11:00 – 12:30 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / Regional Forum
Developing Cities and Regions Through the Creative IndustriesHow can the creative industries and their events help develop host cities and regions? This session presents a new research project that will assess the impact of the Sarajevo Film Festival, and a recent study on how film and television drama productions help grow the creative industries. In addition, Northern Ireland and Belfast, is discussed as a model case of the development of a city and national economy through the creative industries.
Speakers: Jonathan Olsberg and Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI), Andrew Reid (Northern Ireland Screen). Moderator: Jovan Marjanovic, Sarajevo Film Festival
15:00 – 16:30 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
The Custom-Made Pitch – Michaela Sabo
Michaela Sabo guides the audience in how to use both their strengths and their weaknesses to create a custom-made pitch. She gives useful tips on how to overcome the jitters, how to stay focused, how to find the core elements of a story and how to convey it to the audience.