The second issue of the new trade magazine Fokus: Festival features an overview of the artistic position of the Locarno Festival and thus of Carlo Chatrian, the future artistic director of the Berlinale, and also provides comprehensive insight into the strategic development of the Swiss A-Festival over the past 20 years. Torsten Neumann offers an extensive look behind the scenes on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Oldenburg Film Festival, while Eva Sangiogri describes her vision for the future of the Viennale, as new artistic director. The 5 Faves by Mirsad Purivatra, which focus on the Sarajevo Film Festival with its long-standing partnerships and thus excellently illustrates the strategic perspective of the European Commission on film festivals, are also concerned with developments. Finally, the scientific contribution Film Festivals the new player in the market deals with the continuous transformation of numerous film festivals into highly diversified media companies.

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