Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

10:00 – 12:00 / Networks
CineLink Talks / VR Days
Explore What Is Out of Reach - Photorealistic & Interactive Factual Content for VR – Daniel Sproll (
VR is not something you do, it's a place you go. combines photogrammetry and non-linear storytelling to create photorealistic, interactive factual VR content, empowering the user to freely explore a real-world location. Daniel Sproll gives an in-depth look into some of of the company’s projects, the technology behind them and what they have learned about VR storytelling.

10:00 – 11:00 / Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
From Format Adaptation to Original Content – Tereza Polachová (HBO Czech Republic)
Executive producer Tereza Polachová, who has been instrumental in the success of several HBO Europe series, including 'In Treatment', 'Burning Bush', 'Head Over Heels', 'Mammon' and 'Pustina', gives a step-by-step analysis of the challenges of original content development and production in small markets.

11:00 – 11:30 / Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / Regional Forum
Co-Producing with Germany on Lower Budgets, Part 2
Germany remains the most active co-producing partner for Southeast Europe. However, over the past years, average production budgets for films from Southeast Europe have decreased, making the German spending requirements even harder to meet. In addition, pressure on German funds to select projects that generate a bigger regional spend have grown, while the value of such films in the German market continues to be questioned. Four years ago at CineLink, we discussed this phenomenon at its early stage. In this session, we return to explore possibilities of future co-operation.

Speakers: Claas Danielsen (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH), Malika Rabahallah (Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH), Brigitta Manthey (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH). Moderated by: Jovan Marjanović (Sarajevo Film Festival)

11:30 – 12:30 / Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / Regional Forum / Bosnian Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Culture of SEE
Fiscal Incentives for Film and TV in Southeast Europe
Today, 21 countries in Europe offer more than 30 support programmes for the audiovisual industries in the forms of tax shelters, tax credits and cash rebates. Since last year, new cash-rebate schemes have been announced in several countries in Southeast Europe, in addition to those that already exist in Croatia and Serbia. What are these schemes, and what are their effects? 

Speakers: Boban Jevtić (Film Center Serbia), Nerina Kocjančić (Film Center Slovenia), Sehad Čekić (Film Center Montenegro), Margarita Perić (Croatian Audiovisual Center)

15:00 - 17:00 / Networks
CineLink Talks / VR Days
VR as Part of a Transmedia Storytelling Kit – Simon Wilkinson (CiRCA 69)
Virtual reality arrives in an era defined by non-linear information sharing, interactivity, playfulness and audiences who increasingly demand all these qualities from their culture. Using his forthcoming large-scale, immersive, multi-platform VR / AR work 'Whilst the Rest Were Sleeping' as a reference point, Simon Wilkinson [CiRCA69] explores an approach to virtual reality that sees it as part of a transmedia toolkit of inter-related platforms, rather than as a stand-alone medium.

15:00 – 17:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
Nordic TV Drama Market Presentation – Andrea Reuter
A short introduction to TV Drama Vision – a two-day event held at the Göteborg Film Festival's Nordic Film Market that brings together the Scandinavian TV drama industry.

Project Pitching
Presentations of the six drama series in development selected for CineLink Drama, which also compete for the new €10,000 award sponsored by Film Center Serbia.

'All Panthers Are Pink' / Serbia / Germany
'Burn Baby Burn' / Serbia
'Danube' / Croatia
'Glycerin' / Serbia
'The Last Socialist Artefact' / Croatia / Serbia
'Return To Sorento' / Macedonia

Moderated by: Andrea Reuter (Nordic Film Market)

17:00 – 18:30 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch
TV-series with no Expiration Date
– Tatjana Anderson (Palladium Fiction)
What makes some television series last and get better with each season, while others start dying after just a few episodes? Why do some series affect us deeply, while others are temporary entertainment? What are the necessary ingredients of a successful long-running series – the kind that seems not to have an expiration date?