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Industry Events

This year Go Short organizes various events for professionals online. On this page you will find an overview of all activities. You can participate in these events with Go Short+ Pro Access or Industry program ticket. Join our Facebook event!

This year our Industry Program takes place in our virtual festival space.

Industry Lunch

In addition to the informative and formal events that will take place in our virtual festival space in Gather, Go Short hosts several social events. Join our weekly industry lunch on Wednesdays from 12:30 until 13:30 to catch up with your fellow professionals and gain new and interesting contacts.

Industry Drinks

In addition to the informative and formal events that will take place in our virtual festival space in Gather, Go Short hosts several social events. Come to our weekly industry drinks on Fridays at 16:00 to discuss the events you have attended and to kick-off your weekend with your favorite colleagues and other peers!

  • Friday 9 April 16.00: Industry drinks
  • Wednesday 14 April 12.30: Industry lunch
  • Friday 16 April 16.00: Industry drinks
  • Wednesday 21 april 12.30: Industry lunch

Gelderland Film Meeting

7 April 14:00-16:00 and 20:00-21:30

Dutch only

The second edition of the Gelderland Film Meeting will take place on Wednesday 7 April. This meeting is all about ‘The role of the producer’.

Individual Scriptcoaching

Dutch only

Go Short organizes individual script coaching sessions where you get the opportunity to submit your script or treatment to one of the four leading Dutch screenwriters.

The program is supported by Lira.

Solidarity: Generations – Keynote
9 April 11:00-11:45

English-spoken

The young are not particularly well disposed toward the old these days. The prosperity of yesteryear has turned into concern about the future, and the great expectations (from outside and of oneself) are often difficult to meet. At the same time, young people tend to overlook the fact that even in the past, careers did not usually happen by themselves – and detours are often part of the process. This applies not least to the film industry, where a ‘logical’ career path often involves gaining experience with short films and then aiming for feature films. How realistic is this path? And how do you deal with expectations when you eventually become more established? During this session documentary filmmaker Igor Bezinović talks about his view on short film, potential career paths and experiences with going from shorts to feature, but also from feature to shorts. “The world is a world in which opposites are constantly flowing into each other,” Heraclitus once said. “Old and young, rich and poor” – and, we may add, certainly short and feature.

This session is part of the section Insiders’ Insights on THIS IS SHORT.

Solidarity: Generations – Roundtable talks
9 April 12:00-13:00

English-spoken

After the keynote around the theme generations, we continue talking about this topic in smaller settings. We organise round table talks in which three topics will be discussed.

Table 1: Perspectives of a young versus a more experienced festival programmer. Table hosts are Emilia Mazik (Short Waves) and Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Film Festival).

Table 2: Empathize with another generation when making a film. Table hosts are Hajni Kis (filmmaker Last Call) and Stijn Bouma (filmmaker Visit).

Table 3: From shorts to feature and from feature to shorts. Table host is Igor Bezinovic.

Drop by and join the conversation!

Presentation Nederlands Filmfonds

14 April 11:30-12:00

Dutch only
Talk about the opportunities for short film makers! het Nederlands Filmfonds would like to talk to you about how hybrid and innovative forms can be perpetuated after this pandemic.

Professional speeddates
14 April 14:00-15:00

English-spoken

Take your chance to meet (short) film professionals during our virtual speeddate session! For a few minutes you can ask them anything you would like to know about the possibilities for your film. We have handpicked some interesting people from the international and national film industry who are excited to meet you, such as festival programmers, distributors and Dutch funders.

Present is:

  • Hanna Mironenko – Eastwood Agency
  • Julie Rousson – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • Meggy Gerritsen – CineCrowd
  • Monique Ruinen – Dutch Film Fund
  • Jolijn van Rees – Dutch Film Fund
  • Niels Putman – Short Film Conference
  • Niv Fux – T-Port
  • Stine Wangler – Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
  • Vincent Langouche – Leuven International Short Film Festival

 

Producers meet Scriptwriters
14 April 15:30-16:30

Dutch only

On Wednesday 14 April, we organize speed dates from 15:30 – 16:30 especially for Dutch screenwriters to pitch their film scripts and ideas to various Dutch producers.

