MIA|DOC Programme 2017

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER

 

FACTUAL TO GO: HOW TO EXPORT ITALIAN PRODUCTIONS?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Turchese – 10.00 am

Italian factual productions usually have great difficulties to be exported to the international market. A mission impossible that in some cases has however been successful, and that represents an important business opportunity for the national market. The panel will host some Italian producers who succeeded and will analyse their respective case histories.

Speakers:
Dante Sollazzo (Head of Format Department, ENDEMOL, Italy)
Paolo Ruffini (Head of TV2000, TV2000, Italy)
Fabio Toncelli (Film Director, Italy)
Nicole Morganti (VP talent and production, DISCOVERY, Italy)
Alessandro Grieco (Director Comedy Central, VIACOM, Italy)

Session produced and moderated by:
Chiara Salvo (Founder & CEO, KIMERA PRODUZIONI, Italy)
Davide Valentini (Producer, EIE FILM, Italy)

The session will be held in Italian with no interpretation.

 

WHAT’S NEW IN ITALIAN DOC AND FACTUAL?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Turchese  from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm (the session will be held in Italian with no interpretation)
Sala Giada – from 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm 
(the session will be held in Italian with interpretation)

What’s new in the Italian factual landscape? Meet the decision makers and learn more about the editorial lines of the strands available in Italy for docs and factual programmes.

Speakers:
11.30 am Maurizio Imbriale (Commissioning Editor Rai 4 ,RAI, Italy)
12.00 am Jan Ronca (Senior Director of programming, A+E NETWORK, Italy)
12.30 am Riccardo Chiattelli (Content and Communication Director, LA EFFE, Italy)

1.00 – 2.30 pm lunch break

2.30 pm Laura Carafoli (Chief Contents Officer, DISCOVERY ITALIA, Italy)
3.00 pm Roberto Giacobbo (Vice Director Rai 2, RAI, Italy)
3.30 pm Stefano Coletta (Director Rai 3, RAI, Italy)

4 – 4.30 pm coffe break

4.30 pm Sergio Del Prete (VP Editorial and Content, VIACOM ITALIA, Italy)
5.00 pm Guido Casali (Programming Manager and Commissioning, SKY Arte, Italy)
5.30 pm Antonio Visca (Director of Sky Atlantic, SKY, Italy)

Session produced and moderated by:
Davide Valentini (Producer, EIE FILM, Italy)
Gloria Giorgianni (Founder & CEO, ANELE SRL, Italy)

 

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

 

BREAKFAST WITH…  

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Turchese – 8.30 am

Meet the decision makers and learn how to work with them. Registrations open online one week before the event and continue on the spot.

Speakers:
Marc Bouvier (Head of documentaries departments, RTBF, Belgium)
Irene Challand (Commissioning editor, RTS, Switzerland)
Jan Konings (Buyer, Current affaits, VRT, Belgium)
Marie-Pierre Chazeau (Commissioning Editor, Acquisitions and International Coproductions, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS, France)

Session produced by:
Laura Longobardi (MIA DOC Coordinator)

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.

 

INVESTIGATIVE HITS, MISSES & CONTROVERSIES

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada  10.00 am

Find out how and why investigative documentaries get commissioned and produced by top international decision makers, and see examples of some of their surprise hits, misses, and greatest controversies.

What are the challenges making these kind of creative investigative docs that demand rigorous & accurate investigative work that takes both time & money in a litigious world that demands instant news and information?

Speakers:
Jason Mojica (Executive Producer, VICE DOCUMENTARY FILMS, USA)
Marie Nelson (Vice President, News Public Affairs, PBS, USA)
Lars Safstrom (Commissioning Editor,  current affairs, SVT, Sweden)
Claudia Bucher (Head of THEMA and Geopolitics, ARTE, France)
Yoko Imai (Senior Producer International Co-production and Acquisitions, NHK, Japan)

Session produced and moderated by:
Catherine Olsen (International Documentary Consultant & Executive Producer, PASSIONATE 4 DOCS, Canada)

 

THE LEGAL MINEFIELD OF MAKING CONTROVERSIAL DOCS – AND THE RIGHT STEPS TO TAKE

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 11.30 am

For documentary producers, the only thing more complicated than making your film could be the legal blowback after it’s released. For commissioning editors, the time spent on avoiding legal issues for the channel may be equal to discussing editorial details with the producer. The harder hitting the film, the truer this is. Has this been increasing lately and why? How can free speech and the right to report be protected? Is fair use applicable widely and can expensive E&O insurance policies sort it?

Speakers:
Martin Pieper (Commissioning editor, ZDF, Germany)
John Turner (Development Executive, Co-Executive Producer, PARKDALE PICTURES, Canada)
Christine Le Goff Producer, ARTE/ZED, France)
Marcello Mustilli (Legal Consultant, BLM, Italy)

Session produced by:
Gioia Avvantaggiato (Head of MIA DOC)

Moderated by:
Krishan Arora (International Content Consultant, SBS AUSTRALIA, Australia)

 

VR, FILM AND TV – WHERE IS IT HEADED?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 12.30 pm

As TV networks start to commission VR, production companies start setting up VR divisions and every film festival now seems to be showing VR projects, is it time to admit that VR is now part of the film and television industry? If so, what are the implications for funding and exhibiting VR projects? Where are the intersections between VR and film and TV? Is VR dependent on the film and TV industries or will it break away into something that is independent of either?

