These are indeed strange times. The coronavirus outbreak has seen a worldwide lockdown, many industries including film and TV put on hold, and arts and cultural events and institutions cancelled and closed. Yet, we have also seen extraordinary resilience, community spirit and support from all parts of our industry. There is no doubt that the global pandemic will bring about seismic shifts for the media landscape, but how these will manifest themselves or what this may mean for the future of film as an artform is, as yet, unknown.
We will explore these questions and more throughout our twice monthly series of virtual panels and group discussions. We will welcome speakers from all parts of the industry and from across the globe to discuss the current state of the industry and what the future may hold. Our virtual session series will be available to all Digital Industry pass holders to watch online and more sessions will be announced between June and the end of our Autumn programmes. [link to shift 72]