28 september – 1 october 2021
warsaw, poland and online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

Date: 29 September, 17:15-18:00

Venue: KKI platform / Kino Muranów

 

SESSION DESCRIPTION


After a period of decline, investment in new films and series has dramatically increased and looks likely to accelerate in the post-pandemic period with US streamers already becoming a major source of film and screen finance. But the SVOD boom challenges existing models of independent European production and will not necessarily offer opportunities for diverse emerging talent. There are a rising number of new options in the market that might come to revolutionise the production marketplace.
This session will offer an overview of these options.

The session will look at:

New models in a changed landscape

The session will offer an overview of models, including the role of crowdfunding, and the emergence of blockchain-based services. It will consider models that are beginning to exert themselves in other industries. In the music and tech industries, for example, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are beginning to make an impact.

An investment boom?

Market growth is already attracting interest from investors of various kinds, who are now seeing screen content as a hot area of potential development. New funds are already emerging and the session will hear about a private investment fund, focused on worldwide distributed animation content, from series to shorts.

HOST


Michael Gubbins

Michael Gubbins

Analyst, journalist and consultant, SampoMedia (UK)

Michael is an international analyst, journalist and consultant, who has been working in the film, audiovisual and media sector for more than 15 years. He works across the film value chain, and is an advisor to Europa Cinemas, EUROVOD and Europa Distribution. He served for seven years as chair of regional screen agency Ffilm Cymru Wales until 2019. His business SampoMedia has worked with business and industry organisations in more than 30 countries on developments in the audiovisual, media and cultural sectors. He was editor of business titles, including Screen International and Screen Daily, and Music Week in a 25-year career in newspapers and magazines and led the West Midlands Screen Bureau creative clusters initiative in 2018-2019.

During lockdown, he has written a major report on independent VOD, led a Zoom series and report on New Realities in Film for UniFrance, and workshops in Venice, Rome, as well as online workshops in the US, Poland, Sweden and Colombia.

SPEAKERS


Vojin Vasovic

Vojin Vasovic

Creative Director, Animond (Serbia)

Vojin Vasovic is a film director and producer. He finished Master of Arts studies at Centre of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto and bachelor studies in Film Directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. He is the recipient of many awards for directing, writing and animation. His films “Breathtaking”, “5 Minutes Each”, “Twice Upon a Time”, “Just For The Record”, etc. were selected at more than 150 film festivals winning more than sixty international awards. He is a producer and director at To Blink Animation studio, based in Belgrade and Toronto and creative director of Animond – private investment fund for animation. He is currently in production of 4 short animated films and pre-production of his first feature animated project, supported by Film Centre of Serbia and Creative Europe MEDIA fund. He is teaching film directing and animation at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade.

Milorad Kocić

Milorad Kocić

Executive Director, Animond (Serbia)

Milorad is a financial producer, consultant and management mentor with over 15 years of experience in banking, consulting and NGO sector. He has long term experience as Vice president for financials and eternal revision in the NGO sector and executive director in the consulting industry. He has worked on the projects concerning organizational culture, processes’ optimization, organizational and team growth as well as implementation of the Law on personal data protection. In 2017. He formed Hive Group, a community of experts offering unique services supporting growth and development. He is a financial producer of To Blink Animation studio and executive director of Animond, a private investment film fund.