European Networking – Moving Images Open Borders
Around two years ago Christine Dollhofer and a few colleagues from other film festivals with a European focus came up with the idea to professionalize the network between various festivals that had up to that point only been based on informal channels. Thus the European network MOVING IMAGES OPEN BORDERS came to be. Next to the CROSSING EUROPE festival, it includes six other festivals: the European Film Festival Palić (Serbia), Festival del Cinema Europeo (Italy), Film Festival Cottbus (Germany), Les Arcs European Film Festival (France), Scanorama European Film Forum (Lithuania), and the Seville European Film Festival (Spain).
This year in July the network was presented to the public for the first time at the European Film Festival Palić, the goals are regular exchange between the partner festivals, a strengthened promotion of European film making, collective activities in the areas of programming, marketing, and digitalization, as well as target-oriented lobbying on a European level. More information can be found HERE.