Festival networking really works -
The value of the awards is ever clearer, as directly after the awards ceremony a large international film production signed a contract with us. The criterion for the selection was the repeated winning of WorldMediaFestival awards. So once again, for this reason as well, my personal thanks.
Cora, Thank you for the Festival and all that goes with it :-). Last year we met the guys from
Acolori there, and this year we were able to put
together a good win-win with Ben. You can
see the result here - you
made that possible!
Dirk Reimers, fat IT solutions
At the 2011 WorldMediaFestival, two Danish producers were present to collect their respective awards.
Although both are based in the Copenhagen area, they had not met before, and so made contact during the
Awards evening. One producer talked about a new drama-documentary project he had planned, for which he
needed a writer. The other producer had worked many times with the British writer
Grant Eustace, who was also at the Festival,
and recommended him.
Result: Grant scripted the hour-long drama-documentary, the script was accepted at first draft, and the programme will be completed in January 2012.
Emiko Okumura of Creative House Okumura in Japan and Maija and Kalevi Lehtonen of Suomen Visiotalo Oy in Finland first met at the WorldMediaFestival some years ago. Their friendship resulted in organizing exhibitions on Japanese and Finnish culture in their respective countries and also in this joint business venture: Together they produced the documentary FAMILIAR LANDSCAPES TAKENO-HAUHO - a project which would not have come alive had they not met at the WorldMediaFestival.