In co-operation with the British Independent Cinema Office and film professionals from leading festivals in Europe, Motovun Film Festival is organizing a workshop in film festival production, to be held July 21 – 26, 2011.
Through a series of lectures, discussions and application of practical knowledge, candidates will learn about invaluable skills necessary for production of a successful international film festival, get ideas on how to put together inspired innovative film programs that will attract wider audiences, learn how to define and develop their film festival profile, and get basic knowledge of organizational skills, financing, finding partners…
Some of the many workshop lecturers are:
Rotterdam International Film Festival Programmer – Ludmila Cvikova; director of the Berlinale Generation section – Maryanne Redpath; festivals manager at EU MEDIA program – Malgorzata Palarczyk-Vivancos; director of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival – Joanne O'Hagan; executive director of Vilnius International Film Festival – Algirdas Ramaska; Support Your Local Cinema project coordinator- Rachael Castel; director of Sci-Fi London Film Festival – Louis Savy; – director of ZagrebDox festival- Nenad Puhovski; multiple award winning film director and one of the founders of Motovun Film Festival – Rajko Grlić, and director of Motovun Film Festival – Igor Mirković.
Together with workshop candidates, they will analyze today's position of film festivals, familiarize them with the possibilities of financing festivals from EU projects, presenting examples of successful financing, and advise on finding corporate partners and raising funds for festivals.
The workshop will be held in Motovun July 21 – 26, 2011. There are only a few places left, for more information please call +44 207 079 0473, or go to
The Independent Cinema Office is the national organization for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK.
The course is financed by the EU MEDIA program and European Cultural Foundation, in co-operation with Motovun Film Festival, supported by Vilnius International Film Festival, RIFE Investment Fund and UK Film Council and South West Screen.