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EDN at IDFA 2017

EDN will be present at IDFA in Amsterdam from 16 - 23 November 2017

EDN is involved in a number of activities during this year's IDFA festival and the industry sections Docs for Sale as well as the FORUM. Here is an overview of where and when you can meet the EDN staff at public sessions and events at IDFA 2017.

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

EDN Director Paul Pauwels: November 16 - 22.

EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup: November 18 - 22.

EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel: November 17 - 23.

EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen: November 17 - 23.

EDN Press & Communications Manager Jörg Winkelmann: November 18 - 22.

 

 

EDN will be involved in the following activities and events (more session will be added here as soon as they are confirmed).

 

 

Friday, November 17


 

Pitch training for the Korean Delegation (KCA)

10:00 - 12:00 | Compagnietheater Kleine Zaal (closed event)
EDN Director Paul Pauwels conducts a pitch training workshop with KCA (Korean Communication Agency) focusing on the projects that have been selected for the Korean Pitch (to take place on Saturday).

 

 

Saturday, November 18


 

IDFAcademy: Pitch & Trailer Workshop

10.00-12.00 | Compagnietheater Grote Zaal
The Pitch & Trailer Workshop, one of the biggest hits at previous editions of IDFAcademy, will be moderated by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup.

 

DocLab Summit

10:00 - 18:00 | Location to be announced
This year's edition of the annual DocLab Summit will be moderated by EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen.

 

Korean Pitch

15:00 - 18:00 | Compagnietheater / Kleine Zaal
EDN Director Paul Pauwels will moderate the session 'Korean Pitch'.

 

IDFAcademy: Meet The Professionals

15:30 - 17:30 | Compagnietheater Grote Zaal
'IDFAcademy - Meet the Professionals' offers round-table sessions and one-on-one meetings with industry professionals. EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will represent EDN in the one-on-one meetings scheduled during the event. Additionally, EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will be hosting two of the round table sessions which are part of the "Meet the Professionals" programme.

 

 

Sunday, November 19


 

EDN General Assembly

09:00 - 11:00 | Zuilenzaal, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50 , 1012 KD Amsterdam
EDN welcomes all members to participate in the yearly EDN General Assembly. Besides dealing with key matters of the association, it is also the place where members can meet, greet and have a dialogue about the future development of EDN. For further details, please also visit this page.

 

DocLab: Interactive Conference

10:00 - 18:00 | Brakke Grond Expozaal
EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen will be moderating the DocLab Interactive Conference.

 

Media and Society Meeting at IDFA 2017

11:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00 | Zuilenzaal, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50 , 1012 KD Amsterdam

EDN invites all professionals working in documentary and media related fields to participate in the 'Media & Society' initiative designed to support the European documentary sector and set out a blueprint for a sustainable future. The project, entitled 'Media and Society: European Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape – Bringing Together Policy and Practice', brings together academics, documentary filmmakers, key documentary organisations, media policy makers and a wide range of media stakeholders. The first of several "Media and Society" meetings will take place at this year's edition of IDFA in Amsterdam.

The meeting is open to the public but a confirmation of your participation beforehand is required. If you're interested in taking part, please send an email to edn_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern browser.edn.network to briefly confirm you'll be joining us for the session. Confirmations should be sent no later than Monday, 13 November 2017.

More information: Media & Society Meeting at IDFA.

 

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

13:30 - 15:00 | NH Carlton Paganini
EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

 

The EDN Bottle Party 2017

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. More details are available here.

 

 

Monday, November 20


 

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

Time and location to be announced 
EDN Director Paul Pauwels and EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

 

Expert Meetings

13:30 - 14:30 | NH Carlton Caruso
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.

 

 

Tuesday, November 21


 

Pitch Training for the Forum Pitching Teams

Time and location to be announced 
EDN Director Paul Pauwels and EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup will offer a pitch training workshop for project teams participating in the IDFA Forum pitching sessions.

 

Expert Meetings

13:30 - 14:30 | NH Carlton Caruso
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.

 

 

Wednesday, November 22


 

IDFA Forum Youth Documentary Pitches

Time and location to be announced
EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen will be moderating this year's forum session focusing on youth documentary pitches.

 

Expert Meetings

13:30 - 14:30 | NH Carlton Caruso
As part of the expert meetings at this year's edition of IDFA, EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will be available as a consultant on behalf of EDN.

 

 


Further details about our engagement during IDFA will be announced here as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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