of questions considered by the Forum
Are policies sufficiently transparent and evidence-based? What can be done to improve the availability of data for the entire value chain, not only for production, and across policy domains
(media, film, education)?
Are film support policies too
"local" or Eurocentric? What are the possibilities for increasing links and co-productions with other parts of the world?
What is the impact of specific (and strongly differing) practices, such as subtitling, on diversity and multilinguism?
Co-productions. The impact of the CoE co-production convention. Under what conditions is co-production good for diversity? Is there evidence that co-production helps distribution? Does co-production foster a more European film industry? How to make sure that co-production fosters better films rather than just more films. Is there a need for harmonisation of film funding schemes to avoid the hassle and negative effect of money-chasing ? Is territorialisation productive in terms of better films? Interregional co-operation and its impact on diversity.
What does cultural diversity mean in film terms? Number of films? Number of countries involved? Number of different types of films? How does diversity relate to artistic quality? Is there a need for guidelines for national policies to highlight the role of film as art? How can film policies encourage the production of films of high quality which could still appeal to audiences?
How to achieve an adequate balance of public support and market that would guarantee diversity and freedom of expression?
Why are statistics so important in the assessment of
films but not quality criteria (critics’ assessment,
festival success, etc.) ?
Why is there no formalised process of collecting this
How can the role of film in relation to citizenship and education be measured and highlighted/strengthened?
What does diversity mean in the area of film?
What does this mean for public service broadcasting and film, access for children to film from their own cultures, film education?