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Audiovisual Talks gathered the film industry at the computers

More than 400 people interested in film from all over Sweden chose to participate online when this year's first Audiovisual Talks with Amanda Kernell took place.

On Tuesday 28 April, the webinar brought the film and television industry together in front of computers when director and writer Amanda Kernell held a live discussion about platforms and conceptual development in the process from script to director's vision. The moderator was Mikael Bundsen, director and screenwriter, as well as one of the authors at Manusfabriken. At the end of the talk, the participants were invited to ask Amanda questions about various aspects of her profession.

Tuesday's seminar was the first of four planned seminars for this summer, where we will meet national and international personalities from the film and television industry in exclusive master's classes on creativity, collaboration, screenwriting and directing. During the spring's upcoming webinars, the audience will attend lectures by industry professionals including Tatjana Samopjan, creative consultant, lecturer and screenwriting coach, and Mark W. Travis, internationally recognised director, lecturer and author from Los Angeles.

Audiovisual Talks is a concept developed with the aim of establishing continued solidarity during the current pandemic, a forum for inspiration and the exchange of knowledge, during this time when many people work from home and cannot be seen in the usual form. The seminar series is organised by Film&TV and Filmkontoret, the City of Gothenburg, in a broad collaboration with a large number of parties involved in film from all over Sweden, something which is unique in its form.

martina3-w600_0.jpg"The response has been fantastic, both in terms of the commitment from our collaborative partners, but also in the general public interest surrounding the event. To involve so many different participants at the national level, working together in a joint initiative, is meaningful and inspiring," says Martina Eriksdotter, Film Developer at Gothenburg City.

Film&TV has previously arranged the industry conferences Audiovisual Days and Göteborg Storytelling Days, and the concept was an obvious next step in the current pandemic situation. Martina explains:

"The city's film initiative has already positioned itself at the cutting edge of development, innovation and overall cooperation, so Audiovisual Talks somehow became the essence of this and to continue working on it was a matter of course. I look forward to this spring's seminars and there are already ideas on how we can continue development."

Gunnar Eriksson, project developer at Film&Tv at Lindholmen Science Park, agrees:

"It's fantastic to have the opportunity to offer this to the industry! We have taken the established concept of Audiovisual Days into the digital world and can thus reach broader national and international audiences, but also get the opportunity to invite high-profile speakers from all over the world.

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