Reality Check

Reality Check 2021 sessions info

This year, Reality Check will host two online sessions: Each session will start with a panel discussion for all industry guests, followed by an invitation-only closed roundtable session.

Reality Check: Telling a Different Story

4 Feb 11:30-13:30 CET

How can the industry better support a storyteller from the inception of an idea through reaching an audience whether they are working in shorts or feature films, a VR/XR work, web series, multimedia installation or anything in between? How can the whole ecosystem – including festivals, markets, funders, distributors and exhibitors -- better prepare for a plurality of voices and support fresh storytelling across all formats, without confining them to preconceived notions and existing structures?

Reality Check: Funding Our Inclusive Future

5 Feb 11:30-13:30 CET

How are Europe’s public and private funders looking to a more inclusive future? As the industry evolves to better reflect a diverse society and a diverse community of storytellers, how can we affect change within a complex infrastructure that will ultimately prove fundamental, lasting and sustainable? How can we tackle the challenges that are still preventing underrepresented voices from being fully included in the conversations?


  • Esther Schmidt

    Co-curator & producer Reality Check

  • Wendy Mitchell

    Curator and moderator

  • Marit van den Elshout

    Head of IFFR Pro