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Full immersion week for 44 young professionals and film students

Full immersion week for 44 young professionals and film students

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Today was the starting day of the second Locarno Summer Academy, a programme with lectures, workshops, round tables and professional encounters organised by Festival del film Locarno and Università della Svizzera italiana, with the support from the Ernst Göhner Foundation (Zug).

PROGRAMME OF THE UNIVERSITY PRODUCING LAB

by Amedeo D'Adamo and Nevina Satta
Scientific Direction: Prof. Giuseppe RICHERI, Università della Svizzera italiana, Facoltà di Scienze
della Comunicazione, Istituto Media e giornalismo (IMeG).

Monday,  Aug. 8th

9.30am-12:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)

CLASS ONE
PRODUCER FUNDAMENTALS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY

2-5:15pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)

CLASS TWO
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION, SECTION 1:
Identifying the Audience and the best platform for Distribution.

Wednesday, Aug. 10th

9.30am-12:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)

CLASS THREE
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION, SECTION 2 : ATTACHMENT STRATEGIES – IDENTIFYING AND GETTING THE TALENT

Thursday, Aug. 11th
9.30am-12:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)

CLASS FOUR
FINANCING AND THE DEAL : GETTING THE MONEY AND PROTECTING THE PROPERTY

Friday, Aug. 12th
9.30am-12:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)

CLASS FIVE
PITCHING THE PACKAGE : FINAL REVIEW AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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PROGRAMME OF THE PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
by Gregory Catella, Head of the Locarno Summer Academy

 

Monday,  Aug. 8th

2-5:15pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)
MEETING ONE

with Katriel SCHORY, Executive Director Israel Film Fund, Tel Aviv

and Walter HÜGLI, George Foundation, Winterthur, Switzerland.
on how getting the first feature financed (how film funds and foundations work).

 

Tuesday,  Aug. 9th 

2-5:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)
MEETING TWO

with Simon PERRY, president of ACE – Ateliers Cinéma européen and former Chief executive of the Irish Film Board
on professional training, networking organisation and co-production partnerships

Case studies and Guests:
Tero KAUKOMAA, Producer, Blind Spot Pictures, Finland
about his activities, his production IRON SKY, dir. Timo Vuorensola (Finland, release: 2012) and new ways of
promoting and financing films using the web;

Luc Déry, Producer, micro_scope inc., Montréal, Canada
about his work, his film in Locarno MONSIEUR LAZHAR, dir. Philippe Falardeau (Canada 2011), and doing a short case-
study of INCENDIES, dir. Denis Villeneuve (Canada/ France, 2010).

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10th

2-5:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)
MEETING THREE

with Kristina TRAPP, CEO EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs)

on professional training, project develop-ment and networking organisation.

Case study and Guest:
the French-German co-production ET SI ON VIVAIT TOUS ENSEMBLE? (dir. Stéphane Robelin, 2011) with
producer Christophe BRUNCHER (F). The film will be screened on the Piazza Grande on Saturday, Aug 13th.

 

Thursday, Aug. 11th

12:15-2:15pm at Restaurant Vallemaggia
PROFESSIONAL LUNCH

with Villi HERMANN, Screenwriter, director and producer, Imagofilm Lugano, Switzerland.
about his work, his film in Locarno GOTTHARD SCHUH (dir. and prod. by Villi Hermann, Switzerland 2011)
and the feature SINESTESIA, dir. Erik Bernasconi (CH, 2010).

 

Friday, Aug. 12th

2-5:30pm at SUPSI–DFA (Ex-Magistrale)
MEETING FOUR

with Prof. Nitzan BEN SHAUL, University of Tel Aviv and Daphna Cohen BEN SHAUL, InSplit, Tel Aviv, Israel

and Jacob BERGER, Director and screenwriter, Geneva, Switzerland

on Interactive storytelling and Cross-media distribution.

 

7pm
PROFESSIONAL DINNER WITH GUESTS OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

Gregory Catella

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