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Rotterdam Lab to welcome 69 producers

Rotterdam Lab is a five-day talent development programme for emerging producers. Taking place during the IFFR Pro Days, from 25 to 29 January 2020, the 20th edition will consist of workshops, talks and networking sessions targeted at promising film professionals.

Selection

This year, the Lab welcomes 69 producers from 31 countries, selected through numerous partners of IFFR Pro. The participants are nominated by 41 of the 71 IFFR Pro partners and supporters. This year, are welcomed back as partners Film i Väst, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Tribeca Film Institute. Confirmed new partners are B3 Media, British Council / British Film Institute, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Locarno Film Festival – Open Doors, Ouaga Film Lab, Projecto Paradiso, Realness, Royal Jordan Film Commission and Taipei Film Commission.

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Participants

Rotterdam Lab welcomes the following 69 emerging film producers from 31 countries to the 20th edition of Rotterdam Lab:

  • Aimee Lynn Barneburg of High Pony Pictures, USA. Nominated by Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP)
  • Alba Bosch Duran of Oberon Media, Spain. Nominated by Catalan Films & TV
  • Alban Zogjani of ASHA, Kosovo. Nominated by Kosovo Cinematography Center
  • Amy Naao Aoyama of AOI Pro, Japan. Nominated by VIPO
  • Andrea Corzo of Laberinto Producciones, Colombia. Nominated by Proimagenes Colombia
  • Aurora H. Bjørnhaug of 4 ½, Norway. Nominated by Norwegian Film Institute
  • Chanel Xu of Zhao Wei Films, Singapore. Nominated by Singapore Film Commission
  • Chris Stengerof Family Affairs, Netherlands. Nominated by Netherlands Film Fund
  • Claire McCabe of Samson Films, Ireland. Nominated by Screen Ireland
  • Claus Reichelof filmfaust filmproduktion, Germany. Nominated by Film -und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH
  • David Borgeaud of Roue Libre Production, Belgium. Nominated by Wallonie Bruxelles Images
  • David Neilson of White Stag Films & Filming Scotland, UK. Nominated by Scottish Film Talent Network
  • Diana Paroiu of Hi-Film, Romania. Nominated by European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)
  • Diego Nájera of AG Capital, USA. Nominated by Tribeca Film Institute
  • Elene Margvelashvili of Parachute Films, Georgia. Nominated by MIDPOINT
  • Elisa Heene of Serendipity Films, Belgium. Nominated by Flanders Audiovisual Fund
  • Elisa Sepúlveda Ruddoff of C A P I C U A films, Chile. Nominated by BAL / Bafici
  • Eréndira Núñez Larios of TEOREMA, Mexico. Nominated by IMCINE
  • Erik Andersson of Läsk, Sweden. Nominated by Swedish Film Institute
  • Estebán García Vernaza, Independent Producer, Colombia. Nominated by Proimagenes Colombia
  • François Bonneau of ACPAV, Canada. Nominated by Telefilm Canada
  • Franzis Walther, Independent Producer, Germany. Nominated by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Ilana Coleman, of Sin Sitio Cine, Mexico. Nominated by Guanajuato International Film Festival
  • Ilaria Malagutti of Mammut Film, Italy. Nominated by Istituto Luce - Cinecittà
  • Jasper Boon of Boondocs, Netherlands. Nominated by Netherlands Film Fund
  • Jennifer Hawley of Relatable Films Inc., Canada. Nominated by Telefilm Canada
  • Joelma Gonzaga of Laranjeiras Filmes, Brazil. Nominated by Projecto Paradiso
  • Johannes Nørrgaard of Meta Film, Denmark. Nominated by Danish Film Institute
  • Jose Manuel Duque of Monociclo Cine, Colombia. Nominated by Proimagenes Colombia
  • Juan Farré of Agencia Bengala, Mexico. Nominated by Guanajuato International Film Festival
  • Julia Wagner of Heartwake, Germany. Nominated by European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)
  • Julie Strifler of Wildling Pictures, Canada. Nominated by Telefilm Canada
  • Kaihei Shiota of EIZOH LABORATORY INC, Japan. Nominated by VIPO
  • Kasper Dissing of Zentropa, Denmark. Nominated by Danish Film Institute
  • Lara Costa-Calzado of Other Season, USA. Nominated by Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP)
