On Wednesday 28th February, Creative Europe and GFF will gather documentary professionals from across the industry to discuss the issues facing the sector and to contribute to the European Documentary Network’s research.
The session will be attended by representatives from Creative Scotland, SDI, BBC Scotland, exhibitors, distributors and producers. Our Business Development Manager, Rebecca Thompson, will also be in attendance.
European Documentary Network is a global network for professionals working in documentary film and TV with close to 1000 members ranging from newcomers to established filmmakers from around the world.
During 2017 and 2018 EDN is engaging with the documentary community across Europe on 'Media and Society – European Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape', a study assessing the state of the documentary industry leading to the formulation of policies to ensure the ongoing health of the sector.
From EDN's website:
The project [...] aims to set out a blueprint to secure a sustainable future for the industry. It brings together academics, documentary filmmakers, key documentary organisations, media policy makers and a wide range of media stakeholders. In today’s rapidly changing media world we need to shape our future together.
The documentary sector has been faced with radical changes and upheaval over the past twenty years. Our ever-changing media landscape has paved the way for new platforms and challenged conventional models of business and financing in our field. In response to this EDN has established the Media and Society Initiative.
This research project aims to set out a plan to ensure a sustainable future for the industry. Through various discussions with academics, documentary filmmakers, key documentary organisations, media policy makers and a wide range of media stakeholders the EDN aims to create a policy document which will be presented in November 2018 at IDFA in Amsterdam.
The discussion will take place from 10.30am-1.30pm
on Wednesday 28th February in the CCA Club Room.