Presentations and Talks
Friday - Tuesday, 21 - 25 February 2020

Please note that the information currently given below refers to the EFM Producers Hub 2020 and is shown in order to offer a general insight. All relevant content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

The Presentation and Talk sessions will take place daily from 21 - 25 February. Each day, the experts will give a short presentation, keynote or a speech on different subjects related to the field of producing. All presentations will be followed by a discussion with the participating industry professionals.

To take part in the Presentations and Talks, an application is not needed.


EFM Producers Hub
Gropius Bau, 2nd floor

2020 Programme

6 - 7 pm
Kick Off with this year's Country in Focus, Chile

Meet and network with the 10 producers showcased within the Chilean Producers Spotlight.

Speakers: Constanza Arena (Managing Director Cinema Chile), Jacobine van der Vloed (Director and Head of Studies ACE Producers), Matthijs Wouter Knol (Director European Film Market)

5.30 - 7.30 pm
Creative Europe Media Presentation of the Brand New Call for Proposals
Support to European Networks of Festivals with Q&A session. The event will end with a networking drink.

As of this year, the Creative Europe MEDIA Program of the European Commission provides support to European Networks of Festivals. These networks should aim to further develop effective collaboration and partnerships across borders and to elaborate strategies for joint activities in order to benefit the audiences and cinema-lovers of today and of the future. The presentation and the debate will look into the call’s priorities and film festivals collaboration models.

Speakers: Soon-Mi Peten and Irina Sofletea

5 - 6.30 pm
Done Well or Done Wrong: Film Commissioners and Producers Share Their Experiences
EFM Landmark Kick-off at EFM Producers Hub

The role of film commissioners has grown in importance and for producers they are often the gate to setting up productions in cities or regions they’re not familiar with. With the increasing amount of work for film commissioners, the demands from production companies have expanded as well. How to juggle with keeping up high service, attracting new productions and managing expectations that are created by film commissions themselves.

A sharing experience session where film commissioners and producers, with the support of two moderators, will shed a light on how to tackle these successfully, and make cooperations a satisfying business.

Organized by EUFCN in collaboration with EFM and ACE

6.30 - 7.30 pm
European Film Location Award at EFM Producers Hub
Organized by EUFCN

2 - 2.30 pm
The Nostradamus Report: Producing in a Creative Explosion
Explosion Explorer Konferenz X hosted by EFM Producers Hub

Through research and interviews with industry experts, Göteborg Film Festival’s annual Nostradamus Report looks into the future of the screen industries in the coming 3-5 years. In her keynote, Johanna will explore the most important findings of the 2020 edition of the report in the producing context. The intense market situation of the next 3-5 years offers producers both opportunities and challenges. How can European producers not just ride out the storm, but leverage audience behaviors and new technologies to protect their rights and creativity?

With Johanna Koljonen
Moderated by Erwin M. Schmidt

2.30 - 3 pm
Green Production and the Financial Reality of Independent Producers - a Debate with the Audience
2020 will be the year when the film industry is going green. Producing sustainably is high up on the agenda of studios, broadcasters, films funds, producers, markets and festivals. While green production will soon be an industry norm, producing sustainably comes with higher cost and often a lack of sustainable resources, means of transportation, materials for set construction etc. How does this trend impact the work of independent producers, who already struggle with a dire financial situation and tight budgets? How can independent producers be incentivized to produce sustainably, in a situation where for many reasons it becomes harder and harder to finance films? We want to take a closer look at this complex issue, hear your thoughts and get your input.

With Helge Albers and Johanna Koljonen
Moderated by Erwin M. Schmidt

5.30 - 7.30 pm
Turkish Radio and TV Corporation (TRT) Presentation & Network Reception

The new feature film project development platform TRT 12 Punto, which is now also open to submissions for foreign producers from around the world will be presented with it´s production funds to support co-productions with Turkey and followed by a networking Happy Hour.

With Faruk Guven

2 - 2.30 pm
Film Markets in the Age of Digital Market Places and the Platform Business Model
Explorer Konferenz X hosted by EFM Producers Hub

Digital marketplaces and platform business models are ubiquitous today- from the most valuable start-ups that are disrupting traditional markets, to established companies that have shifted their business model from a traditional linear to a platform-based approach. But what exactly is a digital market place, and how does the platform business model work? How do they fundamentally change the interaction between buyers and sellers, how do they impact the balance between demand and offer? The platform business model does not own the means of production, but rather creates and facilitates the means of connection. René will explore how a traditional film market could be if successfully transformed into a platform and what this would means for the work of producers.

With René Schäfer
Moderated by Erwin M. Schmidt

2.30 - 3 pm
Terms of Trade with Broadcasters and Streaming Services
Explorer Konferenz X hosted by EFM Producers Hub

The British Codes of Practice from 2002 have fundamentally impacted the market dynamics and changed the relationship between broadcasters and producers in the UK and have inspired similar agreements in many countries.

The basic assumption of this mother of all Terms of Trade is that content diversity and innovation from an audience perspective will only happen if content producers get a significant financial reward and receive a pioneer profit for their efforts and innovations.

Streaming platforms have until now not entered into collective agreements with producers and their associations, standard Terms of Trade have not yet been agreed on. Alexandra and Philipp will explore potential strategies of how independent producers can protect themselves against unfavorable conditions (low financial reward, lack of retention of rights, etc.) and discuss with the audience the potential design of such Terms of Trade or a Charter on working with streaming services. They will also share and discuss the most important issues concerning the relationship between the independent sector and streaming and PayTV services which have been identified in the frame of the 1st European Film Politics Seminar (organized by the European Film Market on 20 February).

With Alexandra Lebret and Philipp Kreuzer
Moderated by Erwin M. Schmidt

5.30 - 6.30 pm
Creative Europe Information Session on the New Cross-Sectoral Call for Proposals “Bridging Culture and Innovation Through Digital Content”

The presentation will offer a detailed view of the call’s objectives. Within the specific objective to foster policy development, innovation, creativity, audience development and new business and management models through support for transnational policy cooperation, this call will provide support to testing new, cross-border and cross-sectoral business approaches for funding, distributing and monetising creation. Targeted projects include an audiovisual and new digital technology aspect to be implemented in at least one of the following areas: publishing, museums, performing arts and/or cultural heritage.

With Guido Di Fiore and Ivan Brincat