The Educational Day offers lectures and discussions that intend to bring together film and media scholars with creators. How did the web series world develop in the past two decades? Where are we standing now and what is changing? What are the up-and-coming ideas and formats? And how do we look at web series from a film- and media-theoretical perspective?
A short history of what we now call short form digital series. When did they begin, how did they develop, where and when are they happening? And when has the second generation born been born?
It is now 5 years that Joël is observing and following the “web series movement” - and he has seen the digital landscape radically change. The business models and the opportunities for independent creators have evolved and are more promising than ever, but take place in a more competitive environment. Where are we standing now?
What does film analysis tell us about the relatively new medium web series? How does the format reflect itself and how can we connect it to the continuing history of film? On the basis of current short format series, Csongor Dobrotka shows us what we can learn from the medium itself.
Cinnamon Production, founded by Riccardo, has created the very first film school specialized on short form digital content. What do they teach and what did they learn in the process? How can you prepare young filmmakers for creating innovative, tantalizing, and successful web series?
“Kinshasa Collection” is based on a hybrid concept that breaks new ground formally, narratively and aesthetically. The transmedial project merges digital and analogue worlds and plays with the mutual influences. With creator Dorothee Wenner we talk about how the unusual mode of production determined the content - and vice versa.
As a grand finale to a day full of historical, present, and future perspectives on short form digital content, close looks and detailed analysis, our experts on web series all over the globe will talk about new currents, outstanding projects, and concepts out of the ordinary - get inspired!