Due to Covid-19, this year's Copenhagen TV Festival will be digital. The decision has been made together with the festival's primary partners - Nordic Entertainment Group, Discovery Networks Denmark, DR, TV 2 and XEE. The festival will still be held as planned on 23-24 November 2020.
It is, of course, a shame that we cannot meet as we usually do. However, one advantage of a digital festival is that even more people from the TV industry can gain access to some of all the inspiration that the festival has to offer. We want to create a digital festival for as many people in the industry as possible, and our ambition is still to preserve the community feeling and professional inspiration.
Mette Sig, Festival Director of Copenhagen TV Festival.
During the two festival days, there will be a morning program consisting of sessions with some of the festival's main speakers and yearly returning popular sessions. For instance, the morning program could be seen together with colleagues - either physically or virtually. The rest of the program can be streamed on-demand exactly when it fits into the participants own program. In addition to rethinking the festival format, podcasts have also been added to the festival’s repertoire. In total, there will be approx. 25 sessions.
Some might think “Oh no, a digital festival”, but forget about webinars and long Zoom sessions with large panels. It is out clear ambition to create a tight and strong digital program. Therefore, we have thought a lot about the format, and in close collaboration with the industry, we have developed a digital festival model. The model offers a morning program that should provide a sense of community and an on-demand program with shorter formats adapted to streaming and podcasts.
Maria Lyngsø Hougaard, Editor at Copenhagen TV Festival