What does artistic autonomy mean in cinema today? Can cinema across genres still act as a medium of personal expression and cultural significance? And how do these translate during a time of increasing awareness around notions of identity, diversity and gender equality in our culture at large? Who is given the platform to tell their story and how? Join curator Vanja Kaludjercic of MUBI to find out on the last day of our conference.

Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Social Cinema
Kunsthal Charlottenborg

 The day is curated and hosted by:

Vanja Kaludjercic
Head of Acquisitions

Vanja Kaludjercic works for the curated streaming platform MUBI as Director of Acquisitions. Previously, she was part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland Film Meeting, Les Arcs European Film Festival, Paris Co-Production Village and worked at Sarajevo Film Festival and CPH:DOX.

Nicolas Winding Refn and Efe Cakarel in Conversation

We are witnessing changes that have fundamental impact on the artistic form of cinema. MUBI’s Efe Cakarel and visionary filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn will discuss artistic autonomy in today’s filmmaking, the ongoing transformation of how content is developed and the plethora of ways the audience consumes it.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Efe Cakarel
CEO & Founder

First-person Storytelling

In first-person storytelling, form and narrative are inseparable and everything is at stake: identity, vulnerability, the right to self-expression and the confidence to actually pull it off. CPH:DOX 2019 filmmakers Mia Engberg and Mania Akbari will discuss the challenges of personal expression through their works.

Mia Engberg

Mania Akbari

Image, Narrative, Politics

In an over-saturated visual culture, at a time where identity and representation have entered the core of our conversations, who determines how we understand the images and narratives that surround us? An intimate discussion between Tate Modern’s Andrea Lissoni and a contemporary artist to be announced.

Andrea Lissoni
Senior Curator
International Art (Film)
Tate Modern

Personal Expression and Inclusion

Awareness around the notions of identity, diversity and gender equality is increasing rapidly, however content accessibility, funding and exhibition remain unevenly distributed. A passionate conversation about equality, representation and how institutions can better support artists in the current cultural landscape.

Speakers to be announced

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