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FM - First Motion Berlinale Reception 2012: transmedia in progress!

Almost 600 Filmmakers and creatives in the media industries, friends and First Motion partners from the Baltic Sea Region got together at the First Motion Berlinale Reception on 14 February 2012, picking up the latest developments of First Motion and discussing the digital future of media production in relaxed atmosphere.

The reception was held during this year's Berlin International Film Festival in the representation of Land Schleswig-Holstein to the Federation in Berlin.
It was opened with an address of welcome by Heinz Maurus, State Secretary for Europe and Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein to the federation. First Motion representative Bernd-Günther Nahm (Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein/Germany) gave a short review on the projects, ideas and digital innovations which were realised with support of First Motion in the last twelve months.

Dr. Indrek Ibrus, Baltic Film and Media School (Tallinn/Estonia), focussed on the experiences with the first cross media MA studies at Tallinn University. David Anders Holme, University of Agder (Kristiansand/Norway), and Wenancjusz Szuster, Lodz Film Commission (Lodz/Poland), explained the newest developments of the Baltic Universe platform and the Budget Planning Tool for media producers.

Many guests took the opportunity to look inside the development of the current projects supported in their development by First Motion, part-financed by the EU. Eight producers of the second call screened the state of their projects, described their experiences and explained how they will proceed. Besides of that, many visitors viewed the documentary FISH & ONIONS and the animated episodes of personal memories by 15YOUNGBYYOUNG, both supported projects out of the first call.

In run-up to the reception the First Motion partners from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Sweden had a two-day meeting at the Berlinale to make detailed plans on their work in 2012, the final year of the project. The new First Motion advisory board met too, aiming for strategic support of the media industries in the Baltic Sea Region after First Motion will have run out at the end of this year.

published 06.03.2012