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Ada Solomon Romania


selected by Romanian Film Promotion


HiFilm Productions Bucharest, Romania cell +40 723 200 640 ada@hifilm.ro www.hifilm.ro


Ada set up HiFilm Productions in 2004, producing award-winning shorts by Cristian Nemescu, Radu Jude and Paul Negoescu, debut features by Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World), Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu (First of All, Felicia) and documentaries by Alexandru Solomon (Cold Waves), among others. Ada is the initiator of the NexT Film Fest in Bucharest and serves as the Romanian coordinator for EAVE.


What kind of films and genres are you interested in? I‘m interested in films that I‘d love to see in the cinema myself. The range is wide: from comedy to drama, films dealing with family and social issues as well as films that involve several arts. And I adore musicals.


What do you want to get out of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and Cannes this year? To become involved in new cinematic adventures and experiences, to find new friends and partners as nice as the co- producers I‘ve worked with up to now.


What do you think are the main challenges facing the European film industry over the next five years - and how can we meet them? My idea is to put creativity to the fore: creative use of the advantages of the new technology and creative ways of making a film a cultural/entertainment event. Here we need strong co-operation from all the elements in the cinema chain - from the authors and producers to the sales agents, distributors and exhibitors. We cannot succeed without all these people making efforts to adapt themselves to the new opportunities given by the new media.


Michal Kollár Slovak Republic


selected by Slovak Film Institute


Sokol Kollár s.r.o. Bratislava, Slovak Republic cell +421 905 619 027 kollarfilm@yahoo.com


In 2007, Michal produced his first feature, The Catfish Summer, made without any state support or TV participation. A year later, he was a minority co-producer on Viktor Tauš‘ feature The Great Thaw and then boarded young Slovak director Zuzana Liová‘s feature debut House. He is currently in pre-production on Tauš‘ next feature Clownwise and is developing an adaptation of the bestseller “The Red Captain“.


What kind of films and genres are you interested in? Generally, all well-made films. As for genre, I love a good thriller and comedy. Perhaps the ideal would be a comedic thriller in the Hitchcockian sense. Too bad that there is not that many of them.


What do you want to get out of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and Cannes this year? To gather as many contacts and information about the fellow producers and their respective countries. Another important thing is to educate myself further in the trends and the kind of films that are being made in surrounding countries.


What do you think are the main challenges facing the European film industry over the next five years - and how can we meet them? Apart from the economic crisis and the trouble with the Euro, I think the challenges are the differences in the rules for the respective national funding, too many films produced without a real demand and thus without distribution. National films rarely cross their respective borders, but the solution might be putting some more support into pan- European distribution. As they say: it used to be difficult to produce films, now it‘s impossible to get them seen …


Borja Pena Spain


selected by ICAA / Spain


Vaca Films A Coruña, Spain cell +34 678 603595 borjapena@vacafilms.com www.vacafilms.com


In 2003, Borja established Vaca Films with producing partner Emma Lustres. He has served as a producer and executive producer on Daniel Monzón‘s multi-Goya winning box-office hit Cell 211, the young Galician writer-director Luis Avilés‘ debut Retornos, and Miguel Angel Vivas‘ Kidnapped. Borja‘s development slate includes Daniel Calpasoro‘s Invader and Vivas‘ much anticipated next feature Welcome to Harmony.


What kind of films and genres are you interested in? Thriller and horror movies with commercial value and international appeal.


What do you want to get out of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and Cannes this year? I look forward to meeting a lot of young and talented producers and finding co- producers for our upcoming projects.


What do you think are the main challenges facing the European film industry over the next five years - and how can we meet them? We should keep building up a real European cinema that is recognised by the different European audiences and obtain quotas for the Hollywood movies. We have to work hard on financing and trying to get more money for our productions, as well as distribution all around Europe and, of course, keep working at achieving a European star system.


further profiles of Producers on the Move:


part II May 15 Maria Ekerhovd


David Grumbach Dritan Huqi


Marta Donzelli Darko Popov


Michael John Fedun


part III May 16 Dan Wechsler


Hlín Jóhannesdóttir Borislav Chouchkov Linda Krukle


Radim Procházka Jesper Morthorst Attila Csáky


part IV May 17 João Trabulo


Rebecca O‘Flanagan Justin Taurand


Gian-Piero Ringel Maria Hatzakou Joonas Berghäll


EFP contact in Cannes:


+49 160 440 9595


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