THE MATCHMAKING FORUM in Pula
18. - 21.07.2018
PULA FILM FESTIVAL is since 65 years one of the central film industry events in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean. From the very beginning, it was a boost to the establishment of many companies, projects, authors, producers, distributors, actors, directors, other talents and the initiator of the film industry. AVVANTURA FESTIVAL & MATCHMAKING was the first film festival in Croatia since it´s launch 2010 to focus on European co-productions and the industry organizing 2010 a roundtable on the topic of setting a film destination and launching the first film office in Croatia. Under the patronage of Eurimages AMF collaborated among others on the programs of Torino Film Lab, co-organized "Kin Kong" the first International Independent Cinema Congress, held a Documentary Campus Master School, Organized "Scream" the first conference of genre film, presented EAVE program in Croatia, organized various training programs, panels, lectures and other events, and was partner of the Producers Network at the Marche du Film at Festival de Cannes.
AMF and PFF are creating in 2018 a unique Synergy with the new Industry program MATCHMAKING FORUM in Pula. The goal is networking, encouraging the strengthening of the film culture and industry. We believe in the power of Ideas that are today's most precious property, linking, matchmaking, the power of film and media inspires new synergies of ideas for artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and catalyzes change through networking and merging. Partners of the first Matchmakingforum in Pula are film centers from: Slovenia, Croatia, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Film Center Sarajevo, Kosovo, Lithuania and Georgia. The first Matchmaking forum in Pula will consist of the following events:
• CO-PRODUCTION MARKET (18.07. – 20.07.2018) ONLY PROJECTS WITH 50% OF FINANCE IN-PLACE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION !
creating space for new ideas
A successful tourist, cultural and business environment in the ideal location of Central Europe, makes Pula an ideal location for the Matchmaking forum. In the frame of the 65. Pula Film Festival, the first edition of the Matchmaking forum especially focuses on the presentation and exchange of original film projects and emerging works of partner film centers in order to encourage their development and production. The idea of building networking capabilities of professionals involved in the production, not only cinema but the entire mode of the creative industry's visual sectors has its importance. The Matchmaking forum provides producers the opportunity to meet with more categories of financiers that participate in the creation of the necessary financial package for the production of a film. Distributors, sales agents, banks, private and public investment funds, regions and film commissions, broadcasters, internet platforms and so on.
First edition 2018
The first edition of the Matchmaking forum will be held from 17 July 2018 to 20 July 2018. Circolo Italian Community in Pula. The Industry office will work throughout the entire 65. Pula Film Festival.
The first Matchmaking forum in Pula will consist of the following events:
• Co-Production Market (18.07. – 20.07.2018) ONLY PROJECTS WITH 50% OF FINANCE IN-PLACE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION !