12.02.2013 - Thanos Anastopoulos, Salomé Lamas, Elina Psikou, moderated by Vincenzo Bugno
All eyes having been on Southern Europe this past year, and discussions have been influenced by finger-pointing, prejudices and one-dimensional judgements. Featuring a new and energetic generation of Greek, Spanish and Portuguese filmmakers all telling strong stories influenced by the economic crisis, this panel gives an insider‘s view on the current state of the Southern European film industry, and also discusses the effect of emerging talents leaving Southern Europe, how cinema reflects and influences political debates, and what opportunities are available for filmmakers to join forces, strengthen collaboration and fight stereotypes.
Journalist and film critic, he has contributed to newspapers and magazines. He worked as a journalist and director for TV channels like ARTE, ZDF, Tele+, Sky Italy and as a curator for international film festivals. He was a member of the programming committee of the Locarno Film Festival and head of Open Doors. He is one of the initiators, project manager and jury member of the World Cinema Fund as well as the Berlinale delegate for Italy and the Maghreb and Mashreq countries and a member of the Berlinale Competition Selection Committee.