IPDF 2015 Industry Projects

As IPDF we have been working with Balkan feature films for three years now, and a big challenge is international distribution. Online is where a true bridge between Balkan content and an international audience can be built. We are hosting two industry roundtables this year: the first on International Distribution, where we will discuss current trends and whether there is a place for European films in the American market. The second event is about online content: a discussion with Fullscreen’s CEO George Strompolos followed by an exciting, high-energy pitching event for episodic web content, where filmmakers get to pitch to a panel of judges and in front of an audience.

On International Distribution

Industry Roundtable

Saturday, June 6, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Spielberg/Egyptian Theatre
Free event, open to the public
Many independent movies are made every year but never get to their intended audience, many independent European films never get distribution in the US – and vice versa.
Join us for a discussion with leading distributors and sales agents on the current distribution trends and how the digital age is changing the game of International Distribution.

Open Floor Pitch

June 6, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Spielberg/Egyptian Theatre
Web Content Pitch Application Form
Web Content Guest Release
Open to the public – FREE

George Strompolos presents his work with Fullscreen. To be followed by a high-energy web-series short pitch in front of a jury of leading web content producers. Creators have (3) minutes to pitch their ideas for episodic online content to a panel of judges and the audience. The first (15) proposals get priority (in order of submission). The others are put on a waiting list.

The Jury:

  • Niccolo Bello
  • Charles Como (Founder, Underground.net)
  • Salil Mehta (President of Content Management, FOX)
  • George Strompolos (CEO, Fullscreen)

Each one of the judges will select their favorite project which will receive a consultation with the judge who selected it.