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Producers Sharing Their Secrets

11.02.2015 - Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Katriel Schory

    In this in-depth session, executive director of the Israel Film Fund and longtime film producer Katriel Schory moderates international producers on the current challenges in film producing, highlighting new business models and practices that are making waves today. Short keynote presentations on speci-fic topics by the experts will be punctuated by interactive discussions with the audience and other experts. Along the long road "from idea to the poster," where can producers diverge and impact their projects for the better? And how do they choose the project they want to develop and why? With regard to an everchanging industry landscape, how do the responsibilities of producer and distributor increasingly overlap, and are "impact producer" or "producer of marketing" the job descriptions of tomorrow? Schory and the experts will also elaborate on how you can identify the ideal co-production partners and build an international identity for your project while maintaining your personal voice. The session will allow experts and audience to look at what the future of producing holds without losing sight of the current state of affairs.


    Paulo de Carvalho

    Brazilian-born and Germany-based producer and festival manager. He was the founder and general manager of the CineLatino festival in Germany and curated several Latin-American retrospectives on other festivals. The films he produced, like ACTS OF MEN, GODS, SWIRL and THE LIFE OF FISH, premiered in Berlin, Locarno, Venice and Toronto and won several international awards, including the Goya.

    Juliette Lepoutre

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    Juliette Lepoutre comes to film production after 15 years in Silicon Valley, specialising in developing international markets. She is co-founder of MPM Film where she co-produced directors such as Adrian Sitaru, Béla Tarr, Julia Murat, Panos Koutras and Hector Galvez. In 2015, she founded Still Moving with Pierre Menahem and co-produced PENDULAR by Julia Murat (Berlinale Panorama FIPRESCI Award). She is currently producing THE FEVER (Maya Da Rin), FEATHERS OF A FATHER (Omar El Zohairy) and TLAMESS (Ala Eddine Slim).

    Raymond Phathanavirangoon

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    Raymond Phathanavirangoon is a producer, programmer and Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC). Previously he worked for the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Cannes Critics’ Week, and was also the Director of Marketing at Fortissimo Films. His producing credits include Boo Junfeng’s APPRENTICE, Josh Kim’s HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS, Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s HEADSHOT and Pang Ho-cheung’s DREAM HOME.

    Katriel Schory

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    For 25 years, Katriel Schory has been an active producer with his own production company, Belfilms, which has produced over 150 films including fiction, documentaries, TV dramas, TV shows and international co-productions. Since 1999, he has been the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund and in this capacity has authorised the production of 280 new Israeli feature films.