FNE partners with Poland for Warsaw AV Summit


WARSAW: The first Warsaw Audiovisual Summit under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of Culture will bring together the top policy and industry decision makers from the New Europe countries as well as European leaders for the first time 11-12 December 2013 in Warsaw.

The summit is titled “From MEDIA to CREATIVE EUROPE. The experiences of the MEDIA Programme in New Europe countries. Challenges for the Future.” Film New Europe is one of the key partners of the event.

Setting the scene and priming the discussion will be keynote speakers including Jan Truszczyński, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture and Bogdan Zdrojewski, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The summit will focus on the influence of the MEDIA Programme on the development of the audiovisual markets in the new member states of the European Union, and investigate how the common experiences can allow for fuller participation in the new CREATIVE EUROPE Programme.

The programme highlights include discussion panels with the industry representatives and key decision makers from European Comission and new member states, working groups and the presentation of a “manifesto” of identified problems, challenges and recommendations.

Working groups will be tasked to identify problems related to the production and consumption patterns of film and TV drama in Europe,working practices in the new member countries, and the impact of national and European cultural and media policies. The groups will include the most important public and private stakeholders and will draw on existing problems and mechanisms to formulate recommendations for possible solutions.

Discussion panels and presentations of working groups’ recommendations will be live-streamed on the websites of MEDIA Desks from new member states.

The summit is organized by MEDIA Desk Poland and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, together with the Polish Film Institute, Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA), Polish Filmmakers Association and National Broadcasting Council and Film New Europe in cooperation with MEDIA Desks from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Rumania, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Visit MEDIA Desk Poland site for more details on the programme and contact info of the organizers.

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