Promotion of non-fiction, from production to distribution: a dialogue on practices and strategies

This encounter addresses some of the challenges of promoting independent non-fiction films from the perspective of Serbian producer Iva Plemić Divjak (Horopter Films) and Argentinian sales agent María Vera (Kino Rebelde). Coming from low production capacity regions and unpredictable political contexts, they aim to share the issues they face in their daily work. Their dialogue will focus on the practical dilemmas of the first steps in creating a promotional strategy, emphasizing the importance of improvisation and alternative solutions when it comes to making a debutant project visible.

Free admission for accreditation holders.
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Iva Plemić Divjak
Started producing documentaries with the award-winning Cinema Komunisto (2010). has produced the Magnificent Seven – European Feature Documentary Film Festival in Belgrade for 7 years and joined Horopter Films in 2017, producing films such as 4 Years in 10 Minutes and Merry Christmas, Yiwu. Member of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network and alumna of Eurodoc and Emerging Producers. Has represented Serbia in the Eurimages management board since 2016.
María Vera
Festival distributor and international sales agent. Founder of Kino Rebelde, a company focused on creative distribution of non-fiction, experimental and hybrid films with linear and non-linear narratives. Her supported short films and feature-length films have been selected and awarded in festivals such as Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Visions Du Réel, Jeonju, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sarajevo, Doclisboa and Viennale, among others.
Joana Gusmão
co-director of Doclisboa
OCT 25 (mon) / from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm,
Culturgest – Forum Debates
• The session will be held in English, with no translation
• Free admission for accreditation holders