14-16 APRIL 2022, CYPRUS

Friday 15 April, 2022, 10:00 AM: Pitching Session at Rialto Theatre

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.

Moderator: Hakim Mao, Initiative Film

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:

The following events will take place at the Rialto on-stage.

Friday 15 April, 2022

14:00- 14:15 INFO SESSION Cyprus Minority Co-Productions Scheme

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

14:15-14:45 INFO SESSION Investment Incentives in Greece: Cash Rebate and Tax Relief, National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication – EKOME

Presented by Evi Boulougouri, Head of Cash Rebate and Tax Relief Department,  Investment Incentives Directorate, EKOME S.A.

14:45 – 15:45 INFO SESSION Μedia Development Calls – Organization for European Programmes & Cultural Relations / Creative Europe Desk, Cyprus

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

15:45 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00 PANEL DISCUSSION International Sales Agents in a backstage conversation

International sales agents representing prominent sales companies will give insight on their acquisition process, the importance of developing a successful festival and marketing strategy and how this can determine the life of a film.

On the panel:

Virginie Devesa (Alpha Violet, France)

Jessica Khoury (Film Clinic Indie Distribution, Egypt)

Sasha Wieser (EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH, Austria)

Χavier Henry-Rashid (Film Republic, U.K.)

Giorgos Togias (Heretic, Greece)

Moderated by the CFD Artistic Director Tonia Mishiali.


Saturday 16/4

Location: Rialto Theatre On Stage

10:00 – 11:30 MASTERCLASS with Phedon Papamichael

A talk with Greek cinematographer Phedon Papamichael on his multi-awarded and twice Academy-Award nominated work.

This masterclass is open to the public.


11:30 – 12:30 ΜΑSTERCLASS “Development: An unpredictable journey”

With development expert Isabelle Fauvel (Initiative Film, France)

This masterclass explores the relationship between scriptwriters, directors and producers during the development phase, and offers tips on how to reach the destination safe and sound, at the right moment, producing a healthy project. The masterclass will give an overview of the whole development journey for the different parties involved: director, writer(s) and (co)producers. What are the available tools for development (consultants, labs, workshops, sources for feedback)? What is the right moment to «expose» a project on a market / platform? And, how important is tackling co-production issues early on so that the co-production requirements can serve the process organically, without threatening the project’s DNA? A road map based on concrete cases will be showcased so as to share development experience. A Q&A will follow.


Location: Rialto 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.

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