10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024


Industry Program 2019

Film professionals and anyone interested in the film industry are cordially invited to attend our presentations and connect with fellow filmmakers present during the 8th edition. Attendance is free and no reservations are required.

Among the film professionals present during the 2019 industry are Lila Aviles (director, La camarista), Pablo Baksht (producer from Mexico), Meryem Benm’Barek (director, Sofia), Sam Ellison (director, Chèche lavi), Cristina Gallego (director, Pájaros de verano), Carlos Sorin (director, Joel),  Gustavo Beck (programmer Yellow Robin Award Competition), Marit van den Elshout (Head of PRO at IFFR), Breanne Thomas (social media and content strategist), Becca Voelcker (writer, researcher and film programmer), Eloise van Wickeren (Film Commissioner Curacao). Also present are the directors/producers of the films in competition for the Yellow Robin Award: Paula Astorga (producer) of Noemí Gold, Mauro Colombo (Tierra Adentro, Carolina Graterol (producer) and Jimmy Nieves Justo (actor) of Las campañas de invierno, Camila Rodríguez (En cenizas), Xavi Sala (Xquipi’ Guie’dani)



Maximise the ​I​nternational ​P​otential of ​Y​our ​F​ilm and ​R​each an ​A​udience

with Paula Astorga (Film producer and independent promoter of audio-visual media) and

Breanne Thomas (Filmmaker and social media strategist)

Moderator: Marit van den Elshout (Head of IFFR Pro)


Strategies for independent films working with social media, publicity and marketing. From early film development, many elements should be kept in mind to maximise the appeal of your film for audiences in all international territories, as well as for festivals and buyers. The talk will share experiences, tips and tricks that can increase a project’s appeal.

Hotel Kura Hulanda | Thu 11 April 18.00 – 19.30



From ​L​ocal ​S​tor​ies​ to ​G​lobal ​F​ilm​s​

with filmmakers: Milushka Birge, Sharelly Emanuelson, Cristina Gallego, Ger​ma​n Gruber

Moderator: Bero Beyer


When having an idea should you consider if it’s relevant locally or have international reach? How do you go about choosing and why is it important to consider reach when making films? 

Hotel Kura Hulanda | Sat 13 April 11.00 – 12.30


Production Workshop

by Mexican producer Pablo Baksht​ (in Spanish, English translation available)

Attendees will reflect on some of the essential concepts of film production, which will make them aware of the raw material required to make a film and how to plan, organize and obtain the resources needed to make a film project a reality. “

Hotel Kura Hulanda | Sun 14 April 15.30 – 17.00