Speakers:
Cédric Bonin (Producer, SEPPIA, France)
Gabo Arora (Founder and Creative Director, LIGHTSHED USA)
Francesco Bernabei (Head of digital, CATTLEYA, Italy)
Cosetta Lagani (Head of Sky 3D Channel, SKY, Italy)

Session produced by:
Massimo Arvat (Producer, ZENIT ARTI AUDIOVISIVE, Italy)

Moderated by:
Mark Atkin (Immersive Media Producer and Festival Curator, UK)

 

MIA DOC PITCHING FORUM

NTCM CONFERENCE HALL
2.15 pm

MIA|DOC annually chooses a specific topic for its Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum: a section that could be strategic for the economic development of Italian companies. After the success of Arts&Culture of the 2016 edition, MIA|DOC 2017 will focus on Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism and Human Interest.

Nine projects from Italian companies (one-off or serial) have been selected by MIA|DOC International Board to be presented to an international audience of excellence – commissioning editors, international distributors and foreign producers.
The nine selected titles will be presented during a public pitch session, which will be followed by a series of B2B meetings with Italian and international professionals of the audio-visual industry.

The following projects will be presented:

– Dicktatorship presented by Gustaf Hofer and Luca Ragazzi

– My Missing Sister presented by Piergiorgio Curzi and Raffaele Brunetti

– Never Whistle Alone, presented by Marco Ferrari and Priscilla Robledo

 Trying Hard to Breathe presented by Marco Speroni and Federico Schiavi  

– Slow News presented by Alberto Puliafito and Fulvio Nebbia

– The Valley, presented by Nuno Escudeiro and Valerio Moser

– Valentin, Son of Europe, presented by Antonio Martino and Valeria Correale

– Victims No More, presented by Claudio Jampaglia and Lorenzo Gangarossa

– Abortion, the pro-life threat, presented by Patrice LortonAlessandra Joust and Andrea Rawlins-Gaston (selected through the partnership between MIADOC and Sunny Side of the Doc)

– Pitch Black on Red Tomatoes, presented by Giuseppe Gallo (guest project from the Apulia Film Commission)

Moderated by:
Catherine Olsen (International Documentary Consultant & Executive Producer, PASSIONATE 4 DOCS, Canada)
Krishan Arora (International Content Consultant, SBS AUSTRALIA, Australia)

 

ONE TO ONE PRE-SCHEDULED MEETINGS

PALAZZO BARBERINI
Rooms 6, 7, 8 – 5.30 pm

 

PRODUCERS MEET PRODUCERS

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Turchese – 5.30 pm

An informal networking event among peer producers with speed meetings to exchange ideas and look for potential national or international partners.

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.

 

THE DOC IS IN

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Rooftop Terrace  6.00 pm

Meet one of our experts and seize the opportunity to ask what you’ve always wanted to!
Vincenzo Mosca (Founder & Distributor, TVCO and Vice-President of the Italian Sales Agents’ Association, Italy )will give tips on on how to succesfully distribute internationally your documentary.

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.

 

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER

 

BREAKFAST WITH…

PALAZZO BARBERINI
Rooms 6, 7, 8 – 8.45 am

Meet the decision makers and learn how to work with them.

Magdalena Borowska (Documentary buyer and commissioning editor, TVP, Poland)
Muntsa Tarrés (Executive producer & Commissioning editor, TV3 CATALUNIA, Spain)
Marketa Stinglova (Head of International coproductions, CZECH TV, Czech Rep)
Georges Amar (Executive producer, RADIO CANADA, Canada)
Suzanne Biermann (Commissioning editor, ARTE, France)

Session produced by:
Laura Longobardi (MIA DOC Coordinator)

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.

 

ONE TO ONE PRE-SCHEDULED MEETINGS

PALAZZO BARBERINI
Rooms 6, 7, 8 – 9.45 am

 

PRODUCERS MEET PRODUCERS

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Turchese – 10.00 am

An informal networking event among peer producers with speed meetings to exchange ideas and look for potential national or international partners.

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here

 

COUNTRY FOCUS – FRANCE

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 2.30 pm

Still the biggest players in international co productions, the French broadcasters are increasing their focus on domestic themes and look less curious at the rest of the world. Is France abandoning its ambition of cultural leader in Europe? Which tendency is to be forecast for the next years, under the new political season? Will populism prevail over cosmopolitanism?

