Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

10:00 – 12:00 / Networks
CineLink Talks / VR Days

VR/AR/360° - Where to Use It, and When to Leave It Be! – Boris Kantzow (Weltenmacher)
Virtual and augmented realities offer unprecedented options, but how do you make the most of them? This session will give a summary of 360°, VR, AR and classic video, and a comparison of the respective benefits and shortcomings. An informative and fun journey through these (new) media with both postitive and negative examples, along with tips about which medium to use for which purpose.  

10:00 – 10:45 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / Regional Forum

Using OLFFI – Marija Serban (Olffi)
Get to know the world’s largest toolbox and database for development, production, and post-production public funding and initiatives. Find new financing opportunities for short and feature-length films, television and new media.

11:00 – 13:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch

EFM Drama Series Days Presentation – Kathi Bildhauer
A short introduction to Drama Series Days, the TV drama strand of the Berlinale's European Film Market.    

Project Pitching
Presentations of the projects taking part in MIDPOINT's TV Launch Workshop, which also compete for the HBO Europe Award.

'10 Bullets' / Greece / Serbia

'American Dream' / Slovakia / Poland

'Fractures' / Iceland

'The Midnight Shift' / Cyprus / Greece / Malta

'Nuts' / Croatia

'Sleeping Dogs, Dancing Bears' / Czech Republic

'Tribe' / Poland

Moderated by: Andrea Reuter (Nordic Film Market)

15:00 -16:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / Talents Sarajevo Pack & Pitch

Project Pitching
Six Talents Sarajevo participants pitch scripts currently in development to a five-member jury, their peers, and industry professionals scouting for up-and-coming talent.

This year’s Pack&Pitch projects are:

'Bunker' / Director: Marko Crnogorski / Macedonia

'I Hate Berlin' / Producer: Diana Paroiu / Romania

'Pinkler' / Director: Patricia D'intino / Hungary

'Sirin' / Director: Senad Sahmanović / Montenegro

'So, Where The Hell Is My Prince Charming?' / Director: Sonja Rakić, Producer: Ana Renovica / Serbia

'Tin Pest' / Director: Vagelis Zouglos / Greece

Moderated by: Gabrielle Brunnenmeyer and Selina Ukwuoma

16:00 – 17:00 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / CineLink DRAMA / MIDPOINT TV Launch

Radio Television of Serbia Drama Series – Ivana Miković and Nebojša Bradić
Serbian public broadcaster RTS presents its new slate, including twomuch-anticipated, high-budget historical dramas: 'Nemanjici – The Birth of a Kingdom' and 'Black Sun', the latter of which premieres at the festival later in the day.

17:00 – 17:30 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / MIDPOINT TV Launch

The Market for TV Drama in Turkey and the Phenomenon of its International Success –Selin Arat
Turkish television series are wildly popular in Turkey and around the world, and are among the country's best-known economic and cultural exports. Turkey is the world's fastest-growing television series exporter and the second biggest exporter of series after the USA. Selin Arat, Director of International Operations at Tims & B Productions, maps the key players, discusses current trends and assesses the future of this long-running phenomenon.

17:30 – 18:30 Hotel Europe, Atrium
CineLink Talks / MIDPOINT TV Launch

HBO Europe Original Productions by Steve Matthews and Ana Balentović
At CineLink last year, HBO Europe announced its move into original productions in the Adria region by launching a hugely successful call for scripts. A year on, Steve Matthews and Ana Balentović tell us about the company's current slate and future plans. At the end of the session, the HBO Europe Award will be presented by Tereza Polachová and Steve Matthews to one of the MIDPOINT TV Launch 2017 projects pitched earlier in the day.