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CANNES 2015 Market

The Producers Network puts the spotlight on South Africa


- CANNES 2015: Cannes Film Market’s popular initiative will bring together some 500 registered producers on the Croisette from 14 to 20 May

The Producers Network puts the spotlight on South Africa
An image of the 2014 Producers Network (© Alexandra Fleurantin)

A spotlight on South Africa is among highlights for the 2015 edition of the Producers Network (14-20 May), one of the most popular initiatives of the annual Cannes Film Market, which brings together some 500 registered producers on the Riviera each year. 

The seven Breakfast Meetings, main asset of the Producers Network, highlight a different country each day beginning with South Africa. Each breakfast introduces producers from those regions to meet invited guests and participants.

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The Opening Breakfast Spotlight on 14 May on South African Producers is presented together with the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission. On Friday 15 May, The Dutch Producers breakfast will be presented with the Netherlands Film Fund. On Saturday 16 May, The Spotlight on Czech Producers breakfast will take place with the backing of the Czech Film Center. On Sunday 17 May, The Spotlight on Mexican Producers is presented by IMCINE. On Monday 18 May, The Canada Spotlight breakfast will be backed by a number of players including Sodec and Telefilm Canada. On Tuesday 19 May, The Spotlight on Korean Producers will be hosted by the Korea Film Commissions and Industry Network. And Wednesday May 20, offers a final spotlight on Polish Producers, which is presented by the Polish Film Institute.

In addition to the Breakfast Meets, this year’s line-up includes a focus on financing (Meet The Financiers, on 16 May), as well as a talent-pitching session for projects from China (The New Chinese Talents Film Fund pitching, on 18 May) and a slot on turning books into film (Shoot the Book, on 19 May), several round tables and the ever-popular nightly Happy Hours, offering further opportunity to meet producers and filmmakers from all over the world.

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