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Manu Guddait

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 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 below and 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 and co-funded by Creative Europe MEDIA.

Season 3

Industry Insights #30: Post-Peak Perspectives: Finding New Opportunities in the Series Landscape

Release: February 18, 2024
Length: 36'

Industry Insights #29: The Three Fundamental Keystones of Successful Archival Filmmaking

Release: February 15, 2024
Length: 48'

Industry Insights #28: Global Voices, Local Roots: Producers Blazing the Way

Release: January 31, 2024
Length: 42'

Industry Insights #27: International Film Sales: The Now and the Next

Release: January 18, 2024
Length: 48'

Industry Insights #26: Innovative Production Tools: Shaping the Future of Filmmaking

Release: December 14, 2023
Length: 43'

Industry Insights #25: Co-Production Strategies for Drama Series Today

Release: December 1, 2023
Length: 34'

Industry Insights #24: How Subscription Models are Vitalising the Big Screen

hosted by Nadia Denton.

Release: November 13, 2023
Length: 37'

Industry Insights #23: Finance Trends across the Ecosystem

hosted by Wendy Mitchell.

Release: September 28, 2023
Length: 38'

Industry Insights #22: How Do We Reach and Engage with Young Audiences? #2

hosted by Johanna Koljonen.

Release: June 8, 2023
Length: 38'

Industry Insights #21: How Do We Reach and Engage with Young Audiences?

hosted by Nadia Denton.

Release: February 28, 2023
Length: 35'

Industry Insights #20: Making a Mark in Unstable Environments: An Encouraging Conversation

hosted by Nadia Denton.

Release: February 23, 2023
Length: 43'

Industry Insights #19: Quo Vadis TV: Major Trends in the Series Landscape

hosted by Max Goldbart.

Release: February 20, 2023
Length: 36'

Industry Insights #18: Future-proofing Financing Strategies for Feature Films and TV Series

hosted by: Johanna Koljonen.

Release: February 14, 2023
Length: 46'

Industry Insights #17: Adopt and Adapt: Solutions for Smart Producing

hosted by: AC Coppens

Release: December 21, 2022
Length: 53'

Industry Insights #16: Sustainable Leadership: From Me Perspective To We Perspective

hosted by: Nadia Denton.

Release: November 24, 2022
Length: 35'

Industry Insights #15: Audience Strategies: Empowering Tools For Producers

hosted by: Johanna Koljonen.

Release: November 11, 2022
Length: 47'

Industry Insights #14: Distribution – A Constant New Reality

hosted by: Johanna Koljonen.

Release: October 18, 2022
Length: 62'

Industry Insights #13: Imagining a Sustainable Industry - Nostradamus 2022

hosted by: Johanna Koljonen
Release: July 1

Length: 46'

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

hosted by: Nadia Denton, Johanna Koljonen
Release: May 16

Length: 63'

Industry Insights #11: Accessibility Beyond and Behind the Screen

hosted by Nadia Denton, Johanna Koljonen
Release: March 25

Length: 54'

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

hosted by Tamara Tatishvili
Release: March 11

Length: 43'

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

hosted by Nadia Denton
Release: February 18

Length: 60'

Industry Insights #8: Unlocking Creativity through a Healthy Workplace

hosted by Johanna Koljonen and Nadia Denton
Release: December 3

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 Briefs 2023

Kick off your market days with EFM’s short audio companion: the daily EFM Morning Brief hosted by Wendy Mitchell.

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 2023 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!

EFM Morning Brief – Day 6 with Deadline

provided by guest correspondent Diana Lodderhose

Release: February 21, 8am

EFM Morning Brief – Day 5 with Blickpunkt:Film

provided by guest correspondent Thomas Schultze

Release: February 20, 8am


EFM Morning Brief – Day 4 with IndieWire

provided by guest correspondent Eric Kohn

Release: February 19, 8am

EFM Morning Brief – Day 3 with Variety

provided by guest correspondent Manori Ravindran

Release: February 18, 8am


EFM Morning Brief – Day 2 with The Hollywood Reporter

provided by guest correspondent Scott Roxborough

Release: February 17, 8am

EFM Morning Brief - Day 1 with Screen International

provided by guest correspondent Louise Tutt

Release: February 16, 8am

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