There is a whole new landscape out there in the countries surrounding Austria with a total of close to 100m EUR in various national films funds, tax incentive schemes that are attracting big Western productions, local box office hits and award winning coproductions with neighbouring countries.  Is Austria missing out?  Come and find out what is going on at your neighbours next door.

The Film New Europe Association will be hosting in cooperation with the Austrian Film Institute within the frame of the Let’s CEE film Festival the event „Focus on Austrian CEE Coproduction” on Friday 9 October 2015 from 9.45-13.30 in the Austrian Film Institute, Vienna.

This event is part of a series of events organised by FNE Association ( aimed increasing audiences and the international visibility of films from the region by sharing successful models for projects that cross borders. The FNE Association is made up of the heads of the leading film institutions across the central and eastern European region. It is the leading networking platform for the film industry in the region and has been effectively promoting and representing film professionals since its inception.

Venue: Austrian Film Institute, Stiftgasse 6, 1st floor, 1070 Wien
Date: Friday 9 October 9:45-13:30. 

The participation is for free but registration is required: 
Participants will receive a confirmation email that will admit them to the event.

The heads of the funds in the region will present the possibilities of funding for regional coproductions. Case studies of international productions from the region which were successfully coproduced will be presented by leading producers in the region followed by a Q&A and networking brunch.

Austrian Film Institute, Stiftgasse 6, 1st floor, 1070 Wien
Friday 9. October 

Welcome by Roland Teichmann, head of Austrian Film Institute and Marketa Hodouskova, General Secretary of Film New Europe Association. Marketa Hodouskova will present the FNE Association and its work

presentation of Slovak and Austrian funds:
Slovak Audiovisual Fund,  presented by Anton Škreko, General Director of the Media, Audiovisual and Copyright Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak, presentation of new Slovak tax incentives and Weinstein Company TV series Marco Polo 2 that shot in Slovakia due to the tax incentives scheme.
Austrian Film Institute presented by Roland Teichman

1st Q&A

Coffee break

Presentation of Polish Film Institute Robert Balinski, responsible for coproductions

2nd Q&A

Coffee break

Ada Salomon: 2nd presentation Successful regional coproductions

3rd presentation: Ales Pavlin and Andrej Stritof of Perfo Productions presents Slovenian Austrian coproduction case study The Woods Are Still Green.  Nerina Kocjančič presents funding possibilities of the Slovenian Film Fund.

Networking Business brunch