All of the events, panels, and workshops (unless specified differently) will take place at the festival center de Doelen, Pro Hub, 4th floor.
Saturday 26 January
Pro Hub Panel: Make the Most of the Film Festival
11:00 - 12:30
Wendy Mitchell will chair a panel of key professionals who will share their experiences, insights and tips & tricks about how to use your time at IFFR in the most effective way. A chance for filmmakers to get their questions answered and for Industry pros to meet new talents.
Make the Most of the Film Festival
With Léo Soesanto, Babak Jalali, Dominga Sotomayor, Tejinder Jouhal, Hayet Benkara, and Paolo Bertolin.Read more
Pro Hub Panel: Film, Art and Commissioned Works
14:00 - 15:30
What are the interests of festivals, museums, and institutions alike to commission work? Where does the maker's autonomy begin and end? Which function do commissions have, or can they have, or should they have? All these questions and more will be discussed during this panel session. Speakers to be announced.
*This panel takes place in the Van Cappelen Zaal, Ground floor, de Doelen
Film, Art and Commissioned Works
Speakers to be announcedRead more
Pro Hub Panel: The Power of Social Media: Using Its Language in Storytelling and Criticism
15:00 - 16:30
Organised as part of thematic programme Rabbit Hole, focusing on the visual language of the internet meme, the panel will be exploring the use and influence of social media language as a means of storytelling and as cultural critique. From fandoms discussing their obsessions online to professionals adopting the language to tell stories, assess art, cinema and other media.
The Power of Social Media
With Eric Allen Hatch, Clusterduck, Yoana Pavlova and Aapo Nikkanen.Read more
PITCH OUT!– 120 MINUTES IN THE ART OF PRESENTING (1st Session)
15:00 - 17:00
You know what your film project is about, but do you know how to get it across?
One of the key skills required to get ahead in the film industry is that of communicating in the right way.
*This session takes place in The Dark Room, 4th floor, de Doelen
Pitch Out! Session
With Bonnie Williams and Marjorie Bendeck.Read More
SUNDAY 27 JANUARY
Pitch Your Film to Funds, Markets and Producers
11:00 - 13:00
Pitch your project in development or film to funds, markets and producers and receive constructive feedback from top professionals in a supportive environment.
Pitch your Film
With Marjorie Bendeck, Constanza Arena, Lucas Rosant, Anita Voorham, Fay Breeman and Oskar Pimlott.Read more
Pro Hub Panel: The Perfect Match - The Director/Producer Relationship
15:00 - 16:30
How to find the right partners to develop, produce or co-produce a project and how to collaborate effectively between different cultures and continents without losing the vision on the film. Hayet Benkara in conversation with the director/producer teams behind three Voices & Bright Future titles.
The Perfect Match
With, amongst others, Bani Khoshnoudi and Elsa Reyes Garcés (of Luciérnagas).Read more
Pitch Out! – 120 Minutes in the Art of Presenting (2nd Session)
15:00 – 17:00
You know what your film project is about, but do you know how to get it across? One of key skills required to get ahead in the film industry is that of communicating in the right way. Top coach Bonnie Williams will help you to gain the skills to adjust your pitch and to build your confidence. Pitching instructor Marjorie Bendeck will help you synthesize your content and communicate this clearly.
*This session takes place in the Dark Room, 4th floor, de Doelen
Pitch out! Session
With Bonnie Williams and Marjorie Bendeck.Read more
Monday 28 January
Pitch Your Film to Buyers, Sales Agents, Publicists and Festivals
15:00 - 17:00
Pitch your film or project in development to buyers, sales agents and festivals - and receive constructive feedback from top professionals in a supportive environment.
Pitch Your Film
With Marjorie Bendeck, Vanja Kaludjercic, Lorna-Lee Torres, Laurin Dietrich, Delly Shirazi, Lison Hervé, and Charlotte Serrand.Read more
Tuesday 29 January
Pro Hub Panel: How to Deliver Your Film and Develop an International Market Strategy
11:00 – 12:00
Every filmmaker has heard about festival, marketing and sales strategies. But how many filmmakers have thoughtfully planned their presence in the international film market? This workshop about international film market strategy draws attention to the variety of film markets and industry events, reasons to attend and how to prepare.
Marika will be available for one-to-one meetings after the panel. RSVP with Pro Hub
How to deliver your film
Marketing tools and communication are the core subjects of this workshop led by international consultant Marika KozlovskaRead more
Pro Hub Panel: Maximise the International Potential of Your Film and Reach an Audience
15:00 – 16:30
Strategies for independent films working with social media, publicity and marketing. From early film development, many elements should be kept in mind to maximize the appeal of your film for audiences in all international territories, as well as for festivals and buyers in different markets. The panel will share experiences, tips and tricks that can increase a project’s appeal. Moderator: Matthieu Darras
Maximise International Potential
With Lorna-Lee Torres, Michael Arnon, Mathias Noschis and Breanne Thomas.Read more
Wednesday 30 January
Pro Hub Panel: The Perfect Score: The Craft of the Composer/Filmmaker Collaboration
12:00 – 13:00
A case study with the team of the Tiger nominated film Take Me Somewhere Nice, a co-production of The Netherlands and Bosnia, that will explore the creative and practical process of creating an original score and distinctive soundscape on time and on budget.
* This panel takes place in the Van Cappelen Zaal, Ground floor, de Doelen
The Perfect Score
With Ena Sendijarević, Ella van der Woude, Vincent Sinceretti and Madeleine Molyneaux.Read more