Programme 2020

WEMW 2020 will be held at Starhotels Savoia – Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste from the 19th to the 21st January 2020.
Here you can find the schedule of the event!

15:30 – 16:45
10 YEARS OF WEMW: the major Trends on East-West Co-productions 2008 – 2019 
A journey with producers Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama) and Titus Kreyenberg (Unafilm), who will look back on their many years of experience in the field of co-production and will set out the pros and cons of international collaboration, unveiling the various challenges likely to face producers in the new decade. They will also address the ways in which the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme and Eurimages have played an indispensable role in supporting a sustainable ecosystem for co-production.
Moderated by Martin Blaney (Screen International)
in collaboration with Creative Europe Desks: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary and Italy

17:00 – 18:30
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WEMW 2020 East & West focus funding landscapes
Producers from Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Austria, Germany and Switzerland will be giving a comprehensive insight into current trends in their film industries and specific issues being addressed by the filmmaking community.
Moderated by Martin Blaney (Screen International) 

16:00 – 19:30
Work-in-progress section for 5 creative documentaries at a fine cut stage
Session 1
(invitation only)

18:00 – 20:00
Work-in-progress section for a carefully curated portfolio of 8 international feature films previously selected in a new programme including tailor-made modules for enhancing their promotion & audience engagement strategies
(invitation only)

20:00– 21:30
Co-hosted by Creative Europe DesksAustria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Media Desk Switzerland

09:45 – 13:00
WEMW 2020 opening & PITCHING sessions

13:30- 15:00
WEMW 2020 West Focus networking lunch

14:30 – 15:00

15:30 – 19:00

15:30 – 19:00
To know more about MEDIA funding opportunities and networking initiatives all over Europe

15:00 – 18:00
Work-in-progress section for 5 creative documentaries at a fine cut stage
Session 2
(invitation only)

15:00 – 16:00
MIDPOINT Shorts  (invitation only)
Showcase of 4 short films selected by MIDPOINT and developed during an intensive script and project development workshop

15:00 – 16:30
The idea to spawn a thousand stories (and how to run with it)
When you embark on a feature film project, you need to have one great story. When you want to set up a TV series, what you must have is one great premise. If you and the writers you work with play your cards right, this premise will give birth to several great stories over multiple episodes and, hopefully, seasons. It needs careful planning, organization and management to run with your premise. We will take a look at how to begin this process.
Session by Gabor Krigler, in collaboration with MIDPOINT Cold Open

16:30 – 17:30

 17:00 – 18:30
WHO IS WHO | Meet the Decision Makers
Take 1

19:30 – 20:00
LAST STOP TRIESTE award ceremony & REACT Co-Development Fund Award

20:00 – 21:00

Sponsored by the European Film Academy  

9:30 – 10:30
ITALIAN FILM COMMISSIONS networking breakfast

9:30 – 11:00
How to Switch from Sprint to Marathon
Main goal of this lecture is to put a light on key differences between production and distribution processes of film and tv series. We will try to understand new project hierarchy and how to avoid turning life in “love triangle” producer-writer-director into the hell. We will try to identify sources of “soft money” and how to get it on different stages of the project. We will try to understand main differences between broadcasters and programme needs of networks and cable. We will try to define main differences between theatrical and TV distribution, how to find good distributor and what could be the role of distributor in development process and how to find distributor who will be capable to set up successful business model. What is the meaning of second window in tv series distribution and how important is that for producer.
Session by Nebojsa Taraba, in collaboration with MIDPOINT Cold Open    

10:00 – 18:30

10:00 – 11:30
WHO IS WHO | Meet the Decision Makers
Take 2

10:00 – 13:00
Work- in-progress section for long feature fiction films and hybrid works with an Italian majority or minority co-producer
(invitation only)

11:30 – 13:00
Streamers by the Numbers
How the sVoD platforms are performing given their newly competitive environment. How many people are subscribing, and to how many services? Where are they most popular? What are the streamers buying, and promoting? And most importantly for us, what is their impact on the sustainability of independent producers in Europe?
EAVE session by Linda Beath

13:00 – 14:30
WEMW 2020 East Focus networking lunch

15:00 – 15:45
WHO IS WHO | Meet the Decision Makers
Take 3

15:00 – 16:00
EWA Network Mentoring Programme Revisited @WEMW
Mentoring is one of the most effective tools to help women grow within closed business environments. Mentees learn from experienced professionals how to join the club and neutralise the gender bias. After two cycles of the Mentoring Programme for Women Producers, EWA Network is getting ready for an enlarged edition. EWA will organise a showcase of the success stories with participants from previous editions. Prospective mentors and future mentees are invited to share their views.

16.15 – 17.15
David di Donatello Awards, a case history: On My Skin
On My Skin, directed by Alessio Cremonini, is an independent movie about Stefano Cucchi, who died in prison after being arrested and brutalized by members of the Italian military police. This true-crime case rocked the Italian public opinion: the producer of On My Skin, Olivia Musini, will explain how the movie has become a cultural phenomenon, marking the return of civil cinema to the general public, and winning 4 David di Donatello Awards including the David Giovani voted by 3000 Italian high school students.
Presented by Massimo Mascolo and moderated by Elisa Grando

17:30 – 18:30
ACE Interview with Roberto Olla
Roberto Olla, executive director of the European film fund Eurimages, will be interviewed by esteemed European producer and ACE board member Cedomir Kollar. The discussion will offer insight into Roberto Olla’s experience within the industry and shine a light on the current European co-production landscape.
In collaboration with ACE PRODUCERS

19:00 – 20:00
WEMW 2020 Award Ceremony

22:00 – 02:00
WEMW 2020 Closing Party @ LOFT


WEMW is organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival in collaboration with EAVE, Maia Workshops, Creative Europe Desk Italy, EURIMAGES, and the support of Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MiBACT – Direzione Centrale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.