Hamburg Short Film Sessions 2017

At first glance, the subjects of this year’s three panels and workshops by the Hamburg Short Film Sessions appear to be quite different, but they are all closely entangled with contemporary issues from the world of short films. In the midmorning, we’ll be taking a look at the subject of “Reformatting and Recontextualizing Content”, and afterwards the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein will invite the visitors to a small informal snack at lunchtime, offering them the opportunity to get to know each other. In the afternoon, a work shop on film rights will address film makers while representatives of the film festival industry will talk about the future of the Creative-Europe-Festival-Funding at a parallel event. A little get together by the Creative Europe Desk Hamburg will conclude the day.


17:00 – 18:00 Uhr Get-together auf Einladung des Creative Europe Desks Hamburg. Festivalzentrum, Club

Reformatting and Recontextualizing Content

Friday June 9th | from 11:30 Uhr | Festival Center

11.30-13.30 h

Reformatting and Recontextualizing Content
/ Panel

Digitalization does not only make moving images accessible at all times and places, but it also expands the range of production. This development puts established cinematic forms into new contexts and supports the creation of new narratives and formal aesthetic conventions.

At this year’s panel we address the formatting and contextualisation of digitally available media – as personal statement, scientific discourse, artistic experiment, agitprop, up-to-the-minute journalism or documentary.

We want to discuss whether and to what extent forms like the video essay possess an innovative character, or in which degree they adopt, displace and transform contents and strategies of other media products. Another focus lies in the de- and recontextualisation of established cinematic (short) forms, such as those on the websites of major newspapers: Here it’s mostly documentary films which are transported from their traditional surroundings into a new journalistic context.

Bearing this in mind, we will also talk about the productions’ exclusivity and modes of distribution, as well as whether certain contents necessitate the emergence of new forms, or whether the latter are rather looking for their contents by themselves.

Moderation German Film Institute

Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer:Michaela Metzger Member od the artist collective NeozoonIsabelle Bastian Curator on the German Film InstituteJonas Brenna Executive producer, AftenpostenKevin B. Lee Film maker and critic

This panel will be held in English language.

In Cooperation with the German Film Institute

Workshop Film Law

15:00 - 17:00?•?Sozialgebäude?•?Workshop 

›Five legal things you can mess up at a shoot, but were afraid to ask about‹.

Legal questions probably have a rather low priority for a lot of short film makers during the preparation of a shoot, if any at all. But there are a lot of legal snares which may cause bigger troubles than just a bad sound track. They include personal rights when filming in public spaces, copyright questions as well as contractual questions relating to co-productions and film licensing.

Film lawyer Dr Ralph Oliver Graef (GRAEF Rechtsanwälte) will present five typical problem cases and will answer further legal questions, including case related ones, within the framework of this workshop.

The Future of Creative Europe Festival Funding

15:00-17:00 h | Festival Center

Round Table Discussion with Harald E. Trettenbrein (Head of the MEDIA Unit at EACEA)

The European Union’s Creative-Europe-MEDIA-Programme supports about 60 film festivals in Europe. Over the years, the goals and requirements of the funding for festivals were adjusted to current developments.

In a moderated round table discussion, Representatives of six supported European festivals will talk with the head of the MEDIA Unit at EACEA, Harald E. Trettenbrein, about their wishes regarding the programme and how the festivals’ technical and the contentual framework conditions could be factored into the funding programme.

The event will be held in English and while it’s open to all professional visitors, it’s above all else geared towards the festival sector.