The German initiative of film festival workers, Festivalarbeit, will come together for a first national network meeting at the DOK Leipzig: 59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Among presentations by unions such as Filmunion (ver.di), connexx.av and mediafon, the meeting includes a panel discussion on the status quo and perspectives of festival labor in the German context with me and festival research colleague Tanja Krainhöfer and a plenary session. The network meeting takes place 4 Novemebr 2016 (1-5pm) at Gewerkschaftshaus/Volkshaus (ver.di Geschäftsstelle). Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 30, 04107 Leipzig.
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