IFFR Pro Dialogue: Cinematic Synergy


IFFR 2024

Cinematic Synergy – merging your creative and business development

Unlock the potential of your narrative by delving into its human essence and transcend cultural boundaries.

The panel will consider how filmmakers can, right from the initial stages of their projects, effectively convey the essence of their ideas to establish a meaningful connection to those they will need to work with to get their projects off the ground. 

This human connection will extend to funders, co-producers, commissioning editors, sales, and, later on, to press and audiences. The aim is to shed light on effective pitching from the perspective of those decision makers on the receiving end, exploring authentic ways to create these connections. Additionally, the discussion will touch upon how a filmmaker's unique voice can be translated into something universal, to resonate with industry and audiences.

Elevate your filmmaking journey by merging the realms of creativity and business development.

The panel will consist of:
- Anton Calleja, producer and financing consultant for film and the creative industries
- Laurin Dietrich, press & PR agent
- Maori Karmael Holmes, Chief Executive & Artistic Officer, BlackStar Projects
- Tamara Tatishvili, Head of the Hubert Bals Fund
- Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, Head of Development, The Match Factory

Moderated by industry strategist and publicist Kathleen McInnis. 

Film still: Flatastic dir. Alice Saey (Tiger Short Competition 2024) 

Read more about the Pro Dialogues 2024 here. Access is open to IFFR 2024 badge-holders, no booking is required. 


IFFR 2024