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EFA 2003 Germany

How to make tomorrow's films?


- Apart from the European Oscars, December 6 is also the date for a meeting of film students from 30 countries with filmamkers in Berlin. The theme is artistic training for the future generations

How to make tomorrow's films?


On the occasion of the European Film Awards 2003, EFA is once again organising its Annual Conference, which will see participation by film students from 30 different countries, together with their teachers and internationally filmmakers, who will debate the possibilities for artistic, cultural and social training for future generations.

The Conference will be held at Tacheles in Berlin on December 6 and is organised by EFA/European Film Academy in association with Deutsche Film-und Fernesehakademie (DFFB) and the European Grouping of Film and Television Schools (GEECT), with support from the German Foreign Ministry, the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Swiss federal Office of Culture, Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg, the German federal body for cinema (FFA) and by ICE/the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade. The discussions will centre around the complexity of making films and especially the difficulties that need to be tackled to enable filmmakers to stick to their ideals on the narrative and contents.

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After an introduction by Klaus Keil from the Berlin Filmboard of Brandenburg and the screenwriter Dick Ross, there will be two round table discussions. The first will be chaired by the journalist Peter Cowie and will discuss the contradictions caused by the conflict between artistic expectations and reality, and will include contributions by the directors Andreas Dresen, Patrice Chéreau and Michael Winterbottom. There will also be a speech by Mika Kaurismaki on the relationship between inspiration and the cinema.
The second debate will be chaired by the director of the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick, and will look at cinematographic contents and artistic, cultural, social teaching of cinema, and will include comments by the Spanish director Isabel Coixet, the German director Hendrik Handloegten and the Italian filmmaker Emanuele Crialese, as well as the directors of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in London Nick Powell and its equivalent in Prague (FAMU), Michal Bregant.

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(Translated from Italian)

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