Geraldine Gonard , Directora de CONECTA Fiction
Conecta FICTION Reboot came to an end after two weeks of exclusively online activity, where it managed to gather 400 professionals, half of whom are Spanish, which confirms the desire and need of the Spanish industry to open up to the world.
In terms of nationalities, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom were the three countries with the highest participation from Europe, while the United States, Mexico, and Argentina were the countries with the highest participation from America. Regarding the sessions and workshops, the opening session broadcasted from Pamplona (Navarre, Spain) had the highest attendance, with 1460 unique users. This figure, that triples the number of registered professionals was a free open session and indicates a clear interest in knowing what Conecta FICTION Reboot would be like. Other sessions that stood out were Rebooting Co-productions and Rebooting the Talent followed by 60% of the registered participants.
Géraldine Gonard, director of Conecta FICTION Reboot, takes stock of the virtual event: "In this assessment, I would like to thank all the professionals who made this first stage of Conecta FICTION 4 possible. The number of accredited people was very good, technically the online platform (that was self-developed) has worked and, as organizers, we believe that we have been able to honor the trust bestowed upon us by the Government of Navarre and our sponsors. In the last 3 months, the volume of online meetings, conferences, panels, lectures, master classes, etc., has been enormous… perhaps even excessive. That is why creating different content was a very demanding exercise. The virtual networking, agenda, and services were also complex exercises. We know that many participants had to divide their time between their tasks, calls, video conferences, and the event's agenda. Honestly, it has been very challenging, but we are happy that saw it through and that Conecta had its space in June. September will be different and we will try to scale up the activities to encourage as many professional meetings as possible, which are quite missed nowadays”.
The central topic of the panels in Conecta FICTION 4 was the concept of "reboot". Rebooting the industry, talent, and co-productions and, in order to recreate the environment of proximity and reciprocity of previous editions, the online workshops called CROSS-TALKS were born.
Conecta FICTION Reboot will return to the Baluarte Conference Centre in Pamplona (Navarre, Spain) on September 2 and 3. It will be a hybrid format that allows virtual participation for professionals who cannot travel from their countries due to the pandemic.
The number of accredited people was very good, technically the online platform (that was self-developed) has worked and, as organizers, we believe that we have been able to honor the trust bestowed upon us by the Government of Navarre and our sponsors” Géraldine Gonard Director of Conecta FICTION Reboot