12:30 – 12:50 pm
Registration / Check-In
12:50 – 1:00 pm
Introduction and Opening Remarks
1:00 – 1:45 pm
The Brave New World of International Sales
As platforms continue to become more sophisticated by creating original compelling content and distribution becomes more streamlined with advanced technologies, how will the sales model change to meet the demands of evolving producers, distributors and consumers?
PANELISTS: Ulf Israel, Managing Director, Senator Film/Wild Bunch
Al Munteanu, Chief Executive Officer, SquareOne Entertainment GmbH
Mimi Steinbauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Radiant Films
James Miller, Managing Director, DSF
MODERATED BY: Kayvan Mashayekh, Co-Chair, International Committee, Producers Guild of America
1:45 – 2:30 pm
Breathing New Life to the Cinema Experience
Imagine an ultra-immersive environment where the audience lives and breathes the film (and we're not talking about VR here) -- where hidden spaces are transformed into living, breathing embodiments of the worlds. Prepare to have your mind blown as Fabien Rigall reveals how to breathe new life to the cinema experience.
KEYNOTE: Fabien Riggall, Creator and Chief Creative Officer, Secret Cinema
2:30 – 3:15 pm
Location, Location, Location: Using Co-Production Deals to Mitigate Your Risk
When it comes to raising funds, and putting together a budget for your film, it’s important to consider tax incentives and other soft monies as a way to cut costs and maximize returns for your investors. During this session, explore the process and structure of a co-production deal and learn which locations offer the best incentives for your project.
PANELISTS: Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films
Simon Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, See-Saw Films
Mark Hutchison, Tax Partner, Armanino
John Zois, EVP Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Anton
MODERATED BY: Bronwyn Cornelius, Award-Winning Producer
3:15 – 3:45 pm
3:45 – 4:15 pm
State of the Industry Keynote: 10 Years After the Sky Fell
In 2008, Mark Gill gave one the most epic keynotes on the state of the film industry addressing how the sky was falling and shared insight into the changing landscape, almost as if he had been looking into a crystal ball. We are honored to have him speak in Cannes on May 17th to address where film is today and where it’s headed.
4:15 – 5:00 pm
How Can Films Get Financed and Made in Today’s Ecosystem?
What new structures are emerging to get movies made? What new capital is available? What type of content is receiving emphasis and funding in the studio and independent context?
PANELISTS: Elizabeth Karlsen, Co-Founder and Producer, Number 9 Films
Will French, President and Co-Founder, Cloudlight Entertainment
Peter Trinh, Managing Director, ICM Partners
Nicolas Chartier, Chief Executive Officer, Voltage Pictures
MODERATED BY: Viviana Zarragoitia, Vice President, Three Point Capital
5:00 – 5:30 pm
The Power of Content to Affect Social Change
Participant Media is dedicated to inspiring audiences to engage in positive social action through entertainment including over 100 films, which collectively have earned 73 Academy Award® nominations and 18 wins, most recently for films including Roma and Green Book. Gain insight into how the landscape has transformed over the last several years and learn the best ways you can help make an impact.
5:30 – 6:00 pm
Social Impact Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good
There’s no shame in doing well by doing good! But how effective is impact investing? From entertainers and activists to nonprofits and foundations, this conversation will explore how social films can make an impact on the world and on your bottom line.
6:00 – 8:00pm
Let’s Celebrate! All-Access and Int’l Film Finance Forum registrants are invited to celebrate the forum’s tenth year in Cannes. Thank You to Our Reception Co-Hosts: Cloudlight Entertainment and Alien Film.
Agenda is subject to change.