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Guests at Forum Future of Film Festivals 2012 Katowice Poland


„Future of film festivals - between the Local and the Global": Film Forum guests list


The Forum is parrt of Ars Independent, organized by Anita Skwara for the Festival.


 September 24th at Rondo Sztuki

10:00 - 10: 30 welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and intro-duce the attendees.

"Authorial word" of meeting's moderators

10:30 - 13:30 the Forum participants' authorial presentations

PhD Andrzej Gwóźdź (Silesian University):"Festivals as the memory of the cinema "

Bruno Chatelin ("Festivals and Web"

12:00 - 12:15 coffee break

12:15 - 13:30 the Forum participants' authorial presentations.
Neeme Kari (Tallin Black Nights IFF): "Festival's Real Value and the Opportunity for the Local Economy"
Sergiej Stanojkovski (Avvantura FF - Zadar): "Zadar Festival - between Art and Economy"
Anna Sienkiewicz-Rogowska (PISF):"Polish Institute of the Film Art - festival politics"

13.30 - 14.00 lunch

14.00 - 15.30 dyskusja panelowa Place - Identity - Economy. Festivals and integration of local/global communities

15.30 - 15.45 coffee break

15.45 - 17.00 panel discussion „Festival - media - consumer. Interactive strategies"

17.30 - 20.00 meetings One - to - One (closed event)

Kinoteatr Rialto20.30 screening of "Atomic Age"

TUESDAY, 25th of September Rondo Sztuki

10.30 - 12.30 panel discussion "Polish film festivals - barriers, opportuni-ties, prospects"

13.00 - 14.30 lunch/screening in Rondo Sztuki

15.00 - 17.00 open debate "Polish film festivals - what next? Postu-lates, requests, suggestions" 17.00 Forum guests farewell 

Luis Alguera

- filmmaker, producer, social networks analyst. Co-author (together with Tobias Morgan) of Mubi Garrage platform and virtual film studio,


Jerzy Armata

- film and music critic, journalist and educator. Author of numerous books on filmmakers. Artistic director of Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa,

Teodoro Cañada González

- director of The Social Film Festival of Toledo,


Michał Chaciński

- film critic and journalist. Artistic director of Gdynia Film Festival,


Bruno Chatelin  

- founder of website dealing with more than 400 festivals. Member of European Film Academy, Hollywood European Awards and Cesar Academy. Employee of greatest film studios (i.e. Twentieth Century Fox France),


Piotr Czerkawski  

- film critic, journalist, "Kino" magazine contributor,


Jonathan Davies

- former strategic advisor of UK Film Council, former director of The British Screen Advisory Council. Co-author of The Copenhagen Think Tank on European Film and Film Policy, expert on regional film founds and digital cinema,


Synes Elischka

- film director, multimedia artist. Director of International Random Film Festival,


Krzysztof Gierat

- film expert, co-author of Jewish Culture Festival, artistic director of Krakow Film Festival, founder of Silent Film Festival,


Maciej Gil

- president of Polish Federation of Film Discussion Clubs, one of the program directors of Cieszyn film festival - Kino Na Granicy,


Anna Grygiel

- director of Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa,


Andrzej Gwóźdź

- film, media and culture expert. University of Silesia professor,


Piotr Kardas

- curator of the animation section of IFF Ars Independent, founder and president of the ‘Animation Across Borders',


Neeme Kari  

- managing director of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival,


Andrzej Kawala

- director of Lubuskie Lato Filmowe Festival,


Artur Liebhart  

- director of Planete +Doc Review, documentary film festival,



Łukasz Maciejewski

- journalist, film critic, specialist from the Polish Film Institute,


Przemysław Młyńczyk

- artistic director of European Festival of Short Films and Creative Television - Euroshots,


Andrea Möller

- cooperator of many cultural events, currently works at Unerhört! Musik Film Festival Hamburg, cooperates with the new Notfall Film Festival in Leeuwarden in Netherlands,


Jerzy Moszkowicz

- organizer of International Young Audience Film Festival „Ale Kino"  in Poznan,


Michał Oleszczyk

- film critic and film expert, spokesperson of the OFF Plus Camera Festival,


Algirdas Ramaska

- director of the Vilnius International Film Festival,


Anna Sienkiewicz Rogowska

- Head of Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion- Polish Film Institute


Anita Skwara

- film expert, PR manager MFPF Regiofun, Film Forum coordinator,


Sergej Stanojkovski

- film director, founder and director of Avvantura Film Festival Forum in Zadar,


Anna Szrama

-  director of International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN,


Toby Venable

- producer, founder and president of Lotushead Productions,


Anna Wróblewska

- founder of website and SFP Film Magazine editor,


Janusz Wróblewski

- film expert, „Polityka" magazine contributor.





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