From Non-Discrimination to Audience Development / Seize the Film
The conference ‘From Non-Discrimination to Audience Development’ deals with the topic of how to make the film festival accessible, and will be held in the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad on 13 October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of the film programme of the final arch Other? Europe ‘Seize the Film’.
The conference is intended for organizers of film festivals and anyone who wants to learn how increasing the accessibility of events develops the audience, i.e., a wider circle of users, participants and programme creators.
The special speaker at the conference will be Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the European Film Academy.
Conference speakers and topics:
Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the European Film Academy
‘The importance of accessibility of the film industry and events, the perspective of the European Film Academy’
Milesa Milinković, director of the ‘Seize the Film’ festival, Novi Sad
‘Change of perspective –- what stops people with disabilities’
Violeta Vlaški, Society for Digital Accessibility Digitas 24, Belgrade
‘Basics of audio description of visual content, local and European experiences’
Milica Lazarević, sign language translator, author of films and music videos
‘Accessible film and film content for the deaf’
Mirjana Isakov, Center for Social Inclusion, Novi Sad
‘Digital Accessibility – Website’
Marijana Ramić Vulin, PR and organizer of the ‘Seize the Film’ programme, Novi Sad
‘Accessible promotion, promotion of accessibility and disability without stereotypes’
After the presentation, a round table: ‘Overcoming the challenges of film and festival producers in achieving accessibility’ is planned.
Details about the lecturers, as well as the agenda, can be found on the festival website.