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EFM Discovery Tour 1

Mon 19 | 16:00 - 17:00 | EFM

In cooperation with European Film Market.

Sydney Levine

The European Film Market (EFM) is the industry centre of the Berlinale and a major hub for international film professionals including distributors, buyers, producers, financiers and sales agents. Located at the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel, the EFM offers a bustling nine-day trade fair where over 9,500 participants from 100 countries attend and over 700 films are presented. Sydney Levine, a pioneer acquisitions executive, conducts two tours of the inner workings of the EFM for first-timers.

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Sydney Levine

An educator and consultant, Sydney Levine was a pioneer acquisitions executive and founder of FilmFinders, the first global database for features acquisitions which was bought by IMDbPro. The site still hosts her blog SydneysBuzz about international film business developments. She coaches and teaches courses on distribution and marketing at Chapman University, UCLA Extension Film School Certificate Program, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Cannes Industry Workshop and others.