Feb 06 2014

Greater Region Cross-Border Initiatives to Enhance Film Production Industry

Published by at 01:09 under Filmfund Luxembourg

SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu/categoriesbusinessfilmproduction/item/6115-greater-region-cross-border-initiatives-to-enhance-film-production-industry

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Film Fund Luxembourg has been involved in meetings in Saarbrücken to discuss the issue of enhanced cooperation concerning regional film funding institutions.

Recently, cross-border cooperation in the Greater Region has gained significant momentum. A number of promising initiatives will give new impetus to the film industry in the Saar-Lor-Lux region and in the German-speaking part of Belgium. That is the essential result of a panel discussion at the 35th Edition of the Max Ophüls Prize, which finished in Saarbrücken last Sunday.

Under the motto “Cooperation and film financing in the Greater Region”, participants included Gerd Bauer CEO of Saarland media and Saarland GmbH), Bertrand Masson (Regional cultural representative of the Lorraine region), André Sommer Latte (Ministry of the German-speaking Community of Belgium) and Guy Daleiden (Film Fund Luxembourg). The director of the local film funds praised Saarland as the driving force of enhanced inter-regional cooperation. He highlighted the opening of the Luxembourg conveyor system, which now allows for days of filming in the greater region within the application for funding.

Other initiatives discussed included the trilingual Greater Region Location Guide online reference as well as the Greater Region Production Guide.

There appears to be no lack of good ideas to foster cooperation for the film production indstry throughout the Greater Region. The next phase is to mobilise the political will to implement such initiatives.

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu/categoriesbusinessfilmproduction/item/6115-greater-region-cross-border-initiatives-to-enhance-film-production-industry

guy-daleiden-0426-GT-600

Film Fund Luxembourg has been involved in meetings in Saarbrücken to discuss the issue of enhanced cooperation concerning regional film funding institutions.

Recently, cross-border cooperation in the Greater Region has gained significant momentum. A number of promising initiatives will give new impetus to the film industry in the Saar-Lor-Lux region and in the German-speaking part of Belgium. That is the essential result of a panel discussion at the 35th Edition of the Max Ophüls Prize, which finished in Saarbrücken last Sunday.

Under the motto “Cooperation and film financing in the Greater Region”, participants included Gerd Bauer CEO of Saarland media and Saarland GmbH), Bertrand Masson (Regional cultural representative of the Lorraine region), André Sommer Latte (Ministry of the German-speaking Community of Belgium) and Guy Daleiden (Film Fund Luxembourg). The director of the local film funds praised Saarland as the driving force of enhanced inter-regional cooperation. He highlighted the opening of the Luxembourg conveyor system, which now allows for days of filming in the greater region within the application for funding.

Other initiatives discussed included the trilingual Greater Region Location Guide online reference as well as the Greater Region Production Guide.

There appears to be no lack of good ideas to foster cooperation for the film production indstry throughout the Greater Region. The next phase is to mobilise the political will to implement such initiatives.

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