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European Film Conference

"European Cinematography and the Challenges of Piracy and of Digital Reality" is the subject of the European Film Conference that will be held on 9 December 2016, one day before the 29th European Film Awards in Wrocław. The main subject of the Conference are challenges and problems created by piracy, global solutions in copyrights, seeking ways to direct receivers to legal sources, changes of viewers' attitude in relation to films being available online, as well as ways to support the European cinema financially. Speakers and participants of the debate include representatives of cultural institutions, film schools, film and digital distributors, lawyers, representatives of academic centres, as well as filmmakers and members of the European Film Academy.

Lectures, talks, and discussions will be carried on simultaneously in Polish and English. The Conference, which is organised by Legal Culture, will take place at New Horizons Cinema, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 05:15 p.m. Admission to the Conference is free – in order to take part in it all you need to do is register at: www.EuropejskaKonferencjaFilmowa.com

Agenda of the European Film Conference

"European Film Award is an exceptional authority to emphasise the importance of the issue that the film and its creators have to face in contemporary world," says Kinga Jakubowska, president of Legal Culture Foundation. "I want to effectively promote the idea of watching films on the silver screen and from legal sources, and discuss the issue of distribution and availability of films - the question of piracy and its fatal influence on creativity. We believe that the European Film Conference will become an important part of the international discussion on films in the age of digital reality and a great source of educating viewers - including young receivers who, in the future, will decide on the fate of the film culture.

The European Film Conference will consist of three panels:
1. European Cinematography and Piracy
2. Models of Film Distribution – Opportunities and Threats 3. Panel: Mechanisms of Supporting Film Productions in Europe At the end of the Conference a summing up debate will take place; its aim is to work out recommendations for the future.

The group of experts includes: Antonio Saura (Deputy Chairman of the European Film Awards, screenwriter, director), Professor Elżbieta Traple (advocate, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University), Ewa Puszczyńska (Opus Film, producer of "Ida", member of the European Film Academy), Angeles Gonzales–Sinde (screenwriter, former Spanish Minister of Culture), Jakub Duszyński (Creative Director for Gutek Film), Marek Rozenbaum (producer), Aubéry Escande (Head of Europeana Network), Teresa Wierzbowska (President of the Board at Sygnał Association).

The following artists and ambassadors supporting Legal Culture confirmed their presence at the Conference: Anna Dereszowska, Joanna Jabłczyńska, Joanna Kulig, Magdalena Kumorek, Maciej Bochniak, Antoni Królikowski, Piotr Metz, Zbigniew Zamachowski.

Legal Culture Foundation is the organiser of the Conference. The project is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Co-organization of the Conference: National Centre for Culture Partners: European Film Academy, Wrocław - European Capital of Culture 2016, and New Horizons Association.

Please join us at the Conference.

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