Friday, June 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt, Aulweg 41, 35392 Giessen

Moderation: Astrid Matron

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?

10:15 am - 10:45 am | Lecture

2nd generation web series: How did we get here?

Speaker: Astrid Matron

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?

11:00 am - 11:30 am | Lecture

Web series, where are they now?

Speaker: Joël Bassaget

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?

11:45 am - 12:15 pm | Lecture

What do they tell us? A short analytical guide to recent digital series

Speaker: Csongor Dobrotka

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.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | Lecture

A film school for short form digital series

Speakers: Riccardo Cannella, Cristiano Bolla

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?

1:00 - 2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Talk

“Innovation, hybrid formats, and new modes of co-production” - A conversation with Dorothee Wenner (creator of Kinshasa Collection)

Guest: Dorothee Wenner

“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.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm | Panel Discussion

Out of the ordinary - what’s new in the digital series world?

Guests: María Albiñana, Rose of Dolls, Pedro Levati, Suzette Laqua, Christian Stadach, Patxi Urkijo

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!

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