Industry Day

For a professional audience

Fantoche Industry Day 2020 @Johannes Hofmann

The annually changing programme of the Fantoche Industry Day includes talks, workshops, lectures and networking events. Since 2018, the Swiss Animation Industry Award - SAIA - has also been presented in cooperation with SWISSFILM Association.

The eighth edition of the festival’s “Industry Day” is all about building bridges: the aim is to share issues that previously seemed inaccessible with the animators. Local and international guests will present their experiences, views and ideas on taking animated film further, moderated by Jane Mumford.

Date: Friday, 9th September 2022

Location:  Trafo, Hall 36.2 and 36.3

08:00 - 09:00 Industry Breakfast
09:00 - 10:20 Focus Switzerland: Co-Productions with Streaming Services
10:35 - 12:00 International Focus: Animation on the Sidelines
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Workshop I and II
14:00 - 16:00 Artist Talk: «The House»
16:00 - 17:00 Workshop III (and IV)
17:00 - 18:00 Industry Apéro

Swiss Animation Industry Award (SAIA): NEW on Thursday 8th September at 18.00 at Cinema Sterk

Industry Breakfast 08:00 - 09:00
A relaxed introduction to an informative day of events over coffee and pastries.

Focus Switzerland: What’s next for Streaming Services? 09:00 - 10:20
Streaming services set the tone for today’s film industry. Experts from different areas of production and programming report on how co-productions with these organisations work.
Moderation: Jane Mumford
Guests: Sophie Toth (Shining Film), Bakel Walden (Direktor Entwicklung und Angebot SRG), Joost Zoetebier (Production Manager Original Content Nexus Studios) and Fabian Stein (Head of Content (Fiction), Sky Switzerland)

International Focus: Animation on the Sidelines 10:35 - 12:00
Representatives from various A-list film festivals investigate and discuss how animated films could generate a greater presence at these events. We want to discuss how animated films are evaluated within their selection process, and which criteria they are looking for. What kind of impetus (or impulse) can a premiere at one of these festivals provide, and should the animation industry reconsider their representation at these festivals.
In collaboration with: Kaboom Animation Festival
Moderation: Wouter Jansen
Guests: Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck (Berlinale Shorts), Léo Soesanto (Riga International Film Festival, ex. Cannes Semaine de la Critique), Anne Gaschütz (Locarno Film Festival), Vassilis Kroustallis (PÖFF/ Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival), Florian Weghorn (Berlinale Talents)

Workshop I «Working with Clients» 13:00 - 14:00
Established director and VFX artist Roman Kälin (PULK) shares his experiences from the weird and wonderful world of commissioning and offers advice on successful collaboration with clients.

Workshop II «Submission 101» 13:00 - 14:00
Olivier Zobrist (Langfilm) and Saskia von Virág (Virage Film) share practical tips on submitting a successful pitch deck.

Artists Talk: Behind the Scenes «The House» 14:00 - 16:00
Emma de Swaef (director), Félicie Haymoz (character designer), Angela Poschet (line producer) and Joost Zoetebier (production manager) offer exclusive insights into character design, VFX and production for the stop-motion anthology “The House”.

Workshop III «Content Development & Trainings» 16:00 - 17:00
Florian Weghorn (Berlinale Talents) and Corinna Marschall (MEDIA Desk Suisse) present options for material development and further training opportunities in animated film.

Workshop IV «Vimeo Staff Pick» 16:00 - 17:00
Ina Pira (Curator Vimeo) talks about the process behind the selection procedures for Staff Pick and gives insight into the upcoming goals and visions of Vimeo.

Industry Apéro 17:00-18:00
An opportunity for visitors to look back on their impressions of the day’s events and chat to other guests in a relaxed atmosphere.

GSFA/HSLU Apéro 18:00-20:00
The GSFA (Groupement Suisse du Film d’Animation) and HSLU (Lucerne University of arts) invite you to end the day with a cosy get-together with other animation filmmakers, producers and creative professionals at the ‘Rampe’, near the festival center.


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