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EDN names in the news

21.06.2013

EDN names in the news is an update on recognitions and achievements by EDN members. This edition comes with news about Emma Davie having a global screening day, Estelle Robin-You joining forces, Mika Ronkainen selected by Variety and Final Cut for Real getting Tribeca funding.

I am Breathing by Emma Davie

Emma Davie has global screening day with I am Breathing
Today, June 21 is the Global Screening Day for the acclaimed documentary I am Breathing by Emma Davie. Launched as an experiment in collaborative distribution, over 170 events are listed in more than 35 countries and are hosted by members of The D-Word, other documentary colleagues, film festivals, and by ALS/MND campaigners around the world. See the EDN member profile for Emma Davie

Les films du balibari and Point du Jour join forces
French Member of EDN Executive Committee Estelle Robin-You and her production company Les films du balibari is joining forces with an other French production company, being Point du Jour. Estelle Robin-You continues in her editorial role as a partner in Les Films Balibari, which headquarters and offices remain anchored in the city of Nantes. Estelle will also continue working with writers and collaborators across the region on films as well as on their collective ability to enrich the region's creative fabric. See the EDN member profile for Estelle Robin-You.

Mika Ronkainen in Variety selection of Ten European Directors to Watch
Finnish Mika Ronkainen is among this year’s ‘Ten European Directors to Watch’ selected by the trade magazine Variety. Ronkainen is selected with his musical road movie documentary Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart, which he was also awarded for with Best Nordic Documentary in Gothenburg earlier this year.

The ten selected directors will be present for a sidebar event of the same name, held during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on June 30-July 1st. The platform supported by the MEDIA Programme’s European Film Promotion has for the last 16 years been a promotional push in the career of upcoming European directors. See the EDN member profile for Mika Ronkainen.

Final Cut gets Tribeca funding
Danish EDN Company members Final Cut for Real have received funding in connection with the latest round of production support from The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. Through the The Spotlighting Women Documentary Award scheme the company received funding for their project Democrazy. It is directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, Nicolas Servide & Viviana Gomez and produced by Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen & Anne Köhncke. Here you can see the company members from Final Cut for Real.

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