More candour than competition, the Market Studio is the home for people who make not only films but industry connections. Distributors, sales agents and audience designers are invited to work with seasoned experts and to benefit from sharing experience and ideas with their peers.
As many of the invited Talents every year endeavour to launch new companies, festivals or cinema spaces, the Market Studio sees itself as a space where the hard truths about starting a culturally driven enterprise can be addressed. The Studio encourages participants to understand the value of plain speaking and to provide honest assessments of what went wrong so that future projects turn out right. Unlimited access to the European Film Market also provides participants with a means to engage directly with producers and to expand their fledgling networks.
The Studio has left me with a network of people I could refer to in the future. Also my participation in "Common Grounds: Sustainable Film Business" was an excellent platform to test my business model and receive very constructive feedback and exposure.Thoughts from a Talent, 2020