As in previous years, MEDIA will host a European Film Forum during the Berlinale 2019. The theme for this year is Subtitling and Dubbing: Using Technology to Help European Films Travel. The EFF takes place on Monday 11th February from 2pm to 5pm in the Ritz Carlton, Potzdamerplatz 3, Berlin.
Subtitling and dubbing of European film is vitally important when it comes to the circulation of European works particularly given Europe's linguistic and cultural diversity. The demand for diverse audiovisual content has risen over the past years. What has triggered this increase in demand for non-national content? What can we learn from successful TV series? Can the film industry learn from TV and vice-versa? What can TV learn from film production when it comes to subtitling and dubbing?
In addition, the EFF will feature a discussion on the development of the Directory of European films in view of the launch of the beta version in the spring 2019. There will also be a roundtable discussion on gender in the European audiovisual sector. Statistics on gender balance in the MEDIA programme since 2014 will be presented followed by a discussion on actions to improve gender balance.
These are just some of the questions that will be discussed during the event. See here for more information and a draft programme for the Forum.