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Pula Matchmaking Forum

PULA FILM FESTIVAL is since 65 years one of the central film industry events in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean. From the very beginning, it was a boost to the establishment of many companies, projects, authors, producers, distributors, actors, directors, other talents and the initiator of the film industry.

AVVANTURA FESTIVAL & MATCHMAKING was the first film festival in Croatia since it´s launch 2010 to focus on European co-productions and the industry organizing 2010 a roundtable on the topic of setting a film destination and launching the first film office in Croatia. Under the patronage of Eurimages AMF collaborated among others on the programs of Torino Film Lab, co-organized "Kin Kong" the first International Independent Cinema Congress, held a Documentary Campus Master School, Organized "Scream" the first conference of genre film, presented EAVE program in Croatia, organized various training programs, panels, lectures and other events, and was partner of the Producers Network at the Marche du Film at Festival de Cannes.

Industry guests of the AMF among many others were: Karl Baumgartner (Pandora/MatchFactory), Christian Jeune (Festival de Cannes), Christophe Leparc (Quinzaine des Realisateurs), Julie Bergeron (Producers Network - Marche du Film), Ivan Kelava, Heinrich Ambrosch (ORF), Nuno Bernardo, Angela Bosch-Rius (European Film Academy), Reinhard Brundig (Pandora), Helena Danielsson, Matthieu Darras (Torino Film Lab), Matt Dillon, Arta Dobroshi, Hrvoje Hribar, Katharina Dufner (ZDF), Zdenka Gold, Eduard Grau, Martin Gschlacht, Szabolcs Hajdu, Daniel Hoesel, Veit Helmer, Anita Juka, Ivona Juka, Danilo Šerbedžija, Hana Jušić, Uljana Kim, Pavo Marinković, Nenad Korkut, Stefan Kitanov (Sofia FF), Čedomir Kolar, Marvin Kren, Damijan Kozole, Tihana Lazović, Anamaria Marinca, Alemka Lisinski, Sascha Lobo (Spiegel), Juan Jose Bigas Luna, Loic Magneron (Wide Management), Ivan Maloća (Interfilm), Stanko Babić (Telefilm), Ognjen Sviličić, Predrag Miki Manojlović, Luis Minarro, Pia Marrais, Lina Marrone (Arclight), Andras Muhi, Daniel Mulloy, Ruxandra Nae, Alexander Nanau, Dean Šoša (HRT), Savina Neirotti (Venice Production Bridge/Torino Film Lab), Werner Nekes, Antonio Nuić, Karel Och (Karlovy Vary FF), Zrinko Ogresta, Roberto Olla (Eurimages), Doris Pack, Jerome Paillard (Marche du Film/Festival de Cannes), Daniel Rafaelić, Gala Perez-Inesta, Sonja Prosenc, Germinal Roaux, Luise Rosen, Michel Reilhac (ARTE), Dirk Rijnek, Pnina Blayer (Haifa FF), Tomi Salkovski, Antonio Saura, Branko Schmidt, Yinon Schomroni, Jim Stark, Ioanna Stais (Heretic), Rada Šesić (HubertBals/Sarajevo FF), Dejan Šorak, Martin Šulik, Orsolya Toro-Illyes, Kristina Trapp (EAVE), Shigeru Umebayashi, Vlatka Vorkapić, Tomasz Wasilewski, Peter Webber, Krzysztof Zanussi and many more.

AMF and PFF are creating in 2018 a unique Synergy with the new Industry program MATCHMAKING FORUM in Pula. The goal is networking, encouraging the strengthening of the film culture and industry. We believe in the power of Ideas that are today's most precious property, linking, matchmaking, the power of film and media inspires new synergies of ideas for artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and catalyzes change through networking and merging.

A successful tourist, cultural and business environment in the ideal location of Central Europe, makes Pula an ideal location for the Matchmaking forum.

In the frame of the 65. Pula Film Festival, the first edition of the Matchmaking forum especially focuses on the presentation and exchange of original film projects and emerging works of partner film centers in order to encourage their development and production.

The idea of building networking capabilities of professionals involved in the production, not only cinema but the entire mode of the creative industry's visual sectors has its importance.

The Matchmaking forum provides producers the opportunity to meet with more categories of financiers that participate in the creation of the necessary financial package for the production of a film. Distributors, sales agents, banks, private and public investment funds, regions and film commissions, broadcasters, internet platforms and so on.

The first edition of the Matchmaking forum will be held from 17 July 2018 to 20 July 2018. Circolo Italian Community in Pula. The Industry office will work throughout the entire 65. Pula Film Festival.

The first Matchmaking forum in Pula will consist of the following events:

• Co-Production Market (18 – 21 July 2018) :
The number of international projects will remain around 15 projects. The partner projects will have the possibility to encounter financiers through 30-minute one-to-one meetings.
Only projects with 50% of finance in-place are eligible.

The Entryform is bilingual, you can choose between Croatian and English.

• Work in Progress (18 and 19 July 2018) :
The first edition of this workshop will present a limited number of quality projects in postproduction countries of the partnering film centers (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosna & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Lithuania, Kosovo and Georgia) and will give them the opportunity of finding the post-production financing through our partners and the participants.

The Entryform is bilingual, you can choose between Croatian and English.

• Matching Storys and Film (19 and 20 July 2018):
For the first time in the Southeast European market Matchmaking forum launches in cooperation with the book fair "Sanjam knjige", the matchmaking of literary works with film and TV industry. Regional leading publishers will suggest adaptation rights of contemporary regional literature (novels, essays, comics, children's literature and so forth) to producers, directors, distributors and TV houses.

The Entryform is bilingual, you can choose between Croatian and English.
Registration without project

The Matchmaking forum will offer services such as the B-2-B Club, the Work in Progress Screenings, a Business Centre, international panels and networking events. 


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  Partner GNFC
  Partner SFC
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  Partner FCCG
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