With the support of
Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
INTO THE FUTURE 2012
INTO THE FUTURE 2012
Think Tank about the collaboration between the Professional Training Providers and the European Funders, Policy Makers and Sponsors
28 to 30 March 2012 in Oslo, Norway
The project of this conference is a continuation of the first edition, held in Zürich in 2010, which demonstrated the importance of professional training as a lab for the future of the audiovisual industry (see ItF 2010 Report and ATC Booklet). Our intention is now to focus on the specific relationships between the funders and the professional training providers.
- Explore the priorities of the film funds in Europe and the role played by professional training in the quickly changing industry.
- Analyse the significant differences between countries’ film policies (national and regional) in relationship to training.
- Convince the decision makers of the public funds from countries where professional training is little supported to increase their interest in and contribution to it, and locate potential new sources of funding.
- Produce a Report following the event which will not only summarise the current situation regarding the funding available for professional training in the audiovisual industry but also present possible improvements, developments and new ideas in terms of co-operation and synergies between funders/partners/sponsors and training providers.
In other words INTO THE FUTURE 2012 is an interdisciplinary creative and interactive think tank with the objective of contributing towards the future shape of professional training for the industry. The creative brainstorming during the event should result in concrete ideas and proposals for a more fruitful collaboration between training providers and partners.
Professional training providers
Experts / Guests
Representatives of national and regional film funding bodies, EACEA, MEDIA and MEDIA MUNDUS Programmes, foundations, collecting agencies, TV, private companies as sponsors of training initiatives.
Film professionals (directing, production, banking, TV, Distribution)
All the Into the Future 2012 participants will be established professionals in their field and will actively contribute to the discussions. The film professionals and funding bodies’ representatives will be invited to share their vision about changes and needs in the audiovisual industry over the next decade and discuss the evolutional role to be played by professional training with relation to industry priorities and film policies.
- The changes and developments forecast by the funders and broadcasters to face the new era which the audiovisual industry is entering and its impacts on professional training;
- The financial means forecast by the funders to achieve their goals, especially regarding professional training;
- The part played by the professional training providers in crossing borders in Europe and building bridges with other continents;
- The film professional networks within Europe and between the EU and the rest of the world;
- Interdisciplinary collaboration and professional training;
- Important parameters for a sustainable professional training:
- A budget line for «development/research/experimental projects»
- Valorisation of contributions in kind
- Scholarships for national participants
- Multi-annual contracts
- Cohesion of funding and partners‘ requirements between national, regional film bodies and sponsors;
- Cost effectiveness of professional training programmes;
- New sources of funding for training providers;
- A sexier, more glamorous communication and visibility for professional training.
A better understanding of other professionals’ jobs, priorities, needs, challenges and improved interdisciplinary collaboration and mutual support;
Get questioned, inspired by one’s peers, improve one’s strategic skills and identify the possible developments or changes to be brought to one’s strategy and one’s plan of actions.
Participation fee for professional training providers
600 Euro (including 2,5-day accommodation and meals but excluding travel to Oslo, Norway).
31 January 2012
Five participants can benefit from a scholarship covering 2/3 of accommodation and subsistence expenses in Oslo (on the basis of a 2,5-day stay; travel costs are not included), provided that they have not already benefited from another scholarship for the same expenses. The eligible countries are as follows: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The 1/3 of participation fee still to be paid amounts to 200 Euro.