PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the European Film Market.
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Since its birth in 1978 thanks to Beki Probst, the European Film Market has always worked on being and staying a pioneer in anticipating trends and waves in the film industry as it has the important task of starting the cinematographic year and setting the tone for its developments till Cannes and American film Market. Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the EFM, comments on the celebration for its 30th year of activity and on the increasing number of visitors, exhibitors and participants. The EFM Horizon is at its second year of activity and its Industry debates are focusing on new technologies, Virtual Reality, Artificial intelligence and Blockchain. To open a discussion on diversity and why it matters is a special focus at this year’s EFM as is the whole future of the industry. Talking about “Focus”, the new country in Focus this year is Canada. The EFM was always the first to set new discussions to the table, first it was the EFM Drama series, then the attention on the producers side of the industry chain and now it’s the development of new technologies and new techniques. With the market trends changing so fast, how can the EFM keep track and predict the future? Matthijs Wouter Knol unveils a few secrets.
The Profile of the European Film Market Harnessing the energy of Berlin and the passion for film, the European Film Market is the business epicentre of one of the most important international film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. Every February the EFM opens the grand doors to the Martin-Gropius-Bau and welcomes over 9,500 producers, buyers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers to the first major film market of the year. It’s the first date in the industry’s calendar and regarded as an early indicator for the new film year. Our trusted organization and commitment to quality content from around the world brings together the right people at the right place and time, inspiring the conversations and connections that are the cornerstone of the business. The meetings, the handshake, and the new film year… it all starts here.
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