April 12 – 20, 2024




Rialto Theatre, 19-20 April 2024, Limassol, Cyprus

Friday 19 April, 2024

11:00 Pitching Session

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.

Moderator: Hakim Mao, Initiative Film

13:00 Lunch Break
Location: Madame Bar (opposite the theatre)

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

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

15:15 B R E A K

15:45 MASTERCLASS “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. For Kate’s full bio click here.

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

11:15 B R E A K

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.

13:00 Lunch Break

Hosted by the Creative Europe Desk, Cyprus
Location: Madame Bar (opposite the theatre)


Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days 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 HERE.