  • Le Quynh Anh of Hanoi Doclab, Vietnam. Nominated by Locarno Film Festival
  • Leire Apellaniz of Sr & Sra, Spain. Nominated by The Screen – La Incubadora
  • Lesedi Oluko Moche of The Duuka, Uganda. Nominated by Ouaga Film Lab
  • Loran Dunn of Delaval, UK. Nominated by British Council / British Film Institute
  • Lorine Plagnol of Sungazer, UK. Nominated by B3 Media
  • Lulzim Guhelli of Tilia Entertainment, Kosovo. Nominated by Kosovo Cinematography Center
  • Maaike Neve of Bind, Netherlands. Nominated by Netherlands Film Fund
  • Maeve McMahon of Dura Mater Films Ltd, UK. Nominated by Scottish Film Talent Network
  • Marte Hansen of Friland, Norway. Nominated by Norwegian Film Institute
  • Lise Orheim Stender of Motor Film, Denmark. Nominted by Danish Film Institute.
  • Michael Peterson of 775 Media Corp, Canada. Nominated by Telefilm Canada
  • Mmabatho Kau of Raindrop Media, South Africa. Nominated by Realness
  • Mohamed Rasheedy of The Post Office GmbH, Germany. Nominated by Royal Jordan Film Commission
  • Monique Walton of Bluestack, USA. Nominated by Sundance Institute
  • Nadine Lüchinger of Filmgerberei GmbH, Switzerland. Nominated by Swiss Films
  • Nikola Vasakova of Girls in Film, UK. Nominated by British Film Council
  • Omar Rahbany of RYP, LebanonNominated by Arab Cinema Center
  • Rawyan Shayema of Art Haaat, Bangladesh. Nominated by Docskool
  • Rea Rajčić of Eclectica, Croatia. Nominated by Croatian Audiovisual Centre
  • Regina Jorissen of 2 Pilots Filmproduction GmbH, Germany. Nominated by Film -und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH
  • Rim Mejdi of Tifaw Films, Morocco. Nominated by IEFTA
  • Roisin Geraghty of Little Rose Films, Ireland. Nominated by Screen Ireland
  • Ruba Atiyeh of CeeFilm Beirut, Lebanon. Nominated by IEFTA
  • Sachiko Miyase of Office Shirous, Japan. Nominated by VIPO
  • Santi Suárez of Un Capricho de Producciones, Spain. Nominated by Catalan Films & TV
  • Sarah Seulki Oh of Oh Picture Co., USA. Nominated by Sundance Institute
  • Stephanie Wiese of Fridthjof Film, Denmark. Nominated by Danish Film Institute
  • Stina Eriksson of Plattform Production, Sweden. Nominated by Film i Väst
  • Tapiwa Chipfupa of AMBIDEXTROUS PICTURES, Zimbabwe. Nominated by Durban FilmMart/Durban Film Office
  • Tena Gojić of Dinaridi, Croatia. Nominated by Croatian Audiovisual Centre
  • Valeria Correale of Fuori Campo, Italy. Nominated by Istituto Luce - Cinecittà
  • Wan Murni Binte Wan Iskandar, Independent Producer, Singapore. Nominated by Singapore Film Commission
  • Yan Decoppet of GoldenEgg Production, Switzerland. Nominated by Swiss Films
  • Yi De Lee, Independent Producer, Taiwan. Nominated by Taipei Film Commission

Programme

Alongside its co-production market CineMart, IFFR Pro organises Rotterdam Lab to provide upcoming producers with the confidence and skills to navigate the world of international film financing, sales and distribution, and the means to develop an international network. The Rotterdam Lab 2020 programme will include round-table sessions with experts, workshops on key topics such as marketing strategies, with Mathias Noschis of AlphaPanda. A session on negotiation strategies will be held by Stefan Rüll, attorney-at-law and mediator whose consultancy company is exclusively dedicated to film, television, and audiovisual media.

One of the planned panels will be focusing on international financing and co-production strategies and a second one will instead bring the experience of Pavel Strnad and Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen on the role of the creative producer, and his/her shifting role in developing different projects and absorbing diverse producing practices when it comes to develop and address content to platforms.

In addition, there will also be a co-production case study on the selected film La Fortaleza with the filmmaker and the producers, which will have its world premiere in the Tiger Competition at IFFR 2020.

Being able to expand their network on a large international scale, many Rotterdam Lab alumni have returned to Rotterdam with a project in CineMart or a film in the IFFR festival programme.