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The Road to MIPCOM

Each year, non-fiction producers jump through hoops - both financial and creative - to bring the best they have to offer to MIPCOM. In some cases, getting to the annual market in Cannes (October 4-8) requires finding partners from all over...
October 1, 1999

Each year, non-fiction producers jump through hoops – both financial and creative – to bring the best they have to offer to MIPCOM. In some cases, getting to the annual market in Cannes (October 4-8) requires finding partners from all over the globe in order to pull together financing and resources. In other instances, it means risking life and limb to get the footage. In every case, there’s a story.

The coproduction diaries on the following pages tell about international collaboration on subjects ranging from ‘Frozen Fritz’ to the artists of the Russian avant-garde. In our final entry, filmmaker Nurit Kedar reveals how she managed to persevere long enough on her own to make her film, and ultimately earn international praise.

In this report:

68 The Affliction of Alzheimer’s:

Alzheimer’s Mystery

Breaking down the walls to talk about the most common dementia disorder

74 The Iceman Cometh:

The Living World of ‘tzi the Iceman

A 5,300-year-old mummy inspires the re-creation of an entire town

82 Golf: The Old Course

A love of the game brings together Scottish Television and Japan’s NHK

86 Picture of a Revolution:

Russian Avant-Garde: A Romance with the Revolution

Bridging the gap between East and West to share the tale of Russia’s avant-garde artists

90 A Line in the Sand: Borders

A look at life along Israel’s highly-charged borders

MIPCOM Highlights:

For doc-types attending the 15th annual television market in Cannes (October 4-8), keep an eye out for the events listed below:

Monday October 4

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Market simulation session dedicated to documentaries

4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Keynote address on ‘Convergence TV/Internet’

Tuesday October 5

10 a.m.-12:30 a.m.: Keynote address and panel on ‘Convergence TV/Internet’

Wednesday October 6

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Market simulation session dedicated to educational programs

3 p.m.-6 p.m.: Technical and programming showcases on ‘Covergence TV/Internet’

Thursday October 7

9:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.: Market simulation session dedicated to formats

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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