Producing Lab in Zagreb
We look back on 3rd edition of the Producing Lab that took place in Zagreb (July 4-7, 2019) within the framework of the 9th Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival (June 27 to July 7, 2019). First of the two Labs of the European Genre Forum 2019 training cycle focused on script development and individual consultancy with script advisors but also on business side of filmmaking: productions skills, financing, distribution, festivals and global markets.
Participants coming from France, Switzerland, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Ireland, Croatia, Poland and Serbia took part in a rich programme, had a chance to interact with and learn from experts coming from The Netherlands, Finland, Croatia and Italy who shared their knowledge and experience, as well as listen to a series of talks and masterclasses related to business side of filmmaking: low and micro budget projects by Atso Parnanen, festivals, markets and funding opportunities for genre films by Chris Oosterom, application and selecting process as important steps to development and funds by Simona Nobile, local content for global markets by Nebojša Taraba and case study Štriguni by Aldo Tardozzi who spoke about the project’s journey from being selected for European Genre Forum in 2017 to receiving local and international production funds.
At Producing Lab participants further developed and improved their projects and in their free time together with experts attended public and private events at Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival. The feedback from all Zagreb participants, both young filmmakers and experts, has been excellent and teams from the 8 projects are getting ready for the 2nd Lab of European Genre Forum 2019: Marketing & Packaging Lab in Tallinn taking place November 26-29, 2019 in the framework of the Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallin & Baltic Event!