Bel:Cinema Industry Days Program

Dates: 3-7 November, 2018

Venue: “Belarusfilm” film studio

Pre-registration is required for attending the events.


Distribution Day


Presentation of a contest "Ab’jektyŭ_na. Pravy dzicjaci”

Speaker: Kanstantsin Varabei

Social film studio will hold a presentation of a contest and "Ab’jektyŭ_na. Pravy dzicjaci” project aimed to support film projects. In framework of a project filmmakers will receive mentoring and technical support for scenarios implementation on children’ rights.


Organization of film premiere in Belarus: nuances and lifehacks. How to create a film promotion strategy? Legal and financial aspects.

Speakers: Leonid Kalitenya, Natallia Bruzhnik, Yadviga Lukashik

16.30 - 18.00

Organization of film distribution in Belarus.

Speakers: Nikolai Lavreniuk, Yuri Igrusha, Tatsiana Ramanouskaya

18.00 - 20.00

International film distribution and festival strategy.

Speakers: Roman Dorofeev, Krzysztof Gierat



Ilya Zlatkin. Head of Entertainment & Media Practice at Ziliak Law (Chicago, USA)

Master-class: Legal issues in 5 phases of film production

1) Underlying rights ("Development" Part 1)

2) Corporate Structuring and Financing/("Development" Part 2)

3) Pre-production and Production

4) Post-production

5) Distribution


Ronald Falzone. American scriptwriter and associate professor of Columbia College Chicago in the field of Directing and Cinema Studies.

Master-class for theater and film scriptwriters: Cross media adaptation.

2 hours lecture on what is idea of the script? How to get the adaptation? What is the difference between theater and cinema script? How to put the team for production and what are the relationship between scriptwriter and other team members?

1 hour practical master-class on how production is going to Market?


Animation and Virtual Reality Day


Master-class and presentation. Experience in the system of independent producing in the context of lithuanian animation history.

Valentas Aškinis. One of the most active and well-known animators in Lithuania. He is also a director of International Animation Film Festival "Tindirindis” since 2003.


Round table. Animation today. Applying VR in animation.

Participants: Jūratė Leikaitė, Ilja Bereznickas, Vidmantas Gaigalas, Rūta Buzienė, Tobias Wüstefeld, Viktor Komarovskih, Georgy Molodtsov.

Moderator - Mitry Sorkin.



“Crystal” Case Study. First feature film: practical insights and professional development.

Darya Zhuk


Lecture. Pitching opportunities.

Stefan Laudyn


Master-class on actor management and presentation of “Management and the Promotion of Actor” 2nd edition.

Olesya Gribok

Venue - “Art-Belarus” Gallery



Master-class. Basics in the international co-production of documentaries.

Lecturers: Palmgren Hjalmar, Kirillova Anastasia, Franczak Monika


Presentation of projects. Belarusian directors and producers will present their new projects at the development phase. International experts will discuss projects and give authors practical recommendations on the implementation and promotion of projects. At the end of presentation Industry partners will award projects.


Lecture: Creative Europe Media Desk & Funding Options

Eva Brazdžionytė. Former head of Creative Europe Media Desk in Lithuania, a program aimed at development and support of European film and audiovisual industry.

Educational projects

4-6 November. In cooperation with "Feeling Digital" studio of immersive solutions

  • 4 November. Virtual Reality Day


Master-classes and displays from mentors and partners of Laboratory.

Venue: “Art-Belarus” Gallery

*Pre-registration cost of the event is 25 BYN. If seats remain, the tickets will be available on November 4 at the “Art-Belarus” Gallery ticket offices, cost - 35 BYN.

  • 5-6 November. VR-laboratory of art and animation projects.

An experimental laboratory, where Belarusian directors, scriptwriters, producers and artists will work with VR-technologies for implementation of their ideas.

The laboratory lasts 5-6 November at the Belarusfilm studio. During the experiment mentors from Germany, Russia and Belarus will come and share their experiences:

  • Tobias Wüstefeld - illustrator and digital artist from Hamburg

  • Georgy Molodtsov - VR cinema and 360 films producer from Moscow

  • Viktor Komarovskih - Tvori project co-founder from St. Petersburg

  • Mitry Sorkin and Pavel  Lukashevich - Gallery of virtual reality VIR, Minsk

Participants of the laboratory will learn about the possibilities of creating stories in virtual reality, as well as where and how it can be effectively and appropriately used. By the end of the laboratory, teams of participants and mentors will have prototypes, which are only first steps in creation of full-value VR project.

5-6 November. In cooperation with Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network

Script Development Workshop

Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network - B2B DOC - is the network of the documentary filmmakers living or working between the Baltic sea in the North to the Black sea in the South.

This year, B2B DOC together with the IFF "Listapad" will organize a seminar on script development. During two days the tutors will help pre-selected projects from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Russia to adapt documentary to the demands of the international film market, where they can look for co-production partners and distributors.