The Industry Day is one of the highlights of the professional program of Go Short 2018. The Industry Day will take place Friday 13 April 2017.
In cooperation with EYE and NBF (Dutch Association for Film and TV Professionals), Go Short offers an inspiring and practical program for Dutch and international filmmakers, producers, distributors and buyers.
The Industry Day consists of two parts. The morning revolves around plenary sessions, the afternoon will offer different parallel workshops and seminars for smaller groups.
Friday 13 April 2017
10:30 – 17:30
LUX - Mariënburg 38, Nijmegen
Full price: € 27,50
NBF members: € 15,00
VERS members: € 22,50
Professionals badge holders: free (registration required)
Would you like to experience everything Go Short has to offer? Apply for a full accreditation before 18 March by completing the online accreditation form through the Go Short Festival Portal. More information about accreditation can be found here.
10.30-11.00 – LUX 7 – DUTCH SPOKEN
For the Dutch guests we offer a morning session where two different funds give a presentation on their work, the projects they support and the ideas they are looking for. Jolijn van Rees and Mirjam Bal of The Netherlands Film Fund will come to talk about the possibilities they offer for funding short films, especially about their support for finished short films. Willem Lenders of the Democracy and Media Foundation will talk about their objectives and the ways in which they support film and media projects that match their mission.
CASE STUDY: SHORT FILM ONLINE
11.00-11.30 – LUX 7 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
In this case study we invite a filmmaker who has had a successful or remarkable online run with a short film. We talk about the production and reception of the film and the set out strategy for online release. How did it manage to attract attention? To what extent was it intended? And what is the effect in the aftermath or in what way did it influence the filmmaker’s career? More information will be announced soon.
PANEL TALK: ONLINE STRATEGY AND EFFECT
11.30-12.30 – LUX 7 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
Continuing the case study we ask a panel of different film professionals to discuss the strategy and effect of online short film. When is the best time to drop your film on the world wide web? How do you gain attention for it in the overwhelming abundance of online video content? And what platforms can best help you in doing so? We will talk to, among others, Meghan Oretsky, one of the five curators of Vimeo Staff Picks, and Derry O’Brien, sales agent at Network Ireland Television.
PROFESSIONAL SPEED DATES
12.45-13.45 – MIR
During lunch you will have the possibility to sit down with one of the ten professionals from the short film industry. Prepare your questions, because you will get only a few minutes to ask all you want to know at festival programmers, sales agents, producers, and staff members of several funding organizations.
In the afternoon you can choose to participate in two different sessions.
MASTERCLASS SCRIPTWRITING BY PATRIK EKLUND
14.00-15.00 – LUX 7 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
Patrik Eklund, special guest of Go Short 2018, will give a masterclass scriptwriting. Drawing from his own extensive experience of writing successful short films he will address some very important do’s and don’t’s of the scriptwriting process.
This session kicks off with a short introduction by a few Dutch script coaches, with a presentation on what a script coach can do for you. During the festival, they will be available for private consultation sessions on your script. More information about these script sessions will be announced soon.
This masterclass is made possible with support of the LIRA foundation
MASTERCLASS: ACADEMY AWARDS
14.00-15.00 – LUX 2 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
Since 2017 Go Short is officially an Oscar-qualifying festival. This means that Go Short winners in the categories live-action fiction and animation in both the European and the Dutch competition are automatically running for the prestigious awards. A great stepping stone to fame and maybe even fortune, but it is not the only way to get into the Academy Awards. Tom Oyer is awards manager for short film and documentary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He will talk about the different routes films and their makers can take to get qualified or nominated for the Oscars.
PANEL TALK: DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION OF VR
14.00-15.00 – LUX 5 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
Virtual reality has gained the interest of a wide variety of markets, and film festivals are no exception. VR is a lot, and film is one of them. The way ‘traditional’ film is being distributed and exhibited is quite institutionalized. But this is not the case for VR, yet. Therefore many film festivals experiment with incorporating VR in their programming. In this panel we talk with distributors, festival programmers, exhibitors and VR-film makers.
PANEL TALK: FESTIVALS AS TALENT BUILDING PLATFORMS
15.15-16.15 – LUX 7 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
Since Go Short celebrates its tenth birthday this year, it’s a good time to reflect on what the past decade has brought us. And, more importantly, to what extend Go Short has helped those filmmakers we have seen emerge. In this panel with filmmakers for whom Go Short has been an important stepping stone in their career, we talk about the significance of short film festivals in general and how young filmmakers can benefit the most from selection, winning or just visiting.
PANEL TALK: NBF PRESENTS – CREATING WEB-SERIES
15.15-16.15 – LUX 2 – ENGLISH SPOKEN
New distribution and technology have no effect on the core of any great film: great storytelling. The rules for well told stories with great characters haven’t changed for thousands of years and won’t now.
In an interactive panel discussion successful web series creators discuss their experiences and the lessons they learned. Using an overview of recent web series worldwide you get an idea where to start and develop your own series to stand a chance in this new and soon competitive market. Dutch actor Pepijn Schoneveld will be one of the panelists.
WORKSHOP: VERS PRESENTS – PRODUCING VR
15.15-16.15 – MIR – ENGLISH SPOKEN
For the Go Short Industry Day VERS organizes a VR session for young and new filmmakers. Together we will look at a recently finished VR film and discuss the process of making it. How does creating a VR film differ from other films and where do you start? Get your VR questions answered!