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PFM Talk | Sales and Distribution

Friday 04.10 14:00
City: 
Ramallah
Venue: 
A.M. Qattan Foundation
Instructor: 
Anna Berthollet
Catherine Leclef
Youssef Shazli
Pierre Menahem
Muhammad Al-Farini
Tania Al Khoury
Patrizia Roletti

PFM Talk | Sales and Distribution
14:00 - 15:00 A.M Qattan Foundation.
With AnnA Berthollet (Producer at Sweet Docs Spot), Catherine Leclef (Documentary Sales Agent at Cat Docs), Youssef Shazli (Director of Zawya: Cinema and Distribution), Pierre Menahem (Producer and Sales Agent: Still Moving!), Muhammad Al-Farini ( Director at Hakka Distribution) and Tania Al Khoury (Producer). Moderated by Patrizia Roletti (Festival Director / Production management)

Masterclass

Anna Berthollet

Anna Berthollet has been working successfully with documentaries since 2013, after a long-term experience in the banking sector, mainly as a project leader. She also worked as Head of Festivals, Theatrical and VOD Sales at Taskovski Films, with a strong focus on film Marketing and Branding, and Alternative and Impact Distribution. In late 2018, she launched Sweet Spot Docs, an International Sales and Distribution agency based in Switzerland whose portfolio shines by socially important documentaries. 

Catherine Leclef

Catherine set up the Paris-based international documentary sales company CAT&Docs in November 2009 after leaving Fortissimo and following stints at Films Transit and Doc&Co. Catherine is one of the best-connected figures in the world of documentary films. She has assembled a formidable list of award-winning documentaries such as CITIZEN FOUR, CAMERAPERSON, COMMUNION, SONITA, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS and LAST TRAIN HOME.

Youssef Shazli

Youssef Shazli is the co-founder and managing director of Zawya Cinema & Distribution. He first joined Misr International Films in 2013 as festival coordinator of the Panorama of the European Film. He launched Zawya Cinema in 2014 and Zawya Distribution; both initiatives aiming to make quality films more accessible. Aside from his work at Zawya, Youssef occasionally works as a music curator. He holds a BA in International Development Studies from McGill University. 

Pierre Menahem

Pierre started his career in the film industry in 1997 working at Celluloid Dreams as Director of Sales and Acquisitions. He founded Scalpel Films in 2004 and then created a sales division in the production company, MPM Film. He is currently part of the Selection Committee of the Hubert Bals Film Fund and Cinemart.

Muhammad Al-Farini

Muhammad Al-Farini worked as Film Technician and was engaged in several non-profit cinematographic culture projects and film festivals before he co-founded HAKKA, the first distribution company specialized in arthouse movies, which has become one of the most active companies in Tunisia today. Muhammad runs two arthouse cinemas, namely AMILCAR in Tunis, and MÉTROPOLE in Menzel Bourguiba. He is also the founding president of Cinematographic ECHOES, an association aiming to promote cinephilia for marginalized audiences.

Tania Al Khoury

Tania Al Khoury is a producer who studied Filmmaking in Beirut and then obtained her master’s degree in Cinema from Paris. In 2005, she joined the well-established independent production company Moby Dick Films, with which she worked as legal and financial manager until 2019. Since 2016, she has been producing independently; working between France and Lebanon where she has founded the company Khamsin Films in the year 2017. Tania’s current projects include Sonia Ben Slama’s newest feature documentary MACHTAT (co-produced with Alter Ego Production), and Ghassan Salhab’s feature fiction, THE RIVER (2019). 

Patrizia Roletti

Patrizia Roletti - Festival Director / Production management. She worked, as production coordinator first and then as a production manager on various projects The Passion by Mel Gibson, The Life Aquatic by Wes Anderson, Mr and Mrs Smith By Doug Liman. In 2011 she moved to Paris where she co-founded the Festival Ciné- Palestine (2014), the first Palestinian film festival in the capital which has become the major event on Palestinian cinema in Paris.