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European Film Forum: Behind the Scenes of the Screen Industry

Creative Europe MEDIA presented the EFF during the 78th Venice International Film Festival in 2022.

This EFF looks into how the audiovisual industry has adapted to the new context of Covid-19 pandemic and how it is reinventing itself. This past year has shown the importance of public policy, of coordination and of rapid response from public institutions – hence the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility will be in the spotlight. Additionally, the cultural and creative industries have innovated rapidly, experimenting cross-over between different cultural sectors and adapting themselves to new formats and models. Beyond the short-term heavy disruption, how can the current trends drive future innovation?

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10.00 (CET)

Welcome and introduction

Marjorie Paillon, Host, speaker, producer, I Love Productions, France 

10.05 (CET)

Welcome speech

Roberto Cicutto, President of La Biennale di Venezia

10.20 (CET)


  • Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media Policy, European Commission
  • Nicola Borrelli, Director General, Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo – Ministry of Culture (MiC), Italy

10.50 (CET)

Panel discussion with the participation of:

  • Jan Runge, Independent Advisor and Project Lead, CINNOVATE, Germany
  • Stefano Massenzi, Head of Acquisitions and Business, Lucky Red, Italy
  • Marysabelle Cote, Secretary General and European Development Officer, ARTE
  • Jaume Ripoll, Co-Founder, Head of Content & Development, FILMIN, Spain
12.55 (CET)

Closing remarks

Massimiliano Smeriglio, Member of the European Parliament Culture and Education Committee, Rapporteur for Creative Europe 2021-2027


EFF LA BIENNALE Venice summary report
European Film Frum at Venice 2021 - Speakers (.pdf)