This fall, the College of Media presents the Ebert Symposium Series with three virtual panel discussions. Join us online starting Thursday, Oct. 8, with a panel on The Movie Industry in a Time of Change, moderated by Ebertfest co-founder Chaz Ebert and Ebertfest director Nate Kohn. The panel will examine the film industry in a time of great change, from the global pandemic wrought by COVID-19 to the protests following the death of George Floyd and concomitant efforts to dismantle systemic racism in the United States. The filmmaker panel will also discuss how movies get made, who gets to make them, and how movies get to be seen and exhibited in light of recent challenges.
The Ebert Symposium Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 22, for a discussion on Documentary Film and Social Change, and Thursday, Nov. 5, for a discussion on Representation in Media, both moderated by College of Media faculty members.
Each event will be broadcast on both the Ebertfest YouTube channel and Facebook page at 5 p.m. CST on their respective dates.
See program details and updates at https://media.illinois.edu/EbertSymposium2020.