Babelsberg confab to assess Scandi biz

Issues to focus on Euro film policy, changes regulations

BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27.

Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin.

Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital Cinema, will be one of the keynote speakers at a discussion on digital cinema, which looks at the differences between Europe’s electronic cinema (e-cinema) and the American standard digital cinema (d-cinema) and their prospects in Europe.

The confab will also focus on European film policy; changes to Germany’s film subsidy regulations; promotion and support for commercial enterprises and projects by the small and medium-sized production companies in the Berlin-Brandenburg region; and opportunities in the international market for European TV “events.”

This year’s regional focus is on Scandinavia and its thriving film industry; speakers include Peter Aalbeck Jensen, CEO of Lars von Trier’s Zentropa Entertainment.

Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg topper Klaus Keil said that Scandinavian filmmakers have turned their lack of financing into a successful art form by way of Dogma films. “It shows that necessity is power.”

The confab is part of the annual Berlin-Brandenburg Intl. Media Week, which also includes the Medienforum, held at the Intl. Congress Center in Berlin Aug. 27-28.

The Mediumforum focuses on technological developments, including the transition from analog to digital television.

More Film

  • 'Murder Me, Monster' Review: Mystifying Art-house

    Cannes Film Review: 'Murder Me, Monster'

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • A Quiet Place

    China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens Third Behind ‘Infinity War'

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate', Dies at 103

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes,

    Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    'Deadpool 2' Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • BlacKkKlansman

    Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Propels to $125 Million Opening

    BERLIN — The Scandinavian film business and digital cinema will be among this year’s hot topics at the Babelsberg Intl. Conference on Film and Television Production Aug. 25-27. Regional subsidy Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the event’s main organizer, on Thursday presented this year’s lineup of events at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. Frank Stirling, CEO of Boeing Digital […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content