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Industry Talks & Workshops

 

During the Industry Talks, on the one hand, industry representatives will use current events as an opportunity to discuss industry-specific topics. On the other hand, experts from various fields will use films from the festival programme to discuss controversial topics from the fields of film, culture, science and politics.



Talks & Workshops 2021

NO GLAMOUR IN THE PAY ENVELOPE: "ACTION!" FOR FAIR FILM ACTING FEES

The presentation of the SSFV questionnaire shows: daily salaries way below those recommended, alarmingly low income for professionals, a gender pay-gap of 23%, rarely a secure pension. Representatives of the Federal Office of Culture and the SRG SSR commented on the SSFV model salary guidelines.

With Roman Obrist (President SSFV), Ursula Häberlin (Deputy General Manager SSFV) and the guests Ivo Kummer (Chief of FOC’s film section), Sven Wälti (Director Pacte de l’audiovisuel SRG SSR)
Moderation: Bettina Spoerri

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Friday, 24.09.21



WORKSHOP: INTIMACY ON SET

A challenge for all
Although sex scenes on set have become routine, they continue to be a major challenge for actors, directors and the film crew. So far, there have not been any guidelines for a safe context that helps actors deal with intimacy and nudity. 

The staging of sex scenes demands greater care from all involved. How do you create a safe space in which the dignity, intimacy and personal boundaries of the performers are respected and a free, authentic and credible performance is still possible? Intimacy Coordinators support directors and actors in mastering this balancing act. These were the topics in the 2021 workshop within the framework of the 17th Zurich Film Festival. 

Speaker, Barbara Rohm 
Intimacy Coordinator, Chun Mei Tan

Hosted by focal
and supported by swan



WHAT'S NEXT FOR FILM CRITICISM?

The good old newspaper is under pressure. Digital media and social platforms have penetrated deep into its business. What value does film criticism have today? How can traditional media keep up with the changes? Where do they have to work to counteract them?

Guests: Fabienne Liptay (Prof. für Filmwissenschaft, Uni Zürich), Mischa Schiwow, (Verleih Frenetic Films, Zürich), Denise Bucher (Kulturredaktorin «NZZ am Sonntag», Präsidentin SVFJ)
Moderation: Christoph Schelb, Redaktionsleiter OutNow

Festival Centre - Cube
Saturday, 25.09.21

 

What's next for film criticism? © Finn Watanabe


DATA PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN THE CLINCH?

The documentary film HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN provides an insight into the work of the renowned investigative team of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". In the ZFF Industry Talk, the Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich Dr. Dominika Blonski discussed the boundaries between investigative journalism and data protection with director Daniel Andreas Sager and the President of the Swiss Press Council Susan Boos. Do they get in each other's way or are they mutually dependent?

Moderation: Nicole Althaus, Chief Editor NZZ Magazine

Festival Centre - Cube
Monday, 27.09.21

 

Data protection and inestigative journalism in the clinch? © Roman Schubert


KOSMOPOLITICS – FILM & POLITICS = FILM POLITICS?

Film funding: does a national film institute guarantee the independence of the industry? The diversity of film production in Switzerland and throughout Europe would be reduced dramatically if it were not for state funding. But to what extent does cultural funding influence the creative realisation of films? The industry has long wished for the establishment of an independent national film institute in which national and regional subsidies could be brought together. Would this guarantee independence for the future?

Producers and representatives of the federal government and regional film funding discussed the issue.

KOSMOS - Forum
Monday, 27.09.21

 

DIETER KOSSLICK: INSIGHTS FROM A LEGENDARY FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

He was the director of the Berlinale for almost 20 years and met stars like Clint Eastwood, Cate Blanchett and George Clooney. Now, Dieter Kosslick presents his memoirs in „Immer auf dem Teppich bleiben“.

In an interview with ZFF Artistic Director Christian Jungen, Kosslick talked about how he came to film, what the highlights of his career were, and revealed how to create a successful film festival.

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Thursday, 28.09.21, 12:00
German | Open to public

 

Dieter Kosslick © Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF


TECH MONITORING AND THE NETWORK EFFECT

Nowadays, access to all the information we want is just one click away. We only need to "Google" our next vacation destination, and we can find out what our friends are up to with a simple "follow”. But what are the hidden costs of these ever-available and seemingly free modern conveniences? Tech companies are collecting, connecting and analysing large portions of our personal data - with serious consequences for human rights.

With: Robert Thalheim and Oliver Ziegenbalg (creators of the Netflix series THE BILLION DOLLAR CODE), Anne-Marie Buzatu, Vice President ICT4Peace and other experts.

Host: Gordana Mijuk, NZZaS

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Friday, 01.10.21

 

 

 Tech monitoring and the network effect © Luiz Feire