The Montreal festival FIFEM will co-host an industry event, addressing professionals with a direct statement as the title of a conference: “Children’s film, driving force behind the European industry. Why not in Quebec?”
In cooperation with Les rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois, an organisation promoting Quebec cinema, FIFEM will bring national and international film professionals together to discuss how children’s film can add to the future of local film industries. On 6th March, participants will gather in two sessions.
One session will focus on the European context (with ECFA’s General-Secretary Felix Vanginderhuysen as keynote speaker). Examples of coherent children’s film policies, as carried out in Switzerland and Germany, will set an example. A second session will dig deeper into the opportunities for the local Quebec industry to foster young audience cinema. Recent productions for a teenage audience like SLEEPING GIANT, A COLONY and GIANT LITTLE ONES have been touring intensively in young audience festivals worldwide. Who would be better placed than Xiao Juan Zhou (Attraction Distribution) to illustrate this situation from a sales & distributor’s point of view? Case studies on projects-in-development (like APOCALYPSE MEOW) might shine a positive light on the future.
Soon you’ll find more information on www.fifem.com.