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While TV and film have been dominant forces in 20th century media, the 21st century will see moving image content consumed on a vast array of platforms - at a time and a place that is determined by the consumer. Successful individuals and companies will be those who grasp the opportunities offered by this changing landscape; those that confine their operations to a single platform are more likely to struggle, or will certainly limit their growth and creative potential.

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While TV and film have been dominant forces in 20th century media, the 21st century will see moving image content consumed on a vast array of platforms - at a time and a place that is determined by the consumer. Successful individuals and companies will be those who grasp the opportunities offered by this changing landscape; those that confine their operations to a single platform are more likely to struggle, or will certainly limit their growth and creative potential.

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The seventh edition of Docu Talents from the East 2011 announced its final call for submissions, due by 15 May 2011. Docu Talents takes place within the Industry section of the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com) and is cosponsored by the Jihlava IDFF (www.dokument-festival.cz).

This year Georgian National Film Center will represent Georgia at the Marche du Film in Cannes for the fourth time. Georgian Stand will be open under the Georgian flag within the framework of the film market - Marche du Film (11- 20 May, #104 Village International Riviera). The Director of Georgian National Film Center Tamara Tatishvili and other representatives – Salome Sepashvili, David Vashadze and Ketie Danelia – will represent the industry at the Georgian Stand.

Poland's acclaimed public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP, www.tvp.pl) brings an impressive selection of feature films to the Cannes Marche du Film (11-22 May 2011), with a stand in the Village International pavilion, number 140. TVP will be offering some of the region's most outstanding film productions from the past year, including Made in Poland, Flying Pigs, Joanna and the Montreal Film Festival awarded film Venice.

Two days and more than 45 speakers to debate future challenges and present EU funding opportunities for film and audiovisual schools and universities in Europe - Brussels March 21/22.

Registration is still open for the MEDIA Programme Initial Training Conference in Brussels on March 21/22, but time is running out to take part in a unique event. For the latest on the programme, list of particpants and to register by Friday, March 18, go to: http://www.media-itc.eu/.

The conference will provide participants with a complete overview on EU funding opportunities for higher education institutions in Europe and the world, including a presentation of the new MEDIA initial Training call. The conference will also be an exchange platform to present new approaches in film education and innovative collaboration breaking barriers down between disciplines (arts, film, business, games, animation..), countries and industries.

The will be four panels on 3D, Series development, New and Cross-media, Management and integration of graduates to the professional world.

Panelists include:

- From the industry:

  • Klaus Zimmerman, General Manager of Atlantique Production (Lagardere Group) and producer of Canal+ series, The Borgias;

  • Erwin M. Schmidt - 3D Producer of Wim Wenders' PINA;

  • Sebastien Delloye- producer Entre Chiens et loup and Programme director of European post Production Connection;

  • Jean des Foret - Petit Film and Head of Studies, EAVE/BAL Puentes Workshop;

  • Dennis Eick - Professor of Serial writing - former commissioning editor for RTL;

  • Peter de Maegt, Caviar production, and Erik Taelman (VRT) for the Artist;

  • Ian Ginn -Producer Hubub film and mentor at Power to the Pixel.

- Representatives and students from schools and universities in Europe:

  • La Femis, NFTS, COFAC, TAIEK, FAMU, Lodz, HEC-ulg, ESCAC, Salford University, Ludwigsburg, ESCAC, IAD, Baltic school....

Registration is free of charge at: http://www.media-itc.eu/. Travel and accommodation is at participants' expense.

The MEDIA Training team

MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Education, Audivisual, Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

http://ec.europa.eu/media

"The Golden Beggar" a competition among local European television stations and producers who come from widely varied backgrounds - they work independently, or with local media outlets, or are young producers just starting out.