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‘FERA Directors in Dialogue’ is a new European initiative launched by FERA to strengthen the intercultural exchange between directors across Europe in a series of dialogues held in several European Film Festivals.
It is the director’s vision that drives the practical and creative collaboration process of filmmaking. The director’s function, from preproduction to the final print, is to mould all the creative elements of the work into a cohesive, aesthetic whole. It is this role that gives the director responsibility for the resulting work. This creative drive and responsibility cause director to reflect deeply on a broad spectrum of European cultural and industrial issues which impact directly on their work: the organisation and funding of film, legislation relating to film, technological and political developments and new aesthetic challenges.
‘FERA Directors in Dialogue’ searches for a truthful European cross border cooperation, for bringing cultural exchange in Cinema and in Film Festivals places, for its political impact on the future of European audiovisual policy and, finally, in its intention to create a model that can be transferred in other European contexts.
The first pilot Dialogue took place in Cannes during Directors’ Fortnight 2009 between Japanese director Naomi Kawase, winner of «Carosse d’Or» 2009, and French director Vincent Dieutre.