Meeting Point – Vilnius Speakers Revealed, Accreditations Available for Purchase

Film industry professionals will once again be able to buy festival accreditations allowing them access to all festival screenings as well as the industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV). Accreditations are available for purchase until March 27 here: https://vp.eventival.eu/viff/2018/accreditation

Payed accreditations for industry professionals are common practice at international film festivals, allowing professionals from various fields to attend events they would otherwise not be able to. Two types of accreditations will be available this year. The Industry accreditation will allow access only to MPV on March 27–29. The Industry + Film accreditation will let its owner attend the industry conference and film screenings throughout the festival, taking place March 15–29.

Accreditations are available at a discounted price until March 9. The Industry accreditation will cost 50 euros, giving access to the three day-long conference and networking events, while the Industry + Film accreditation will be priced 90 euros, giving access to all the previously mentioned events, as well as unlimited festival screenings, including the ones that will take place during the festival extension.

Beginning March 10, the Industry accreditation will cost 75 euros, and the Industry + Film accreditation 150 euros.

Sales of all accreditations will be open until March 27, the starting day of MPV, here: https://vp.eventival.eu/viff/2018/accreditation

The rapidly growing international industry event MPV receives around 300 Lithuanian and international guests. Over the course of three days, cinema professionals attend presentations on the latest developments in the audiovisual sector, sessions for in-development projects, private screenings, and most importantly start talking about partnerships.

This year, communication and marketing guru from Denmark Cristian Have will talk about positioning debut films in the global market. There will be two guests from Canada: Wendy Bernfeld will tell us about opportunities for digital content platforms, while Linda Beath will add to the topic by addressing challenges of a comprehensive digital market and new business models. And festival strategist Kathleen McInnis will talk in detail about organizing a film’s festival release, planning an international festival premiere and the creator’s personal strategy. More about this year’s speakers here: http://kinopavasaris.lt/en/speakers

Every year, the films presented at the Coming Soon session get noticed by film professionals and continue to be screened and win awards at international festivals. Some notable examples of these success stories include the documentary “Wonderful Losers: A Different World” from Lithuanian director Arūnas Matelis, which was awarded at the Trieste Film Festival, “Miracle” by Eglė Vertelytė, which held its international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and the Ukrainian film “When the Trees Fall”, recently selected for the Berlinale Panorama programme. This is the first year that the Coming Soon session will only present debuting filmmakers.

The full Vilnius IFF 2018 programme is available here