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Relive the Are You Series? Festival

From 8 to 12 December 2021 Bozar turned the spotlight on series again with the Are You Series? festival. Discover some of the highlights of the event.

After a cancelled edition, the TV series festival finally took place last December, with exclusive previews and special guests during 5 evening screenings and a day of professional encounters. The series focused on the theme of revolt: against violence against women (H24), against political corruption (Pandora), against the relocation of work and the desertion of the countryside (The Last Socialist Artefact), against the power of money over bodies and lives (The Window). The professional encounter highlighted the paradigm shifts taking place in the audiovisual sector: equality, diversity and improved working conditions for all workers. Relive four key moments of the festival here.


Panel 1

Prevention and training: how can employers, subsidising bodies and co-producers ensure the safety of all workers on and off the set? (FR)

Introduction by Pay Your Shoot

Round table with Alice Gadbled (Elles font des films), Sandrine Brauer (Collectif 50/50), Mieke Van den Broeck (Progress Law) Jan Vermoesen (Mediarte), Annabella Nezri (UPFF)

Moderated by Elli Mastorou

Panel 2

Intimacy coach: myths and reality about a new profession (EN/FR)

Interview with Olivia Troy - Intimacy Coordinator (NYC) (EN)

Round-table with Salomé Richard (actress), Laurent Micheli (director) and Paloma Garcia Martens (costume designer, intimacy coordination training) (FR)

Moderated by Elli Mastorou

Panel 3

Workshop on bias and stereotypes in fiction writing and directing (EN) by Dr Mary Harrod (University of Warwick)

Panel 4

Presentation of Elles Font Des Films and Wanda's 2022 political support and action plans. Followed by a working session on collaborations to strengthen the reach of ongoing actions in many federations and institutions

Round table with Aurore Boraczek (, Baptiste Charles (Cabinet of Minister Bénédicte Linard), Géraldine Doignon (Elles font des films), Sarah Carlot (Elles font des films), Marc Janssen (RTBF), Jan Vermoesen (Mediarte)

Moderated by Elli Mastorou