Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen K
Wednesday 9 September, 2015
What are the contours of the new European film and television culture evolving through regional collaboration, EU support mechanisms and policies for a greater European market, globalization and the digital revolution? What are the main trends for production and creative, transnational cooperation, and how are the prospects of changing the fragmented European landscape of distribution and facing Hollywood or the big new online players? What changing patterns of audience behaviour and consumption do we see nationally and transnationally, and will Europe be able to act together in the new competitive digital film and television culture where place and space is beginning to change dramatically?
This one day conference brings together researchers from the Mediating Cultural Encounters Through European Screens (MeCETES) project, their academic and industry partners, policy makers and key players from the film and media industry in Scandinavia and Europe. MeCETES has been working for two years on the contemporary tendencies in European film and television production, distribution and reception – including film- and media policies and the digital development. Results from this research project will serve as part of the input during this conference. However, the main aim is to establish a dialogue and exchange ideas on trends and challenges in the current European media culture and the best strategies for the coming years.
Digitalization and new platforms for viewing film and television has been strongly on the agenda for quite a long time, but even though we can now talk about a rather pervasive digital media culture that actually does influence production, distribution, financing and audience behaviour, the consequences of these changes are still unclear. EU is working on many levels with the development of a more integrated, single European digital market, but this initiative has created a heated debate in the film and television industry. The national, European and global aspects of the digital development is one of the most important challenges to meet in both policy and European cooperation.
Speakers and panellists:
- Ib Bondebjerg (Professor University of Copenhagen, MeCETES, Denmark)
- Henrik Bo Nielsen (CEO, Danish Film Institute, Denmark)
- Andrew Higson (Professor University of York and MeCETES Project leader, UK)
- Ewa Puszczynska (Producer, Opus Film Poland)
- Sofie Wanting Hassing (Producer, Denmark)
- Per Fly (Director, Denmark)
- Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Screen Writer, Denmark)
- Piv Bernth (Head of DR Drama, Denmark)
- Richard Paterson (Head of Research & Scholarship, British Film Institute, UK)
- Ross Biggam (Director General, Association of Commercial Television, Belgium)
- Christian Rank (Executive Producer, TV2, Denmark)
- Rikke Ennis (CEO, Trust Nordisk, Denmark)
- Helene Aurø (Head of DR International, Denmark)
- Jon Sadler (Marketing Director, Arrow Films, UK)
- Philip Drake (Edge Hill University, UK)
- James Bennett (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
- Claus Bülow Christensen (Director of Research & Development, Zibra Digital Media Group, Denmark)
- Claus Ladegaard (Head of Production and Development, Danish Film Institute, Denmark)
- Ilse Schooneknaep (SMIT, Brussels, MeCETES, Belgium)
- Petri Kemppinen (CEO Nordisk Film & TV Fund, Norway)
- Nina Crone (CEO of Danish Producers Association and Crone Film, Denmark)
- Lucia Recalde (Head of Creative Europe, Brussels, Belgium)
Download a copy of the conference programme.