Some Panorama and Forum titles to screen online for film professionals.
Festival Scope has signed on the Berlinale as its latest festival partner. Some films from the Panorama and Forum sections will be available to screen online for film professionals online at festivalscope.com.
The films will be available to screen online just after the closing of Berlin’s European Film Market.
“To find the best possible way for each film from our program into the market, hence on its way to the audience, is our most noble goal” said Panorama Director Wieland Speck [pictured].
Christoph Terhechte, director of Forum, added: “We are happy to be working with Festival Scope as it is our aim to help the films in our program gain access to the international market. We believe that Festival Scope is a great tool to promote the kind of independent and art house films so dear to us.”
Festival Scpe was started last year as an online platform for registered film professionals to screen films that have been programmed at international festivals. There is no cost involved for rights holders.
Festival Scope already works with more than 30 festivals, including a recent deal to have Rotterdam’s Tiger Competitors online and a selectoin of films from the Goteborg International Film Festival.
“We are very excited to start a collaboration with Berlinale. Our goal is to help films acquire more visibility among film professionals, collaborating hand in hand with both the film festival and the rights holders of the films, adapting to their strategy. We are very proud to be screening films selected by Panorama and Forum,” said Festival Scope Managing Director, Alessandro Raja.
Raja (ex-Celluloid Dreams) launched Festival Scope with Mathilde Henrot (formerly of MK2) and Lucie Kalmar (formerly of Wild Bunch).