European Film Forum Panel in 2015

Attend the European Film Forum at Berlinale

The first European Film Forum of 2018 will take place alongside Berlinale on 19 February 2018.

The day is split into three events including:

  • The Future of MEDIA: Connecting Europeans through Films (10.00 – 13.00)
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Powering Europe’s Audiovisual Innovators (14.30 – 15.45)
  • Showcasing Creative Europe MEDIA  (16.00 – 18.15)

The morning session will focus on citizens and specifically on how the future MEDIA programme could further connect with them. Discussion will cover topics including cultural diversity and how high-quality European films could reach larger audiences. The necessity of strengthening the competitiveness of Europe's cinema sector will also be debated, paying close attention to the growing importance of promotion and marketing.

Prominent stakeholders from the industry, as well as high-level policy-makers both at national and European level, will share their perspectives on these issues as well as their vision for the future of the MEDIA programme.  Speakers include the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel and the award-winning filmmaker, Ildiko Enyedi.

For a full breakdown of the schedule and speakers, visit the Commission's website.

The European Film Forum is free at to attend for all and does not require a Berlinale pass. The morning session will also be webstreamed (9-12am GMT).


Photo: A panel at the European Film Forum event in Berlin in 2015.