INCONTRI #12: Less is more

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From 29 to 31 March 2023, industry experts will come together for the twelfth time at the IDM Film Conference INCONTRI at the Kurhaus in Meran/Merano (South Tyrol/Südtirol).

Once again, the twelfth edition of the IDM Film Conference INCONTRI is more than just a typical conference. With a mix of keynotes, panels, case studies, and networking opportunities spread out across three days, INCONTRI #12 will take speakers and participants along on a quest to find answers to the questions the film industry is currently facing.

“Less is more” will be the motto of the first conference day. Even last year, it was taken for granted that new platforms needed more and more content. Now that growth is beginning to push its limits, and after the financial markets re-evaluated streaming while traditional cinema still hasn’t quite recovered yet and productions are becoming more and more expensive due to inflation, the question arises: what shall we do once the streaming hype has died down? The keynote conversation on that topic with Andrea Scrosati (COO/CEO Continental Europe, Fremantle) and the subsequent expert panel will both be centred on that question. After the lunch break, it will be time for the projects from the script lab RACCONTI #11 to be pitched: Idda by Irene Dionisio (screenplay by Irene Dionisio & Marco Borromei, produced by Kino Produzioni), The Last Summer by João Nuno Pinto (screenplay by Fernanda Polacow, produced by Wonder Maria Filmes), and Confusia by Cecilia Bozza Wolf (produced by Albolina Film).

The second conference day will be wholly dedicated to this year’s International Co-Production Focus, the MENA region. A delegation from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, and the UAE will provide valuable insight into the (co-)production landscape and creative opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. The panel will be hosted by Ayman El Amir (Producer/Script Consultant, Felucca Films) and Vincenzo Bugno (Head of World Cinema Fund, Berlinale; Artistic Director, Bolzano Film Festival).

INCONTRI will end on Friday with a presentation on new funding models, “The Austrian Way” by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu (Managing Director, Amour Fou Film; Chairman, Film and Music Business, Austrian Economic Chambers) and the associated case studies The Eight Mountains and School of Champions.

We are looking forward to inspiring encounters with our guests.

Published on 24.03.2023