INDUSTRY DAYS 2022

INDUSTRY DAYS | January 14

Location: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Gedimino pr. 51, 01109 Vilnius 

 

All events are open and free of charge.
The Covid Green Pass is mandatory.
All industry events will be held in English, except panel discussion „Sustainability in the film industry: where to start?

Prior registration is required: https://bit.ly/industrijos_dienos22

 

11:00 – 12:30 

Film Marketing 101 and DIY Tools: You Are the Master of Your Film’s Journey
Rita Stanelytė, Mata Hari Comm (Lithuania)

 

You know your film best – make it visible, make it stand out, make it recognizable! Simple DIY tools for your film’s positioning and marketing strategy.

 

About speaker

Rita Stanelyte – producer of film marketing and communication at boutique film marketing company “Mata Hari Comm”. Has an academic background in journalism and public relations and solid experience in film industry.  Now she is organizing a film festival in Berlin Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin, helping young filmmakers to be seen at the festivals and in the local cinemas, also works in the NGO of emotional support. Rita is alumni of Locarno Summer academy, EAVE Marketing workshop, “Belt and Road” program of Shanghai IFF, has served as CICAE Jury member of Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2017.

 

12:30 – 14:00 lunch break

 

14:00 – 15:30
FYI on the Oscars with Ouat Media
Inga Diev, Ouat Media (Canada)

 

The prestigious Oscar® is the most coveted award for a filmmaker. However, there are many paths to the red carpet of the Academy Awards®, especially for an international short film. This talk will explore the ecosystem of the Oscars® from a distributor/sales agent perspective offering useful information from an industry insider. Presenting case studies from the Toronto-based short film distribution and sales company, Ouat Media, this talk will prove invaluable for those wanting to know more about practical details on a short film’s journey to the Oscars®, and a film’s future after the film industry’s biggest night.

 

About speaker

Inga Diev serves as the General Manager of Ouat Media, a Toronto-based short film distribution and sales company. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s primary destinations for work by the industry’s rising stars, Ouat Media boasts an award-winning catalogue of titles featuring 12 Oscar nominees including 3 Oscar winners to date. In her role, Inga is responsible for the company’s business operations and oversees all the film sales and acquisitions. 

 

15:30 – 16:00 break

 

16:00 – 17:30
Panel discussion Sustainability in the film industry: where to start?(in Lithuanian only)

Participants:  Lineta Mišeikytė, Baltic Film Services
Laimonas Ubavičius, Lithuanian Film Center
Jūratė Pazikaitė, Vilnius Film Office
Irma Pužauskaitė, Directors Lab
Moderator: Marija Razgutė, M-films

 

17:30 – 18:00 break


18:00 – 19:30

Special short film programme
EUROPEAN STORIES

 

The films in this special programme deal with issues that are relative to the young generation of European fimmakers: the consequences of military conflicts on people and nature, the challenges of modern motherhood, the questioning of the frame once imposed on women as well as current expectations from them. This is the result of a collaboration between experienced European production companies and upcoming talents. Supported by Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Presented by the Creative Europe MEDIA desk in Lithuania.

 

More about the films: here.

 

Duration: 75 min. N-16
Films with English and Lithuanian subtitles.

 

Main sponsor of Industry Days: Audiovisual Works Copyright Association AVAKA.

Partners: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Directors Lab, Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office.

INDUSTRY DAYS | January 15

Location: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Gedimino pr. 51, 01109 Vilnius 

 

All events are open and free of charge.
The Covid Green Pass is mandatory.
All industry events will be held in English.

Prior registration is required: https://bit.ly/industrijos_dienos22

 

10:30 – 12:30
Professionalisation of Creators: What Do Talent Agents Do?
Anna Rozalska, Tarik Hachoud, Aleksandra Aleksander, Match and Spark (Poland)

 

What do talent agents do? How do they support careers? How do they help producers? How do they help creators? You will find many more questions and answers about the talent agent role at one-day event with talent managers Anna Rozalska, Tarik Hachoud and Aleksandra Aleksander from Match and Spark – Warsaw-based talent management and production company representing over 65 audiovisual creators among them Oscar nominated cinematographer Lucas Zal, whose most recent films are I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (dir. Charlie Kaufman) and COLD WAR (dir. Paweł Pawlikowski). 


About speakers

Anna Rozalska co-founded and has been running Match and Spark, a talent management and production company, for 5 years.  Between July 2020 and July 2021 Anna served as the director of the Department of Original Productions and Coproductions at Canal+ Poland. In 2016, Screen International listed Anna Różalska as one of the Future Leaders – Agents in their annual Future Leaders list presented around the Cannes Film Festival. She has been named a ‘Woman-to-Watch’ by Sydney Levine and Indie Wire.

 

Tarik Hachoud is a talent manager, producer and CEO of Match and Spark. Co-producer and consultant for international productions, including „Who Writes Our History”, „In the Name of Honor”, „High Life” and „Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski”. He collaborated with Alvernia Studios and Platige Image on project development and analysing film packages at various stages of production. He was also responsible for the acquisition of rights and the literary material selection process.

 

Aleksandra Aleksander is a junior producer, Polish talent manager and head of the Film and TV department at the talent agency Match and Spark. A. Aleksander has been production manager of dozen short films and music videos, as well as the latest production of American director Roberta Grossman, shot in Poland.

 

12:30 – 14:00 lunch break

 

14:00 – 15:30
Discussion „Why Audiovisual Industry Needs Talent Agents?”
Participants: Anna Rozalska, Tarik Hachoud, Aleksandra Aleksander, Match and Spark (Poland)
Moderator: Irma Pužauskaitė, Directors Lab (Lithuania)


Why are agents helpful to the industry? During this conversation, answers will be sought as to why the activities of talent agents are useful and significant in the audiovisual industry and how agents could have a positive impact on the professionalism of filmmakers in Lithuania.

 

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15:30 – 17:30
One-to-One Meetings with Representatives of Match and Spark

 

This part is dedicated to the individual meetings with talent managers Anna Rozalska, Tarik Hachoud and Aleksandra Aleksander from Match and Spark.  The goal of the meetings is to answer the questions which you have about talent agents, share your profile and ask questions about your representation or career development opportunities. 

 

The one-to-one meetings will last up to 15 minutes and they require prior registration, because spaces are limited.

 

Prior registration form: https://bit.ly/meetings_Match_and_Spark

 

Main sponsor of Industry Days: Audiovisual Works Copyright Association AVAKA.

Partners: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Directors Lab, Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office.