MEDICI is a place where key decision makers from film funds debate burning issues of the audiovisual sector. They analyse current policies and expand their horizons on a variety of topics. The MEDICI workshop is a dive into the film funds' daily operations, tackling upcoming challenges collectively.
MEDICI workshops bring together speakers and experts of various fields of the AV-industry. Every edition features a mixture of keynote, panel debates and exchange among peers. The workshops are organised as an interactive encounter, allowing open discussions and free-flow conversations among experts and participants.
MEDICI is a vocational training open to all public financiers who give support to development, production and/or circulation of audiovisual content.
The 2021 MEDICI edition
The upcoming MEDICI edition will question the core mission of public film financiers and highlight some of the pressing challenges of the “new normal”.
Film Funds as Proactive Enablers – Elements of Change
The session will revisit some of the key elements traditionally supported by public film funds. Articulated by the MEDICI team, participants will travel through some of the funding stages and rethink their necessity. Fueled by input of established practitioners across the film value chain, the module will attempt to capture the thin line between business as usual and the foggy notion of a "new normal".
Inclusion as a necessity: Funding confronted with a Paradigm Shift
The past decade witnessed the rise of the gender equality movements and the call for greater ethnic participation in the film industry. Over the past 18 months, the film industry has questioned its role, responsibility and actions in a paradigm that remains the status quo. In the context of the workshop, the discussions will explore possible changes towards a more inclusive industry.
- Themba Bhebhe – Diversity & Inclusion, European Film Market, Berlinale
- Joshua Kwesi Aikins - Senior Research Scientist, "Advocating for Inclusion", Vielfalt entscheidet - Diversity in Leadership, Citizens for Europe
- Giorgos Karnavas - Producer & Founder, Heretic
- Sonja Heinen – Managing Director, European Film Promotion
- Matthijs Wouter Knol – Director, European Film Academy
- Roberto Olla - Executive Director, Eurimages, Council of Europe
- Tobias Pausinger - Head of Acquisitions and Development, The Match Factory
- Emilia Roig – Executive Director, Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ)
- Anna Serner – CEO, Swedish Film Institute
- Ioanna Stais - Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Heretic Outreach
- Kristina Trapp – CEO, EAVE
- Arben Zharku - Director, Kosovo Cinematography Center