EAST, MATCH, GO! A CO-PRODUCTION & NETWORKING PLATFORM
EAST, MATCH, GO! is an exclusive event dedicated to fostering networking and collaboration between Portugal and Central & Eastern Europe
The Industry Film Co-Production Hub is designed to provide a comprehensive platform for filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals to connect, exchange ideas, and explore co-production opportunities between Portugal and the dynamic film industries of Central and Eastern Europe. This event aims to facilitate strategic partnerships, co-financing opportunities, and international distribution channels for film projects.
Central to this film co-production and networking platform are the matchmaking meetings, which have been curated to facilitate targeted interactions between film professionals from Portugal and Central & Eastern Europe. These one-on-one meetings offer a focused environment where participants can discuss project ideas, explore potential collaborations, and forge meaningful partnerships.
In addition, the event will feature V4 Connect with sessions of film pitching where filmmakers from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will have the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of industry experts, potential co-producers, and financiers. This platform enables filmmakers to showcase their work, receive constructive feedback, and gain exposure to potential funding and distribution opportunities in Portugal, predominantly Porto and the Northern region.
Complementing the matchmaking meetings and film pitching sessions, a series of panel discussions will delve into key industry topics such as broadcast strategies, short film production, and the social-political impact of cinema. Renowned industry professionals will share their expertise, insights, and best practices, offering participants a deeper understanding of the evolving film landscape and the latest industry trends across Eastern Europe and Portugal.
The Networking Platform of the Co-Production Platform is organized by OKNA Cultural Association with the support of Porto Film Commission.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund – www.visegradfund.org . The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.