Film Festival Cologne | Networking Event Benelux Meets NRW
Netzwerktreffen Benelux meets NRW

Networking Event Benelux Meets NRW

Monday, 24. Oct 2022, 16:30 - 19:00

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg share a common living and economic area with North Rhine-Westphalia in the heart of Europe. In recent years, FILM FESTIVAL COLOGNE has already established close partnerships in the Benelux countries. This year the friendly relations with Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will again be celebrated with a programme focus. We will present current successful cross-border collaborations and again place a special focus on the topic of young talent.


16:30–16:40 hrs, Welcome
Dr. Carsten Schymik, Head of Unit Benelux Cooperation, Cross-border Cooperation, EFTA countries, State of NRW, Dusseldorf *


16:40–17:00 Uhr, Case Study
ACCORDING TO TRADITION: New Mystery Crime Set in Limburg
Harry Flöter, Produzent, 2Pilots Film Production, Köln
Thomas den Drijver, Produzent, New Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Sander Verdonk, Produzent, New Amsterdam, Amsterdam


17:00–17:30 hrs, Case Study
Cross-Border Storytelling from Belgium: DES GENS BIEN
Benjamin D’Aoust, Author, Brussels
Stéphane Bergmans, Author, Brussels
Matthieu Donck, Director & Author, Brussels


17:30–18:00 hrs, Roundtable
How to Foster Cross-Border Collaboration in The NRW-Benelux Area
Prof. Dr. Melissa de Raaf, Professor for Dramaturgy & Filmic Naration, KHM, Cologne
Christine Kiauk, Producer, Coin Film, Cologne
Guido Franken, Producer, Cinesud, Limburg
Erik Glijnis, Producer, Lemming Film, Amsterdam
Bastie Griese, Producer, MMC Studios, Cologne


18:00–19:30 hrs, Get Together at the Filmhaus Lobby


* to be confirmed