Educational Day

Friday, June 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt, Aulweg 41, 35392 Giessen

Moderation: Astrid Matron

The Educational Day offers lectures and discussions, which are intended to bring together film and media scholars with creators. How do we define web series? How do we decide on the quality of a web series? And how can we look at web series from a film- and media-theoretical perspective?

10:15 am - 10:45 am | Lecture

Where & How Web Series

Speaker: Rose of Dolls

A short guide through when and where web series started, when they became popular, where they are happening, and what the most important factors about different countries are. And last but not least: how do those series look like?

11:00 am - 11:30 am | Lecture

Web Series are the new Nouvelle Vague… Really?

Speaker: Joël Bassaget

Joël Bassaget explains why he compares web series to the Nouvelle Vague and talks about promises and challenges of this new format.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm | Lecture

Digital Series - Inspiring Creativity in Germany and around the World

Speaker: Meredith Burkholder

Technology and the internet have provided a wealth of opportunity for creativity, to tell stories which might not have been told. This creativity has even changed how we work on set, how we write, and of course how we view and consume series.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | Lecture

The Wild West of Film – What’s Next?

Speaker: Otessa Ghadar

Ten Years ago, Otessa Ghadar predicted the end of TV series as we know it. Now, she gives us an insight on how independent filmmaking developed in the web series world and where it can go from here.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Lecture

Case Study: iam.serafina - The First Soap on Snapchat

Speaker: Franziska Gruber

Franziska Gruber, part of the team of Germany’s first snapchat series, lets us in the production process and new ways of storytelling.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm | Panel Discussion

Web Series, a global New Wave - A closer look at a special format

Guests: Rose of Dolls, Prof. Dr. Malte Hagener, Marian Kaiser, Anne Santa Maria

What is so special about web series? How do you work aesthetically with the new format, which narrative concepts are there? How can web series be classified into media history? A theoretical/practical/critical approach.

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