Other activitiesBeyond Borders - New Horizons in the East: Symposium
The 2nd 'Open Training Session' of the Discovery Campus Masterschool 2003 taking place in Prague from 20th - 22nd of June 2003 is dedicated to the collaboration between documentary professionals in East and West. Producers, broadcasters and distributors from Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia and the USA will give an insight into their experiences and discuss cultural and economic aspects of partnerships between East and West as well as Europe and Northern America.
Co-production case studies will shed light on the chances and risks of cross-border cooperations. Commissioning editors from ARTE, BBC, Czech Television, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, TV Ontario and Rossija (RTR) will give information on what they look for and how to approach them. Experts will present successful strategies for independent filmmakers and producers on how to establish oneself in the international non-fiction market. Furthermore, global media players such as Alliance Atlantis Fact, ARTE, Discovery Networks International and National Geographic International will give an insight into their activities in Eastern Europe.
For documentary filmmakers, the eastward expansion of the European Community and the MEDIA Plus Programme opens up a plenthora of new topics and exciting challenges for presales and coproductions. Discovery Campus wishes to take on these challenges bringing together new talents and professionals from East and West.
"Beyond Borders - New Horizons in the East" is organized in cooperation with the IDF (Institut documentarniho filmu) in Prague and the EDN (European Documentary Network) in Copenhagen. It is supported by Eastman Kodak and the Prague filmschool FAMU.
The Discovery Campus Masterschool 2003 and all four Open Training Sessions are supported by the Media Plus Programme of the European Union, the Bavarian State Chancellery, the Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and the Sächsische Stiftung für Medienausbildung.
Further information and registration forms are available on our website: www.discovery-campus.de
Discovery Campus e.V.
c/o Bayerisches Filmzentrum
D-82031 Geiselgasteig, Germany
Claas Danielsen (Head of Studies)
Donata von Oppen (Project Manager)