NEM Zagreb 2023 organizers have revealed the full agenda of the event’s third edition, held from 6th till 8th December at Hotel Esplanade Zagreb. The program will be rich with speaking sessions, screenings, networking and education opportunities, and several ways to honor the best content from CEE. Once again, NEM Zagreb 2023 will give the opportunity for CEE’s content creators from low-production capacity countries to connect with colleagues from high-production capacity countries. The goal is to create opportunities for new projects, jobs, co-production, content acquisitions within and outside the CEE, as well as investments by European or global streamers into CEE original content.
NEM Contest powered by HAVC, a competition that honors best screenwriting ideas, received more than 200 project applications across four categories: Scripted series, Scripted feature-length film, Documentary/Feature-length documentary film, and Non-scripted entertainment format.
At NEM Zagreb 2023, the best drama in CEE will also be announced. More than 25 applications were received, and some of the strong competitors that applied to the contest are BH Telecom, Czech Television, DANSU, Dramedy Productions, Drugi plan, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS), RTV Slovenija, Telekom Srbija, Polish Television (TVP).
Content Showcase platform will be used by successful European production houses who are enhancing the CEE market with their content as well as winning projects from Heart of Europe International TV Festival & Forum and Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT events. Additionally, Lee Hobbs, Senior Vice President, Discovery Networks and Creative Agency, EMEA, Warner Bros Discovery will present various fresh content from this premier global media and entertainment company.
As far as screenings go, HBO Max Europe to exclusive screen the new biography documentary "Apolonia, Apolonia". The documentary follows the artistic and personal growth of a young girl into a fascinating mature woman and respected painter. Also, Viaplay Select will exclusively screen "Jana – Marked For Life", the six-part crime drama adapted from Emelie Schepp's bestselling novel series and directed by the Oscar-nominated Felix Herngren.
The event will include the panels "How Will the Incorporation of AI Shape the Future of TV and Film Production?"; "What is done right and what aspects of original production in the CEE region done by national broadcasters are wrong?; "Difference Between Corporation-led and State-led Co-production"; "Book to Screen: Navigating the Unique Challenges of Book Adaptations in Film and TV".