Coproduction Opportunities with Germany or How to Find a German Coproducer?
Webinar for Cinema Workers

30 August 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is organising a series of online webinars to build the capacity of cinema professionals in Central Asia. This initiative is organized in the framework of the "Strengthening Film Industries in Central Asia" project with the support of the government of the Republic of Korea. The webinars are open to interested cinema professionals from Central Asia, as well as representatives of concerned state bodies, research organisations, NGOs and civil society.

Theme: Coproduction Opportunities with Germany Ц Regional and National Film Funds and How to Find a German Coproducer?

Date: 26 August 2021.

Speaker: Ms Simone Baumann. Ms Baumann is working in the film production for more as 25 years and has produced many documentaries and feature films. Till March 2019, she was the head of the documentary department of Saxonia Entertainment GmbH. From 1997 to 2010, she was managing director of the independent production company LE VISION. She is an experienced co-producer, and one of Europe's leading experts on Russia, the former Eastern bloc, and their audiovisual markets. In April 2019, Simone Baumann was appointed as the Managing Director of German Films Ц the German film promotion. She has been working as the German Films Eastern Europe representative since 2005. She also supervised numerous feature film productions in the former Soviet Union as an executive producer and consultant.

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