Malmö, Sweden: BUFF Think Tank. Mapping a SWOT in three dimensions.
Using the 'Holy Trinity' as a frame onto which an invited panel of media proffessionals from across the Nordics, could map the variety of creative, financial and business factors that are curently shaping the children's media landscape. Those present included:
Linda Hambäck, Lee Film, Sweden
Anttu Harlin, Anima Boutique, Finland
Ida Brinck-Lund, Brinck-Lund Media ApS, Denmark
Ulf Synnerholm, Filmlance
Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen, Julia Jarl, Daniel Lundquist & Cecilia Grubb, BUFF
As per their website 'BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö, was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit organization. The aim was, and still is, to screen good films for children and young people as well as adults. A meeting place for people working with children, young people and film. BUFF strives to open the possibilities for more influences from Europe and the rest of the world by showing films that might never be screened otherwise. In the cinema we get to meet different cultures, hear foreign languages and tag along on endless adventures. BUFF considers children and young people to be the most exciting resource we´ve got, our future.'