We had the opportunity to talk to José Luis Rebordinos, director of Spanish San Sebastián Film Festival.
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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