Council of Europe Convenes Forum on Film Policy in Europe

Leading experts on film policy, figures from the film world and key decision-makers from across Europe are coming together to discuss how public support for film can be adapted to meet the challenges of globalisation and digital technologies at the Council of Europe Film Policy Forum, ‘Shaping Policies for the Cinema of Tomorrow’, 11–13 September 2008 in Krakow, Poland.

The Council of Europe initiative to review film policies from the perspective of their impact on the diversity of cultural identities and expressions will involve governments and the film world in a fresh debate. It will examine the effectiveness and efficiency of public support for film at a time when globalisation represents a threat to diversity and when digital technologies are redefining film production, distribution and patterns of consumption.

This forum will also consider how film policies can contribute to the diversity of cultural expression and to the fulfillment of the goals of the UNESCO Diversity Convention.

The Forum is being hosted by the Polish Film Institute in association with the Polish Ministry of Culture and the City of Krakow. The Centre National de la Cinématographie and the UK Film Council are supporting the forum.

Details of the forum programme are available here.

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