The FOCAL foundation was established 25 years ago and has since developed into a creative hub for the film and audiovisual sector. To date, over 20,000 people have participated in 1,000 or so events, benefitting from FOCAL’s services and then reinvesting these impulses in Swiss and European film production.
As the audiovisual sector is facing deep change and rapid evolution (there are approximately 7,000 professional filmmakers in Switzerland today), FOCAL is seeking to continue its development into a leading centre of innovation in the field, and support top quality audiovisual production through high level internal and international CPD.
The aims of this paper are to :
- clearly identify the challenges facing the sector,
- introduce the tools for achieving our goals in the years ahead and to affirm that FOCAL must offer a high level CPD programme to give the sector a decisive boost.