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The 5th DOT.ON.THE.MAP INDUSTRY DAYSannounces the PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days, the co-production, training and networking platform for film industry professionals of the 22nd Cyprus Film Days IF, will hold its 5th edition in Limassol, Cyprus (18 – 20 April, 2024). Τhe CFD IF is an institutional event of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture, organised by the Department of Contemporary Culture in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre. Cypriot producer – director Danae Stylianou is head of Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days.


During the 3-day event, producers, directors and scriptwriters from the Mediterranean region, will have a unique opportunity to pitch their feature length fiction film projects to members of the international film industry, in Cyprus. Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals from across Europe, and the MENA region, and to explore co-production and distribution opportunities, discuss new projects in development, and pursue cross border collaborations.


For the accreditation benefits and requests, please visit:

Deadline to request accreditations: Tuesday, 9 April 2024


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS


With an aim to provide educational and networking opportunities for film professionals, Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days presents CINEMA TALKS - a series of events, panel discussions, and masterclasses intended exclusively for accredited industry professionals. All the events of Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days will take place at the Rialto Theatre, in Limassol.


Friday 19 April, 2024


11:00 Pitching Session

Dot.on.the.Map will officially launch its activities on Friday, 19 April, 2024 at 11a.m. with the pitching session at the Rialto Theatre. Teams of producers - directors with projects originating from countries of the Mediterranean region will "pitch" their new feature length fiction film projects within the Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point co-production forum, to representatives of the international film industry. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers will take steps towards forming future collaborations with other filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives. The Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point co-production forum is implemented in partnership with Agora, Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The pitching session will be moderated by Hakim Mao, Initiative Film.


14:00 INFO SESSION: Cyprus Minority Co-Productions Scheme 

Presented by Marios Psaras, Cultural Officer, Cinema Section, Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus 


14:15 INFO SESSION: Investment Incentives in Cyprus: Cyprus Film Commission – Invest Cyprus

Presented by Lefteris S. Eleftheriou, Chairman of the Cyprus Film Commission


14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION SEE Cinema Network “Cinematic Unity: Strengthening Southeast European Film Industry through Regional Collaboration"

Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring representatives of the SEE Cinema Network, a pioneering initiative that exemplifies the power of regional cooperation in the film industry. Discover how the SEE Cinema Network's projects are joining forces to bolster their collective cinema landscape through shared resources, expertise, and cultural exchanges. Learn about the network's efforts in enhancing the visibility of regional cinema, strengthening ties among participating nations, and promoting international co-productions.


On the panel:

Dr Elena Christodoulidou, Senior Cultural Officer, Department of Contemporary Culture, Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus

Athena Kartalou, Director of the Greek Film Centre 

Kamen Balkanski, Head Creative Europe MEDIA desk, Bulgaria

Aleksandra Božović, Managing Director, Film Centre of Montenegro 

Ilinka Teodorescu, International Relations, Romanian Film Centre 


Moderated by Anna Kasimati, SEE Cinema Network Executive Secretary


15:45 ΜΑSTERCLASS “Telling Stories in Film”

Presented by script and story editor Kate Leys (UK)

In this masterclass, Kate Leys will discuss story, screenwriting and voice. Having spent a lifetime working with writers and screenplays, developing projects all over the world with films screened in all the major festivals, Kate will share the most important things she's learned.


