• ZFF Summit
    Climber

Programme

 

Gain
Competitive
Advantage

The inaugural edition of the ZFF Summit Climber in partnership with Screen Institute will be held as part of the Zurich Summit from September 23-26, 2022.

The three-day training programme enables participants to develop their financing and packaging skills and offers participants a unique opportunity to expand their European and North American film network. The programme is designed as a mentored approach with a support programme to upskill the participants.

Application Deadline is Monday, 15 August 2022, 10.00am CEST

Content

The ZFF Summit Climber is designed as a mentored approach with a support programme. Content transfer as well as creation of networking opportunities play an equally important role in this programme. A particular focus for participants will be on transatlantic economic and financing structures. The programme imparts a comprehensive understanding of transatlantic financing structures and offers a unique opportunity to expand North American and European networks through contact with Zurich Summit guests. The participants can deepen their knowledge about development strategies for post-pandemic recovery in film sales and distribution, strengthen their collaboration with producers, and learn the rules and guidelines of transatlantic collaboration.

Key Topics

  • Transatlantic finance, sales, distribution, and production
  • Financing and packaging e.g. transatlantic financing structures, rules of engagement for transatlantic collaboration among other things
  • Creating Networking opportunities

Programme features

  • Attendance of Zurich Summit key sessions and programme at The Dolder Grand
  • Panel-/ and masterclass sessions about "How to package & finance films in North America & Europe" with high-profile Speaker
  • Group sessions and briefing/debriefing
  • Mentoring support during the programme from Julia Short and Beatrice Neumann – International Screen Institute
  • Social & Networking Events

Timing overview

  • Day 1 – Arrival by 2pm for the afternoon welcoming and networking programme
  • Day 2 – Attendance of the Zurich Summit conference's key sessions and programme and of the participants only Panel session
  • Day 3 – Participants only masterclass session and group session, evening programme
  • Day 4 – Departure

Mission

We bring the next generation of sales and distribution executives to the Zurich Summit.

Financing is one of the top gaps in the knowledge of even very experienced executives and knowledge much asked for in training need. The collaboration with Zurich Summit will make it possible to the ZFF Summit Climber to close that gap given the calibre of attendees and the collaboration with CAA. Obtaining this kind of knowledge will give the selected participants much desired knowledge and a competitive edge compared to their peers. Zurich Film Festival and International Screen Institute want to maximise the benefits of the excellent opportunities the Zurich Summit presents and use it as a stepping off point for the learnings they want to effect for the participants.

Learning outcomes

Differentiate yourself from other junior executives and gain competitive advantage by joining the ZFF Summit Climber in partnership with Screen Institute.

The programme will provide you with:

  • a comprehensive understanding of transatlantic financing structures
  • an appropriation of the rules of engagement for transatlantic collaboration
  • a unique opportunity to expand your North American and European network, facilitated by introduction to Summit attendees
  • knowledge to develop strategies for post-pandemic recovery in sales and distribution
  • input on how to collaborate with producers

ZFF Summit Climber package

Participation in the ZFF Summit Climber is free but upon application. Eight industry talents will be selected and benefit of the ZFF Summit Climber package.

The package for selected participants includes:

  • Participation in the three-day programme
  • Mentoring support from Julia Short and Beatrice Neumann during the programme
  • ZFF Industry + Summit accreditation for the 18th Zurich Film Festival
  • First-class accommodation during the programme (3 nights)
  • Breakfast, selected lunches and dinners
  • Invitation to numerous industry and networking events

PLEASE NOTE the programme does not cover the travel expenses nor overnight stays in case of early arrival.