A limited number of ECFA members met in Berlin for the association’s annual General Meeting. The prevailing feeling: happy to be back and delighted to see each other again. A much needed revitalisation for many attendees.
In the meeting new projects were presented (e.g. the Rock Demers Award), participation and diversity were put up front as focus points, plans for the Workshop Warehouse event were awakened after a short Covid-19 nap, and the Open Mic session set seven international initiatives in the spotlight – read more about them soon in ECFA’s upcoming communication.
With the departure of Marta Nieto Postigo and Marketa Pasmova, two new Board Members came on board, elected by ECFA’s members: Pantelis Panteloglou (Olympia Festival, Greece) and Marta Jodko (AleKino!, Poland).
Among the observers that day was Giorgio Bosisio, director of A YOUTH (Italy), nominated for the ECFA Doc Award. In an interview with Eva Schwarzwald (see upcoming ECFA Journal) he evaluated the experience. “As a director it felt like discovering a world of new possibilities. The film industry can be a cold place to wander in, but ECFA felt like a house gathering of friends, all of them understanding that possibly one of the most important audiences is also one of the most ignored: young people.”