25 Jul 2021

ScreenDaily Talks: How regional festivals help to boost the industry (July 26)

The next episode in ScreenDaily Talks webinar series will take place July 26 at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST and will explore how regional film festivals boost the independent industry.

Wendy Mitchell talks to festival directors from Romania, Poland, Portugal and Greece about the role they play for the local and international industries, how they boost local filmmakers and help them make international connections, and how they see their future place in the evolving film festival landscape. 

The panel is in partnership with Transilvania International Film Festival.


Marcin Pieńkowski - festival and artistic director of New Horizons 
International Film Festival 
Marcin has been an artistic director of the New Horizons International Film Festival (New Horizons IFF) in Wroclaw in Poland since 2016, and head of distribution of New Horizons Association.

Carlos Ramos – co-director of IndieLisboa Internatonal Film Festival
Carlos Ramos has been co-director of IndieLisboa - International Film Festival since 2015 and film programmer since 2006.

Elise Jalladeau - general director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 
Elise Jalladeau is general director of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, a cultural organisation that encompasses the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, four cinema screens operated throughout the year, and Thessaloniki Film Museum (collections, library, film literacy, cinematheque).

Mihai Chirilov - artistic director of the Transilvania International Film Festival 
Chirilov has been the artistic director of Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) since the first edition in 2002. He is also a renowned film critic and the artistic director of the Making Waves Romanian Film Festival in New York.

The 60-minute session will include a live Q+A section when viewers are able to ask questions.