Sofia meetings programme



15th SOFIA MEETINGS INDUSTRY EVENTS PROGRAMME

                                                                                                                     *GHS – Grand Hotel Sofia


THURSDAY, MARCH 15

MAIN PROGRAMME
10.00 – 18.30
WORKING SESSIONS with Isabelle Fauvel, Initiative Film (France)
GHS, Executive Lounge, 1st floor
(participants with projects only)

10.00 – 18.30
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING with Licia Eminenti (France)
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(participants with projects only)

Screening
18.30
A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK, Bulgaria, 2017, 98’, Director Aleksandar Smolianov
Lumiere Lidl Cinema


PARALLEL PROGRAMME
12.00 – 17.00
VR HUB SOFIA MEETINGS – VR Screenings
GHS, Sredetz Meeting Room, 2nd floor

14.00 – 16.00
NU BOYANA FILM STUDIOS GUIDED TOUR
Meeting Point: Grand Hotel Sofia

16.00 – 16.45
AUDIENCE! AUDIENCE!
‘Help from the audience.
Bulgarian films and their viewers at the beginning of the XXI century.’

With Alexander Donev (Bulgaria)
GHS, Triaditza Hall 1, 1st floor

17.00 – 19.00
HOW TO WRITE A PROJECT
Workshop with Martin Kiselov (Bulgaria)
GHS, Triaditza Hall 1, 1st floor



FRIDAY, MARCH 16

MAIN PROGRAMME
10.00 – 10.40
OPENING OF THE 15th SOFIA MEETINGS
WHO IS WHO Presentation of all guests and participants of Sofia Meetings
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

10.40 – 11.40
SECOND FILMS PITCHING – 6 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

12.00 – 13.20
PLUS MINUS ONE PITCHING – 8 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

15.00 – 16.20
FIRST FILMS FIRST PITCHING – 8 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

17.00 – 18.00
AUDIENCE! AUDIENCE!
DISTRIBUTION AND FILM FUNDS POLICIES
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

19.00
SOFIA IFF AWARDS CEREMONY
Followed by screening of The Leisure Seeker, 112’
National Palace of Culture, Hall 1


PARALLEL PROGRAMME
10.00 – 13.30
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING with Licia Eminenti (France)
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(participants with projects only)

12.00 – 18.00
VR HUB SOFIA MEETINGS – VR Screenings
GHS, Sredetz Meeting Room, 2nd floor

14.00 – 15.30
AWARENESS – RESPONSIBILITY – PROFESSIONALITY
Talk on Casting for Actors and following Q & A session
With Beatrice Kruger (Italy)
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor

15.30 – 17.00
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA DAY
NEW MOMENTS AND EXPERIENCES FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
With Kamen Balkanski, Head CED MEDIA (Bulgaria)
Mercedes Fernandez, TorinoFilmLab (Italy)
Danijel Hocevar, MIDPOINT (Slovenia)
Stefan Arsenijevic, First Films First (Serbia)
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor

17.00 – 17.30
PRESENTATION OF ACE PRODUCERS with Simon Perry (Netherlands)
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor


SATURDAY, MARCH 17

MAIN PROGRAMME
9.30 – 13.30
ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

14.30 – 18.30
ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor

Screening
18.30
8'19'', Bulgaria, 2018, 90’, Directors Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov,
Luybomir Mladenov, Nadejda Koseva, Theodore Ushev, Vladimir Lyutskanov
Lumiere Lidl Cinema


PARALLEL PROGRAMME
9.30 – 12.30
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING with Licia Eminenti (France)
GHS, Triaditza Hall 1, 1st floor
(participants with projects only)

10.30 – 11.30
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS: WILL IT WORK FOR YOU?
With Melody Gilbert (USA) & Dumitria Pacicovschi (Italy)
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor

11.45 – 14.00
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING: DISCUSSING AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION
With Mirka Duijn (Netherlands)
SHORT PRESENTATIONS FROM CREATORS, MAKERS AND SPECIALISTS
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor

12.00 – 18.00
VR HUB SOFIA MEETINGS
VR Screenings
GHS, Sredetz Meeting Room, 2nd floor

14:30 – 15.10
6 REASONS YOUR FIRST VFX SHOW WILL BE A COMPLETE DISASTER
By Nu Boyana FX
Starring Peter Dimitrov & Martin Georgiev (Bulgaria)
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor

15.15 – 16.00
PRESENTATION OF ROMA LAZIO FILM COMMISSION
With Luciano Sovena (Italy)
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor

16.00 – 17.30
PROFESSION: CASTING DIRECTOR
Talk on Casting for Producers and Directors and following Q & A session
With Beatrice Kruger (Italy)
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor


SUNDAY, MARCH 18
10.00 – 12.00
NU BOYANA FILM STUDIOS GUIDED TOUR
Meeting Point: Grand Hotel Sofia

Screening
20.30
OCCUPATION 1968, Bulgaria-Germany-Hungary-Poland-Russia, 2018, 120’
Directors Stephan Komandarev, Marie Elisa Scheidt,
Linda Dombrovszsky, Magdalena Szymków, Evdokia Moskvina
Lumiere Lidl Cinema



ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME


WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 14-18
FIRST FILMS FIRST WORKSHOP
GHS (closed event, participants only)

EUROPA CINEMAS SEMINAR
G8 Cinema
(closed event, participants only)

EUROPA DISTRIBUTION WORKSHOP
GHS, Sofia Club, Ground floor
(closed event, participants only)


THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 15-17
10.00 – 19.00
VIDEO SCREENINGS
Video Library
GHS, Room 104, 1st floor

SUNDAY, MARCH 18
10.00 – 14.00
VIDEO SCREENINGS
Video Library
GHS, Room 104, 1st floor