PROGRAMME

9th International Film Industry Event „Meeting point – Vilnius“  
2018 March 27-28 

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius 

Grand Dukes Hall 

 

27 March. Tuesday

Zero day. In Lithuanian Language *if not stated otherwise

10.00 - 10.10 Greetings

10.10 - 11.30 Panel discussion on quality TV production in Lithuania

Participants-producers:

  • Rolandas Skaisgirys (Videometra);
  • Rasa Miškinytė (Era Film);
  • Lolita Bytautaitė (National Television producer).
    Moderated by Eva Brazdžionytė

11.30 - 12.30 Panel discussion on distribution of national films

Producers:

  • Donatas Šimukauskas (Kinokultas);
  • Mantvidas Žalėnas (CinemaAds);
  • Lukas Trimonis (InScript)
  • Gintaras Plytnikas (Forum Cinemas) 


Distributors:

  • Asta Martinonytė (Acme Film),
  • Algirdas Ramaška (Kino pavasaris Distribution).


Moderated by Rita Stanelytė

12.30 - 13.00 Coffee Break

13.00 - 14.00 Panel discussion on #metoo context in Lithuanian film industry: lessons and the future

Participants: Lithuanian film industry professionals: actors, producers, filmmakers.

Moderated by Karolis Vyšniauskas

Parallel sessions

16.00 - 17.30 Consultation with Enrico Vannucci, short film advisor at Venice Film Festival for Student film competition filmmakers (Tower Room)

14.00 - 17.00 Consultations with Martina Bleis for Coming soon projects (University Hall) 

15.30 - 17.10 Industry screenings @ Cinema Boutique Pasaka (Šv. Ignoto str. 4/3.)

18.00 - 20.00 Welcome to Vilnius

Industry welcome drinks together with Creative Europe Media desks in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Entrance with accreditations

 

28 March. Wednesday

moderated by Marta Balaga

08.00 - 09.00 Vilnius in Film Morning run

Star your morning in Vilnius with a short run around Vilnius Old town and most famous filming locations. An excursion, location scouting and jogging – all in one hour. Together with Vilnius Film Office.  All guests are welcome. Meeting at Amberton Hotel Lobby!

10.30 - 10.40 Welcome word for International guests by Rolandas Kvietkauskas, Lithuanian Film Center

10.40 - 11.30 Introduction to sales NOW. Xavier Henry-Rashid (Film Republic, G.Britain)

New sales models, emerging markets and the appearance of global platforms. An introduction to film sales, the new landscape for film in the era of digital, the impact of a dying theatrical market, low paying broadcasters, the impact of festivals as a new route to opportunities.  How transparency in the industry means we know little about the value of the films we position on the market.

11.30 - 13.00 Content Licensing for Digital New Media Platforms. Wendy Bernfeld (The Rights Stuff, The Netherlands, CANADA)

Presented together with Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office and Embassy of Canada in Lithuania

An updated overview of the evolving opportunities for indie filmmakers in the VOD/SVOD/digital sector internationally, as to become aware of what else is ‘out there’ in terms of opportunities, going beyond the local boundaries and to tap into the growing interest abroad from other platforms with an appetite for art house, indie film and series (tv,web,mobile), including foreign language productions.  

13.00 - 15.00 Networking Lunch @ Restaurant Grey (Pilies str.2)

15.00 - 16.15 Lithuanian film showcase. The upcoming films from Lithuania

16.15 - 17.15 How to promote your film. Christian Have (Have Communications, Denmark)

Presented together with Embassy of Denmark in Lithuania and Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

Whether you’re Universal or an arthouse production company, the same basic rules of storytelling apply. It’s all about telling a story that excites and engages your audience – and your budget does not limit how good a story you’re able to tell. The budget only affects how far and easily you can distribute it. So, when you have fewer resources, you have to prioritize your efforts. One thing that smaller production companies can learn from the American giants, however, is how to make use of content marketing and how to really engage audiences on social media.

Parallel sessions

17.15 - 19.00 Consultations with Christian Have for Lithuanian showcase participants (Tower Room)

10.00 - 17.00 Consultations with Martina Bleis for Coming soon projects (University hall)

10.00 - 17.40 Industry screenings @ Cinema Boutique Pasaka (Šv. Ignoto str. 4/3.)

20.00 Party Point – Vilnius

Industry networking party @ Museum of Energetics and Technology (Rinktines str.2)

Together with Go Vilnius and Maia Workshops

Entrance with accreditations

 

29 March. Thursday

moderated by Marta Balaga

10.00 - 11.00  Coming soon. Presentation of European debut projects

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00  Coming soon. Presentation of European debut projects

13.00 - 15.00 Networking Lunch @ Restaurant Grey (Pilies str.2)

15.00 - 16.00 Film Festival Strategies Deconstructed. Kathleen McInnis (See through films, USA)

The talk will focus on World Cinema, Kathleen will speak specifically to the Europeans about their entry into the industry via the festival circuit.  Kathleen have learned over the years there actually IS always a festival somewhere for every film. She will be talking about using the film festival circuit to short cut your own personal business development/ making film festivals jumpstart your career and doing it strategically crafting the language of the film to work on filmmaker's behalf.

16.00 - 17.00 Digital single market and new business models. Linda Beath (Canada, Italy) 

Presented in partnership with Maia workshops and Creative Europe Desk Lithuania, MEDIA office

Linda tends to paint big picture of EU audiovisual sector, including an accurate economic overview and insights for new business models for independent filmmakers. She closely follows European digital single market strategy by European Commission and translate it for filmmakers in understandable human language, what impact the political changes will have for their business of filmmaking. Moreover, she masters statistical data by European Audiovisual observatory and combines it with other business tendencies in the global market, comparing with other industries.

16.00 - 17.00 Consultations with Kathleen McInnis (University hall)

15.00 - 17.15 Industry screenings @ Cinema Boutique Pasaka (Šv. Ignoto str. 4/3.)

19.00 Industry award ceremony and Reception of Vilnius Mayor@ Vilnius City Hall

Entrance with accreditations

 

30 March. Friday

11.00 - 15.00 Go Vilnius Brunch @ Restaurant Grey

Invitations only

19.00 Festival award ceremony

Invitations only