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How to find your international partner

Saturday 18 May | 14:00 - 15:00
[UK Pavilion]

Working together: how to find your international partner 

[In association with the BFI and the British Council]

Film projects need a nurturing environment to thrive, and international collaborations have increasingly proved essential to attract financiers and improve projects’ competitiveness. The session will explore how filmmakers can leverage their participation in international co-production forums and markets to forge sustainable partnerships and gain access and visibility beyond national borders. Our panel of filmmakers and co-production markets’ representatives will share insights, success stories and strategies both in the feature and documentary sectors.


Jo Duncombe | Senior Consultant: new talent programmes
British Council


Guevara Namer | DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator
Dok Leipzig

Alessandra Pastore | Market Manager
When East Meets West

Justin Pechberty | Co-founder
Les Valseurs 

Elhum Shakerifar | Producer and Curator