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 #8: Unlocking Creativity through a Healthy Workplace

hosted by Johanna Koljonen and Nadia Denton
Release: December 3

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.

This podcast episode has been developed in collaboration with Locarno Pro on the occasion of their previous StepIn think tank.
The year-round podcast is produced in cooperation with Goethe-Institut.

Length: 66'

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

hosted by Nadia Denton
Release: August 20

Length: 42'

Season 1

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

hosted by Johanna Koljonen
Release: June 11

Length: 46'

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

hosted by Nadia Denton
Release: May 7

Length: 56'

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

hosted by Nadia Denton
Release: April 9

Length: 63'

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

hosted by Nadia Denton, 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)
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 2021

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 2021 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, March 1-5, 8am CET