Industry Insights - The EFM Podcast

Industry Insights - The EFM Podcast is about and for the entertainment industry. The podcast features long episodes as a year-round series, with short episodes to be aired exclusively during the the EFM.

As the first international film market of the year, the European Film Market is where the film industry starts its business of the year. 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 podcast features in-depth analyses of the film industry’s current challenges and strategies in order to tap into the most dynamic debates. Together with our partner Goethe-Institut, Industry Insights - The EFM Podcast will be covering the most pressing strategic industry topics such as digitising the business and diversity & inclusion as well as social, environmental and economic sustainability and the power of community building.

The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, e.g. Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Industry Insights - The EFM Podcast is one of the Berlinale podcasts and is provided in cooperation with Goethe-Institut.

Season 2

In its second season, the EFM podcast will reflect on one of the most urgent issues of our time: social sustainability in the film, TV and media landscape – with a specific focus on diversity & inclusion. We will hear from hands-on activities and actions, new impulses and pathways. In addition, the second season wants to shine a light on the pressing question of how to foster a resilient industry, creating the necessary framework for a healthy life balance, reorganization, education and rethinking of the modus operandi that has already lasted for a long time in the film and creative industries.

Industry Insights #12: Equity & Tech

This episode, featuring guest speakers Mike Musante, Tiffany Lin and Mbali Ndhlovu, deals with the subject of equity and inclusion in the creative tech industries by exploring the intersections of marginalised professionals and creatives with tech platforms, organisations and communities. From algorithms to blockchain and from the giants of Silicone Valley to the start-up tech scenes of the Global South, this episode begs the important questions of how tech can be decolonised by removing its embedded biases, how it can be used to democratize access and how it can provide a platform for previously underserved and unheard communities.
This season of Industry Insights – the EFM Podcast has been produced in cooperation with Goethe-Institut, and supported by Creative Europe Media which co-funds the EFM’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative. This particular episode has been curated in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and is hosted by Johanna Koljonen.

Release: May 16
Length: 63'

Industry Insights #11: Accessibility Beyond and Behind the Screen

Featuring the insights of thought leaders, policymakers and activists, this episode will explore the multitude of barriers faced by Disabled professionals in the film industry as well as the numerous organisations, initiatives and movements created to attain universal accessibility and to highlight the invaluable contributions of Disabled creatives to film culture. In an industry that does not generally value Disabled talent nor employ them to tell or embody Disabled stories, this episode will beg the important question of which moral, mental and organisational shifts need to take place in order to address these issues meaningfully.
In partnership with the British Film Institute.

Release: March 25
Length: 54'

Industry Insights Special: What's at Stake in Ukraine - a Filmmakers' Conversation

This podcast episode is dedicated to the current invasion of Ukraine. Tamara Tatishvili (Head of Training - MEDICI the Film Funding Journey) is moderating this episode and speaks with Julia Sinkevych (Producer, Ukraine), Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer (Producer, Germany), and Keti Machavariani (Producer/ Director, Georgia). They talk about the fact that the war in Ukraine did not start on 24 February, but eight years ago with the annexation of Crimea. We hear four women and their fear on the one hand and their will to stand up for peace on the other. Film and cinema have enormous power; those have to be used and supported in the right way. Because the misuse for propaganda purposes is a real a danger. In this time more than ever the film industry needs to stand together. Filmmakers have the tools to reach a big audience. The industry should endorse Ukrainian film projects from the past to achieve awareness and gather financial resources to support the fight for freedom in Ukraine.

Release: March 11
Length: 43'

Industry Insights #9: New Native Cinema: Indigenous Film Criticism in Focus

hosted by Nadia Denton (Curator, Impact Producer & Author) guests: Leo Koziol (Founder & Director, Wairoa Māori Film Festival), Leena Minifie (Artist, Writer, Curator), David Hernández Palmar (Journalist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Curator)
Release: February 18

Length: 60'

Industry Insights #8: Unlocking Creativity through a Healthy Workplace

hosted by Johanna Koljonen (Media Analyst), guests: Diego Hangartner (Pharmacologist, Coach), Laurence Lascary (Producer, Co-Chair of Collectif 50/50)
Release: December 3

Length: 66'

Industry Insights #7: Generation Next's Perspective on Futurism & Equity

hosted by Nadia Denton (Curator, Impact Producer & Author), guest: Jerry Hoffmann (Actor, Director)
Release: August 20

Length: 42'

Season 1

Industry Insights #6: (Co-)Producing Internationally: A Personal Approach with Ewa Puszczyńska

hosted by Johanna Koljonen (Media Analyst), guest: Ewa Puszczyńska (Producer and Production Manager)
Release: June 11

Length: 46'

Industry Insights #5: Global North – Global South: Narrative Sovereignty (#2)

hosted by Nadia Denton (Curator, Impact Producer & Author), guests: Tamara Falicov (Professor of Film Studies, University Kansas), Tiny Mungwe (Documentary Film & Arts Producer), Tessa Boerman (Filmmaker, Programmer, Cultural Advisor), Tamara Dawit (Director, Producer), Lamia Belkaied Guiga (Film Critic, Teacher, University of Carthage), Abhishek Nilamber (Artist, Curator, Artistic Producer)
Release: May 7

Length: 56'

Industry Insights #4: Global North – Global South: Narrative Sovereignty (#1)

hosted by Nadia Denton (Curator, Impact Producer & Author), guests: Tamara Falicov (Professor of Film Studies, University Kansas), Tiny Mungwe (Documentary Film & Arts Producer), Tessa Boerman (Filmmaker, Programmer, Cultural Advisor), Tamara Dawit (Director, Producer), Lamia Belkaied Guiga (Film Critic, Teacher, University of Carthage), Abhishek Nilamber (Artist, Curator, Artistic Producer)
Release: April 9

Length: 63'

Industry Insights #3: Philly D.A. & the Doc-Series Boom

hosted by Nadia Denton (Curator, Impact Producer & Author), guests: Yoni Brook (Producer, Creator, Director), Josh Penn (Producer), Nicole Salazar (Producer, Creator)
Release: March 4, 12 noon

Length: 56'

Industry Insights #2: Transforming Storytelling Together: Nostradamus 2021

hosted by Johanna Koljonen (Media Analyst), guest: John Giwa-Amu (Producer, CEO, Good Gate Media)
Release: March 3, 12noon

Length: 46'

Industry Insights #1: Macrotrends in Production: Ampère Analysis

hosted by Johanna Koljonen (Media Analyst), guest: Guy Bisson (Research Director, Ampère Analysis)
Release: Feb 25, 12noon

Length: 34'

EFM Morning Brief 2022

Kick off your day with EFM’s short audio companion: the daily EFM Morning Brief.

10min to keep you up to speed with the latest news, featuring a guest correspondent from a major trade magazine and followed by What's on for Today, a short outlook to help you navigate the EFM 2022 Industry Sessions and spot highlights and tips for the day. Make sure to tune into our EFM Morning Brief to stay on top of the essentials and get the latest EFM Buzz!

Release, February 10-15, 8 am CET