Speakers:
Isabella Pisani (Head of Coproductions & Acquisitions, LCP, France)
Caroline Behar (Head od Acquisitions and International Coproductions, FRANCE 5, France)
Fabrice Puchault (Head of Society & Culture Department, ARTE, France)
Claudia Bucher (Head of THEMA and Geopolitics, ARTE G.E.I.E., France)

Session produced and moderated by:
Christine Le Goff (Producer, ZED, France)
Enrica Capra (Founder  & CEO, GRAFFITIDOC, Italy)

 

A CONVERSATION WITH… BRIAN WOODS

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 3.30 pm 

An intimate conversation with BAFTA award-winning British filmmaker Brian Woods who passionately believes documentaries can make a difference. His company (True Vision) specializes in documentaries that tackle human rights and social issues. Films likeMy Son the Jihadi, Dying Rooms, Slavery: A Global Investigation, Real Sex Traffic, China’s Stolen Children, and Chosen… documentaries that have brought about significant change as well as winning over a 100 international awards including 9 BAFTAs, 8 Emmys, and 3 Peabodys. Brian has also recently been appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of the Sheffield Doc Festival.

Moderator:
Catherine Olsen (International Documentary Consultant & Executive Producer, PASSIONATE 4 DOCS, Canada)

 

IS THERE AN INTEREST FOR HUMAN INTEREST?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 4.00 pm 

Filmmakers love to make them, filmfunds support them. As long as they do well in festivals, and they often do. But where is the audience? Most national brodcasters are sceptical. The films disappear and have low ratings. With a very experienced panel we will take a reality check on the situation. And what do we need in order to recreate the interest, the market and importance of these films. And what is the effect of the digital platforms? Do we need to re-define Human Interest films so they can survive on TV in the future?

Speakers:
Fabio Mancini (Commissioning editor Rai 3, RAI, Italy)
Margje De Koning (Commissioning editor, documentaries, EO, Netherlands)
Krishan Arora (International Content Consultant, SBS, Australia)
Lars Säfström (Commissioning Editor, current affairs, SVT, Sweden)

Session produced and moderated by:
Tore Tomter (former Commissioning Editor, NRK, Norway)

 

HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE OUTREACH CAMPAIGN?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 5.00 pm

The battle for audiences has become a key issue everywhere in media land. More and more funding agencies today ask for elaborate outreach plans to accompany funding applications, with the wise use of Internet being a key element to it. While in today’s documentary market internet has caused big audiences to shift between media and away from the traditional market such a broadcast, it has itself created a new market for new audiences and given filmmakers and producers an extraordinary tool to SEEK audiences for their films. How to conceive and write an effective outreach campaign in order to raise funds and maximise the impact of one’s documentary? Is Internet all that it takes to reach a potential audience? What other elements are important?

Speakers:
Kelsey Koenig (Head of Development, IMPACT PARTNERS, USA)
Karianne Berge (Director and Distribution Manager, INDIE FILM, Norway)

Session produced and moderated by:
Laura Longobardi (MIA DOC Coordinator)

 

THE DOC IS IN

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Rooftop Terrace – 6.00 pm

Meet one of our experts and seize the opportunity to ask what you’ve always wanted to! MEDIA support to documentaries: development and TV Programming with Matteo Solaro (Head of Sector, CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA, Belgium)
If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.

 

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER

 

STRONGER COOPERATION AMONG EUROPEAN PUBLIC BROADCASTERS: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION?

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada – 10.00 am

In the last years several European Public Broadcaster have strengthened their cooperation, even more closely with RAIon the production of documentaries and their international distribution. How could this represent an opportunity for the production of  new high quality European content and for the independent producers? What are the recent developments and future projects on that field?

In this session, representatives from different European broadcasters and RAI COM, together with  the independent producers, will discuss about their experience working among peer broadcasters and openly discuss challenges and opportunities of these new collaborations.

Speakers:
David Bogi (Head of International Distribution and Business Development, RAICOM, Italy)
Madeleine Avramoussis (Commissioning editor & Coordinator of European coproductions, ARTE, France)
Diana Segantini (Head of Culture, RSI, Switzerland)
Caroline Behar (Head of Acquisitions and International Coproductions, FRANCE TV, France)
Giancarlo Leone (President, APT, Italy)

Session produced and moderated by:
Paul  Pauwels (Director, EDN, Denmark)

 

MEDIA AND SOCIETY
European documentary in a Changing Media Landscape

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Giada  11.30 am

An initiative by European Documentary network, bringing together Policy and Practice, affirming the independent documentary as a cornerstone of the European media environment and developing steps towards a more sustainable future.

An information and discussion session to make your voice heard and make it part of the upcoming debate with the powers-that-be.

Speaker:
Paul Pauwels (Director, EDN, Denmark)

 

BRUNCH WITH …

HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL
Sala Corallo – 1.00 pm

Meet the decision makers and learn how to work with them.

Speakers:
Margje De Koning (Commissioning editor, documentaries, EO, Netherlands)
Paul Pauwels (Director, EDN, Denmark)
Krishan Arora (International Content Consultant, SBS, Australia)

Session produced by:
Laura Longobardi (MIA DOC Coordinator)

If you wish to attend, please register by clicking here.