Cine-Regio is a network of regional film funds in Europe. The network is continuously expanding and today represents 43 regional film funds from 12 EU Member States, in addition to Norway and Switzerland. The members exhibit a range of support schemes and services to the film sector which aim to support film culture, encourage social cohesion and build regional infrastructure. Regional film support is vital to foster and safe-guard the development of the European audiovisual sector and promotes regional and local cultural identities, cultural diversity and democratic empowerment. Cine-Regio's main objectives are threefold and interlinked:
Knowledge Sharing, Film Policy and Co-Productions
Together with the European film industry and members, Cine-Regio is continuously involved in initiating and organising activities in the European regions.
Hamburg Media School (HMS) provides masters courses for the highest professional level of training for media managers, journalists and filmmakers. HMS is organized in the form of a public-private partnership. 30 renowned media enterprises commit themselves by means of cooperation, internships, stipends and monetary funds. Close personal contact to industry decision makers facilitates network building for the students, an important prerequisite for success within the media industry. Originally founded by Hark Bohm, the internationally recognized film course has been fully integrated into Hamburg Media School since winter 2004. The two-year film course aims at enabling students to directly enter professional lives as scriptwriters, producers, directors or camerapersons. The course is very project and practice oriented.
The Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) is the Hamburg state academy of higher artistic and scientific education. With its wide range of subjects, the HFBK offers the opportunity to study for interdisciplinary artistic and scientific qualifications. Students work in studios and are extensively supported by art and science tutors in seminars and in individual and group tutorials. The aim of studies is to enable students to pose new issues in all artistic disciplines and to achieve innovative solutions. A central role is given to engagement with topics chosen by students themselves and project-related and experimental working methods. The HFBK’s consecutive Bachelor and Master study programmes connect all subjects, from Sculpture, Stage Design, Design, Film, Graphic Art/ Typography/ Photography, Painting/ Drawing, Theory and History, to Time-based Media. This course of study expects students to follow their own individual interests, while at the same time opening wider horizons for artistic engagement and solutions by means of the interdisciplinary study structure.
European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide. Founded in 1997, the network comprises professional organisations from 35 European countries who are experts in promoting and marketing their own national cinema. Under the EFP umbrella, all of these organisations work together on the promotion of European cinema and talent around the world. Founded by ten members as a non-profit organisation, EFP has since grown into a leading international promotion organisation with a membership of 36 organisations representing 35 countries in Europe– from Portugal in the West to Georgia in the East. While promoting European cinema with joint initiatives under the EFP umbrella, the organization fully respects the culturally rich and unique nature of each of its member’s own cinema heritage. EFP represents the diverse interests of its members through a variety of projects which are taking place under the EFP banner, at different festivals and markets around the globe. EFP’s reliance on the national expertise and know-how of the member institutes has been at the core of the organizational goals since it’s inception, and has been essential to EFP’s ability to achieve sustainable success through a long-term approach to bringing European cinema to audiences around the world.
Filmschule Hamburg Berlin e.V. is an institution for the further education of film professionals in Germany, subdivided into the areas: film seminars, author’s school and coaching. Filmschule Hamburg Berlin has been organizing further education for film professionals since 1994, helping talents make their way into the TV and film industries. Eight years ago the seminar programme was extended to include Autorenschule Hamburg. Graduates of the author’s school have very good job prospects. They now write for almost all broadcasters and formats, series, soaps, telenovelas, as well as 90-minute films such as “Bella Block” and “Tatort”.
nextMedia.Hamburg is a location initiative by Hamburg’s digital and media economy, and is a consequent development of the tried-and-tested initiative Hamburg@work. It is financed and organized by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the association Hamburg@work (e.V.), the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, and committed enterprises.A digital ecosystem is currently in its nascency, differing from classic media in its new forms of usage, applications, content and markets. This context casts nextMedia.Hamburg in the role of an enabler that activates the potentials of the digital transformation of the media for the securing and extension of Hamburg’s pole position as a media location with regard to developing new business models. The initiative addresses all media professionals whose business model is affected by the digital change, whose business models have changed or are in the process of changing or have even come into existence by these changes in the first place. nextMedia.Hamburg intends to improve the conditions for the development of digital business models at the cutting point of content and technology, encouraging cooperation and further increasing the networking between major content providers, medium-sized digital enterprises and start-ups.