20 - 25 November 2012
Professional meeting: The New Circumstances of Independent Filmmaking


Professional Meeting: The New Circumstances of Independent Filmmaking

In recent years film production budgets have been slashed even further, local television stations have disappeared, employees have been laid off at regional television broadcasters, and the state public television broadcaster produces little more than news bulletins and chat shows. In addition, cultural events such as film festivals are becoming few and far between, and those that do manage to survive only do so by making major sacrifices.

And if that weren't enough, it's now more expensive to go the cinema, a space that is difficult to keep alive with films that do justice to the notion of the seventh art. Meanwhile, the mainstream film industry endlessly debates the effects of film piracy and sees the internet as solely responsible for its reduced turnover without thinking about how to make the most this remarkable tool.

If some windows close, other will have to open. If current business models don't work, we'll have to invent others. If audiences aren't' attracted by critical, artistic, daring filmmaking, we'll have to find ways of attracting them. If financial aid is only forthcoming for ventures where profit is the chief concern, we'll need to invest in educating sharper-eyed filmgoers. Renew ourselves or wait and see what happens?

Supported by Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial (ICEC), UOC (Post-graduate: Audiovisual distribution: VOD and new business models) and Aved Producciones.


9.30 am Registrations
9.45 am Institutional presentations
10 am Jaume Ripoll (cofounder of Filmin)
10.10 am Barbara Tonelli (cofounder of Touscoprod)
10.30 am Jerome Vidal (producer at Noodles Productions)
10.50 am Enrique Costa (production and distribution at Avalon)
11.10 am Diana Karklin (sales and acquisitions at Rise and Shine World Sales)
11.30 am Break
12 noon Roundtable (moderator: Jaume Ripoll)


Date: Wednesday 21 November
Time: 9.30 am - 1.30 pm
Place: Auditorium CCCB (Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona)
Contact: Patricia Sánchez
Aimed at industry professionals
Free admission. Sign up beforehand
Registration deadline: until 17 November
Limited places

Languages: Spanish