Participation of Androulla Vassiliou in the 66th Cannes International Film Festival: opening of a conference on the cultural exception and round table on cinema and other forms of art
On 20 May 2013, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, travelled to Cannes, in France where she attended the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
On this occasion, she participated in opening of a conference on the cultural exception and in a round table on the future of cinema as entertainment, moderated by Ian Christie, British film scholar .
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General views of "La Croisette", in Cannes, France (4 shots)
||Round table on cinema and other forms of art with the participation of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Shirin Neshat, Iranian filmmaker, Bill Thompson, Technology Consultant for BBC News Online, Chris Auty, British filmmaker, Jürgen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Ian Christie, British film scholar, Teho Teardo, Italian musician and composer, and Wim Vandekeybus, Belgian choreographer and dancer
||Round table with Androulla Vassiliou giving a speech (2 shots)
||Ian Christie speaking and Chris Auty taking some notes (2 shots)
||Round table with Androulla Vassiliou listening to Wim Vandekeybus (3 shots)
||General view of the conference "Strengthening cultural exception in tomorrow's Europe"
||Androulla Vassiliou with Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, (3 shots)
||General views of the conference room (4 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou heading to the podium
||Cutaway of cameramen
||Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): I wish to reaffirm today that our cultural policies often refer to us the cultural exception are not up for negotiation. They never have been and, as far as this Commission is concerned, they never will be. They constitute a red line in the negotiation of any of international trade agreement, including the one with the USA.
||Cutaways of the audience (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): Under no circumstances, should we compromise on diversity of our culture. The commission mindful of its treaty based responsibilities to European culture has made these issues clear to the Member States in the Council. It is now up to the Council to work on the Commission's proposal. The objective is to start the negotiations with a clear mandate for the EU negotiator including the red lines that must be respected. And in my mind, these three red lines are: first, existing EU policies and instruments and corresponding measures at Member States level shall not be affected by the negotiations. Second, existing national measures to regulate the audiovisual sector and support domestic and European content shall not be affected either. And third and most important, we should maintain our ability to continue to adapt and develop meaningful policies for cultural diversity both at EU and Member States level. For me, those red lines are clear and simple.
||Androulla Vassiliou, Chris Dodd and Aurélie Filippetti, French Minister for Culture and Communication, posing for the picture
||Androulla Vassiliou and Aurélie Filippetti going outside for a photo
||Androulla Vassiliou and Aurélie Filippetti posing for the picture with the cartoon on "Cultural exception is not negociable"