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Cannes Film Festival: Documentary Takeaways with Veteran Sales Agent Jan Rofekamp. Podcast

JAN ROFEKAMP is the highly-respected, veteran documentary distributor and consultant who has led sales agent FILMS TRANSIT INTERNATIONAL since 1982, overseeing more than 500 documentaries. Jan attended the post-Covid 2022 edition of the giant CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. He shares his Takeaways on what happened at Cannes, and what it reveals about the state of the …

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MIPTV & MIPDoc Unpacked: Serendipity rediscovered in Cannes… and more Takeaways with Dan Salerno. Podcast

Veteran programming strategist Dan Salerno reports on highlights of attending last week’s MIPTV / MIPDoc market & conference in Cannes. We both loved being back at a LIVE event where business benefits flowed from both planned and spontaneous meetings. Listen to our MIPTV / MIPDoc Takeaways Peter Hamilton · MIPTV 2022: Serendipity in Cannes … …

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MIPDoc: Gédéon’s “Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s Challenge” Case Study. Coming Soon

At the MIPDoc Coproduction Summit, Gédéon Programmes‘ Stéphane Millière revealed the development, the deal, and the ground-breaking CGI solutions employed to deliver Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s Challenge. I will share and expand on Stéphane’s video presentation later this month. Intro: In my introduction to his presentation, I wrote: “Stéphane’s work is important for its creative merit and for …

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MIPDoc Coverage: Streamers, post-pandemic demand & star names boost factual market

MIPTV and MIPDoc are making an exciting live return after a two-year Covid break. Its such a welcome, inspiring experience to spend time with friends and colleagues, kickstarting new projects and learning from recent ones. Covid accelerated the radical structural change wrought by the shift to streaming since we last “mipped” in Cannes in 2019. …

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New York WILD Film Festival: Award for Minna Dufton’s BIG vs SMALL on Saturday April 9.

The New York WILD Film Festival is packed with great viewing from adventure exploration to pure wildlife and conservation. NY WILD runs from April 1 to 9. Below are links to the program. And to the trailer. Award I will be accepting an award for Finnish fiilmmaker Minna Dufton. Her documentary BIG vs SMALL that tells …

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The Sundance Documentary Economy: $848 Million Spent by Producers Who Miss Out

A Sundance Film Festival award lags only behind an Oscar nomination as a measure of success for documentarians. But what are the odds that a U.S. or international documentary will earn a slot on the Sundance program? Is $848 million really the total spent on all those submissions that missed out? Read on for my …

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LAST DAYS!! Global Pitch Call for Projects. Submissions close on January 5

The Global Pitch by Sunny Side of the Doc will be held on February 22 & 23, 2022. The aim of the two-day online pitching session is to facilitate the international financing and co-production of projects focusing on Women’s Voices. 100+ Decision-makers The Global Pitch is a unique opportunity for 12 selected projects to reach …

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Happy Holidays from Stockholm: Wrapping up 2021. Excited about 2022!

  Wishing my friends and colleagues a happy holiday season from Stockholm! Our family is gathering in Uppsala for Christmas; its the first time that we’re all together since 2019! For 2022, I’m excited about providing you with more analysis and context, particularly covering how the revolutionary shift from channels to streamers is impacting documentary …

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