FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND
First experience in the Italian panorama, the aim of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets.
The Fund operates in three main sectors: training, to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professional in national and international courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers; development, to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from the script-writing and the research, to the casting, the fund raising and the presentation of a teaser; distribution, along with the promotion of the projects, this last action includes a financial support to cover production expenses, so as to create more competitive products.
Along with the ordinary management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several events aimed at creating platforms for cinema professionals from all around the world and developing the local audiovisual industry. The main purpose is to offer new training possibilities and set up new market places, where professionals can meet up, share experiences and start to collaborate.
These are some of the main activities the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized in the last few years:
TIES THAT BIND – Asia Europe Producers Workshop Udine, April 21/26 – 2012
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST – Cross-border Meeting Trieste, January 19/21 – 2012
TIES THAT BIND – Asia Europe Producers Workshop Udine, May 3/7 – 2011
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST – Trieste Cross-border Meeting Trieste, January 19/21 – 2011
TIES THAT BIND – Asia Europe Producers Workshop Udine, April 25/28 – 2010
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST – Trieste Cross-border Meeting Trieste, January 26/27, 2010
EURODOC 2009/2011 Gorizia, Septmber 19/26 – 2009
TIES THAT BIND – EAVE EUROPE/ASIA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM Udine, April 26/28 – 2009
TIES THAT BIND Udine, April 21/22 – 2008
EUROREGIO AUDIOVISUAL MEETING Trieste, 10/11 March 2008
MEETING ON AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION IN MINORITY LANGUAGES Udine, November 29/30 2007
EAVE – Training – Development – Networking
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa.
EUROPEAN PRODUCERS WORKSHOP
EAVE’s flagship programme has been running for over twenty years and has created a thriving network of over 1000 European graduates. It is year long programme focussed on three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction and documentary projects.
EAVE+ is a workshop event for independent producers from Europe and the rest of the world with a solid track record and international experience, wishing to network with their colleagues from Europe and the rest of the world over one long weekend (4 days). High profile international key note speakers will be invited to jointly discuss with the invited producers issues of business development, new business models, future ways of financing/producing/distributing films, company sustainability and future developments of the international market, taking a look also at other industries and best practices on an international level. EAVE+ is especially designed for professionals wishing to extend their network internationally and to actively participate in a global forum seeking new opportunities and models for the future. EAVE+ takes place twice every year.
FILM MARKETING WORKSHOP
The EAVE Film Marketing Workshop offers a four day intensive programme exploring film marketing throughout the process of development, production, festival screening, exhibition and distribution. It emphasizes a ‘hands-on’ and practical approach using current films and the latest marketing techniques.
PUENTES – EAVE Europe – Latin America Producers Workshop
Puentes features two workshops: The first will be in Locarno during the Locarno IFF and the second in Montevideo. The programme brings together five producers with feature projects from Latin America and five from Europe. During the two workshops they will work together with leading experts from both continents on script development, co-production between Latin America and Europe, financing in the two regions, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching and promotion, and will meet with decision makers during both sessions.The programme will culminate in a special partnership with VENTANA SUR in Buenos Aires.
TIES THAT BIND EAVE EAVE Asia – Europe Producers Workshop
Ties That Bind will bring together five Asian and five European producers with feature film projects in two workshops. The workshop will be guided by top level Asian and European industry professionals. During the two workshops in Udine, during the Far East Film Festival and in Busan during the Busan International Film Festival, the participating producers will work on the development and packaging of their projects, explore the sources of financing, market and co-production opportunities in both continents, and will present their projects to decision makers during the Asian Project Market.
INTERCHANGE TFL/DIFF/EAVE Development and Co-production Workshops
Following the EAVE producers and Torino Film Lab writers’ workshops, which have been operating successfully in conjunction with the Dubai International Film Festival, the three organizations have combined to offer a new programme. This brings together writer
s and producer teams from the Arab world along with Europeans to work in a first workshop in Turin in June on the scripts with the writers and in a second workshop with producers and writers at the Dubai International Film Festival in December.
B’EST The Baltic Bridge East by West
B’EST is an initiative to be held by the organizers of the Baltic Event (Estonia) and Rfilms, CTB Film Company (Russia) in cooperation with EAVE, and with the support from MEDIA Mundus. B’EST consists of two workshops, which will take place in September in St. Petersburg within the framework of the St.Petersburg International Film Festival and in November in Tallinn, within the framework of the Baltic Event. The workshop will brings together 10 producers with feature film projects from the European Union and the CIS countries and Georgia.>
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Busan International Film Festival is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia aiming to introduce new films and discover new talents. Busan also has established itself as the strongest supporter of film industry through its various family programs such as Asian Film Market, Asian Project Market and Asian Cinema Fund. The 18th edition of the Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 3 through 12 and Asian Film Market / Asian Project Market will take place from October 7 to 10.
ASIAN FILM MARKET
Launched in 2006 under the auspices of Busan International Film Festival, Asian Film Market has served as a window of the Asian film industry across the world. Established as a one-stop place for all activities related to film industry including pre-production, location, post-production and sales, Asian Film Market is the place to be for all your Asian film business needs
ASIAN PROJECT MARKET
Asian Project Market, formerly known as PPP (Pusan Promotion Plan), has established itself as the biggest and most significant project market in Asia aiming to introduce new and promising film projects. APM provides directors and producers with opportunities to meet co-producers and financiers. The 16th APM will take place from October 7 to 10, 2013.
*. Call for submissions deadline: June 30, 2013
CENTRO ESPRESSIONI CINEMATOGRAFICHE
Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche (C.E.C.) is a cultural organization founded in Udine in 1973 with the aim of promoting and presenting the best of national and world cinema. C.E.C. has evolved into a key organization for cultural development in the region, presenting a broad year round programme of film premieres, retrospectives and educational events. From the well-known screening theatre at Cinema Visionario (3 screens for a total of 400 seats, plus a vast exhibition space, located in central downtown Udine area) and Cinema Centrale (2 screens) in Udine, C.E.C. has represented since the 1980s a highly-prized gathering spot, giving the unique opportunity in our area to watch the kind of films that often are neglected by the large distribution. The daily programming of Cinema Visionario focuses on previews and themed retrospectives on national and international filmmakers, with the appreciated participation of directors, actors and producers.
UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL
April 19 – 27, 2013
Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros
The World’s Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema
Born in 1999 after the enthusiastic success achieved in 1998 by the Hong Kong Film focus, Far East Film is about to reach its 15th edition in Udine (Italy), still representing a unique opportunity to experience current trends in Eastern Asian film-making. Every year, during its nine days of screenings, Far East Film offers the chance to watch the most successful recent Asian cinematographic releases as well as staging important retrospectives. In the pleasant, informal and relaxing festival mood, the newest feature films from the Far East (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) are presented along with tributes and focuses on specific directors. Growing every year, the 15th Udine FEFF [April 19 – 27, 2013] marked as the world’s largest showcase of Asian Popular Cinema: the number of the audience reached 50.000 and a total of more than 1.000 accredited guests coming from 20 different countries, plus more than 60 VIP (film directors, stars, producers and Asian experts), 200 international/domestic journalists, 50 buyers, and representatives of 20 International Film Festivals visited FEFF 2012.