Wednesday, 23 August 2023

One-to-one Meetings Available with VPB Consultant Katriel Schory

Filmmakers participating in this year's Venice Production Bridge will have the invaluable opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with the esteemed consultant of international co-productions, KATRIEL SCHORY.

Filmmakers participating in this year's Venice Production Bridge will have the invaluable opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with the esteemed consultant of international co-productions, KATRIEL SCHORY.

Filmmakers will have the chance to delve into a wide array of topics and issues that they would like to raise and discuss. Katriel will be able to provide important advice, guidance and inspiration.

One-to-one Meetings:

These one-to-one meetings may encompass the following subjects:

  • How to introduce a new project to the global stage;
  • Producer-Director relations and fostering collaboration;
  • Career strategy;
  • Company strategy;
  • Insight into the way the international film industry works;
  • Mastering the art of tailoring project presentations to resonate uniquely with different funders.
  • Any other subject or issue that filmmakers themselves wish to explore.

Katriel will be taking 30-minute meetings, free of charge, with Industry Trade and Industry Gold pass holders at the Industry Gold Club. Places are highly limited.

Location: INDUSTRY GOLD CLUB

Dates: September 2 and 3

Times: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 18:00

Duration: Meetings will last 30 minutes

How to attend? You can walk in or pre-book by sending an email to vpb.online@labiennale.org, indicating your preferred day and time.

Biographical details:

Katriel Schory studied at NYU Film School. From 1974 to 1999, he held the mantle of Founder and Managing Director at BELFILMS LTD., at that time the leading production company in Israel, where over 150 films and television programmes were produced under his guidance, including many international co-productions.

With the dawning of the new century, Katriel assumed the esteemed role of Executive Director at the Israel Film Fund. For two impactful decades spanning from 1999 to 2019, Katriel wielded his great skills to endorse and elevate the creation of more than 300 full-length feature films, both within Israel and on the global stage. Many of the films he championed won prestigious awards, with no less than 4 Oscar nominations, and wins of Golden and Silver Lions at the Venice International Film Festival and Bears at Berlinale.

Katriel continues to serve as Senior Consultant to the Programming Department of the Israeli public television.

He is the recipient of the Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres; Berlinale Kamera for Outstanding Contribution to the Film Industry; Telluride Film Festival-Special Medallion; The VARIETY Award for Creative Impact.

He has been called upon to serve on juries at distinguished festivals such as Venice, San Sebastian, Locarno, Istanbul, Sarajevo, and more.

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