During the 29th FilmFestival Cottbus, 14 film journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia came together for a four-day workshop.
Under the title "Civil society discourse in film journalism", participants from all areas of the media have been sensitised for differentiated reporting on films that transport and discuss civil society values. Headed by film journalist Marta Balaga (Cineuropa, Variety), the participants have been made aware of possibilities to reflect and promote civil society processes through film analysis or with the help of analytical articles on filmic trends.
At the 29th FFC the participants watched eleven films and interviewed several directors.
Here you can find the links to all texts and videos of the participants that have been published so far: collection of links (PDF).
The workshop was organized in co-operation between the FilmFestival Cottbus and the Batumi International Art House Film Festival, where its first part was held in September 2019. It was supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.