The program is supported by Lira.

Meet the filmmakers: World and international premieres

15 April 14:00-15:00 / invite only

In this program we will highlight this years world and international premieres of our competition programs. Festival programmers, distributors and buyers will receive an excluse invite to attend this session and get a unique opportunity to chat with the filmmakers.

Meet the filmmakers: World and international premieres 

15 April 16:00-17:00 / invite only

In this program we will highlight this years world and international premieres of our competition programs. Festival programmers, distributors and buyers will receive an excluse invite to attend this session and get a unique opportunity to chat with the filmmakers.

Screening for Professionals: New Croatian Films
has been moved from 16 April to Wednesday 21 april 16:30 / invite only

In this program a selection of the newest Croatian short films will be shown before these films have their official international premiere. Festival programmers, distributors and buyers will receive an excluse invite to attend this preview and get a unique opportunity to be amongst the very first to see these films and chat with the filmmakers. In cooperation with HAVC – Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

Masterclass on Scriptwriting
16 April 14:00-14:45

English-spoken

Film is a powerful tool to address social issues and discuss current topics. When the right audience is reached, film contributes to shifting paradigms in society. Scriptwriters are at the base of this potential impact. Stories and characters that deal with themes like gender equality, privacy, sexuality or cultural diversity force audiences to re-evaluate or subtly change their views. This masterclass is all about how to write to a script that can make a difference.

Present is:

  • Corien van der Zwaag
  • Willemien Sanders
  • Sytske Kok
  • Lara Reinink

The program is supported by Lira.

Co-producing and Filming Croatia

21 April 11:30-12:15

English-spoken

Want to know more about co-producing your film in Croatia or shooting a film in this beautiful Mediterranean country? During this industry session Tanja Ladović Blažević, Head of the Filming in Croatia at the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), will tell you all about the possibilities for filming in Croatia and the way the HAVC can support you. Producer Miljenka Čogelja will give tips, tricks and some best practices about co-producing in Croatia. Afterwards, there’s plenty of room to ask questions.

In cooperation with HAVC – Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

Dutch Short Film Preview
21 April 15:00-16:00 / invite only

In this program a selection of both upcoming and celebrated Dutch filmmakers will give a preview of their most recent short film – before these films have their official international premiere. Festival programmers, distributors and buyers will receive an excluse invite to attend this preview and get a unique opportunity to be amongst the very first to see these films and chat with the filmmakers. With this preview program we aim to strengthen the position of Dutch short films and enhance the chances of these projects to get selected on international film festivals.

New Challenges for festivals: Keynote speeches

The Reality of Virtual Festival Experiences
23 April 11:00-12:00

English-spoken

In this session we’ll explore the future role of virtual reality storytelling and technology on film festivals. The Covid-pandemic pushed many festivals into the realm of virtual festival experiences. Before there was virtual reality content on film festivals, now the film festival’s content was in virtual reality. What is the effect of this phenomenon in the, hopefully Covid-free, future? Will the potential of presenting festivals on online, interactive platforms be further developed? And what does this mean for the evolution of VR as an artistic and storytelling medium?

Two experts from the field of VR and film festivals will shed their light on this topic and paint a picture of how the future might look like. They will reflect on the role of virtual reality on film festivals in the future and the effect this will have on the audience’s festival experience.

This session is part of the program Insiders Insights, part of THIS IS SHORT. The program is supported by Creative Europe: MEDIA Desk NL.

New Challenges for festivals: Roundtable talks

The Reality of Virtual Festival Experiences

23 April 12:15-13:15

English-spoken

Following the two keynotes on the future impact of VR on film festivals there will be several round table discussions further digging in to this subject. Topics will include: challenges of curating VR-content on your festival; chances of survival for 360-cinema; combining the virtual and the physical in your hybrid festival; outreach mechanisms for independent content creators. Changes and additions will be updated regularly. Grab a (virtual) chair and join the discussion!