Euro-Canadian Co-Producing


CBC Docs Industry Centre, 2nd Floor Tue, Apr 30, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Event Type:Panels & Sessions
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This panel discussion explores how strategic international co-production partnerships may broaden your financing, sales and distribution possibilities. Learn practical advice on the relationship between Europe and Canada from seasoned producers.

Co-presented with European Film Promotion.


Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN Film & Media Consultant, EDN - European Documentary Network
Ove is in charge of EDN workshops, pitching forums and seminars. In addition, he has collaborated with a number of documentary organisations and festivals on tailor made events. This includes IDFA, Getting Real, MyDocs Malaysia, Fresh Pitch China, DocPro Tehran and many more. He has a master degree in film studies with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics. Ove is also working for the Swedish production company Auto Images.


Trevor Birney, Managing Director/Producer/Director, Fine Point Films
Trevor Birney is an award-winning producer, director, journalist and founder of Fine Point Films. Most recently, Trevor executive produced Gaza, which premiered at Sundance and is an official selection at Hot Docs 2019. His production slate also includes WGA nominated No Stone Unturned, directed by Academy Award-winning Alex Gibney; Emmy-nominated Elián, directed by Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden for CNN Films; Bobby Sands: 66 Days, directed by Brendan J. Byrne; Netflix Originals Mercury 13, directed by Heather Walsh and David Singleton. He is also the founder of the television production company Below the Radar and the multi-award-winning investigative journalism website The Detail.

Paul Cadieux, Producer
Paul Cadieux is one of Canada's leading and most active film and television producers. Among numerous other awards, he has won a Genie Award for Best Motion Picture for the Oscar-nominated Les Triplettes de Belleville. In his more than three decades as a producer, co-producer, executive producer and distributor, Paul often prefers to operate out of the limelight yet has been centrally involved in dozens of major Canadian and international projects and hundreds of television episodes ranging from children's animation series to thriller feature films, romantic comedies, travel shows, reality programming, international co-productions, feature documentaries and TV series.

Ina Fichman, President/Producer, Intuitive Pictures Inc.
Ina Fichman is a director, producer and recipient of Hot Docs 2018 Don Haig Award. Ina has over 25 years experience producing documentaries and has been a strong voice for co-production through her Montreal company Intuitive Pictures. Her recent credits include: Inside Lehman Brothers, Laila at the Bridge, The Oslo Diaries and The Wanted 18.