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Dot on the Map Industry Industry Days


and the International JURY members

for its second online edition

In the framework of the 19th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2021

and in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora

Dot on the Μap Industry Days, the co-production, training and networking platform within the 19th Cyprus Film Days IFF will be held online (21-23 April 2021), and announces this year's programme of events. A three - member international jury will undertake the task of awarding the winning projects.

Dot on the Map Industry Days is organised by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Rialto Theatre in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora. It is supported by the Directors Guild of Cyprus.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021, 10:00 AM: Pitching Session

Seven teams of producers - directors with projects originating from countries of the Mediterranean Sea will "pitch" their new feature film projects to representatives of the international film industry.

The international jury comprises of acclaimed industry professionals from Europe and the Middle East, from the field of production, distribution and the festival network. This year's jury members are:

  • Karel Och (Jury President), Artistic Director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic)

  • Rula Nasser, Producer, Imaginarium Films (Jordan)

  • Sasha Wieser, Sales Agent, EastWest Filmdistribution (Austria)

With an aim to provide educational and networking opportunities for film professionals, Dot on the Map Industry Days presents a series of events and masterclasses intended exclusively for industry professionals:

Thursday, 22 April 2021

11:00 Cyprus Minor Co-productions Scheme INFO SESSION (Cinema Advisory Committee - Republic of Cyprus)

Presented by Diomedes Nikita, Cultural Officer | Cinema Section

Eurimages & EFP Representative, Cultural Services | Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus

11:10 Minor Co-production Opportunities in Israel (Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation) INFO SESSION

Presented by Osnat Bukofzer, Director of International Affairs and co-production consultant, Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation

11:20 Minor Co-production Opportunities in Italy / MIBACT Fund

Presented by Italian producer Marica Stocchi, Rosamont Pictures

11:30 Panel Discussion: "Crossing Borders: The dynamics and challenges

of co-productions in the Mediterranean"

With an aim to promote and expand crossborder film productions within the Mediterranean, Dot on the Map presents a live panel discussion featuring producers from Cyprus, Israel and Italy. The producers will share experiences about co-producing award winning films, along with exploring the dynamics of crossborder collaboration. What challenges arise from attempting to co-produce a low budget film? And, what is the role of our common Mediterranean culture in creating a successful synergy?

On the panel:

Marica Stocchi (Rosamont Pictures, Italy)

Efrat Cohen (Gaudeamus Productions, Israel)

Marios Piperides & Janine Teerling (AMP Filmworks, Cyprus)

Moderated by Osnat Bukofzer, Director of International Affairs and co-production consultant, Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation

15:00 Audiovisual Incentives - INVEST CYPRUS, INFO SESSION

Presented by Lefteris Eleftheriou, Senior Investment Promotion Officer – Head of Filming

Friday, 23 April 2021

10:30 Case Study: The film APPLES as a successful European co-production

Apples, the debut feature film by Christos Nikou, screening at this year's Cyprus Film Days IFF, will be analysed in a case study as a successful co-production (Greece - Poland - Slovenia) which was acquired for international distribution. On the panel dicsussion: film director Christos Nikou, producer Iraklis Mavroeidis (Boo Productions, Greece), co-producer Ales Pavlin (Perfo Films, Slovenia) and on behalf of the sales company Alpha Violet, Virginie Devesa (France). The film will be screened at the festival on April 21st [20:30 Zena Palace Cinema] and April 22nd [20:30, Rialto Theatre]. Apples won awards at international film festivals and it was the official entry of Greece to Academy Awards 2021 - Best International Feature Film category.

Moderated by: Yianna Sarri, Head of Agora, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Angeliki Vergou, Head of Crossroads Co-Production Forum, Thessaloniki International Film Festival

15:00 Mediterranean Film Institute - INFO SESSION

The Mediterranean Film Institute presents its programmes for directors, screenwriters and producers

Presented by Eleni Kalogeropoulou, Programme Co-ordinator

15:15 Masterclass with scriptwriter Nikos Panagiotopoulos

"Local concept - Global interest"

In collaboration with the Mediterranean Film Institute

Dot on the Map will be held in the English language. If you are a film professional and you wish to participate in the event, please request an accreditation via our website.

For more information please email Danae Stylianou (Head of Market) at or visit

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