StepIn 2018. From the left: Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, producer), Nadia Dresti (Head of Locarno Pro), Marcello Paolillo (StepIn Project Manager), Matthijs Wouter Knol (European Film Market, Director), Franklin Leonard (The Black List, Founder & CEO).


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StepIn 2017 - Round table discussion


StepIn 2017: Keynote speakers Bobby Allen (MUBI), Robert Walak (Focus Features) and Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse) with Festival Deputy Artistic Director Nadia Dresti, Project Manager Marcello Paolillo, and moderator Nick Vivarelli (Variety)


StepIn 2017 Wrap up presented by the notetakers


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StepIn is an interdisciplinary and international think tank where distributors, exhibitors, producers, sales agents, funding agencies, marketing professionals and streaming platforms, as well as film festivals and film markets representatives, take part in closed working sessions to discuss the state of the film industry.

A selected group of 40+ European and international industry key players, chosen among various profiles for their experience, are invited to exchange their point of view and propose practical ideas and strategies to overcome the most pressing challenges they are facing. 

The event’s goal is to offer an intimate space where professionals can openly and freely share their own experience, interact, get inspired by one other, and look at how they can implement new behaviors, practices and business models.


StepIn 2018

Entitled “Brave New World” – a nod to the dystopian novel written by Aldous Huxley in 1931 and set in a futuristic world where mankind seem threatened by the great technological accomplishment of its own society – StepIn 2018  tackled directly and fearlessly the seismic shift that has hit our industry.

The event opened with a keynote moderated by Nick Vivarelli (Variety). The keynote speakers are: Diana Elbaum (Producer, Beluga Tree), Matthijs Wouter Knol (Director of the European Film Market) and Franklin Leonard (Founder & CEO of The Black List). In four different roundtables, top international film executives discussed some of the most pressing issues our industry is currently facing during group work, reporting them in an open session at the end of the day. 

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