Sofia meetings programme


14th SOFIA MEETINGS INDUSTRY EVENTS PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

10:00 – 17:00
FIRST FILMS FIRST WORKSHOP
Goethe-Institut Sofia, 1 Budapesta Str.
(closed event)

10:00 – 18:30
WORKING SESSIONS with Isabelle Fauvel, Initiative Film (France)
Grand Hotel Sofia (GHS), Executive Lounge, 1st floor
(participants with projects only)

14:30 – 18:30
VR HUB SOFIA MEETINGS
VR Screenings
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(open to the public)

15:00 – 17:00
HOW TO WRITE A PROJECT
Workshop with Martin Kiselov (Bulgaria)
GHS, Triaditza Hall 1, 1st floor
(open to the public)

Screenings

18:30
LIGHT THEREAFTER by Konstantin Bojanov, Bulgaria-Belgium, 2017, 101’
Cinema House

18:30
THE GOOD POSTMAN by Tonislav Hristov, Bulgaria-Finland, 2016, 82’ (doc.)
Lumiere Lidl


FRIDAY, MARCH 17

10:00 – 10:40
OPENING OF THE 14th SOFIA MEETINGS and WHO IS WHO
Presentation of all guests and participants of Sofia Meetings
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(accreditation only)

10:40 – 11:50
SECOND FILMS PITCHING7 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(accreditation only)

12:10 – 13:30
PLUS MINUS ONE PITCHING8 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(accreditation only)

15:00 – 16:20
FIRST FILMS FIRST PITCHING8 projects
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(accreditation only)

16:20 – 16:50
PRESENTATION OF OLFFI
With Ilann Girard, OLFFI, (Belgium)
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(accreditation only)

16:20 – 17:50
BYE BYE CONFUSION
DEMYSTIFYING MUSIC RIGHTS
& HOW TO SEE MUSIC AS AN OPPORTUNITY RATHER THAN A PROBLEM
With Laurence Kaye, Laurence Kaye Consulting (UK)
In partnership with Serpentine Film and TV Productions
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(closed event)

19:00
Screening of BLANCANIEVES by Pablo Berger, Spain-France, 2011, 104’
Followed by master class with Alain Bainee (Production Designer)
DNA SPACE (National Palace of Culture)
(festival ticket)

Screenings

18:30
ENEMIES by Svetoslav Ovcharov, Bulgaria, 2017, 101’
Lumiere Lidl


SATURDAY, MARCH 18

9:30 – 18:00
ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
GHS, Sofia Conference Hall, 2nd floor
(closed event)

10:00 – 11:30
VR CINEMA HERE AND NOW
With Momchil Alexiev (Bulgaria)
GHS, Triaditza 1, 1st floor
(open to the public - people who signed up at sofiameetings@siff.bg in advance will be with priority)

11:30 – 12:15
FOCUS ON BELGIUM
PRESENTATION OF BELGIUM FILM FUNDING SYSTEM
Eric Franssen, Wallonie Bruxelles Images (Belgium)
Tatjana Kozar, Unmedia (Belgium)
GHS, Triaditza 1, 1st floor
(accreditation only)

11:30 – 13:00
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA
NEW MOMENTS AND GOOD PRACTICES
FROM OUR NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
With Kamen Balkanski, Head CED MEDIA (Bulgaria)
Krystyna Plohonova, MIDPOINT (Czech Republic)
Vladimir Stojcevski, Head CED MEDIA (Republic of Macedonia)
Martina Petrovic, Head CED MEDIA (Croatia)
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(open to the public)

14:30 – 15:30
VR HUB SOFIA MEETINGS
VR Project Presentations
GHS, Serdica Hall 1, 1st floor
(open to the public)

15:30–16:00
WORLDWIDE FX
BRINGING VISION TO LIFE (SINCE 2001)
Presentation
With Danail “Dundee” Hadzhiyski
GHS, Serdica Hall, 1st floor
(open to the public)

19:00
SOFIA IFF AWARDS CEREMONY
Followed by screening of THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismaki, Finland, 2017, 98‘,
National Palace of Culture, Hall 1


SUNDAY, MARCH 19

10:00 – 12:00
NU BOYANA STUDIOS GUIDED TOUR
Meeting Point: Grand Hotel Sofia


THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-19

10:00 – 19:00
VIDEO SCREENINGS
Video Library
GHS, Sredetz Meeting Room, 2nd floor


Parallel Programme:


THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-19

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

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


SATURDAY, MARCH 18

EUROPA CINEMAS / EUROPA DISTRIBUTION JOINT SESSION
G8 Cinema
(closed event, Europa Cinemas and Europa Distribution participants only)

EFA BOARD MEETING
GHS