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World Cinema Fund Day 2020

WCF Day 2019

The WCF Day serves as the think tank of the World Cinema Fund. In the course of film talks, panels and round tables, current developments within the film industry will be discussed. Thereby, new initiatives as well as the funding orientations of the WCF will be presented. The event is divided into different formats with various topics. The topics include Diversity and Audience Design.

The 2020 Programme

Wednesday, February 26
9.45 am – 2.30 pm
In English
Filmhaus, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

Diversity is our DNA - WCF Sustainable Strategies for Cinema and Audiences

9.45 am
Welcome to the WCF Day
Mariette Rissenbeek (Executive Director, Berlinale); Dr. Andreas Görgen (General Director for Culture and Communication, Federal Foreign Office), Dr. Lutz Nitsche (Kulturstiftung des Bundes); Vincenzo Bugno (Head of WCF)

10.15 am Keynote
15 Years World Cinema Fund, Fever in Manaus and Other Stories
Diego Lerer (Film Critic, Argentina)

15 Years World Cinema Fund, Fever in Manaus and Other Stories

10.30 am Director’s Talk
Closer to the Images, Love as Resistance, a Location as Identity
Participants: Clarisa Navas, Director of the film Las Mil y Una (Panorama Opening Film) in conversation with Vincenzo Bugno (Head of WCF)

Director‘s Talk Closer to the Images, Love as Resistance, a Location as Identity



WCF NEWS: WCF Audience Design Strategies, the Earlier the Better

11.40 am Keynote
Exploring Film, Story and Audience Worlds
Benjamin Cölle (Audience Designer, Producer, Germany)

Keynote: Exploring Film, Story and Audience Worlds



12 noon Case Study
Contextualising Visibility, Las Mil y Una
Participants: Lucia Chavarri (Producer, Argentina), Clarisa Navas (Director, Argentina), Benjamin Cölle, Angelica Cantisani (TorinoFilmLab)

Case Study: Contextualising Visibility, Las Mil y Una
Q&A Case Study: Contextualising Visibility, Las Mil y Una

WCF Meets Africa, Caribbean, Pacific: Optimising Funding Opportunities

1.15 pm Cooperation 1
Connecting and Re-Connecting Africa
Participants: Steven Markowitz (Producer, South Africa), Faissol Gnonlonfin (Producer, Benin), Dorothee Wenner (Berlinale Delegate)

1.35 pm Cooperation 2
Caribbean Dreams
Participants: Maria Carla Del Rio (Producer, Kuba), Yvette Marichal (Head of DG Cinema, Dominican Republic), Renee Robinson (JAMPRO, Jamaica)

1.55 pm Keynote
Challenge of the Ocean, Welcome to the Pacific
Participants: Catherine Fitzgerald (Producer, New Zealand), Tusi Tamasese (Director, Samoa)

Moderators: Vincenzo Bugno, Isona Admetlla (WCF)

The WCF Day 2020 is additionally supported by:
Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes und Cineuropa