Co-Production Club '20

Date:
5 Oct 2020, 10:00AM - 9 Oct 2020, 4:00PM
Location:
Online (Zoom)

We are pleased to announce the second edition of our Co-Production Weekender, albeit taking a slightly different form this year due to COVID-19. Rather than taking place over one weekend, this year will see another 18 participants take part in six online sessions running from 5 to 9 October 2020.

Applications for our Co-Production Club '20 closed midnight Sunday 20 September, with selected participants to be announced soon.

With the UK losing access to Creative Europe this year, cross border collaboration is more important than ever but what does that look like in a post-Brexit, post-COVID world?

Through a series of talks, case studies and group work with international industry experts we’ll be looking to answer this question while examining some of the basics of putting a co-production together, from treaties and conventions to legal agreements, finding partners and sources of finance.

EAVE group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad will kick off the week with an in-depth session on the whys and hows of co-production. She'll be joined by experienced co-producers from across Europe including:

We'll also have experts from the BFI Certification Team join us to discuss co-production treaties and conventions while lawyers Lee & Thompson will take participants through some of the legal aspects of putting a co-production together.

More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks and a draft schedule is available to view here.

18 places are available for UK-based producers with a lead production credit on a previously released feature film. Creative Europe Desk UK covers the entire cost of the lab and there is no fee to take part.

Download the application form

Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 20 September

Completed application forms should be emailed to francesca.walker@bfi.org.uk

Successful applicants will be notified by 25 September, we regret that we are not able to offer individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Find out more by reading about last year's cohort and our blog post, you can also check out our video below to see what participants and speakers had to say.