PROGRESS

History Summit

The Future of History in Media.

A hub for creatives, broadcasters, streamers, archive researchers, historians and producers. Keynote addresses and specialist sessions with international industry experts and VIPs.

Narrating history shapes the future.

Director Agnès Varda stands on the back of her cameraman and looks through the camera.

The PROGRESS History Summit invites those involved in historical film production worldwide to an open dialogue about their collective impact.

The History Summit is an international platform to question traditional cinematic storytelling, to open new perspectives, and to initiate innovative projects.

Keynote speeches, panel discussions, thematic group talks, moderated lunch roundtables, one-to-one meetings, and evening receptions facilitate connections for filmmakers in a divided and divisive world.

History Summit 2023
"A new space for collective and responsible reflection on factual content and context within and outside the documentary industry"

Aurélie Reman, COO & Head of Partnerships/ Sunny Side of the Doc

Aurélie Reman, COO & Head of Partnerships/ Sunny Side of the Doc
"I'm filled with so much to ponder, especially as we witness the unfolding world events and history before our eyes. As a Curator of History for the public, I return with a renewed sense of responsibility for the work we do."

Jason Steinhauer, Founder & CEO/ History Communication Institute

Speakers 2023
Keynote Speaker
Erik van de Loo

Prof. Erik van de Loo

Psychoanalyst & Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD, Co-Founder & Program Co-Director of “The Executive Master in Change”

Keynote Speaker
Sergei Loznitsa - Fotocredit: Atoms & Void

Sergei Loznitsa

Director, Author & Producer/ Ukraine

Keynote Speaker
Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter

Documentary filmmaker, founder of Trilogy Films/ USA

Speaker

Rula Ghani

Former First Lady of Afghanistan, Past President of WBFN (World Bank Family Network) 2008-2010, social worker

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Dr. Ashraf Ghani

Former President of Afghanistan

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HE Dr. Fatou Bensouda

Gambian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom/ Gambia

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Elizabeth Klinck

Elizabeth Klinck

Archive Producer & Owner E Klinck Research/ Canada

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Louise Rosen

Editorial & business consultant, producer, sales agent/ USA

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Lucio Mollica

Lucio Mollica

Documentary Director & Producer/ Germany

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Angela Steidele © Heike Steinweg/Suhrkamp Verlag

Angela Steidele

Author/ Germany

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Maryam Ebrahimi

Maryam Ebrahimi

Producer & director, Cat Eye Production/ Sweden

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Gian Micalessin

Gian Micalessin

War Correspondent, Il Giornale / Italy

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Eva Wolfangel - Fotocredit: Helena Ebel

Eva Wolfangel

Science & tech journalist/ Germany

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Ruth Berry