Plans for the future
Apart from revisiting the accomplishments of the past few years, our participants also gave shape to NICAM’s future plans. What effects does 2020’s Media Act have on NICAM, and what do NICAM’s new systems, such as Kijkwijzer Online, look like? What role can Kijkwijzer continue to play in the growing and increasingly borderless media landscape? How can Kijkwijzer stay effective and relevant? What are the limits of NICAM’s competence? All of these themes were discussed during presentations and conversations with, among others, Peter Eijsvoogel (Dutch Media Authority), Esther Rozendaal (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Wim Bekkers and Tiffany van Stormbroek (former and current director of NICAM), Violet Luif and Anne Sadza (Radboud University/Kijkwijzer).
Farewell to the board
During the symposium we bade farewell to our old governance structure and, as such, to NICAM’s chairman, Boris van der Ham. We also shared some news about the new structure. Toine Maes, former director and chairman of the board of Kennisnet, was introduced as the chairman of NICAM’s new Supervisory Board.
We believe that watching audiovisual content is the most amazing thing there is. We don’t normally judge content but due to Kijkwijzer’s 20th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate content. We asked coders to nominate scenes in each of the Kijkwijzer categories – fear, sex, drugs, violence, coarse language and discrimination – that impressed them the most. A panel of experts chose the winners, who received their Kijkwijzer Awards during the symposium. The Kijkwijzer Awards went to:
Violence: Inglourious Basterds – 2009 - Universal Pictures
Coarse language: Bro’s before Hoes - 2013 - Dutch FilmWorks
Sex: Call Me by Your Name - 2017 Sony Pictures
Fear: Saw - 2004 Lionsgate
Discrimination: Django Unchained - 2012 - Sony Pictures
Smoking, alcohol and drugs: Midsommar - 2017 - Dutch FilmWorks