Industry Insights – The EFM Podcast is presented by the European Film Market of the Berlinale. Hosted by industry analyst Johanna Koljonen and curator-producer Nadia Denton, it delves deep into the rapidly evolving film industry.
The Looking Glass research project published in 2020 revealed a mental health crisis within the Film and TV Industry in the UK. This issue is most likely a problem all over the world. In this episode, pharmacologist and Coach Diego Hangartner gives a broad picture of the impact stress has on us, and explains what causes stress and in which way it affects creative thinking. At the moment Diego is working on an interdisciplinary project “The Wheel of Mental Balance” - a methodology to cultivate a healthy and resilient mind. In this conversation he gives ideas on how people working in the film industry can take care of their mental health and explains that production sustainability and an environment without fear is a goal to achieve. Many threats to mental health are systemic and need to be addressed there as well, as producer and co-chair of Collectif 50/50 Laurence Lascary shares her perspective on this issue in part two of this episode. As a producer running a small company, Laurence tackles obstacles connected to well-being by sharing what she does to create a safe and healthy working environment.
The Berlinale’s European Film Market is the first international film market of the year, where the film industry starts its business. 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.