Industry Insights – The EFM Podcast is presented by the European Film Market of the Berlinale. Hosted by curator-producer Nadia Denton and industry analyst Johanna Koljonen, it delves deep into the rapidly evolving film industry. In this series of two episodes, the podcast will re-examine the influence that the Global North has on the film production, aesthetics and perspectives portrayed of the Global South.
Alongside esteemed professionals across the spectrum of the film industry who are specialists in this area - Tamara Falicov, Tiny Mungwe, Tessa Boerman, Tamara Dawit, Lamia Belkaied Guiga and Abhishek Nilamber - the discussions and debates will identify the mechanisms that underpin Global North-South dynamics in the film industry, looking in particular at distribution, financing and festival engagement. We will examine the extent of the imposition of a Western gaze on the Global South and how far this leads to content which is either stereotypical or which fails to challenge the actions of the Global North.
Nadia Denton [link to www.nadiadenton.com] is film industry specialist with over a decade of experience as a Curator, Impact Producer and Author. Her focus has been on cinema of the African diaspora, she specialises in Nigerian Cinema and is author of two books The Black British Filmmakers Guide to Success and The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood [link to www.beyondnollywood.com]. Nadia is also an official V&A African Heritage Tour Guide [link to www.africanheritagetour.co.uk].
Industry Insights - The EFM Podcast puts a spotlight on highly topical and trendsetting industry issues, thereby creating a compass for the forthcoming film year. The year-round podcast is produced in cooperation with Goethe-Institut.