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.
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.
Theaters are closed but the cinema continues to exist as we have discussed with cinema professionals. Tinne Bral and Christian Thomas from Imagine film and also Olivier Van den Broeck, who runs The Searchers, are distributors in Belgium. How are they reacting to this unprecedented and, above all, astounding crisis? The screen doesn't seem so black...
Les salles sont fermées mais le cinéma continue d’exister comme nous l’ont démontré des professionnels de ce même cinéma et dont nous transmettons les mots dans cet article. Tinne Bral et Christian Thomas de Imagine film mais aussi Olivier Van den Broeck qui dirige The Searchers, sont distributeurs en Belgique. Comment réagissent-ils à cette crise inédite et, surtout, stupéfiante ? L’écran ne semble pas si noir…
The film industry is severely impacted by the COVID-19 global health crisis. Theaters were shut down and large events are not allowed and canceled in many countries. But many festivals continue to explore further options.
… Or why the Moonday team is committed to reset the cinema industry working standards.