The research pertains to the period August 2020-July 2021 on focuses on how festivals made use of different viewing patterns: physical presence, where festivals are held in physical spaces, hybrid festival, which combine physical presence and online viewing, and online, where festivals films are screened exclusively online. The number of festivals surveyed is 13, while research data includes, among others, 12 interviews with artistic directors, general managers and project leaders. More specifically, the film festivals that participated were the following: Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, San Sebastián, Zurich, Karlovy Vary, BFI of London, Rotterdam, Thessaloniki, Gothenburg, Ghent, Les Arcs and Dublin. The research was supported by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the research project CONEX-Plus of the Carlos III University of Madrid, as well as the Berlin Senate.
Τhe presentation of the research on "Pan-European Film Festivals in Transition? Covid and beyond” was held within the framework of the Agora Talks of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November).