The movie momentum
In addition to the nearly 100 films screening at the Zurich Film Festival, a separate forum focusing on film financing will take place in the Swiss city.
The event provides a look at the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in an industry that is being reshaped by digitization and new distribution models that will increase cross-border co-productions, as well as competition.
The Film Finance Forum at the Zurich Film Festival, presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety, gathers industryites to discus the state of European film financing today, according to Katherine Winston, Winston Baker’s co-founder and managing partner.
The gathering serves as a venue for financiers looking to do business in Europe. Sessions will focus on what it takes to produce a movie in today’s economic environment, including co-production case studies and the latest in sales, marketing and distribution strategies and trends.
For Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz, the forum is an opportunity to speak about the challenges of financing movies today. Specifically, he’ll talk about the “click,” that moment when a project gets the needed momentum, and examine the fundamentals necessary in today’s environment to get a movie financed.