THE JUNGLE OF FUNDS FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION
In addition to regional, national and international audiovisual and cinematographic funds, there are also funds specifically dedicated to providing grants or recoupable advances for international co-productions. Some like Eurimages and CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA were for a long time in the media landscape, others are more recent. Pauline Mazenod, international distributor and Michel Pradier, consultant and expert in financing will guide you in the exploration of more than 20 of these funds located on several continents
This workshop will present the main international coproduction funds available either regional, national or international and some of the best practices when you aim to get their grants.
- The Golden rules to ensure successful applications
- Presentation of about 20 funds in the world dedicated to international coproductions
- Checklist for a strong application
Pauline Mazenod is the founder and CEO of Windrose, which specialises in the international distribution of documentaries, performances, fiction series and animation series as well as its Head of Film Acquisitions and Sales. She lives between Paris, France, where Windrose has its head office, and Fürth, Bavaria, Germany. She holds degrees in political science, music theory, a master in international culture management, and an MBA. She has 20 years’ international experience in the cultural, audiovisual and cinema sector in political and operational functions. She has extensive experience teaching in French master programmes and European professional
Michel has over 30 year experience in film production, film financing and in managing audiovisual public funds. His work in feature film production for over ten years, provided him with a solid foundation before joining Canadian public funding agencies. At first, at the Quebec provincial agency Sodec, Michel managed investment and tax credits for audiovisual products and later at the federal level, including 22 years at Telefilm Canada, he was National Project Financing Director for feature films. He also was the Canadian representative at Eurimages, a International coproduction fund. Since 2019, he specializes in executive producing and financial counseling for international coproductions.