- , Filmmuseum 90 min Admission free
Rarely has an area in film training been as neglected as the exploitation of one’s own work. Yet how a film will be shown and sold are exactly the kinds of questions that have become pivotal in an ever more confusing festival landscape. Marcin Łuczaj and Wouter Jansen share practical advice on how to sell your film effectively. (mm/de)
Marcin Łuczaj graduated in Film & Media Studies from the University of Lodz and in Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw. He works for New Europe Film Sales, a Warsaw-based sales agency for both features and shorts, where he is responsible for feature film acquisitions and for the short film catalogue. New Europe Film Sales is a boutique sales company founded in 2010 by Jan Naszewski, working exclusively with features and animations. The company represents several Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance winners and works of such filmmakers like Ruben Ostlund, Jonas Odell, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Reka Bucsi and Qiu Yang. At the moment, Marcin is part of the TorinoFilmLab's ScriptLab story editors' workshops. He has several years of experience as a programmer for Warsaw Film Festival and ZUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival, and as a guest curator for various international film festivals.
Wouter Jansen worked as the head of programming at the Oscar Qualifying Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen during the first 10 editions. In 2013 he started the festival strategy and distribution company Some Shorts which specializes in visually powerful and daring short films (all genres) and feature documentaries. With Some Shorts Wouter tries to support upcoming talented film makers and promote their films internationally. This has resulted in a small catalogue of films premiering at prestigious festivals and winning multiple awards over the last few years like Academy Awards, the European Film Award and main prizes at Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand.