CoPro 15-The Israel Documentary Screen Market
May 26th - June 2nd, 2013.
Close Encounters – a program whose purpose is to create joint ventures between Israeli and foreign producers.. This approach opens up for Israeli filmmakers additional funding channels and access to national cultural funds.
The Close Encounters program today has two main tracks:
*Catalogue and Close Encounters meetings – every year CoPro issues a call to Israeli documentary makers to submit proposals for films with potential for an international joint venture. The screenplays are at every stage of development, and local sources of finance are involved. CoPro produces the proposals in a catalogue sent to leading producers abroad and content editors at the leading networks in order to initiate meetings between them and the filmmakers. The CoPro team organizes the meetings according to the requests of the foreign producers, and they take place during May’s COPRO 15 - Israel Documentary Screen Market.
*Producers Delegation – this track started in 2009 to promote closer relations and reciprocity between foreign and Isreali producers, and its objective is to host a delegation from a foreign country with which Israel has a film treaty. Members of the delegation take part in the various CoPro events, present their own films to Israeli producers and local broadcasting bodies, and take part in one-on-one meetings with Israeli producers.
To date CoPro has hosted delegations of producers from Germany, Poland, Canada and France.
This year,2013, the market will focus on the UK Documentary Scene.
To encourage mutual collaboration with countries that have Cinema Treaty with Israel - foreign producers pitched their projects in front of the local documentary industry (Israeli broadcasters, funds, producers, and distributors).
This year as part of focus on the UK Documentary Scene, British producers and filmmakers will be invited to submit their projects.
• This channel is open only to British producers.
* Latest date for submitting proposals for the Close Encounters is Monday, March 4th, 2013.