Demystifying Film Markets: Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Beyond
By Ralph Ackerman
Jan 29, 2004, 20:25

Demystifying Film Markets: Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Beyond. Obtain Funding for Your Film Projects. Sundance is over and next week the Berlin Festival and Market starts! Presented by the Film Program Cannes
Instructor: Ralph Ackerman

When: The workshop is offered in New York
Weekend workshop: Sat. Jan. 31, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sun. Feb. 1, 12:30 - 5:30 pm

Where: Film Program Cannes NYC
526 W 26th St. #713, 7th floor
New York, NY 10001

Demystifying the Film Festival/Market
"What is required to obtain funding for your film project at one of the contemporary film festival/markets."

Workshop Objective:
The film marketplace workshop is intended to provide a working understanding of the contemporary film market with an emphasis on how the filmmaker functions in the market place to optimize the recoupment of funds invested in a film. The strategies and mechanics of successfully bringing films to the market place and negotiating and closing distribution contracts lies at the core of the course. We will also explore how a filmmaker utilizes the market to secure financing for future projects.

Workshop Design:
The workshop meets for a two day session.
During the first day the emphasis will be on the cquisition of knowledge necessary to understand the workings of the market. The second day will be pre-market activities, a day-to-day market approach and market follow up. Most producing courses begin with the finding of material, however this course begins with an examination of how films recoup investment.

If filmmakers begin with this understanding they will be much more likely to have success. The workshop is primarily designed for producers and individuals with a working knowledge of film production who intend in the future to either bring completed films to a market or utilize the market to secure financial commitment for future projects. The course content can also be extremely useful in understanding how content and packaging will impact upon the potential funding and financial return for a film project.

Workshop cost:
$225 orgs* discount $195. Advanced purchase is required as
there is limited space.
Then send your payment ASAP to:
Ralph Ackerman
Film Program Cannes
526 W. 26th Street, #713
New York, NY 10001
The New York session workshops should be made out to the instructor:
Ralph Ackerman.
Be sure to include your name, phone number and email address and note Demystifing Market Workshop on the check. Your spot is NOT guaranteed until they receive payment. No refunds.

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