BRIDGE of ARTS Announced Business Forum 2017 Program

02 August 2017
BRIDGE of ARTS Announced Business Forum 2017 Program

International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS announced business forum agenda for August 24-25, 2017. The forum’s focus is «Cinema economics: new markets». The forum’s target goal is investment attraction into the industry and into children’s and family films production sector in particular. The forum discussions will result in signing the agreement with European Children’s Film Association ECFA.

BRIDGE of ARTS aims to become a business communication platform for film industry insiders.  Strategic session «Faster than Trend. Alternative Platforms for film content distribution in Russia. Global and Domestic market «New media»» will open the forum on August, 24. Distribution companies, on-line theaters owners and operators will share on-line film content consumption statistics worldwide and in Russia and will provide online viewing data. Case participants will analyze competitive markets’ in terms of audience structure and range and will outline the image of on-line audience.

Roundtable «Event films – long way to audience? …» and panel discussion «Brand content: event films creation tool in consumption area» will be held on the same day. Industry experienced filmmakers will discuss short films, custom animated, environmental and documentary film promotion techniques. The forum will draw emphasis to competition and special program films. Producer Ruben Dishdiayan, actor and director Kirill Pletnev, Dmitry Mozhaev, head of «AKM» distribution company, Yulia Matyash, head of «Sovteleexport» distribution company, Italian producer Massimo Christaldi,  Olga Filipuk, director of «Yandex»  videoservice development, Anastasia Sergeeva, film industry communication initiatives expert, British producer Nick Powell, Ekaterina Nazarova, bookselling company «Volga» communications director, Neil McCartney, director, producer, chairman of University of Cambridge Alumni Group for Film and Other Media, chairman of The Independent Film Trus, Marcello Zeppi,   Montecatini international Short Film Festival president, «Souz Marins Group» film company repsentatives, Ivo Fiorenza, Amadeus entertainment distribution company director and other distinguished figures will be speakers of the first forum day.

International roundtable and European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) presentation will open the second day of the event. «Association’s representatives, European film industry experts such as  Gert Hermans, Elise van Beurden, Marketa Pasmova and Michael Harbauer will inform about production budgeting mechanisms and childrens and family films promotion strategies in Europe. ECFA and BRIDGE of ARTS will sign a cooperation agreement that will support the festivals campaigns in the region and will lay foundation for new joint projects», - Ekaterina Bordacheva, Russian Film Market program director and BRIDGE of ARTS business forum curator said in a statement.

«KIT» film studio presentation supervised by Dzhanic Faiziev will be a spotlight of the forum. Founded in 2016 the studio in cooperation with «Central Partnership» produced two full-length films: epic blockbuster Furious (Legend of Colovrat) (release date 30.11.17) and fantasy action drama Border (relase date 22.02.18). The studio produces 300 hours of serial content for such channels as NTV, «Pervy Channel», TNT, Russia, STS and others.

Scriptwriters’ and producers’ pitching as well as masterclasses will be conducted within the forum framework on August, 24-25.

Program available at PDF