Presented by Sarajevo Film Festival, Documentary Campus and Screen International
Screen International and Documentary Campus teamed up with the Sarajevo Film Festival to host CineLink Talks, an online programme of panels for the festival’s 2020 industry strand.
The eleven 60-minute CineLink Talks ran from August 15-20. Topics included new radical distribution strategies; the region’s response to Covid-19; a case study of Netflix’s Unorthodox; the sector’s response to anti-racism protests; and a masterclass with The Killing showrunner Veena Sud. Other speakers included Matthijs Wouter Knol, Karin Chien and Henning Kamm.
All eleven talks are available to watch in full below.
Speakers: Igor Stanković, MCF; Sanja Božić-Ljubičić, Pickbox; Christof Papousek, Cineplexx. Moderator: Jovan Marjanović, Head of Industry, Sarajevo Film Festival.
Speakers: Elhum Shakerifar, producer and self-distributor; Hebe Tabachnik, producer, curator and distribution specialist; Karin Chien, leading distributor of independent, contemporary Chinese cinema; Jamie Dobie, Peace is Loud. Moderator: Paula Vaccaro, Producer, Pinball London.
A masterclass presented by renowned German producer Henning Kamm. Moderator: Wendy Mitchell, contributing editor, Screen International.
Speakers: Ivar Køhn, Head of Drama at NRK; Carolina Bilbao, VP Programming and Development of Hemisphere TV, executive producer for Latinx OTT Pantaya movies and series; Alex Garcia, producer, creator and investor in Mubi, Morbido TV, Mowies, Slated, Umbra and Rappi; Diego Piasek, SVP International Development MGM International TV; Joyce Pierpoline, Producer, Pierpoline Films. Moderator: Paula Vaccaro, Producer, Pinball London.
Speakers: Sehad Čekić, Director, Film Centre Montenegro; Chris Marcich, Director, Croatian Audio-Visual Centre; Gordan Matić, Director, Film Centre Serbia. Moderator: Jovan Marjanović, Head of Industry, Sarajevo Film Festival.
A masterclass with Veena Sud, iconic creator, showrunner and director (The Killing, Seven Seconds, The Stranger). Moderator: Paula Vaccaro, Producer, Pinball London.
Speakers: Dana Budisavljević, director; Srdan Golubović, director; Šejla Kamerić, artist; Damjan Kozole, director. Moderator: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Head of CineLink.
Speakers: Sarah-Tai Black, film programmer, arts curator, writer, and director of the Royal Cinema; Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the European Film Market (EFM); Nada Riyadh, film director/producer based in Cairo, Egypt; Maria Magdalena Tunkara, activist and feminist. Moderator: Paula Vaccaro, Producer, Pinball London.
Speakers: Lana Barić; Mirjana Karanović; Labina Mitevska. Moderator: Vedrana Božinović.
Speakers: Kaleem Aftab, reviewer, curator, producer, and author of the official Spike Lee biography, That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It; Faridah Gbadamosi, writer, producer and filmmaker; Elma Tataragić, scriptwriter and curator; Bedatri Choudhury, writer and curator. Moderator: Paula Vaccaro.
Speaker: Atanas Georgiev, producer and editor of Honeyland. Moderator: Martichka Bozhilova, producer, Agitprop.
Video to follow