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Screen.brussels Talks: Crisis is the mother of opportunity

Screen.brussels Talks: Crisis is the mother of opportunity

What if the crisis was also generating opportunities in the audiovisual sector? To find out more about the challenges and opportunities provided by COVID-19, our screen.brussels cluster invites you to exchange with two international experts this coming Thursday 21 January from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Johanna Koljonen  and Tomas Eskilsson will speak about their work on the link between the pandemic and the cinema and about the Nostradamus initiative, a multi-year international project which documents and analyses the changes in the film industry and makes projections about its future.

You will also have the opportunity to discover screen.brussels’ annual projects.

Speaker profiles

Johanna Koljonen (founding partner, PDA) is a writer and speaker. She works as a designer consultant for museums, the public sector and media companies. She is the co-founder of the Master Class Alibis for Interaction and of Nordic Larp Talks, which she leads. She is also the editor-in-chief of the Nostradamus project, which tracks the film sector and predicts its near future. She received the Swedish Grand Journalism Award in the Innovator of the Year category in 2011. Her latest book is entitled Larp Design: Creating Role-Play Experiences (2019).

In 1992, after working as a teacher and researcher, Tomas Eskilsson launched “Film i Väst”, the main regional cinema fund in Scandinavia and one of the largest regional cinematographic funds in Europe. “Film i Väst” has co-produced nearly 700 feature-length films over the past twenty-five years, including: Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier); Melancholia (Lars von Trier); In A Better World (Susanne Bier); The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg); A man called Ove (Hannes Holm); Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson); A Royal Affaire (Nicolai Arcel); The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Niels Arden Oplev); The Square (Ruben Östlund) and, more recently, Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg), which won four European film awards.

Practical information

  • Language: English
  • Festivities start at 4:47 pm

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