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[ecrea] Conference - A New European Film and TV Culture: Trends and Challenges

Fri Jul 03 18:18:18 GMT 2015

Registration open for this conference.

A New European Film and TV Culture: Trends and Challenges

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Bio Carl and Restaurant SULT
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55
1123 Copenhagen K.
Registration fee:
Participation is free for members of the MeCETES group, conference
speakers and panellist,
and those directly invited.

All other participants must pay 300 kr./150 kr. (students). This fee
includes catering during
the conference and the final wine tapas.

Conference registration and payment:

Ib Bondebjerg ((bonde /at/ <mailto:(bonde /at/>)
Denise Mitchell ((denise.mitchell /at/
<mailto:(denise.mitchell /at/>)

What are the contours of the new European film and television culture
evolving through
regional collaboration, EU support mechanisms and policies for a greater
European market,
globalization and the digital revolution? What are the main trends for
production and
creative, transnational cooperation, and how are the prospects of
changing the fragmented
European landscape of distribution and facing Hollywood or the big new
online players?
What changing patterns of audience behaviour and consumption do we see
nationally and
transnationally, and will Europe be able to act together in the new
competitive digital film
and television culture where place and space is beginning to change

This one day conference brings together researchers from the project on
Mediating Cultural
Encounters Through European Screens (MeCETES, see
<>), their academic
and industry partners, policy makers and key players from the film and
media industry in
Scandinavia and Europe. MeCETES has been working for two years on the
tendencies in European film and television production, distribution and
reception – including
film- and media policies and the digital development. Results from this
research project will
serve as part of the input during this conference. However, the main aim
is to establish a
dialogue and exchange ideas on trends and challenges in the current
European media culture
and the best strategies for the coming years.

Digitalization and new platforms for viewing film and television has
been strongly on the
agenda for quite a long time, but even though we can now talk about a
rather pervasive
digital media culture that actually does influence production,
distribution, financing and
audience behaviour, the consequences of these changes are still unclear.
EU is working on
many levels with the development of a more integrated, single European
digital market, but
this initiative has created a heated debate in the film and television
industry. The national,
European and global aspects of the digital development is one of the
most important
challenges to meet in both policy and European cooperation.

This conference will focus on cases, presentations and panel discussions
dealing with some
of the fundamental issues and challenges related to this in the
contemporary European film
and media culture through:

*Talks with producers, directors and other creative practitioners behind
recent or
upcoming film and television productions
*Presentations and panel discussions focusing on the changes in the
wider European
production landscape for film and television
*Presentations and panel discussions on the trends in distribution and
the challenges
facing both national productions and European co-productions
*Presentations and panel discussions on the digital development and the
consequences of this development for the relationship between producers,
distributors and audiences in the digital context
*Panels and discussions with some of the key persons and players in
Europe on the
policy challenges and strategies for the future European film and media

A New European Film and TV Culture: Trends and Challenges

Preliminary programme

09.00–09.30Coffee and registration

09.30–09.45Welcome and opening remarks:
Ib Bondebjerg (Professor UCPH, MeCETES)
Henrik Bo Nielsen (CEO, The Danish Film Institute)

09.45–10.15Making films in Europe
Moderator: Andrew Higson (Professor and MeCETES Project Leader, York)

Case: Ida (2013, Opus Film, PL, co-produced with DK, GB and Eurimages,
Oscar for
Best Foreign Language Film 2015). Producer Ewa Puszczynska (PL) and
Sofie Wanting Hassing (DK).

10.15–10.45Making television for national (and international?) audiences
Moderator: Eva Novrup Redvall (Associate Professor, UCPH, MeCETES)

Case: Bedraget/Follow the Money (DR, 2016, in production).
Writer/creator Jeppe
Gjervig Gram, Head of DR Drama Piv Bernth and director Per Fly. Bedraget
at the Berlin Film Festival 2015 and premieres in Denmark in January 2016.

10.45-11.00Coffee break

11.00-11.45Production and co-production in the new European film and
television culture
Moderator: Huw Jones, York, MeCETES)

Presentation: Richard Paterson (BFI): The ecology of the present
television production
landscape – UK case

*Ross Biggam (Director General, ACT)
*Katrine Vogelsang (Head of Drama, TV 2 DK)

11.45-13.00Distributing and selling film and TV in Europe: What is the
problem? Moderator:
Roderik Smits, York, MeCETES)

Case: BBC4 and subtitled content on UK screens. Eva Novrup Redvall in
with Sue Deeks (Head of Acquisitions, Films, Series, BBC).

*Rikke Ennis (CEO, Trust Nordisk, DK)
*Helene Aurø (Deputy Managing Director, DR International Sales)
*Jon Sadler (Marketing Director, Arrow Films, UK)

13.00- 14.00Lunch

14.00- 14.45Navigating in the digital media culture: The audience
Moderator: Daniel Biltereyst (Professor, University of Ghent, BE, MeCETES
advisory board)

Presentation: Professor Philip Drake (Edge Hill University, UK):
Building an Audience:
VOD and Independent Film

Respondent: Professor James Bennett (Royal Holloway University of
London, UK)

14.45-15.15Coffee break

15.15-16.30Creative Europe: The digital challenge?
Moderator: Caroline Pauwels (Professor, SMIT, MeCETES)

Presentation: Lucia Recalde (Head of Creative Europe, Media): Cross-border
production and distribution in Europe. EU policy in the digital era.

*Claus Bülow Christensen (Director of Research & Development, Zibra Digital
Media Group, DK)
*Ilse Schooneknaep (Ph.d. SMIT, Brussels, MeCETES)
*Nina Crone (CEO, Danish Producers’ Association and Crone Film)

16.30-17.30Closing debate: Future trends and challenges
Moderator: Ib Bondebjerg (Professor, University of Copenhagen and MeCETES)

*Petri Kemppinen (CEO Nordisk Film & TV Fond)
*Piv Bernth (Head of Drama, DR)
*Sue Deeks (Head of Programme Acquisitions, Films and Series, BBC, UK)
*Claus Ladegaard (Head of Production and Development, DFI)

17.30 -17.40Closing remarks:
Andrew Higson (Professor and MeCETES Project Leader, York)

17.30Wine and tapas reception, SULT

*Ib Bondebjerg
Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
Section for Film, Media and Communication
University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixens Vej 4
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
TEL +45 3532810
Mobile +45 60241164
(bonde /at/ <mailto:(bonde /at/>

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