In addition to the various film festival talk formats, including the podcast of LICHTER Filmfest International and DOK Leipzig, a number of moderated conversations on the part of trade publications such as Screen Daily (on topics including How regional festivals help to boost the industry) and IndieWire’s Screen Talk (recently with TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey on Makes the Case for the Return of Crowded Movie Theaters) have contributed to a considerable exchange of experiences and transfer of knowledge since 2020 until today. Valuable analyses and impulses on the rapid development of the national and international film festival sector can also be found in a number of trade magazines. More…

Festival In Focus: How San Sebastian Has Become A Breeding Ground For New Talent
Diana Lodderhose, Deadline, Sep 19, 2023

Jane Campion, Damien Chazelle & Zar Amir Ebrahimi Join Venice Flash Mob In Support Of Iran
Melanie Goodfellow, Deadline, September 2,2023

European film festivals kick off Launchpad to support emerging film professionals
Davide Abbatescianni, Cineeuropa, July 23, 2023

Is The Sundance Film Festival On The Move?
Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline, July 10 2023

The “New Value of Film Festivals” under the spotlight at Cannes’ Marché du Film
Vassilis Economou, Cineeuropa, May 202

No Documentary Triple Crown, But Cannes Gives Big Platform To Nonfiction Cinema
Matthew Carey, Deadline, May 30 2023

Seven European film festivals found Smart7, an initiative to promote innovation
Ştefan Dobroiu, Cineeuropa, Jan 2023

BFI London Film Festival 2022 attendance figures return to pre-pandemic levels
Ben Dalton, Screendaily, 27 Okt 2022

Nazi Past Of Berlinale Founder Alfred Bauer Did Not Influence Festival Structure Under His Directorship
Melanie Goodfellow, Deadline, 21 Okt 2022

FIAPF appoints new festivals director
Ellie Calnan, Screendaily, 18 Okt 2022

Sundance Institute Announces the 2022 Documentary Fund Grantees,
N.N., Filmmaker Magazin, 4 Okt 2022

New York Film Festival Celebrates 60th Edition And A Return To Familiar Footing
Dade Hayes, Jill Goldsmith, Deadline, 30 Sept 2022

Festival In Focus: San Sebastian Ramps Up Industry Components For 70th Edition,
Diana Lodderhose, Deadline, 13 Sept 2022

Take Two: Remembering Jean-Luc Godard; Venice, Toronto & Telluride Reactions Part I,
Pete Hammond, Todd McCarthy, Deadline, 13 Sept 2022

TIFF: Why Film Festivals Are Ditching Digital Screenings
Scott Roxborough, Sara Stewart, Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sept 2022

Toronto Film Festival Pulls ‘Sparta’ From Lineup Ahead Of World Premiere Over Director Controversy
Patrick Hipes, Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline, 9 Sept 2022

The Trans Film Mentorship Sets First-Ever Trans Filmmakers Summit At TIFF,
Will Present Inaugural Trans Barrier Breaker Award To ‘Bros’ Actress TS Madison,
Matt Grobar, Deadline, 7 Sept 2022

Sundance Tweaks 2023 Kickoff Dates For Live & Virtual Film Festival
Dominic Pattern, Deadline, 30 Aug 2022

Jacqueline Lyanga Appointed U.S. Delegate For Berlin Film Festival As Event Expands International Network
Melanie Goodfellow, Deadline, 30 Aug 2022

“Europe Is Burning” – Can Film Fests Adapt to Climate Change?
Scott Roxborough, Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug 2022

Entire Programming Team at U.K.’s Sheffield Doc/Fest Is Ousted, as Commercial and Artistic Values Clash
Manori Ravindran, Variety, 27 Aug 2021

“Audience development is the biggest challenge”: Experts debate future of post-pandemic film industry at Locarno
Martin Blaney, Screendaily, 5 Aug 2022

Sundance Institute Announces 11 Producers Lab Fellows, Summit Participants for 2022
N.N., Filmmaker Magazin, 25 Jul 2022

Missing Pieces: Why Film Festivals Treat Programmers as Disposable
Eric Kohn, IndieWire 4 Juni 2022

Bangkok film festival to return after six years with new festival director
Silvia Wong, Screendaily, 13 July 2022

Rotterdam Announces New Programming Team In Cannes Amid Festival Revamp
Diana Lodderhose, deadline, 18. Mai 2022

Prismatic Ground Year Two: Documentary Waves
James Hansen, Filmmaker Magazin, 4 May 2022

Cannes Leadership Changes Could Determine the Future of the World’s Greatest Film Festival
Eric Kohn, Indiewire, 19 Mar 2022

Sundance verdict plus Carlo Chatrian talks Berlin 2022
Then Halligan, Screendaily, 2 Feb 2022 (Podcast)

Sundance Helped Launch the Metaverse Industry, but Isn’t Thrilled About the Future of the Business Eric Kohn, Indiewire, 22. Jan 2022

Film Festivals Are Evolving for the Better
Angela Watercutter, Wired, 21. Jan 2022

Want to Save the Movies? Invest in Regional Film Festivals (Column)
Eric Kohn, Indiewire, 15. Jan 2022

Nine talking points for the global film industry in 2022
Ben Dalton, Jeremy Kay, Melanie Goodfellow, Mona Tabbara, Screendaily, 11 Jan 2022

Sundance Cancels In-Person Program, Film Festival to Go Virtual
Mat Donnelly, Variety, 5 Jan 2022

The pandemic’s impact on European independent distribution
Martin Blayney, Europas Cinema Network Review: Collaborate to Innovate, Nr. 38, Dez. 2021, p. 6-9

How are vaccine passports, health checks and social distancing impacting cinema-going around the world?
Martin Blaney, Elisabet Cabeza, Ben Dalton, Melanie Goodfellow, Jeremy Kay, Gabriele Niola, Jean Noh, Matt Schley, Sandy George, Screendaily, 29 Okt 2021

Sundance Institute Launches Initiative to Advance Trans Storytellers of Color. Six artists were selected for the inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive, a three-day program to help sharpen their craft
Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire, 18 Okt 2021

Why Major Film Festivals and Studios Aren’t Showing Movies Online This Fall
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson, Indiewire, 13 Aug 2021

Venice’s Alberto Barbera on building a second Covid-era festival, gender disparity, Hollywood’s return
Gabriele Niola, Screendaily, 27 July 2021

On the ground for the return of Cannes
Matt Mueller and Fionnuala Halligan, Screendaily, 8 July 2021, (Podcast)

Tribeca Festival Launches ‘Tribeca At Home’ Virtual Hub To Accompany Live June Event
Jill Goldsmith, Deadline, 3 May 2021

How going virtual has fostered innovation and diversity at CPH:DOX’s industry events
Michael Rosser, Screendaily, 26 April 2021

Film Festivals’ response to Covid-19 impacts film ecosystem. 
Martin Blaney, Europa Cinemas Network Review. In: Europa Cinemas. Network Review Nr. 36, Dez. 2020. p. 27-29.

Sundance 2021 Reveals Full Slate for Hybrid Festival
Including 72 New Features and Much More. This year’s festival will look different, but it boasts the same depth of filmmaking talent that has made the annual festival one of the indie world’s key events. 
Kate Erbland, Indiewire, 15 Dez 2020

Film Festivals Aren’t Just Surviving Online, They’re Creating a Better Future 
Thom Powers, IndieWire, 16 May 2020