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Creative Europe Co-Production Case Studies: Fantastic Films

3 Mar 2020, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
DoubleTree Hilton Glasgow Central
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Date: Tuesday 3rd March at 12.30pm

Location: Double Tree Hilton Glasgow Central

With the Irish film industry in an upbeat mood, Wendy Mitchell talks with one of the key companies behind their moment in the sun: Dublin-based, Oscar-winning production company Fantastic Films. Using the case studies of Sea Fever and Vivarium (both Creative Europe MEDIA funded films, and part of GFF Programme this year), we will discuss the financial and creative possibilities of co-production. Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell have both gone through European training initiatives (such as ACE Producers, Producer on the Move, EAVE), and are a great example of how to maximise the opportunities and resources in Europe, producing for a wider international market. How are Ireland’s producers and filmmakers placed to take advantage of the insatiable global demand for content? How has co-production enabled them to make more ambitious works?

Moderator: Wendy Mitchell

Panel: Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell (co-founders of Fantastic Films)

Part of #MEDIACaseStudies, a series of events organised by Creative Europe Desk UK - MEDIA in Scotland, in collaboration with FOCUS and ACE Producers.


With the ACE Producers Annual Reunion 2020 coming to Scotland, the Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland and ACE Producers present a series of Preview Screenings in Scottish cinemas alongside practical Case Studies on the financial and creative process behind those films.

Creative Europe brings some of the most interesting European producers to Scotland to share practical case studies exploring the financial and creative process behind their films. A chance for Scottish producers to learn directly from producers behind some of the most anticipated films of the year and a networking opportunity as we gear up to ACE Producers coming to Scotland in April 2020.

This event is proudly delivered in partnership with FOCUS.


- Panel Discussion: An Arthouse Cinema Boom: The Role of Festivals and Distributors - Monday 2nd March 17:00pm – 18:30pm at DoubleTree Hilton Glasgow Central

- Creative Europe Drinks – Monday 2nd March from 6.30pm at Double Tree Hilton Glasgow Central

- Creative Europe MEDIA Officer in Scotland Alberto Valverde will attend GFF and will host one-to-ones. If you’d like to book a meeting contact him directly at alberto.valverde@creativescotland.com


See more details on GFF Industry events on their website here.