Input 2008 Joburg will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 4-10 May
INPUT AT A GLANCE
Input (the acronym is derived from INternational PUblic Television) is an annual weeklong showcase where the rules of broadcasting are challenged and redefined. Now celebrating its 30th year, this event is the only global showcase that focuses specifically on innovative programmes produced in the public interest.
The official website for Input2008 is at www.input2008.org.za
Input exists to:
- Give exposure to programmes on merit, without regard to national pride or commercial interest
- Stimulate discussions with critical emphasis on the role of the filmmaker, producer and broadcaster as socially responsible communicators
- Further the flow of quality cultural programming in recognition of television’s potential to promote better understanding among the world’s different cultures.
Input is dedicated to the proposition that television should be a public service in the public interest… That access to the most honest, innovative, provocative, courageous and challenging broadcasting is a universal fundamental human right.
Input has organised international television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for 30 years. This unique event – held in a different country each year – encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programmes from around the world.
The host country contributes the conference site, the secretariat, the technical facilities and the resources needed to put on that year’s conference. Broadcast organisations often help pay for their people to attend. In recent years, as the television world has changed, more independent TV producers, directors, and writers pay their own way to Input.