Panel Discussion: Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era (March 30)

16. 3. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

Join us for a panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era on March 30 at 5:30 pm (CET) at Kino 35 (French Institute in Prague) during the East Doc Platform. The event is free of charge and will be also streamed via Facebook live.


No sector of the film industry has remained unaffected by the pandemic, film festivals not excluded. What is their future as platforms for distributing films that audiences will not see elsewhere, and as unique venues for direct encounters between filmmakers and visitors? Audience habits are changing due to VoD platforms and the necessary shift of many festivals to virtual environments. Individual festivals have to respond to this and each one does it in a slightly different way.

In his introductory speech, Petr Szczepanik from the Department of Film Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University will present the audience surveys he is currently working on.

The introductory speech will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of Visegrad festivals about their ways of coping with the difficult situation and their plans for future editions:
Martin Horyna (Karlovy Vary IFF)
Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła (Krakow Film Festival)
Enikő Gyureskó (Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival)
Moderated by Tomáš Poštulka (One World Film Festival)

The panel is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with Film New Europe, One World Film Festival and supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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