Shorts Warszawa – workshops for makers of short films will take place on 12th and 13th October during the Warsaw Film Festival.. During the two-day course Polish and foreign experts will teach the participants about finding one’s way around the international film market; where to submit shorts and why; how to plan promotional and festival strategies for one’s films; the importance of festivals in career development. The classes will be taught by Christa Saredi (sales agent and the member of the WFF International Competition Jury), Anne Parent (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market and the jury member of the WFF Short Film Competition), Alessandro Marcioni (Locarno Film Festival), Izabela Kiszka (Polish Film Institute) and Anna Wydra from Otter Films.
'YOU HAVE TO BE THERE', the documentary project by Magda Szymkow was ranked as one of the best projects by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union experts and Otter Films will receive financial support for its development. The objectives of the MEDIA programme are a stronger European audiovisual sector, reflecting Europe’s cultural identity and heritage, the increased circulation of European audiovisual works inside the European Union and beyond and the more competitive European audiovisual sector through easier access to finance. The project needs to meet the criterion of being “European”, meaning that it needs to have the potential to find the audience and the distribution markets throughout the whole Europe.
On 21-24th of June the 22nd International Documentary Film Market - Sunny Side of the Doc was held in La Rochelle. Among dozens of exhibitors you could also find the Polish stand, POLISH DOCS. It was the fifth time when Polish documentaries were presented in France. The stand has been organized by Krakow Film Foundation with Polish Film Institute's support. What is more, polish film producers, including Otter Films, had a chance to present their projects and films in La Rochelle.
We have a pleasure to announce that two projects coproduced by Otter Films ‘Six degrees' - www.sixdegreesdoc.com (dir.: Bartosz Dombrowski) and ‘Art of Disappearing' (dir.: Bartek Konopka & Piotr Rosołowski) will be presented among seven others during 7th ‘Docu Talents from the East' at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.