Short but strong animation: a rounded story about a girl who is taught by her grandpa to ride her bicycle anddiscovers that where the road ends real adventure begins.
Committed documentary about a homeless kid living in the subway tunnels below Bucharest. This Nicu has to choose between staying with his criminal gang and starting a ‘normal’ life aboveground.
This year it is also possible to buy a ticket for a part of the day for the NFF Conference 2019. With the morning ticket you get access to all programming between 09:30 and 14:00. Upgrade your ticket with a lunchvoucher for €12,75. Enjoy various sandwiches and drinks during your break.
NFF Conference Morningprogramme
Plenary programme / opening (09:30 – 10:30)
On Tuesday 1 October, NFF Director Sylvia van der Heiden opens the 2019 edition of the NFF Conference. Participants discuss the importance of visual stories and the necessity and opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration. How can we think outside the box and join forces in playful and innovative ways? We briefly go through the day programme and the state of affairs in the Dutch AV landscape.
Moderator A.M.: Aldith Hunkar (Dutch journalist)
The Cinema Experience (10:45 – 11:45)
How do we experience a movie in 2019 AD? Purely by watching, or can we intensify the experience of a film by using new techniques, live music or visual stimulation? In The Cinema Experience, we focus on the concepts ‘undergo and experience’, incorporating some enticing international examples and trends from abroad. We address the needs of the visitor and ourselves, beyond the silver screen. Guests include Polly Betton (Edible Cinema), Lisa Brook (Live Cinema) and Dominic Davies (Backyard Cinema)
Moderator: Monique van Dusseldorp
Shifting Borders: Brexit (10:45 – 11:45)
How do the Brexit discussions proceed across the Channel? Joined by several professionals, we discuss the consequences of Brexit for the European AV industry. Will co-productions and financing schemes continue or will British agencies move to the continent? What will be the effects of Brexit viz. production matters such as import duties and crews, but also distribution matters like licence deals? Guests Mike Eliott, Marleen Slot (producers of Dirty God) and Neil Watson (Strategy Advisor, British Film Institute) discuss matters.
Ethics vs. Critics (12:00 – 13:00)
In times of activism, identity politics and the pointed finger, we ask ourselves the question what the position is of a filmmaker or critic in the current culture of social criticism. Do we as filmmakers have the responsibility to incorporate a reflection of reality in our work? Should we listen to all the different voices in society? A discussion on film (reviews), individual interpretation and the pressure of contemporary society.
With: Joy Gorman Wettels (Producer Anonymous Content & Thirteen Reasons Why), Sunny Bergman, Anna Bogutskaya (BFI curator)
Moderator: Tara Judah
Copyright Revisited (12:00 – 13:30)
On the occasion of the NFF Extended meeting on Tuesday 9 July, we resume the discussion on copyrights, plus we take a glimpse behind the scenes of a foreign organisation. How do they discuss copyright issues? What are the rules of play and what are their ambitions for development? And what can the Dutch AV landscape learn from it?
Moderator: Monica Bremer