The fourth part of our IDF Industry Sessions series brings on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 pm (CET), a panel discussion focused on Film Festivals in 2021.
⚫ Melanie Iredale, a Deputy Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest
⚫ Victoria Leshchenko, a Program Director of Docudays UA
⚫ Christine Camdessus, a Managing & Artistic Director of FIPADOC
⚫ Rebecca De Pas, a Programmer of Visions du Réel
⚫ Marta Balaga (film journalist, Cineuropa)
2020 is a crucial year for many film festivals. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic and government restrictions all over the world, film festivals have been cancelled, postponed or had to move completely online or be hybrid. What will the year 2021 bring to the festival organizers and to festival audiences? How had the Covid 19 pandemic influenced programming at film festivals? Is it more difficult to find new and great films if the festival is only online or hybrid? Is it easier to reach new audiences? What about the whole festival atmosphere, how can it be reproduced when everybody is watching films at home and not together in the cinema? What festivals should you submit your new film to? These will be some of the topics discussed by our guests.