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40 years of FERA: Doomsday or rebirth? A rebellious take on European film’s future

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In partnership with Cineuropa, the Federation of European Screen Directors’s organised a webinar to discuss the future of European film in current uncertain times

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The second webinar of Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA)’s online General Assembly series, "Doomsday or Rebirth? A rebellious take on European film’s future", held on 13 October focused on the future of European film in current uncertain times.

While FERA celebrates 40 years and relishes in European cinema glorious past, the ongoing crisis challenges us to bring forth a new vision for our future as filmmakers. How is European cinema going to survive the crisis? Will European films still be able to get financing?This freeform discussion explored a doomsday scenario and its possible positive alternative – a vision-driven future for European film with, at its core, European co-productions and their visibility.

The webinar, moderated by Cineuropa editor Domenico La Porta, featured an opening keynote by Hungarian director and former FERA president István Szabó, and the participation of Slovenian director and FERA Chair of the board Klemen Dvornik, Polish director and FERA Honorary President Agnieszka Holland, German film director, screenwriter and actor Werner Herzog, Croatian director and FERA board member Hrvoje Hribar, European Film Academy Director Marion Döring and Eurimages Executive Director Roberto Olla.

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