In 2011, we selected 5 producers and 3 Commissioning Executives from ‘third countries’. For these participants, 50% of the pedagogical fees and 70% of the travel and subsistence costs for each sessions are cofinanced, thanks to the support of the MEDIA Mundus Programme.
They take part of the EURODOC workshop with the European participants.
Participants EURODOC International 2011 (Production):
Bruno BETTATI, Producer, JIRAFA, Chile
Angèle DIABANG, Director-Producer, KARONINKA, Senegal
Kerry FULTON, Producer, OUT OF THE BOX FEATURES, New Zealand
Kaiser MATSUMUNYANE, Producer, BLACK START PRODUCTION, Canada
Martha OROZCO, Producer, MARTFILMS, Mexico
Participants EURODOC International 2010 (Production):
Dalia AL KURY, Director-Producer, Jordan
Habib ATTIA, Producteur, CINETELEFILMS, Tunisia
Gema JUAREZ ALLEN, Productrice, GEMA FILMS, Argentina
Min-Chul KIM, Producteur, CREATIVEAST, South-Korea
Jennifer WALTON, Productrice, LUPE FILMS, Chile
Participants EURODOC International 2009 (Production)
Kaouther BEN HANIA, Director-Producer, FAMILIA PRODUCTION, Tunisia
Debu BHATTACHARYYA, Producer, THEME ENTERTAINMENT, India
Paola CASTILLO, Producer, ERRANTE PRODUCCIONES, Chile
Rehad DESAI, Producer, UHURU PRODUCTIONS, South Africa
Participants EURODOC Executives Seminar 2011:
Mohammed BELHAJ, AL JAZEERA, Qatar
Cynthia KANE, ITVS, USA
Paz EGANA, TVN, Chili
Participants EURODOC Executives Workshop 2010:
Juan Diego GARRETON, TVN, Chile
Neiloe KHUNYELI, NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION, South-Africa
Thando SHOZI, SABC, South-Africa
Jim SOMMERS, ITVS, USA
Participants EURODOC Executives Workshop 2009
Andile GENGE, SABC, South Africa
Rima Hoda NAZER, BAYNOUNAH MEDIA CO., United Arab Emirates
Aram Ismail SAEED, KHAK PRESS AND MEDIA CENTER, Iraq
MEDIA International Preparatory Action
Cooperation with the European film industry is in strong demand around the globe. The results of the first call for projects of a new EU initiative, the MEDIA International Preparatory Action, show a lot of interest from audiovisual professionals around the world in working with Europe's film and audiovisual sector. The EU will provide nearly €2 million of funding for 18 projects involving partners from Canada, Latin America, India, China, South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Bosnia, Turkey and Georgia. The projects include joint training of film professionals, reciprocal promotion of films and cooperation between cinema networks. This could set the stage for a broader EU film cooperation programme called MEDIA MUNDUS, coming in 2011.
"The idea of a culturally diverse and innovative film sector is triggering a strong desire for cooperation between Europeans and third country professionals. The positive reactions to the Commission's call for projects is a good preview of the EU's role in supporting cooperation that can create new business opportunities and boost Europe's audiovisual industries," said Viviane Reding, EU Media Commissioner. "With the current MEDIA programme already earning accolades for its impact at European level, such as funding Oscar and Palme d'Or winners, it will be exciting to see it play on a world stage. This is definitely an important coming attraction for film fans who will now have more opportunities to watch films from all over the world."
The proposals accepted today are part of a Preparatory Action called MEDIA International, for which the European Parliament voted a budget of €2 million last December. It aims to explore ways of reinforcing cooperation between European and third country professionals from the audiovisual industry. MEDIA International will run for up to three years and is also designed to pave the way for a broader MEDIA MUNDUS programme.