As someone from the East (East Germany and Eastern Europe), Simone Baumann is used to cope with important changes and doesn´t have real fears. German Films’ managing director shared her expectations for the future of the cinema industry.
"We try to work as normally as possible", José Luis Rebordinos (San Sebastián Film Festival)
We had the opportunity to talk to José Luis Rebordinos, director of Spanish San Sebastián Film Festival.
We spoke to Stig Bech who has been in the audiovisual business since 1992 and is today CEO of Filminvest.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the cinema and audiovisual industry, festivals are announcing hybrid events featuring physical and online activity. With the Cannes Marché du Film behind us, we took a stock with a few sellers and distributors on how they were handling the online markets situation.
The amount of bias and power imbalance in the film and tv industry on all levels, including the reporting of film is a nonsense. In this regard, a word just leapt into debate. Intersectionality is a concept aimed at revealing the plurality of discriminations. The term has been quite popular in the academic world for years. In the film and tv industry, it arises and unveils solutions we need to create lasting structural changes across the system. It’s time to get up the service!
A selection, whether it’s Cannes, Venice, Locarno or Toronto, is meaningful to many filmmakers. Without a physical edition but with a label for the selected films, the Cannes Film Festival wants to give them opportunities. That’s how many artists can bring attention to their work. Generally speaking, for most festivals, it is only now that they are cancelled that the organizers understand the contribution of their physical edition.
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To be a producer is to have that strong optimistic character that promotes problem solving. Today, these experts of the solution, are worried but more cautious. And it is in this situation of total and threatening fog that we have spoken to some of them, aware that when the world is experiencing an unstable crisis their word can change from one day to the next.
Être producteur, c’est avoir ce caractère optimiste bien trempé qui favorise la résolution de problème. Aujourd’hui, ces experts de la solution, sont inquiets mais d’avantage prudents. Et c’est dans cette situation de brouillard total et menaçant que nous avons parlé à quelques-uns d’entre eux, conscients qu’au moment où le monde connait une crise instable leur opinion et réactions peuvent changer d’un jour à l’autre.