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That was the Industry Forum 2023:


Nina Ritter ...

... is currently working in German film production where she is responsible for film and series projects with a special focus on dramaturgy and development. Her previous positions build the bridge between local & international film market as well as production and distribution. Already in her studies of German, American and Communication Studies she focused on film studies and cinematic storytelling. At Koch Films, she worked in international acquisition and TV sales since 2013 and helped build the children's and animated film division. Since February 2019, she has been in charge of local productions and responsible for development at Studiocanal. There, she develops and realizes material of all genres with authors and production companies, adaptations of novel templates and original ideas for the German market.


Silke Wilfinger (Managing Director SilkWayFilms) ...

... founded the Distribution and Consulting Company SilkWayFilms in 2016. Since 2008, she is supporting the programming of the AniMovie section of the International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart. Silke Wilfinger is working in the field of acquisitions, sales, distribution and production at Koch Films, Telepool and Prokino. Currently, SilkWayFilms is cooperating with clients like Wild Bunch, Silver Reel, Filmwelt, Zooper Film and others.


Sunday, 24th September 2023

CineStar at Galerie Roter Turm | Neumarkt 2 | 09111 Chemnitz

12.30 p.m. Michel Ocelot (F) – Masterclass
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7.00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Industry Get-Together @ Event Area



Monday, 25th September 2023

Straumersaal Hotel Chemnitzer Hof | Theaterplatz 4 | 09111 Chemnitz


from 10:00 a.m.

Central European Children‘s Film Forum

moderated by: Nina Ritter

Opening and Welcome with Coffee

  • “An Enemy” – project presentation by Mikolaj Pokromski (Pokromski Studio, Warsaw)
  • “Johanna und die Maske der Makonde” – project presentation by Rima Schmidt (MadeForFilm, Berlin)
  • “Loyal Friend” – project presentation byJure Bušić (Jaka produkcija, Zagreb)
  • “The diary of Paulina P. / 2” – project presentation by Jure Bušić (Jaka produkcija, Zagreb)
  • “Cat” – project presentation by Josephine Frydetzki

from 1:30 p.m.:

Panel discussion

moderated by: Silke Wilfinger
“Is there the ideal film for young audiences? - Approximation to an international catalogue of criteria, taking into account cultural differences and approaches”


  • Mariana Schneider (Board of Trustees of Young German Film, Germany)
  • Stefan Westerwelle (Director, Germany)
  • Alexandre Dupont-Geisselmann (Farbfilm Distribution, Germany)
  • Mikolaj Pokromski (Pokromskistudio, Poland)
  • Marie Claude Beauchamp (CarpeDiem Film & TV)


from 2:30 p.m.:     

Kuratorium junger deutscher Film – Mariana Schneider


from 3:30 p.m.:

Open Mic – Lights on the Festivals @ IFF SCHLiNGEL


from 6:30 p.m.:

Fokus Québec @ SCHLiNGELat Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

In cooperation with the representation of the government of Québec in Berlin and SODEC
– on invitation only


Tuesday, 26th September 2023

Cine Star at Galerie Roter Turm | Neumarkt 2 | 09111 Chemnitz

10:30 Uhr

Christian Lo (NO) on directing children’s films  - Masterclass
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ab 14:30:


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moderiert von: Nina Ritter
organised in cooperation with Creative Europe Desks Berlin-Brandenburg and Slovenia

  • “Grüße vom Mars/Greetings from Mars”, Germany, presented by Anette Unger (Leitwolf Filmproduktion GmbH)
  • “I accidentally wrote a book”, Hungary, The Netherlands, presented by director Nóra Lakos
  • “Akiko-der fliegende Affe”, Germany,presented by director Veit Helmer (Veit Helmer Filmproduktion)
  • “Block 5”, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Serbia presented Barbara Daljavec (A Atalanta) and director Klemen Dvornik
  •  “Elli – ungeheuer geheim”, Germany, Canada, presented by Nicola Wulf (Dreamin’ Dolphin)
  •  “Sieger sein/Winners”, Germany, presented by director Soleen Yusef and Wenka von Mikulicz(DCM)


7:00 p.m.

Trip to brewery Einsiedler 

Project coordination

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