Due to the coronavirus pandemic and increasing digitization, the cinema industry has experienced a decline in recent years and it needs ideas to win back audiences and generate new viewers. This two-day national conference within DOK.forum München will explore potential synergies between regular cinema operations and film festivals.
On the first day, open to industry guests and the interested public, best practice keynotes structured around eight main themes will reflect on the state of affairs and establish topics to be explored further. (4 May)
On the second day, within workshops for invited industry professionals, these topics will be discussed in depth. Various aspects will be addressed such as: structural change in distribution and exhibition, expansion and diversification of programming and related communication and audience building activities, as well as social, ecological and economic sustainability strategies for the cultural practice of cinema. (5 May)
We see the conference as an opportunity to take stock of cinema and festival culture and as a chance to jointly develop concrete measures for future perspectives of cinema. Curated by Daniel Sponsel, festival and managing director of DOK.fest München. Afterwards, the results will be made accessible online, in print and in a podcast. The conference will be held in German.
Programme 4 May – Public pitches
09.00–10.00 Welcome coffee
10.00–11.30 Opening and best practice pitches 1 and 2
11.30–12.00 Coffee break
12.00–13.30 Best practice pitches 3, 4 and 5
13.30–14.30 Lunch break
14.30–16.00 Best practice pitches 6, 7 and 8
Programme 5 May – Non-public workshops
The event will be held in German.
The event will be held on site.
If you would like to attend only this event of the DOK.forum programme 2023, please book a free ticket in advance.
If you would like to take part in several DOK.forum events, we recommend that you apply for accreditation.
As an accredited, please also register directly via the event page ("Register now").