The Finnish Documentary Guild organizes a seminar on distributing documentaries and reaching the audience in Finland and abroad. The seminar will bring together representatives of channels, experts in distribution as well as producers with case studies to discuss new possibilities for documentary filmmakers and producers. The seminar will offer a chance to hear about the latest developments regarding distribution possibilities on domestic and international platforms. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival and Nordic Culture Point, as well as with the support of AVEK.
14.00 Moderator Baba Lybeck / Introduction to the domestic part
14.05 Olli Nikunen / Acquisitions Executive, Channels MTV3, Sub, Ava, C More
14.20 Noora Mustonen / Business Manager TVOD & EST, Elisa Viihde Vuokraamo
14.35 Case-study: Director Mikko Peltonen / Finnish documentary series Eva on Viaplay
14.50 Case-study: Producer Ilkka Vehkalahti / IV Films, Delhi – It’s Not My Fault by Rahul Jain
15.05 COFFEE BREAK
15.30 Introduction to the international part
15.35 Guy Bisson / Ampere Analysis: Forecast of international VOD market trends
16.10 Ove Rishoej Jensen / Paradiddle Pictures: Opportunities for your film on the international VOD market
16.45 Žofie Strachotová / Artinii: Finding new audiences through a community driven distribution platform
17.00 Wrap up and Closure
Changes to the programme are possible.
Language: Finnish (first half), English (second half)
Thursday 30 January at 2.00 – 5.00 pm at the Auditorium of the Nordic Culture Point (Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki). Free entry.
Ensure your seat by signing up to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 January.
Language : suomi (ensimmäinen osio), englanti (toinen osio)