Other activitiesEUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION SEMINAR
Considering that the co-production films do not have a strong tradition in the Czech Republic, we decided to organise a theoretical Seminar about European Co-Productions.
The following commissioning editors from four European television stations took part in the seminar: Leena Pasanen (Yle Teema/ Finland), Wim Van Rompaey (Lichtpunt/ Belgium), Christiane Philippe (RTBF/ Belgium), Jutta Krug (WDR-Arte/ Germany).
Each of the comm. editors showed a film that had been made thanks to a Topic Fair held abroad. Many of the presented films were far from the mainstream of the usual television productions, and some had been honoured at renowned European festivals. After the screenings the guests, producers, and professionals from Czech Television discussed the ways these films were made, the scope of the TV stations represented and the standards of concluding European co-production contracts. The lively discussion took over two hours and had to be prolonged due to the strong interest of the Czech professionals.
After the seminar we invited the participating professionals and foreign guests for an informal meeting whose main aim was to facilitate contact and exchange among the East European independent producers and the Western commissioning editors.