Today, the most important types of media platforms for our films (cinemas, TV and web platforms), as well as the viewers’ habits are changing. How will these changes affect creative documentaries and how can documentary filmmakers respond to them?
We will study these issues in three steps. With representatives of this field, we will define what kind of films we wish to see and make and to figure out what kind of importance documentary films have within a social discourse. With TV editors and financial backers, we will imagine new ways in which we may collaborate together. Finally, we hope to evaluate how feature documentary films may find their audience and what their production chain could look like. We will also investigate on how supporting institutions can adapt to these changes within the creative documentary world.
In collaboration with FOCAL & Aropa.
Documentary Unit Manager, RTS – Switzerland
Documentary Coproduction Manager, RTS SSR Pact - Switzerland
Tënk – France
Producer, Close Up Films – Switzerland
Program Manager, Neugass Kino SA – Switzerland
Commissioning Editor / Head of Documentary Coproductions, RTBF – Belgium
Producer, Point du Jour - France
Deputy Director General, Zürcher Filmstiftung - Switzerland
Director of the Cinema Section, Office fédéral de la culture - Switzerland
Artistic Director, IDFA - Netherlands
General Secretary, Cinéforom - Switzerland
Film Director, Representative of Lithuania, Eurimages - Lithuania
Author, Director, Producer & member of AGDOK committee - Germany
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