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European Film Forum

Fostering recovery & building resilience: Audiovisual as a key industry for Europe’s growth.
Friday, 4 September 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00
Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all

In association with the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, La Biennale di Venezia will organise another edition of the European Film Forum that will gather key industry leaders from all over the world.

Seizing the opportunity of celebrating the 77th anniversary of the Venice International Film Festival, and in light of the current challenging crisis, this event will take stock of the situation of Europe’s audiovisual ecosystem during the past months and will look at the future, discussing ways to ensure immediate recovery while guaranteeing long-term competitiveness of this key industry for Europe’s economy.

The event will be opened by Roberto Cicutto, President of La Biennale di Venezia, and by a high representative of the European Commission.

Video messages: Thierry Breton (European Commissioner for Internal Market), Anna Laura Orrico (Italian Under-Secretary of State for Culture and Tourism)

Keynote speech: Anna Laura Orrico (Italian Secretary of the State for Culture and Tourism)

Panelists: Laurence Herzberg (Managing Director, Series Mania), Jan Mojto (Producer), Mario Gianani (CEO, Wildlife), Massimiliano Smeriglio, (MEP & Rapporteur for Creative Europe 2021 – 2027)

Closing remarks: Sabine Verheyen, (Chair of the CULTURE Committee)

Hosted by the EU’s Creative Europe MEDIA Programme and La Biennale di Venezia