Creative Europe MEDIA Networking Dinner
Sophie Green, Stephen Kelliher, Bankside Films & Cynthia Okoye, Curtis Brown
The Creative Europe MEDIA Networking dinner is considered a highlight of the Galway Film Fair by participating Financiers and Producers alike. Hosted by MEDIA Office Galway on the opening evening of the Film Fair, the strategic seating plan and the presence of almost all visiting decision makers provides an unparalleled networking opportunity for all.
Feedback from participating producers indicates that the co-production dinner is a key occasion in the Festival for business to be done in a structured yet social setting and “to break the ice” with decision-makers ahead of a busy market and festival.
“We participate in almost all European film markets and, from our point of view and from our wide film market experience in Europe, we can safely say that the Galway Film Fair is one of the best markets in Europe”. – Nicola Mennuni – Nical Films, Italy
“The Galway Film Fair is absolutely necessary for European co-productions to be showcased to leading buyers, distributors and festival programmers and for the films to thrive internationally”. – Bastien Sirodot – Umedia Production, Belgium
“The industry professionals who attend and participate in the Galway Film Fair are exceptional. These are key decision makers and industry veterans. The access to these professionals by both established and emerging creatives is incredible”. – Gregg Schwenk – Newport Beach Film Festival, USA
“I have found the quality of the projects presented to be very strong indeed and the participating producers have always been very impressive and professional”. – Charlotte Mickie – Celluloid Dreams, France
“Such networking is the lifeblood of this industry, and there is no telling when the most unexpected of meetings might blossom into something incredible”. – David Collins – Samson Films, Ireland
“This was a great event with impeccable organization, and I truly appreciated the care and thoughts put into the different networking and marketplace events so that everyone felt in the best conditions to discuss projects. This was a great reminder that nothing beats in-person events, and I loved every bit of my experience in Galway!!” – Noemie Sornet – XYZ Films, USA