INDUSTRY A collection of documentary industry veterans discuss a topic that has been on the minds of many of us: In this new era, how will festival policies change?
Lauren Wissot
Lauren Wissot
A US-based film critic and journalist, filmmaker and programmer.
Published date: May 13, 2020

«Will our world ever be the same after this crisis?» moderator/IDFA artistic director Orwa Nyrabia asked via live stream to the likewise virtually-attending panelists at this year’s (digital) Docudays UA DOCU/CLASS «Force majeure has happened – and it’s global. How will festival policies change now?» The doc industry vet’s opening question is one that’s been on the minds of many of us. (At least here in the West. Among the many surprising things the pandemic has revealed is the extent to which other populaces – such as the Ukrainians who host Docudays UA – have taken this global crisis with a grain of salt. Yet one more uncertainty in their eternally unstable world.)

First to tackle the question was Tine Fischer, CPH:DOX’s founder and festival director, who was adamant that the world will never be the same – something she …


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