About Kate Leys:

Kate Leys is a script and story editor who has worked on feature films at all stages of development, all over the world, for her whole life. Credits include LADY MACBETH (dir. William Oldroyd), I AM NOT A WITCH (dir. Rungano Nyoni), DARK RIVER (dir. Clio Barnard), KINGDOM OF US (dir. Lucy Cohen). She has been head of development at several companies including Film4, where she was based for 6 years and where she was part of the small team commissioning and developing some of the UK's most successful feature films including FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (dir. Mike Newell), TRAINSPOTTING (dir. Danny Boyle), EAST IS EAST (dir. Damien O'Donnell) and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (dir. Peter Webber). TV credits include THE VALHALLA MURDERS (dir. Thordur Palsson - Netflix); I AM series1 (C4); BABYLON (C4), BUFFERING series 2 (ITV3) and HOFF THE RECORD (Dave, winner Int’l Emmy 2016). She is currently developing drama series with C4 and with Apple+. Recent films include TORNADO (shooting, dir. John MacLean), DREAMERS (shooting, dir. Joy Gharoro Akpojotor), WORKMATES (in post, dir. Curtis Vowell), MR K (in post, dir. Talulah Schwab) SKY PEALS (Venice 2023, dir. Moin Hussain); HOW TO FAKE A WAR (dir. Rudolph Herzog), AMERICAN ANIMALS (Sundance 2018, dir. Bart Layton), PIN CUSHION (dir. Deborah Haywood) KINGDOM OF US (dir. Lucy Cohen) and many more.



Saturday 20 April, 2024


10:00 INFO SESSION Public funding in Germany: a close-up on the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Presented by Teresa Hoefert de Turégano, Film Funding Executive, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE)


10:15 INFO SESSION Creative Europe MEDIA Calls

Presented by Nenad Bogdanovic, Planning & Development Coordinator, Organisation for European Programmes & Cultural Relations, Head of Creative Europe Desk & CERV Contact Point Cyprus


11:45 PANEL DISCUSSION “Building a film industry on an island”

On the panel:

Ηeather Millard, Producer, Compass Films, Iceland (IS)

Αnton Calleja, Consultant – Producer, Kingsway, Malta (MT)

Theo Papadoulakis, Film Director, Indigo View, Greece (GR)

Marios Piperides, Director – Producer, AMP Filmworks, Cyprus (CY)


Moderated by Katarina Tomkova, Producer, Κaleidoscope, Slovakia (SK)


An experiential and knowledge sharing discussion with producers and directors from the islands of Iceland, Malta, Crete and Cyprus. What are the unique opportunities for a film producer and director based on an island and what are the respective challenges? Together we will explore how these film industries can be inspired by the experiences of each other, having as a common basis their small yet unique island landscape. The speakers will also share ways in which they managed to work in successful co-production structures and will outline their vision on employing strategies to ensure sustainability.


The event will be held in the English language. For more information, please email dotonthemap@cyprusfilmdays.com or visit dot.cyprusfilmdays.com


Accreditation Requests are now being accepted


Ready to discuss co-production and distribution opportunities, meet new projects in development, and network with film professionals from across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa? Register for an accreditation for the 5th Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days 2024 (18– 20 April, 2024, Limassol, Cyprus).


The accreditation for Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days is intended exclusively for film professionals who are actively developing, producing and promoting audiovisual works for the film industry (producers, directors, scriptwriters, sales agents, distributors, buyers, festival representatives, film funds and institutions, TV channel and platform representatives). For more information please click here.


DEADLINE TO REQUEST ACCREDITATION

Please request your accreditation through the following link by Tuesday, 9 April, 2024 http://access.cyprusfilmdays.com 


To support the local film community the organisers offer FREE accreditations to all film professionals based and actively working in the film industry in the Republic of Cyprus. The accreditation fee for international professionals is €45. Only Market Badge holders will have access to Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days activities & events.



Organisers: Deputy Ministry of Culture Department of Contemporary Culture, Rialto Theatre

In Partnership with: CIPA Film in Cyprus 

Under the Auspices: Municipality of Limassol

Co-organisers: Organisation for European Programmes & Cultural Relations, Creative Europe Desk & CERV Contact Point Cyprus

Partners: Directors Guild of Cyprus, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Initiative Film, Coprocity, EAVE

Award Sponsor: P.S. Movies & Stories

Hospitality Sponsor: Alinea

Technical Partner: EventPro

Supporters: LOEL, Art Studio 55



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