Watch FNE Visegrad Panel Podcast: Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era

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The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with Film New Europe and One World Film Festival, and supported by the International Visegrad Fund, was held on 30 March 2022 at 5:30 pm (CET) at Kino 35 (French Institute in Prague) within the East Doc Platform.

No sector of the film industry has remained unaffected by the pandemic, film festivals not excluded. What is their future as platforms for distributing films that audiences will not see elsewhere, and as unique venues for direct encounters between filmmakers and visitors?

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