What's the current status of the Chinese film market? What's the impact of the pandemic on the distribution in China? How will producers in the East and the West resume production and will the Chinese market become even more relevant once the industry starts recovering? Although we are currently facing a temporary economic slowdown, China has the world's largest population and it still represents the biggest potential audience for audiovisuals. Being familiar with the players and procedures of this landscape is more strategic than ever.
For this reason, Bridging the Dragon together with Marché du Film decided to host for the fifth consecutive year a two-day intensive program focusing on China. The event will consist of a space dedicated to one-to-one matchmaking meetings and a series of panel discussions with outstanding Chinese and European film personalities to analyse the current situation and the perspectives of Sino-international collaboration.
In the spirit of the new edition of the Marché du Film, all of these will be shaped for the virtual space and will benefit from the flexibility that online technology allows.
The one-to-one matchmaking meetings will take place virtually on Tuesday, 23 June and the panel discussions on Wednesday, 24 June. Participants should possess Marché du Film accreditation. For details of the event please see below.
SINO-INTERNATIONAL ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS
|| WHAT ||
This is an enriched version of our traditional Sino-International one-to-one company meetings. This edition will be open not only to production companies but also to sales companies, distributors, post-production houses, projects, talent agencies. The aim is to give the opportunity to any valuable initiative aimed at connecting the two markets to find useful counterparts.
|| WHO ||
Film professionals from China and all over the world who have an interest in Sino-international collaboration and would like to expand network.
|| WHEN ||
The one-to-one meetings will be held virtually from (CET) 9:00 to 13:00 / (UTC+8) 15:00 to 19:00 on Tuesday, 23 June 2020.
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Please register for the meetings on the Marché du Film's platform. You will be asked what you are looking for and will be able to view counterparts' profiles and request meetings. As participants gradually register, it is very important to visit the platform regularly to see who's new! Registration will be closed on Friday, 19 June 2020. For inquiry please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|| WHAT ||
I. How to resume film production? Prospects and challenges
A conversation between representatives of Chinese film companies / institutions and European producers / film funds. Among the panelists are Mathieu Fournet, Head of European and international affairs of the French Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC); Liu Chun, Chairman of China Film Co-production Corporation (CFCC); Ulf Israel, Managing Director of Senator Film / Wild Bunch; Cheng Leer, Vice President of Mahua FunAge Pictures, one of the biggest comedy powerhouses in China.
II. The impact on distribution. What will change?
In the last years China has become the leading buyer of international movies. International sales agent will discuss with Chinese theatrical and online distributors about the development of this commercial relationship. Among the panelists are Anna Marsh, CEO of StudioCanal; Jeffrey Chan, Executive Vice President of Bona Film Group and Jerry Ye, Chairman of Huaying Tianxia Film Development, distribution arm of the major Chinese conglomerate Huayi Brothers.
|| WHO ||
Film professionals from China and all over the world are welcome.
|| WHEN ||
The panel discussions will be held from (CET) 9:00 to 11:00 / (UTC+8) 15:00 to 17:00 on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.
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The panel discussions will be held virtually on Marché du Film platform. No pre-registration is needed. For inquiry please write to email@example.com.