Training

All seven projects are exclusively open to professionals from the MEDA countries. They all are free of charge.

Audiovisual Financing and Commercialisation (AFIC) (INA, France)

The project provides producers, distributors, directors and professors from film schools with a solid foundation in film financing, co-production, sales, acquisitions, marketing, promotion and international business development skills through training. It aims at enhancing young professionals’ ability to produce and market their projects.
Contact: Ana VINUELA
avinuela@ina.fr
www.ina.fr

Mediterranean Film Business School, (MBS, Spain)

Two cycles of two workshops each, as well as follow-up and tutorials are provided by MFBS to assist South Mediterranean producers with film projects to acquire skills and establish networks in order to finance co-produce and distribute their works internationally. Financing, co-production and legal aspects are covered in the first workshop and marketing and distribution in the second one.
Contact: José Manuel Garasino
garasino@mediaschool.org
www.mediaschool.org

EurodocMed, (Eurodoc, France)

EURODOCmed aims at improving the quality of documentary project development, and set up a sustainable skills exchange network between European documentary decision-makers and South Mediterranean professionals. It brings together documentary professionals from MEDA countries to participate in a training scheme that supports the development of specific projects during three sessions that take place in France and in Portugal. Networking is enhanced through participation to international markets (umbrella at the Sunny Side of the Doc 2006) and a special event in spring 2007.
Contact: Anne-Marie Luccioni
eurodoc@wanadoo.fr
www.eurodoc-net.com

Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders, (Iberautor, Spain)

This project organizes intensive training seminars in distribution and promotion for Mediterranean audiovisual professionals during the International Film Festivals of Cannes, San Sebastian and Berlin. It provides participants with necessary skills to promote and sell their film projects in an international market. Participants meet fellow European and Mediterranean professionals and key players in the international audiovisual industry prior to the major European film festivals to enhance the promotion and circulation of their films.
Contact : Brigitte Veyne
bveyne@sgae.es
www.mfcb.org

Génération Grand Ecran 2006 (CICAE, France)

The project aims at upskilling South Mediterranean cultural managers, film-club event organisers, film exhibitors and distributors, institutions involved with film distribution through training courses held in parallel with the Mostra del Cinema in Venice and the Carthage Cinema Days in Tunis. The training strategy of the project is based on the need to re-think exhibition patterns and thereby increase the quality in the distribution and showing of films in theatres, film clubs and other cultural institutions to attract more cinema-goers.
Contact: Enrico CHIESA
cicae@art-et-essai.org
www.cicae.org

Berlinale Talent Campus (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany)

As a part of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale Talent Campus provides a unique opportunity for more than 30 young talent from the South Mediterranean to build a network of contacts with established EU industry professionals and other young talent from all over the world.
Contact: Dorothee WENNER
wenner@berlinale.de
www.berlinale-talentcampus.de

Insight Out (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen HFF “Konrad Wolf ”, Germany)

As mastery of new technologies is of outmost importance for young filmmakers, the two project’s intensive workshops for up to 25 South Mediterranean participants (February 2006 and 2007) both focus on digital film production and post-production technologies and their potential. The workshops also encourage the establishment of co-production and collaboration partnerships between EU and MEDA professionals.
Contact: Jennifer Hoffmann
j.hoffmann@hff-potsdam.de
http://insightout.hff-potsdam.de/

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