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EDN at IDFA 2014

EDN will be present at IDFA in Amsterdam on November 22 - 27, 2014

EDN is involved in a number of activities during this year's IDFA festival and the relating industry sections Docs for Sale and the FORUM. Here is an overview of where and when you can meet the EDN staff at public sessions and events at IDFA 2014.

The EDN staff will be present at IDFA the following days:

Director Paul Pauwels: November 22 - 26.

Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup: November 22 - 26.

Network Coordinator Cecilie Bolvinkel: November 22 - 27.

Film Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen: November 22 - 27.

EDN will be involved in the following sessions and events:

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Meet the Professionals
Round table sessions and one on one meetings with renowned professionals. - See more at: www.idfa.nl/industry/idfacademy/idfacademy-program.aspx

Meet the Professionals
Round table sessions and one on one meetings with renowned professionals. - See more at: www.idfa.nl/industry/idfacademy/idfacademy-program.aspx

Sunday, November 23

EDN General Assembly 
11:00 to 13:00. Rode Zaal, De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam 
EDN welcomes all members to participate in the yearly EDN General Assembly. Besides electing the EDN Executive Committee it is also the place where members can meet, greet and have a dialogue about the future development of EDN. Here you can read more about The EDN General Assembly.

The IDFA Interactive Documentary Conference
10.00 to 18:00. De Brakke Grond, Expo Zaal, Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
International conference about the future of documentary storytelling and the digital age. The seminar will be moderated by Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN. 

Pitch Training Introduction 
13:30 - 15:00. The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50.
EDN is hosting the pre-pitch workshop in connection with the FORUM. During this session, general information about the FORUM is provided. Afterwards, the participants get individual pitch training and detailed feedback during the three FORUM days. The session will be organised and hosted by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup and EDN Director Paul Pauwels.

The EDN Bottle Party 2013
22:00 - 01:00. DHZ Studentensociëteit, Warmoesstraat 121.
This is the party you don't want to miss! Come and join us for the yearly EDN Bottle Party and bring a bottle (or two!) from your country plus some of your favourite local music. Share your national flavour and songs with friends and colleagues from our documentary network. Read more about our EDN Bottle Party here.

Monday, November 24

The EDN Corner at the FORUM
All day during The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
EDN will host an information point a the FORUM where you can get further information about EDN and our activities. Drop by for an update on upcoming activites, financing opportunities for your next project or just a short talk about all the benefits you get when joining EDN.

The IDFA Interactive Summit
10.00 to 18:00. De Brakke Grond, Expo Zaal, Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
International summit about the future of documentary storytelling and the digital age. The seminar will be moderated by Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN. 

the FORUM Experts
15.00 - 18.00. the FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
As part of the service provided by the FORUM a number of international consultants will be availble for individual meetings and feedback. EDN staf Cecilie Bolvinkel will be one of the FORUM Experts.

Pitch Training
On individual basis during the afternoon. The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
EDN is hosting the pre-pitch workshop and consultation in connection with the FORUM. Participants get individual pitch training and detailed feedback during the three FORUM days. The consultation will be organised and hosted by EDN staffers Paul Pauwels and Mikael Opstrup.

Tuesday, November 25

The EDN Corner at the FORUM
All day during The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
EDN will host an information point a the FORUM where you can get further information about EDN and our activities. Drop by for an update on upcoming activites, financing opportunities for your next project or just a short talk about all the benefits you get when joining EDN.

the FORUM Experts
15.00 - 18.00. the FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
As part of the service provided by the FORUM a number of international consultants will be availble for individual meetings and feedback. EDN staf Ove Rishøj Jensen will be one of the FORUM Experts.

Pitch Training
On individual basis during the afternoon. The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50.
EDN is hosting the pre-pitch workshop and consultation in connection with the FORUM. Participants get individual pitch training and detailed feedback during the three FORUM days. The consultation will be organised and hosted by EDN staffers Paul Pauwels and Mikael Opstrup.

Wednesday, November 26

The EDN Corner at the FORUM
All day during The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
EDN will host an information point a the FORUM where you can get further information about EDN and our activities. Drop by for an update on upcoming activites, financing opportunities for your next project or just a short talk about all the benefits you get when joining EDN.

the FORUM Experts
10.00 - 17.00. the FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
As part of the service provided by the FORUM a number of international consultants will be availble for individual meetings and feedback. EDN staff Cecilie Bolvinkel and Ove Rishøj Jensen will be among the FORUM Experts.

Co-producers Summit
14.30 - 15.45. The FORUM, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50. 
Get an introduction to the Co-production landscape in Europe, hear experiences from other producers and share your own experiences with your colleagues.

Earlier this year we launched THE EDN CO-PRODUCTION GUIDE. The information is provided by experienced producers in 30 European countries and have information about co-produced titles, funding amounts, producers, guidelines and requirements from film funds etc.

At the Co-producers Summit EDN Head of Studies and editor of THE EDN CO-PRODUCTION GUIDE, Mikael Opstrup, will give a rundown of the most important conclusions regarding co-production in Europe based on the info collected in the Guide. We will also go through a few countries as examples.

And most important: the meeting is as a possibility to share updated information regarding co-production from the producers present - including yourself. The sharing of information is a very important part of the meeting.

Open for European and non European producers interested in collaboration with European production companies. A FORUM accreditation is required.

Six Part Series for Children: Ultra Sport Kids
15.50 - 16.10. The FORUM, Zuilen Zall, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50.
Ultra Sport Kids is a series of 6 high-end documentary films for kids, featuring 6 kids, 6 sports, 6 countries, and 6 dreams.  The films are directed by Victor Kossakovsky (RU), Simon Lereng Wilmont (DK) Hanna Heilborn (SE), Ania Winiarska (SE/PO) and Erlend E. Mo (NO).  

Through children's perspective, each film tells exciting, dramatic and engaging real  life stories from the world of sport with all the challenges it may bring. Each film is  looking at relationships and issues like parent pressure, sacrifices, friendship, gender  related issues and so on. These are subject matters that most children around the  world can relate to and are likely to have experienced for themselves at some point  in their life. o ignored

Case study: Varicella by Victor Kossakovsky, Sant & Usant in co-production with Final Cut for Real and Story

The Future of Documentary for Kids: RealYoung
16:15 – 17:00 The FORUM, Zuilen Zall, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50.

Documentaries for a young audience are offering filmmakers an endless number of playful possibilities. But also a number of challenges. How can we stimulate documentaries for young audiences in different countries? What are the structures when it comes to production and distribution? What are the undiscovered possibilities to cooperate when it comes to financing? How can producers and directors anticipate on an audience who is consuming large amounts of screen content on multiple platforms and no longer watch television in a traditional way? o ignored

Joining forces to lift documentaries for kids and young audiences to the next level, RealYoung is a new collaboration between IDFA, EDN - European Documentary Network and The Financing Forum for Kids Content. This event will shed light on the challenges of co-production and distribution of documentaries for young audiences and a following event in March in Malmö will focus on innovative, in-depth project development.