Industry Debates
Friday-Sunday, 8-10 February 2019

In the ever-changing landscape of film, media, and entertainment, the EFM Industry Debates provides opportunity to further explore and discuss current issues impacting the international film community. Last year, the EFM Industry Debates have been refreshed under EFM Horizon and is more interactive than ever, covering three relevant industry topics, latest ground-breaking developments and the growing inter-connectivity amongst the film, media, tech, and business sectors.

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EFM Horizon
Berliner Freiheit, 10785 Berlin

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Please consider that all Horizon events require pre-registration. As of now, pre-registration is set to open in January 2019.

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Industry Debates presented by IFA

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Senior international sales executives talk about how the international sales business (and their business models and strategies) are changing in 2018 and beyond.
What challenges and opportunities do the digital platforms present for filmmakers? What territories do you need to know? What kinds of films are buyers looking for in 2018, and is that changing? We find out how sales companies themselves are also evolving to survive and thrive as the market changes.

Speakers:
Nathan Fischer (Stray Dogs)
Dana O'Keefe (Cinetic Media)
Ioanna Stais (Heretic Outreach)

Moderated by Wendy Mitchell (Contributing Editor Screen International)

In cooperation with

screen270
Venue and Time

Berliner Freiheit
within walking distance to the Marriott Hotel

Friday Feb 16
4-5pm

Marcus Hu (Strand Releasing/AMPAS) and Carlotta Calori (Indigo Film) exchange with Dame Vivian Hunt (McKinsey & Company), following the presentation of McKinsey’s “Delivering through Diversity” report.

With reference to the most recent report to be showcased by McKinsey in February, the ‘Diversity Matters’ industry debate will feature the latest insights into the findings on the better (financial and strategic) performances of companies and organizations with more diverse workforces. The presentation of the facts and figures from McKinsey's new 2018 "Delivering through Diversity" report begs the question: what does this entail for the media and entertainment industries? In which way can the formation of teams, funding programmes, marketing strategies and talent support schemes be adapted and improved? A keynote followed by an on-stage conversation with international business leaders and diversity pioneers will set the tone for EFM’s engagement for a less gender biased, more diverse industry.

Moderated by Scott Roxborough (The Hollywood Reporter)

In cooperation with

thr und mck270
Venue and Time

Berliner Freiheit
within walking distance to the Marriott Hotel

Saturday Feb 17
4-6pm (including networking drinks)

The sophistication and “wow” factor of both VR technology and VR content have been increasing steadily for years. But making magic is not the same thing as making money. Despite all the investment, viable and repeatable business models remain elusive. What are the different strategies out there? What looks promising, and what looks futile? Hear from some leaders in the industry.

Speakers:
Antoine Cayrol (Atlas V)
Liz Rosenthal (Programmer, Venice VR)
Victoire Thevenin (Content Manager/ VR, MK2)

Moderated by Henry Chu (Variety)

In cooperation with

Variety270
Venue and Time

Berliner Freiheit
within walking distance to the Marriott Hotel

Sunday Feb 18
4-5pm