7th edition of the New Horizons Studio, the most important training program in the framework of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival kicks off July 24th in Wrocław, the European Capital of Culture 2016. During the 3-day event, young European directors and producers learn about the workings of the international film market: production, promotion and distribution in particular. In small teams they discuss their projects with experts, and are trained to pitch their project. The pitching contest winners will be awarded additional training at the London Film Academy, and postproduction services at the French Arenberg Creative Mines Studio near Lille.
The workshop is a great opportunity to network, exchange knowledge and experience with top film professionals from all over Europe and plan your career.
A masterclass by Michał Marczak and Marta Golba (director-producer team of Sundance-awarded All These Sleepless Nights) focusing on Poland-UK co-production and festival run and strategy of the film will highlight the Studio activities. This unique hybrid movie will screen at the New Horizons Competition at the 16th T-MNHIFF.
Among the experts are David Pope and Patrick Fischer of the London Film Academy, sales agent Katarzyna Karwan and producers Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Guillaume de Seille, Vincent Lucassen and Ewa Puszczyńska.
This year's list of selected participants includes - besides 16 Polish producers and directors - 8 young filmmakers from Austria, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Israel and Romania. Here are their names: Giacomo Abruzzesse, Jasmin Baumgartner, Elżbieta Benkowska, Arkadiusz Biedrzycki, Marcin Bortkiewicz, Leonardo Cariglino, Agnieszka Chromicka, Teresa Czepiec, Oren Gerner, Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Olga Kałagate, Szymon Kapeniak, Anna Kasińska, Joanna Malicka, Ana Maria Pirvan, Johannes Proel, Maria Siniarska, Julia Sokolnicka, Eliza Subotowicz, Małgorzata Suwała, Arjun Talwar, Daniel Veloso, Maciej Wiktor, Magdalena Zambrzycka.
The New Horizons Studio is organized by the New Horizons Association in collaboration with Creative Europe Desk Poland and London Film Academy and local cultural institutions of European countries.