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Webinar: The changing place of film festivals in the film industry



The global pandemic has had an enormous impact on cultural events and the place of film festivals in the film ecosystem as somewhere to finance projects in development, showcase new films and engage with audiences.

About the session

In this conversation the Independent Cinema Office brings together Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, US Programmer and Selection Committee Member at Venice International Film Festival, Natalie Brenner, Partner and Head of Sales at Metro International Entertainment, and Marija Razgutė, Producer at M-Films, to share their experiences since the pandemic started. They’ll be discussing what the main challenges have been over the past few months and how some of the new ways of working may continue when the pandemic is over. There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions. This webinar is part of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Events programme.

The ICO’s Developing Your Film Festival development programme has been running since 2011 and has trained more than 250 people from 53 different countries and 197 festivals. The course offers a unique opportunity for film festival professionals to consider their long-term strategic vision, meet their peers, and respond to a constantly changing landscape.

This webinar will be live captioned, we will provide instructions on how to access the captions at the start of the event.

With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.





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