The European Film Forum in Vilnius – a new generation of European filmmakers challenge Hollywood European cinema has huge creative potential. However, new talented filmmakers face an uphill battle against Hollywood in the box office. On April 6, during Vilnius IFF organized conference Meeting Point – Vilnius, European filmmakers will gather to discuss opportunities at the most important industry event in the continent – the European Film Forum.
The European Commission introduced the European Film Forum in 2015. Its goals are to strengthen European cinema’s competitive ability, help filmmakers find their audience in Europe and internationally, introduce opportunities and challenges in the digital age, and provide the best examples in audiovisual marketing.
This initiative united filmmakers. During the annual Forum, which takes place at the biggest film festivals and other events in Europe, participants share their experience during discussions, workshops, and presentations. The Forum attracts professionals, film and TV celebrities.
This year, the Forum’s discussions already took place during Berlinale. Attendees addressed the importance of using modern technologies, documentary in the post-truth era, women in the contemporary film industry, and the content of virtual reality.
The European Commission choosing Vilnius to host this event is an important show of approval for the growing and improving Lithuanian film industry. The Forum will be moderated by Michael Gubbins, industry analyst, journalist and consultant specializing in film and digital media.