European Film Forum and Creative Europe events at Berlinale

This year’s European Film Forum entitled Greener Pastures: Towards a Sustainable Audiovisual Industry, is dedicated to the topic of sustainability within the industry, and will take place on Monday 24 February from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Film makers, producers and audiovisual organisations have started to make more and more content about climate change. Film and audiovisual productions are a tool to raise awareness. Not only, today, there is increased awareness of the need to do something about sustainability and more and more companies across the audiovisual value chain are working to reduce the industry’s ecological footprint. By introducing more sustainable practices in their productions, the EFF Berlinale is the perfect venue to start a discussion on how European audiovisual industry could best apply green strategies to mitigate the environmental impacts of audiovisual productions. The Forum will also present the policy priorities of the European Commission. Read more event details and download the agenda here

There will also be a presentation of a new call for proposals; Support to European Networks of Film Festivals followed by a Q&A session and networking drinks on Saturday 22 February from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The event will be located in the Producers Hub, on the 2nd Floor of the Martin Gropius Bau (EFM) building. The funding opportunity aims to provide support to European networks of film festivals that aim to further develop effective collaboration and partnerships across borders, and to build on strategies for joint activities that will benefit the audiences of today and the future. The presentation and the debate will look into the call’s priorities and film festivals collaboration models.

The cross-sectoral Bridging culture and audiovisual through digital call will also be the focus of a info session in Berlin. Taking place on Tuesday 25 February from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the 2nd Floor of the Martin Gropius Bau (EFM) building, the event will offer a detailed view of the call’s objectives. With the specific aim of fostering policy development, innovation, creativity, audience development and new business and management models through support for transnational policy cooperation, this call will provide support to projects testing new, cross-border and cross-sectoral business approaches to funding, distributing and monetising creation. Proposals should include an audiovisual and new digital technology aspect to be implemented in at least one of the following areas: publishing, museums, performing arts and/or cultural heritage.