About us

Media & Culture Fast Forward is a VRT initiative in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Youth and Media about the future of media and culture. It emanated from Media Fast Forward, an annual inspiration and networking festival that brings together professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, researchers and policy makers of the media industry to think about digital challenges. 

We want to be an accessible platform for new ideas and bring the Flemish media, culture, technology and innovation sector in contact with each other and with international innovators. 

We want to listen to what others have to say and innovate with you. 

Because bringing people together and working together strengthens our position as a public broadcaster. And the power to strengthen a society is inherent in both culture and media. The link to culture therefore feels very intuitive.

This year’s theme is ‘Ctrl Act Del’, in which we focus on how to resurrect and consider our social responsibility in this reboot.

We’d like to welcome you digitally from Monday December 14 until Wednesday December 16.
Check out our programme for more info about the sessions.

Together, we will guide Flanders to tomorrow’s society!

We’re on the verge of something huge.
A new beginning. A new chapter. A new story.
This story is not a book, film or TV series, not a game, interactive experience or web format. It’s all those things at once.

What story are we talking about? Time will tell. But that’s not the question. Who’s holding the pen? That’s what it’s all about. Who’s behind the wheel? Who owns the story? 

We’ve learned the hard way that, more than ideology, technology determines the future. A conversation about the future of our media, our culture, is therefore a conversation about technology.
This conversation has been redefined this year. Yesterday, technology was a threat. Today, we flee into her arms.
We now spend even more time looking at our screens. But what business model is behind this? How sustainable is it? What value does it create? For us, as a citizen, as a society. 

Technology may be a disruption. Yet at the same time, it is a driver for progress and change.
Those who understand this, those who act and innovate, they make the future.

Changemakers of tomorrow, it’s time for a new start. Time to reboot. Time to act.