The first edition of the European Film Forum 2017 will take place alongside the Berlinale and will focus on how European works can benefit from technology. This day-long event at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Monday 13 February is free to attend and open to all audiovisual professionals. In the afternoon there will be a showcase event presenting projects funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Below find the schedule of events - feel free to drop in to attend any or all of the sessions and panel discussions!
EUROPEAN FILM FORUM BERLIN
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, Journalist
09.00 Welcome coffee
09.30 Keynote Speech on Promoting the use of data and automated tools for European audiovisual works, Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
09.50 Impulse by Dirk Hofmann, Founder & Managing Partner, Kreait. Q&A
10.10 PANEL 1: BIG DATA AS A DRIVER OF THE AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY Sarah Lewthwaite, Strategic Partnerships Director, Movio Tom van Laer, Senior Lecturer, Cass Business School, City University of London Oscar Sharp, Filmmaker and Producer, Therefore Films Guenaëlle Collet, European A airs Manager, European Broadcasting Union (tbc); Q&A.
11.15 Coffee break
11.35 Input on Data management in audiovisual business: Netflix as a Case Study by Elena Neira, Consultant and Owner, La otra pantalla
11.45 PANEL 2: HOW CAN THE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR BENEFIT FROM AUTOMATED TOOLS? Paul Avril, Advisor on European A airs, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, France; Andreas Wildfang, Executive Director and Co-Owner, EYZ Media GmbH Dimitrios Mitsinikos, Co-Founder & Director, Gower Street Analytics. N.N., Bayerischer Rundfunk (tbc); Q&A.
12.50 Closing remarks by Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director I Media Policy, DG CONNECT, European Commission
13.00 European Film Forum Networking Lunch
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA SHOWCASES
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager, British Council; Contributing Editor, Screen International
14.30 Opening by Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
14.40 Introduction and scene-setting: Brian Holmes, Director, Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency
14.50 SESSION 1: DOCUMENTARIES IN THE AGE OF POST-TRUTH
Barbara Visser, Artistic Director, International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam Friedrich Moser, Director, European Documentary Network member
15.30 SESSION 2: DO DOCUMENTARIES TRAVEL BETTER THAN FICTION?
Daniela Elstner, Managing Director, Doc & Film International Gunnar Dedio, Founder, Looks Film & TV Signe Byrge Sørensen, Founder, Final Cut for Real
16.10 Coffee break
16.30 SESSION 3: WOMEN IN FILM - ANOTHER APPROACH TO CO-PRODUCTIONS Ada Solomon, Founder, Hi Film Leontine Petit, Founder, Lemming Film Riina Sildos, Founder, Amrion Productions
17.10 SESSION 4: CREATIVITY MEETS TECHNOLOGY: AR/VR AND INTERACTIVE CONTENT Astrid Kahmke, Head of VR Accelerator Europe Michel Reilhac, Head of Studies for Venice Biennale College Cinema & VR Head of Submarine Channel
17.50 Closing remarks by Harald Trettenbrein, Head of Unit MEDIA, Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
18.00 Creative Europe Networking Drinks