2022 Panels and Talks  © DR
2022 Panels and Talks © DR

Panels & Talks

The SFC | Rendez-vous Industry gives space to Cinema in its widest range of formats thanks to Masterclasses, Directors’ Talks and Industry Panels.


While filmmakers, actors, editors, scriptwriters share their experiences and talk about their career ; film professionals question various key topics such as distribution, programming or promotion of short films.

Masterclasses & Directors’ Talks

During the previous editions, we had the pleasure to welcome: 

Amjad Al Rasheed, Sacha Amaral, Jane Campion, Gilles Coulier, Jim Cummings, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Tania El Khoury, Omar El-Zohairy, Vladimir De Fontenay, Michel Franco, Michel Gondry, François Jaros, Ismael Joffroy-Chandoutis, Wanuri Kahiu, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Moly Kane, Naomi Kawase, Wu Ke-Xi, Abbas Kiarostami, Julia Kowalski, Bertrand Mandico, João Paulo Miranda Maria, Thessa Meijer, Yousry Nasrallah, Elena Lopez Riera, Yann Gonzalez, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Chloé Robichaud, Saim Sadiq, Laura Samani, Erige Sehiri, Sebastián Sepúlveda, Abderrahmane Sissako, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Midi Z and the filmmakers selected in the Short Films Competition.

Industry Panels

In 2023, we had the pleasure to welcome:

Ron Dyens Sacrebleu Productions ; Sigrid Hadenius-Ebner – Uppsala Short Film Festival ; Macarena Herrera Bravo – The Short Film Lab ; Ali Khechen – Doha Film Institute ; Julie Marnay – European Short Pitch ; Sona Morghentalova ; Julie Rousson – Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Festival & Market ; Céline RoustanSXSW, Short of the Week, Palm Springs Shortfest ; Sarah Schlüssel – Berlinale Talents ; Carla VulpianiVaricoloured, La Biennale-Venice Int’l Film Festival  


The whole program of the Masterclasses, Directors’ Talks and Industry Panels, available on free access, will be unveiled early May.

Are you looking for personalised advise and individual or small group discussions on select themes? The SFC | Rendez-vous Industry offers workshops, keynotes and tutoring sessions.
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