Moving film festivals online“ is a topic that has long been avoided, but now more than welcome in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is a key finding of Screen International‘s online panel discussion of Thursday, April 9th, with three film festival heads: Tine Fischer, founder and director of CPH:DOX, Tricia Tuttle, director of the BFI Festivals including LGBTIQ+ festival Flare, and Jaie Laplante, executive director and director of programming at the Miami Film Festival.
The kick-off event of the live Q&A „Talks“ series not only offered interesting and inspiring insight into innovative solutions and examples of successful film festival crisis management, but also presented an outlook on how the film festival and the cinema landscape might develop in the wake of the crisis.
Cost-free recording of the 30-minute online discussion and live Q&A is available here