New Media Use and Documentary Film

Professional documentary filmmakers, filmmakers and accredited participants in Visions du Réel
Date et lieu
Sunday, 15 April 2018, 10:30-13:30, followed by drinks, supported by ARF/FDS, Colombière Grande Salle & Cafeteria, Nyon
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German, with simultaneous translation into English

How do stories find an audience in a shifting media world? How do new media influence the documentary film?

Journalist Hansi Voigt straddles the divide between the analogue and digital worlds, tries storytelling using a range of vectors and has now ventured to make his first long cross media documentary film. In gülsha und noëmi he enquires into how we will satisfy our basic needs (clothing, nutrition, mobility) now and in the future. He wants to use new media to publish the project across media even while it is still in development. How do new media influence the shape of the film? How can we use the cinema, social and analogue channels to open up constructive debates on tricky issues? The seminar offers insights into the development process behind this ambitious project and opens it up to critical questioning.


Hansi Voigt

Journalist and filmmaker. From 2005-2013, he was the mastermind behind the online edition of 20 Minuten, and from 2014-2016 he was editor-in-chief of the online newspaper He initiated the new open source platform ‹Wepublish›. In 2012 and 2014, he won the trade journal Schweizer Journalist's ‹Chief Editor of the Year› award.

Anita Wasser and Michael Steiger
Producers of gülsha und noëmi. Since 2015, they have been coowners and partners at Turnus Film AG. Anita Wasser has been working in the Swiss film industry since 1986 and has many years of experience in co-developing projects. Michael Steiger spent ten years at the production company C-Films AG, Zurich, known for feature films including der goalie bin ig by Sabine Boss or verdingbub by Markus Imboden.


Edgar Hagen
, Department Head of Directing Documentaries at FOCAL


Gudula Meinzolt
, Visions du Réel
Edgar Hagen, FOCAL

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