Producer’s Lab in Zagreb

Welcome to The Producer’s Lab 2018!
This year’s Lab will take place between July 4 – 8 and details about it will be announced soon. 


Last year, from July 5th to 9th, the 2017 Zagreb Lab – placed between Director’s Lab in Amsterdam in April and the Marketing & Packaging Lab in Tallinn in November – focused on production skills, business side of filmmaking, financing, legal issues, the new mediums such as virtual reality, cross media and group sessions exchange between participants. In three packed and busy days our participants had a chance to interact with and learn from experts coming from USA, Europe and New Zealand who shared their knowledge and experience.

Apart from one-on-one mentoring sessions participants had a chance to listen to a series of talks and masterclasses from producer Ant Timpson (how to make films by your own rulebook); Charlotte Paoli (the importance of contracts and agreements in film and entertainment business); Aaron Hillis (the creativity of crowdfunding); Joshua Sobel (VR as a new innovative way of storytelling); Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky creator on his worldwide popular franchise and how to do things right in the tricky and risky film business) and director of one of the top documentaries this year “78/52” Alexander Philippe who gave an inspiring masterclass on the master of film thrills Alfred Hitchcock.

At Producer’s Lab in Zagreb participants had a chance to further develop and improve their projects, production skills and work on their budgets through one-on-one sessions with their mentors – all top-notch producers and experts in their respective fields from around the world. After their EGF program participants and experts attended different public and private events at Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival such as outdoor festival screenings, cocktails and dinners. The feedback from all participants was excellent and the teams prepared for the next and final stage of EGF 2017– Marketing & Packaging Lab in Tallinn, which was at the end of November.