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Monday, 14 August 2017



10:00 – 12:00 / Networks
CineLink Talks / VR Days
Creating Cinematic VR Content: Introducing Technologies to Use and Techniques to Apply – Philipp Wenning (Virtual Reality Full Service Studio INVR.SPACE GmbH)
This lecture addresses technical workflows and creative approaches to content creation for Cinematic VR. Cinematic VR is a promising field within the development of content for virtual reality. Participants have the opportunity to raise and discuss their questions and theoretically run through the basic workflow of content creation for Cinematic VR.


10:00 – 10:45 / Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / AVANT PREMIERE Lab
IFFR LIVE: Expanding the Film Festival – Melissa van der Schoor (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
IFFR Live expands the live festival experience through the use of new technologies and social media. It extends the cinematic experience to VOD and cross-border broadcasting. Via a live connection on a specially designed dashboard, audiences on various platforms can watch the cast and crew of the film in Rotterdam and take part in an interactive talk show with surprise acts by asking questions via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp.


11:00 – 11:45 / Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / AVANT PREMIERE Lab
Secret Arts Cinema – Hrvoje Pukšec (Pari pikule)
Secret Arts Cinema (SAC) is a themed film-event programme held in various cities across Croatia that explores the world of arts and crafts, design and architecture by presenting the work of selected artists. SAC is focused on deepening the connection between art and audience by using a multi-platform approach – a combination of film screenings, exhibitions, audience participation and interactive content.



12:00 – 13:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
Beyond the Pitch – Klaus Zimmermann (MIDPOINT)
Once you have been able to get through the door of your broadcaster or producer with your project, and have raised interest, how do you manage the relationship with your client(s) to ensure you get the green light? Klaus Zimmermann, the producer tutor at MIDPOINT TV Launch and co-founder of Dynamic Television ('100 Code', 'Trapped', 'Cape Town') speaks about the long road of development.   


15:00 - 16:30 / Networks
CineLink Talks / VR Days
‘Creative Survival’: A Case Study of the London-Based Production Company Capture – M J McMahon
How do you set up your business, build the right portfolio of skills and projects, and develop creative ideas? M J McMahon will take us through the story of the production company Capture, tell us how its commercial and film projects intersect with and complement each other, and share his thoughts on how to create your own professional future.


15:00 – 16:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
Inside the Writers’ Room – Ben Harris (Serial Eyes)
UK writer and producer Ben Harris has extensive experience writing in the UK system (‘The Musketeers’, ‘The Paradise’ ‘Marcella’) and of the American writers’ room system, where he has run the room as Head Writer on the CBS / TF1 co-production series ‘Ransom’. In this lecture, organised in collaboration with the Serial Eyes training programme, Harris covers the differences between the British and American ways of writing drama, and looks at the role of the showrunner, how the writers’ room system works, and how episodes are broken down, developed and written within that structure.


17:00 – 18:30 / Hotel Europe / Atrium
CineLink Talks / Regional Forum / Dealing with the Past
True Stories Market
The True Stories Market connects filmmakers with organisations that are documenting and researching the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, with the aim of bringing these stories to wider audiences. Six such organisations will present nine cases that have not yet been the subject of film or television productions.

Moderated by: Robert Tomić Zuber, Sarajevo Film Festival