Distributors Training with Europa Distribution at Sofia Meetings

2024-03-14 00:00:00

Europa Distribution will host traditional workshop “Effective Communication in Professional Interactions, Team Management and Negotiation” at the Sofia Meetings, from 21 to 23 March 2024, and will be led by Patrick Zacharis, Business Coach & Sustainable Talents Developer.  

The workshop will see the participation of around 20 distributors from all over Europe and this year, it will be enriched by a working session with Europa Cinemas, the European network regrouping cinemas exhibitors. Additionally, the joint session between Europa Distribution and Europa Cinemas will be an opportunity for all participants, distributors and exhibitors, to share best practices and ideas across the customer-facing areas of the film business and to explore synergies between their strategies. The aim is to find where cooperation and collaboration can best make a mark in tomorrow’s vibrant European indie scene. 

The industry segment of the festival, Sofia Meetings, will be held 20 – 24 March 2024. Its 21st edition will showcase first, second or third feature film projects, TV series in development as well as Works in Progress.

Additionaly, twelve titles including films produced in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania have been selected for the International Competition of the 28th Sofia International Film Festival, which is held 13 – 31 March 2024.

The Balkan Competition includes films by Radu Jude, Stephan Komandarev, Mladen Đorđević and Janez Burger, among others. Other competition sections of the festival are dedicated, as usual, to international documentaries, teen films and Bulgarian short films.

In all, the festival will screen 143 long films from 53 countries including feature films, documentary and animated films, as well as nearly 20 short films. Nadejda Koseva’s sophomore feature The Trap will have its European premiere as the opening film of the festival, but the preliminary programme starts on 11 March 2024 with a retrospective of Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, who will receive a Special Award of the festival. Margarethe von Trotta will receive the Sofia Municipality Award for her outstanding contribution to the art of cinema together with Bulgarian set designer Georgi Todorov – Jozi and Bulgarian actress Tsvetana Maneva. The famed Serbian director Radivoje Andrić will also be a guest of the festival. 

Sofia IFF is organised by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Bulgarian National Film Center and the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, in partnership with cultural institutes, sponsors, organisations and friends. 

Sofia Meetings is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, the Bulgarian National Film Center and the Sofia Municipality.

Click HERE to see the 2024 Sofia Meetings selected projects and HERE for the Works in Progress selection.



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