Let's meet, discuss, and produce together
ECPF’s goal is to gather the international film and television community around a common desire for further collaborations and co-productions.
The ECPF welcomes all attendees, from over 60 countries, in the hopes of facilitating key conversations and debates around the future of the international market and improving the current production system.
At ECPF, seize the opportunity to network with some of Europe's top industry figures,
from producers and distributors to financiers and programmers....
...from all across Europe
🗓️ When ? April 5th to the 6th 2023
📍 Where ? BOZAR palace – Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
What to expect?
This year's ECPF conference serves as a major networking event for the international film industry's professionals. More than 300 of the sector's tried and true veterans, hailing from all over the world, will be on sight to offer their expertise and know-how to the next generation of producers.
🎬 A focus on up-and-coming producers
The event is dedicated to the next generation of producers, with immersive discussions and panels on how to better develop your projects and how to bring them to the international market.
- How to find your optimal production partner abroad?
- How to grow your company and develop your projects at a European scale?
- How to identify your next best financing partners and/or support funds ?
🇸🇪 Country of honor : Sweden
For the first time, ECPF is honouring a country: Sweden. With a particular co-production model, a wealth of local film funds, and an array of attractive and diverse shooting locations, this year's country of honour may very well be your next production partner
(subject to change)
DAY 1 - April 5th
9:30 - 10:30 :
🇸🇪 THE NORDIC WAY: HOW TO CO-PRODUCE WITH SWEDEN AND OTHER NORDIC COUNTRIES
The Nordics have a unique culture and a specific way of co-producing. Embark on an in-depth journey into the Nordic audiovisual industry and culture.
Joel Frykholm (Cinema Studies Researcher – Stockholm University),
Martin Persson (Executive producer - Anagram Sverige AB),
Gladys Brookfield-Hampson (In-house producer – Beside Productions),
Tomas Eskilsson (Director of Strategy – Film I Vast).
Moderated by : Philippe Reynaert (CEO – Xanadu)
10:45 - 11:45 :
👯♀️ EMPOWERING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT: A CONVERSATION WITH JULIE GAYET ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVITY, AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Join us for a dynamic conversation with Julie Gayet, the talented actress, producer, and festival organiser, as she discusses the challenges and opportunities for women in the entertainment industry, diversity and inclusivity in media, and the evolution of the industry in the digital age. With Julie's impressive credentials and passion for the arts, this conversation promises to be both insightful and engaging. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing world of entertainment!
Julie Gayet (Actress, producer, founder of "Soeurs Jumelles" Festival)
Moderated by : Zoe Hofmann (Journalist -Le Dispatch)
12:00 - 13:00 :
🤝 YOUNG PRODUCER FOCUS: ACCOMPANYING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PRODUCERS INTERESTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL SALES SPACE
Sales agents and distributors will tackle how to deal with sales agents & distributors, when's the best time to propose a project, and what they're in the market for.
Bruno Parent (Head of Marketing – Cinéart Belgium),
Hanna Lajunen (CEO – Cinemanse),
Adeline Chauveau (Managing Director – Europa International),
Martin Gondre (Partner – Best Friend Forever),
Elizabeth Kormanova (Head of Business Affairs – Rocket Science)
Moderated by : Pascal Diot (Head of the Venice Production Bridge)
13.00 – 14.30 : COCKTAIL LUNCH @ Bozar, Terarken 2 & 3
14:30 - 15:45 :
🚀 A START UP GUIDE TO FAST, FOR CONTENT PRODUCERS LOOKING TO GRAB BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AD-SUPPORTED SPACE
There is life beyond the Subscription-based world with AVOD & FAST platforms flourishing in the US and the model picking up pace in key regions like Europe as well. This brings a new business avenue for content creators to consider during their creative process. Opportunities range from channel creation, content licensing, original productions or branded content. In this session, you will listen to top executives operating in the space and you will come out with a thirst to dig deeper. We guarantee it!
Sjef Pijnenburg (Owner - OD Media,
Andrea Schumacher (Strategic Partnerships Manager - Samsung TV Plus Benelux) and
Natalie Boot (VP Media Sales - Insight TV)
Moderated by Marion Ranchet - Founder & Managing DirectorFounder @ The Local Act
16:00 - 17:30 :
♻️ KEEPING IT GREEN: HOW TO MANAGE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND DECREASE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT IN CO-PRODUCTION?
How to deal with the multiplicity of green certifications, depending of your shooting location. And how can decreasing carbon footprint can save you money on your next co-production ?
Max Hermans (COO – The GreenShot),
Patrik Axén (Scandinavian Green Group)
Luca Ferrario (Direttore - Area Film Commission)
18:00 - 19:00 :
🏔️ SHOOTING ABROAD: FINDING THE BEST LOCATION & THE HIGHEST FINANCING
When international shooting meets the financing market. Discover the best filming locations and highest incentives for shooting abroad.
Laura Nuti and Nina Strinckx (Film Commission - Visit Brussels),
Michel Iacono (CPA auditor – Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono, Canadian incentives),
Daniel Chilla (Film Commissioner – Film Stockholm).
