Cold Mountain director and British Film Institute chair Anthony Minghella is to open Screen International's European Film Summit with an on-stage interview.

The Summit - titled Modernising European Cinema - is being held on Feb 4 on the eve of the Berlin International Film Festival at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Berlin.

Minghella will be answering questions on the production of Cold Mountain and on his thoughts on the way forward for European cinema in both creative and business terms.

The day will feature some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial minds in the business who will elaborate on their own pioneering working practices across such fields as film finance, co-production, marketing and distribution.

Other speakers and panellists at the Summit include Frederic Sichler of StudioCanal, Peter Aalbaek Jensen of Zentropa, Gary Hamilton of Arclight Films, Andrea Occhipinti of Indie Circle/Lucky Red and John Sloss of Cinetic Media.