Short Cuts

10.02.2015 - Sabine Brantus, Laurent Crouzeix, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Jan Naszewski, moderated by Ben Gibson

    Help, I've done a great short film! Producer Sabine Brantus (ARTE), festival programmers Laurent Crouzeix (Clermond-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) and Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Film Festival) and distributor Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales), all passionately dedicated to the short form, talk about the different ways to present your short film. This panel will consider the reasons for and advantages of making a short, how to find the right presentation context and how to make the most out of your film through distribution, sales, festivals, etc.


    Sabine Brantus

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    Both a German and a French citizen, she has been working at ARTE in the communication, production and editorial departments for 17 years. Before that she had gathered experiences in the media industry as a freelance journalist. She has been orchestrating the short films and the short film programme “Kurzschluss” / “Court-circuit” as an editor for six years.

    Laurent Crouzeix

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    Laurent Crouzeix is the film programmer of the international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, where he also coordinates the short film co-production forum Euro Connection and various industry events during the Short Film Market. He manages the online platform, which connects thousands of filmmakers with 60 festivals around the world, and implements partnerships with other festivals and markets.

    Jukka-Pekka Laakso

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    Festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He also acts as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works in media education. On top of that he is a member of Finnish National Council for Cinema.

    Jan Naszewski

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    Founder and CEO of New Europe Film Sales, an international film sales company based in Poland with focus on European arthouse and independent US films. He is also an EAVE and Creative Europe expert and long-time Head of Industry at the biggest Polish international film event, the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF. He is the distributor of MAR, which premieres in this year's Berlinale Forum.

    Moderated by

    Ben Gibson

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    Ben Gibson is the Director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was previously Director of Degree Programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014, he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. He has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and others. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.