Do Film Festivals Need Awards?

Thu 7.3. | 14:00–16:00 | Industry Centre: Terde | In English

Competitions and awards are a part of many film festivals. Is it relevant to rank films? Are some films really better than others? What is the use in awarding films? Or is it harmful? What are the differences between films awarded by professional juries and by audiences?

In this conversation the subject is discussed from the viewpoints of both the award winner and the representative of the festival. The event is organised jointly with the European Short Film Audience Award.

Moderator: Writer, programmer and producer Pamela Cohn

Panelists: Artistic director John Canciani (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Awarding Procedures Animation, Documentary and Short Films Sandra Leege (European Film Academy), Coordinator of the Industry Events Alicia Martinez (Brussels Short Film Festival / European Short Film Audience Award), Film director Ida-Maria Olva (Summer of Bees)