🍿 PREMIERE OF « THE KINGDOM : EXODUS » by Lars Von Trier with Lars Mikkelsen, Mikael Persbrandt, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Tuva Novotny, and Alexander Skarsgård. “Chernobyl” actor David Dencik guest stars.
You will have the unique opportunity to screen the first two episodes of the third and final season on a big screen.
Heavily influenced by the ghostly series Riget (The Kingdom), in which Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark became convinced that the place was haunted, the sleepwalker Karen seeks answers to the unresolved questions of the series in order to save the hospital from doom. Sound asleep one night, Karen wanders into the darkness and inexplicably ends up in front of the hospital. The gate to the Kingdom is opening once more…
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DAY 2 - April 6th (more coming)
9:30 - 10:30 :
👾 THE TECH TALK: CREATING A SUCCESSFUL GAMING STUDIO IN BELGIUM
Gaming is the most lucrative industry in the world. What are the new tools that Belgium has to offer to breach the market? And how to follow in the footsteps of a company like Appeal Studios (Outcast, Gangs of Sherwood) recently acquired by the Embracer group, the media holding giant based in Sweden.
Sophie Augurelle (In charge of the Gaming department - Wallimage ) and
Domenico La Porta (Consultant - Wallimage Gaming)
Jean Gréban (Coordinator - WALGA)
10:45 - 11:45 :
📺 TV SERIES: IDENTIFYING NEW FUNDS IN EUROPE AND A CASE STUDY « CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE »
A guide to funding these new stories with some of Europe's most well-known financial institutions, as well as new up and coming financial opportunities.
Alessia Sonaglioni (Project Manager – Eurimages),
Bastien Sirodot (COO – Umedia)
Moderated by Julie-Jeanne Regnault (Secretary General – EFAD)
12:00 - 13:00 :
📺 TV SERIES: EUROPEAN CALLS FOR NEW NARRATIVES. A SPECIAL TALK WITH A SHOWRUNNER
Within the constantly evolving TV industry, new narratives are emerging. Learn the secrets from a well-established showrunner.
Thomas Gammeltoft (CEO – European Writers Club),
Théau Fourrier (Coordinator « Going European » - Direction de l’Audiovisuel CNC),
Mona Masri (showrunner, screenwriter – Copenhagen Cowboy, Snabba Cash – both on Netflix),
13.00 – 14.30 : COCKTAIL LUNCH @ Bozar, Terarken 2 & 3
14:30 - 15:30 :
🎬 A SELLING TO THE PLATFORMS : MARKETING INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND PITCHING TIPS
What are the growing genres ? What are the new criteria for commissioners to buy your projects ? Thanks to the BetaSeries exclusive data on TV series and platforms performances, this workshop will analyse the European market demand for TV series and its latest trends before demonstrating on real cases how to evaluate the potential of your TV series projects and present them to co-producers and buyers.
Rémi Tereszkiewicz (CEO – Betaseries SAS)
16:00 - 17:00 :
💸 LOOKING FOR FINANCING? BELGIUM, EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN'S LATEST PRODUCTION INCENTIVES
Looking to produce your next project in Belgium? A discussion with the country's top companies that will help bring your project to fruition.
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye (Head of productions – Beside Productions),
Paul de Proyat (Business Development Manager – Beside Productions),
Michel Iacono (CPA auditor – Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono)
This year's speakers
Here are the top execs that are joining this year's ECPF to share their expertise :
In charge of the Gaming department @ Wallimage
Domenico La Porta
Consultant @ Wallimage Creative
CEO @ Cinemanse
Cinema Studies Researcher @ Stockholm University
In-house producer @ Beside Productions
Managing Director @ Europa International
Director of Strategy @ Film I Vast
Owner @ OD Media
VP Media Sales @ Insight TV
Film Commission - Visit Brussels
Head of productions @ Beside Productions
CEO @ Betaseries SAS
Actress, Producer, Founder @ Soeurs Jumelles
Head of Marketing @ Cinéart Belgium
Secretary General @ EFAD
Paul de Proyat
Business Development Manager @ Beside Productions
Showrunner, screenwriter @ Copenhagen Cowboy, Snabba Cash
Head of Business Affairs @ Rocket Science
Project Manager @ Eurimages
Film Commission @ Visit Brussels
CPA auditor @ Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono, Canadian incentives
Scandinavian Green Group
CEO @ European Writers Club
Coordinator @ WALGA
Strategic Partnerships Manager @ Samsung TV Plus Benelux
Executive producer @ Anagram Sverige AB
COO @ Umedia
Founder & Managing DirectorFounder @ The Local Act
Film Commissioner @ Film Stockholm
Partner @ Best Friend Forever
Direttore @ Area Film Commission
Coordinator « Going European » @ Direction de l’Audiovisuel CNC
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LET'S MEET IN PERSON
April, Thursday 5th to Friday 6th.
Event will take place in Bozar, Brussels.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your registration :
+33 1 71 13 05 84