I am at Cannes Film Festival to be part of the Producers Network. To learn, make new contacts, pitch my new projects to the potential investors and find us co-producers.
Wish me luck!
The first two cold days here in Cannes surprised all the guests. Everybody was shivering in their summer clothes or buying jackets from the local shops. Today the sun has made everyone happy with her entrance. You immediately see the changes. Happiness is spreading around and people smile automatically more.
Being at a festival like Cannes, participating in workshops and meetings, attending cocktails. It is al about connection and the connection make the impossible possible. I am a woman with a opinion, but I am not good at making the first step towards people. If someone comes to me, I'm welcoming them with open arms. But it's been always difficult for me to make the first step and that is what I'm working on it.
Today it was a fun day, exhausting but fun! There was first the breakfast meeting with the head of distributor company Cats&Docs. Really a wonderful lady with a lot of fire in her eyes. You could see she is passionate about her work.
After that a very long afternoon hearing many many informations about funding in different European countries. So much information, So much rules and so much ways. I felt like a rookie. Omg! I have so much to learn. Film-making is a never ending school, the more you learn the more you have to learn again.
I closed the day with a nice party at the Dutch Pavilion with nice friends, nice wine and funny lightly conversation. It feels great being among friends. The one in particular is Aydin. He is much younger than me, but sometimes I feel he is a older brother, taking care of me, pushing me not to be shy, make sure I'm eating properly. Thanks darling. You are awesome!