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Future of Cinema

The Series came to life in Cannes 2007 was followed by events and panels every year since, in Cannes then Locarno.
What Is the Future of Cinema? Few know, some Share: we dare do both!

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Cinema: challenges of the next decade get on the list of the opening Cannes forum

On the opening day of its 60th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes is proposing a moment of reflection on the opportunities and challenges of the next decade.

Film industry representatives, new media players, journalists and sociologists from around the world will share their experiences and views on how the fast evolving digital economy is shaping new roles for directors, producers and distributors while offering exciting opportunities to creators and audiences.
They will debate on the evolution of audience practices and on the ties between cinema creation and new promotional and broadcast platforms. The following questions will be discussed:
From an audience perspective, how has the digital revolution changed the way films are selected, viewed, watched, interpreted and communicated?
Will the film theatre continue to be the reference for cinema viewing?

What will the new medias for cinema and the audiences of tomorrow be:
Web 2.0, screenings on demand, DVD-HD, VoD, Social communities, Blogs, Vlogs, Mobile Media, Virtual Worlds...?

Will tomorrow's marketplace be split between different categories of films:
Blockbusters, film-events, author films, niche films…?
What new promotional tools are being developed and what are the new business models that are emerging? What could the role and the implication of the duo creator-producer be and what will the impact on the role of the distributor be? How can film festivals play a positive role in accompanying creators in this new environment?

Guest Speakers:
Colin Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Screen International will moderate the discussion between the following guest speakers:
Danah Boyd, Ethnographer and researcher of social media networks and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley (USA)
Emmanuel Ethis, Sociologist in cinema and cinema audience, University of Avignon (France)
Michael Gubbins, Editor, Screen International (United Kingdom)
Thomas Hoegh, Founder and Chairman, Arts Alliance Media (United Kingdom)
Neeraj Roy, CEO, Hungama Mobile (India)
Adrian Sexton, EVP Digital, Participant Productions (USA)
François Yon, Founder and Partner, Films Distribution (France)

This conference, open to all festival-goers, is taking place Salle Buñuel (Palais des Festivals) on Wednesday May 16 2007 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm (Simultaneous translation English-French will be made available). Capacity being limited, RSVP is requested by email at: conference@festival-cannes.frThis Opening Forum is organized in collaboration with Reed-Midem and Screen International.


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About Future of Cinema

Chatelin Bruno


This blog explores the future of Cinema, from production to Distribution.

Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes 2011 after its successful 2007 introduction and following installments in Cannes and Locarno.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FESTIVALS Wednesday May 15th, 2011, The Estonian Pavilion, 3:00PM - 8:00PM
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