New Directors | New Films
FEST and Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Portugal together to discuss the opportunities for Film and AV

On the 23rd and 24th of June, as a part of FEST PRO 2022, FEST and Creative Europe Media Desk Portugal, in collaboration with the MEDIA Desks from Austria, Belgium and Italy (Torino), will dedicate special sessions and networking moments to discuss the actual Opportunities for Film and Audiovisual in two days.

MEDIA DESK participation at FEST – New Films new Directors will consist of several onsite activities - in the beautiful seaside town of Espinho - all in the spirit of promoting the Program’s opportunities and fostering future international collaborations.

The special guests for these sessions are Valeria Richter and Nicolò Gallio (from Torino Film Lab), Síle Culley (Audience Designer & Development Consultant); and one board member of International Europe.

This MEDIA sessions will enlarge FEST PRO 2022, that between the 21st and the 26th of June brings to Espinho a list of top professionals already announced, and the ones that will be announced in the next few days.

A program dedicated to MEDIA:

  • 23rd June (11am – 12:30am)
    Conference “Identifying and connecting with your audience”

The capacity of knowing and connection with your audience from early development stage is a very important tool for any filmmaker. Commonly known as Audience Design this set of tools can change how a film is received and allow it to reach new levels due to the connection with the audience.

In this session, we will explore the possibilities of this tool, and how filmmakers can better take advantage of it.

  • 24th June (3:30pm – 5:30pm)
    Info session “Creative Europe MEDIA - Opportunities for Film and AV”

The current Creative Europe program, provides more support and funding than ever before to cultural and creative sectors, linguistic diversity, heritage & audiovisual. With a dedicated budget of more than €2.4 billion, agents will need to navigate the guidelines and calls to better find the right opportunity for their projects. The session will be giving an overview of the program, and reveal the direction the program will take.

  • 24th June (6pm)
    MEDIA Industry Meetings

Presence in FEST PRO Industry Meetings (one-on-one meetings between attending industry professionals seeking collaborations)

  • 24th June 8pm
    MEDIA Networking Dinner

Dinner features magnificent Portuguese cuisine provided by local chefs (including vegetarian and vegan options), accompanied by a careful selection of wines from Portugal's famous wine regions - all in an effort to give a taste of the country’s large and spectacular gastronomic offer. This setting is perfect for informal conversations and contacts, a perfect setting to develop new connections and start the development of a new project in the film industry.

The 6-day extensive FEST PRO program offers a tailored experience to films and audiovisual professionals, from Oscar winners to rising stars. Join us in Espinho for a few days of intense networking, enhancing film knowledge, and enjoying the best of the Summer and Portuguese food in this beautiful seaside town. Get your accreditations for €100!

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