INCONTRI & Focus! – First speakers confirmed

Right before a short Christmas-break, the INCONTRI #9 Film Conference is proud to accounce some first names on the program of the 2019 edition: Kai Finke, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions DACH at Netflix, will share with us the streaming service’s new strategy for original films and the various ways to collaborate on co-productions. Andrea Occhipinti (CEO, Lucky Red) and Dirk Schürhoff (Managing Director, Beta Cinema) will be among the speakers on the panel „The Future of Film Distribution“ picking up on current controversies around theatrical versus VoD releases and debating pros and cons of various distribution strategies.

For the side-kick-event Focus!, which will take place right before the main conference in a smaller circle of 25 independent producers and funding representatives, has confirmed the Italian producer Marta Donzelli (CEO, Vivo film) who will talk about their new project “Siberia”, an Italian-German co-production directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Willem Dafoe, funded by IDM Film Fund & Commission.

More exciting case studies and distinguished speakers will be announced in the weeks to come.