What is INPUT?
INPUT is a documentary and television festival located at the Media Park in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It is organized by the NPO (Netherlands Public Broadcasting), the NOS (Dutch Broadcasting Foundation) and the audiovisual museum Beeld en Geluid (Image and Sound).
INPUT is organized on a yearly basis in order to inspire public broadcasting journalists and program makers, as well as confront them with new or striking productions from their own field, in the hope that this will stimulate more experimentation and innovation. The festival aims to bring together colleagues of different broadcasting organizations as well as invite the makers of selected films to discuss their process and choices. INPUT also explicitly intends to allow professionals to interact and network with each other.
INPUT 2010 and INPUT 2011 both drew over 300 visitors. The last edition was a big success thanks to the wide range of genres in the different screening rooms and the interactive element created by the (video)discussions and active use of social media like Twitter. For this 8th edition on the 8th of October we hope to at least equal the amount of visitors we had last year, and maybe even top it by selecting an even more interesting range of movies for this edition.
It is possible to register as a visitor trough this website, by following the link ‘Aanmelden’ in the main menu. The entrance is free of charge, but beware: there’s a limit to the total number of visitors, so make sure to register in time. After registering and receiving your confirmation, it’s possible to attend the festival for the whole day.
We usually have four different screening rooms for four different focuses of interest, plus a room for workshops with documentary makers.
In the News room we concentrate on current affairs films, preferably dealing on issues of the last twelve months. With a lot of journalists in the audience we have a lively discussion with the film maker about his/her choices and angles, and about the obstacles he/she encountered while filming.
In the Sports room we screen new documentaries on sports issues, trends or portraits of individuals and teams, with discussions with the maker or the leading figure in sports.
The Human room shows films about the daily life of people, with all the highs and lows that are part of it. With our selection we try to stay close to current discussions in our society. The films can be either fictional or factual.
In the Formats room we present a range of new television format ideas, the latest trends of international conferences for TV program makers like MIPCOM and EBU.
All day long professional documentary makers will gather in a separate room to discuss their work and share their experience with each other and the audience.
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
Media Park, Sumatralaan 45
1217 GP Hilversum
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Phone organisation INPUT: 00316 53293865
Phone Beeld en Geluid: 003135 6775555
Are you a film maker?
Film makers that wish to enter their film for the INPUT 2012 selection can contact the organization via firstname.lastname@example.org. We request you to attach a synopsis and if possible a link to the concerning movie.