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EFM Discovery Tour 1

Tue 12 | 11:00 - 12:00 | 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 Gro­pius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel, the EFM offers a bust­ling nine-day trade fair attended by 9,500 parti­ci­pants from 100 countries and where over 700 films are presented. Sydney Levine, a pione­er­ing acquisitions executive, con­ducts two tours of the EFM’s inner workings 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.