European Film Forum Berlin, Monday 13th Feb at the Berlinale - Free Schedule of Events
07 February 2017

European Film Forum Berlin, Monday 13th Feb at the Berlinale - Free Schedule of Events

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