EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM & FILM &TV CONGRESS 1999
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Participating at one of the Flaherty seminars in USA our collegue Günter Eisenhardt met Richard Leacock. Here his message to the participants of the Congress:
We got to really find out about the DVD, and start thinking about how we are going to distribute things. I think we have a possibility, and maybe get the business out of the clutches of the bankers. - I think I am going to become a revolutionary again.
I think now is the time to experiment, and it's not going to cost us anything practically. And therefore I am really very excited. So my message to my co-workers in München is that for me this is perhaps the most exciting period in the full history of cinema. With the new technologies, if we take proper advantage of and use them properly, we will be free for the first time, to make any kind of movies, - except special effects movies, even those maybe, but I'm not interested in those -, but any kind of movies, not just documentaries, the way we want, and with quality, and put them on DVD, and distribute discs the way we want! And I think this is a very exciting moment.
So good luck to everybody.
EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM & TV CONGRESS
Munich, 23rd - 25th June 1999
After 100 years of the history of film, and on the threshold of the new millennium, the time has come to take a look at the future - as well as the present - situation of the documentary film. What is the value, nowadays, of the personal and artistic (as well as committed and subjective) viewpoint of reality? What paths are left for the independent documentary film to take in an age of global networks and television empires? Here is a summary of different standpoints, which take stock of the situation:
About the Reality of Documentary Filmmaking; Ways to Avoid and Escape the Levelling-Down Process. A Look at the Future: The Next 100 Years."
EUROPÄISCHER DOKUMENTARFILM & TV CONGRESS
München, 23. - 25. Juni 1999
Unmittelbar vor der Jahrtausendwende, nach 100 Jahren Filmgeschichte - ist ein Blick auf Gegenwart und Zukunft des dokumentarischen Films notwendig. Welchen Wert besitzt heutzutage der persönliche/künstlerische, engagierte/ subjektive Blick auf die Wirklichkeit? Gibt es noch Wege für den unabhängigen Dokumentarfilm in einer Zeit der globalen Vernetzung der Fernsehmultis? Eine Zusammenfassung von Standpunkten, eine Bestandsaufnahme - Zur Wirklichkeit des Dokumentarfilm-schaffens; Auswege/Fluchtwege aus der Nivellierung: Ein Blick in die Zukunft Die nächsten 100 Jahre".