New Media Use & Documentary Film

How do stories find an audience in a shifting media world? How do new media influence the documentary film? Swiss journalist Hansi Voigt tries storytelling using a range of vectors and has now ventured to make his first long documentary film. In Gülsha und Noëmi he enquires into how we will satisfy our basic needs (clothing, nutrition, mobility) now and in the future. He wants to use new media to publish the project across media even while it is still in development. How can we use the cinema, social and analogue channels to open up constructive debates on tricky issues?

Moderator:
Edgar Hagen (CH)

Speakers

Michael Steiger
Producer of Gülsha und Noëmi (CH)

Hansi Voigt
Journalist, filmmaker (CH)

Annita Wasser
Producer of Gülsha und Noëmi (CH)

Filming Otherness

In filming ‘otherness’, we have a tendency to superimpose a cinematic perspective on the lives of others. Nonetheless, documentary, above all, hinges on the discovery and use of what others are prepared to share. There are many pitfalls, however, such as becoming too close to a charismatic character, or in contrast, resulting in a conflict of ideas which might put the role of the director into question. Between empathy and confrontation, how are meaningful relation- ships with others built in the context of the lm? How can the filmmaker respect the decisions or beliefs of the filmed person whilst simultaneously denouncing their relationship to the world?

Moderator
Céline Guénot, Visions du Réel (CH)

Speakers

Jan Gebert
Filmmaker (CZ)

Felipe Monroy
Filmmaker (CO/CH)

Partners

Cinébulletin

Social Media campaigns for Films: Touch Me Not and Hamada case studies

What social media can do for a Film? What is the best moment to start a social media campaign for a documentary? What to post on a film’s page? Based on two recent case studies (Pitching du Réel winner HAMADA and Berlinale Golden Bear winner TOUCH ME NOT) this presentation will show how to use Facebook campaigns from development stage until the Film’s world premiere.

Speaker

Joana Solecka
Digital marketing for the Film industry, Alphapanda (UK, D)

Creative Collaboration: Music and Sound in Documentaries

The composer is the creative force behind a film’s music. What the spectator finally hears in a cinema or at home is the result of an intense, constructive and sometimes confrontational relationship between the director, the sound designer and the editor. The panel will give an insight into this creative and exciting interaction, from the creation of the first musical sketches to the final soundtrack, based on three real cases: Chris the Swiss (2018), The Day the Sun Fell (2015), The Congo Tribunal (2017).

Speakers

Katja Dringenberg
Editor of The Congo Tribunal (CH)

Anja Kofmel
Director of Chris the Swiss (CH)

Oswald Schwander
Sound designer of The Day the Sun Fell (CH)

Marcel Vaid
Composer of the music in all 3 films

Partners

Swiss Syndicate Film and Video (SSFV) Swiss Media Composers Association (SMECA), Forum Filmmusik Fondation SUISA

Followed by an aperitif offered by the partners (12:30-14:00)

Colombière Industry Cafétéria

Stir it up! New Ideas on Flexible Distribution Models

The distribution of films is changing; new ideas and strategies on how to bring films to the public are necessary. Can we still stick to the traditional chronological approach of separated windows and players to reach the audience, or do we need new cooperations? How do we use the digital market (ing), and how do we integrate new opportunities into strategies that benefit producers, distributors and theatres? A panel about best practices to address, build and profile audiences.

Moderator
Martin Blaney, Screen International (D)

Speakers

Jenny Billeter
Kino Xenix (CH)

Thomas Ordonneau
ShellacSud (FR)

Verena Oefler
Rushlake Media (D)

Media & Society: The Role of TV

Following the spirit of EDN’s Media & Society Initiative, commissioning editors from public broadcasters discuss the role of television for creative documentary and the civil society in the digital era, in present and future. How public television can be developed to enhance new possibilities of collaboration? In view of the growing sentiment of distrust towards public television, they will exchange best practices, talk about the necessary incentives, and address challenges and opportunities.

Moderator
Paul Pauwels, EDN (DK)

Speakers

European commissioning editors from public broadcaster

Archives

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Where and When?

New Media Use & Documentary Film

Su 15 April - 10:30-13:30
Salle Colombière
In German and English | Open to the public

Filming Otherness

Mo 16 April - 10:00-11:30
Salle Colombière
In English | Open to the public

Social Media campaigns for Films

Tu 17 April - 17:30-18:30
Colombière Industry Lab 2
In English | Open to all accredited

Creative Networking: Music and Sound in Documentaries

We 18 April - 10:30-12:30
Salle Colombière
In German and Français | Open to the public 

Stir it up! New Ideas on Flexible Distribution Models

We 18 April - 16:00-17:30
Colombière Industry Lab 2
In English | Open to all accredited

Media & Society: The Role of TV

Fr 20 April - 10:00-12:00
Colombière Industry Lab 1
In English | By invitation

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