KFF INDUSTRY PROGRAMME: PITCHINGS, MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS FOR FILM PROFESSIONALS
As soon as on May 31st starts the 60th Krakow Film Festival. As every year, the festival will be accompanied by many industry events, dedicated to film professionals present at the festival. Same as festival, KFF Industry will be held online this year. We would like to invite you to familiarize yourself with the program.
In this year’s programme of KFF Industry, there is as always a place for animated films. Within the frames of the section Animated in Poland, there will be a pitching of Polish short animated films in the final stage of production on Tuesday (2.03). The representatives of the selected projects will have a chance to show their excerpts and to talk about their films, before they are shown at Polish and foreign film festivals. The pitching will be followed by the one-on-one meetings with international festival’s programmers and sales agents. The participants will be prepared for online presenting of their projects by the tutor, Wim Vanacker, one of the programmer of short section of Cannes Film Festival.
Animated in Poland includes also two other events. Co-organized with SPPA Talent Market (1.06) is the place where producers meet new talents. Screenwriters, animators, directors and producers looking for a co-production will have the chance to meet with producers and owners of the animation studios based in Poland, who are looking for new ideas and projects. The legal panel „Director, producer - playing for one gaol” co-organized with Krakow Animation Center, Krakow Film Klaster and Lassota Krawiec Law Firm will be dedicated to the co-opertation between the director and the producer.
For the another time - this time also online - one of the DOC LAB POLAND session will be held, co-organized with Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation. DOC LAB POLAND is a series of workshops and consultations for directors and producers of Polish documentary films with experienced tutor Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen (IDFA Forum), Tereza Šimíkova (CPH Forum), Christian Popp (FIPADOC), Rada Sesic (Sarajevo FF) and Leena Pasanen (Biografilm Festival), which ends with two pitching sessions: DOCS TO START (4.06) and DOCS TO GO! (3.06). DOCS TO START is a presentation of Polish projects at the stage of development, whereas DOCS TO GO! is a presentation of Polish documentary films at the stage of editing or post-production. Both sessions eventuate in the meetings with decision makers, experts, international producers, funds, commissioning editors, festival programmers and sales agents. This year 21 projects were chosen to be presented. Organized for the producers looking for production partners, CEDOC (Central European Documentary) Market includes individual meetings and round tables with international decision makers from the film industry and foreign producers, who are open to co-operation with Poland and other countries. The market will be held online between 3 and 5 June.
The special guest at this year's 60th edition of Krakow Film Festival is Danish cinema. The programme "Focus on Denmark" includes screenings of selected latest Danish documentary, short and animated films. An important event of the section is Panel Discussion, held on June 2nd, the aim of which is to present the model of contemporary Danish Documentary cinema and focused on co-production possibilities with Denmark. . The guests of the panel are Danish producers and representatives of DR and Danish Film Institute. The conversation will be moderated by Tue Steen Muller.
There is another event - sneak previews of Polish documentary films, closed to the public - DOCS TO BUY. After the screenings, there will be meetings between producers and distributors, buyers and VOD platfrom, invited specially for this occasion. Traditionally, the KFF Industry Meetings will be held. These are consulting individual meetings with international film festival programmers, dedicated to filmmakers, producers and people working in film distribution. Their attendance confirmed programmers of Berlinale Sundance FF, Venice FF, Hot Docs, Visions du reel or IDFA.
One of the main events of the KFF Industry is KFF Market a digital video library, in which, throughout the entire festival week, one can watch the latest films from around the world, which are looking for cinema, festival and television distribution. In this year's catalogue, there are about 250 documentary, short and animated films, including the festival's competition films and sections prepared by the partners: Institute of Documentary Film, DOK Lepizg, Swiss Films, Visions du Reel, Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, Festival dei Popoli and Finnish Film Foundation.
The partners of KFF Industry 2020 are: Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation, Polish Animation Producers Association, Danish Film Institute, Sound Mind, Audiovisual Technology Center, Krakow Animation Center, Krakow Film Klaster, Lassota Krawiec Law Firm
Project carried out with the financial support of : Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Institute, City of Krakow, Polish Filmmakers Association.
Media Patrons: Tele Pro, Film & TV Camera, Polish Docs, Polish Shorts i Polish Animations.
Producer of KFF Industry is Krakow Film Foundation.