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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!

Check the video transcript of the panels in Cannes and Locarno

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More on Cannes Festival at: Cannes in English, Cannes image gallery, Cannes in French


Join us for a virtual panel... The Future of Distribution: Streaming, Virtual Cinemas and Beyond

  Register (15$) to join the virtual panel... The Future of Distribution: Streaming, Virtual Cinemas and Beyond  Thursday, May 14th 7 PM EST   Join us for a conversation with content distributors who will provide insight on how they are selecting projects, the impact the recent pandemic has had on their strategy in acquiring new content, how they’ve had to pivot their strategy in the wake of recent events and more. Panelists include: Livia Bloom Ingram, Ic...

A look back at our panel on future of Cinema in Cannes, in 2007, check the figures for facebook...and the predictions

CINEUROPA Industry Report: Marketing Future of Marketing for Cinema PUBLISHED ON CINEIUROPA 28/09/2007  - This panel on the future of online marketing for films, organised by and CFC Media Lab, was especially interesting, since we are currently at a time when online marketing is exploding and no one really knows how to handle it. The panelists included: Malo Girod de L'Ain, co-founder of and and h...

Film festivals - do they have a future? Forum held in Katowice

                        Can anyone harness enough courage to raise such a question? It is as if to ask about chances of survival of a live organism that is ridded of its heart. Or both lungs. This live (and very much so!) organism stands for cinema, whereas it is the film festivals that constitute the heart and the lungs. Although "the death of the cinema" has long b...

Future of Film Festivals Forum – Between the Local and the Global.

Accompanying event of the 2nd Ars Independent International Film Festival, from 23th to 25th of September in Katowice. ( The program: Monday, 24th of September Rondo Sztuki 10:00 – 10: 30 Welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and introduce the attendees. “Authorial word” of meeting’s moderators. 10:30 – 13:30 the For...

Industry elites discuss ‘Cinema of the Future’ at CFG-Barco’s digital film summit

Beijing, China, 13 June 2012 – CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. (CFG-Barco), a joint venture founded by Barco and China Film Group, today held its ‘Cinema of the Future – 2012 CFG-Barco Digital Film Summit’ in Suzhou. The summit showcased the ‘Cinema of the Future’, presenting Barco’s leading technologies and total solution for the digital cinema industry.   Over 130 experts in China’s film industry participated in the summit, discussing the concept of the ‘cinema ...

Bruno Chatelin Keynote at W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. I was recently asked to give a  30 minutes keynote about the links between Web and Cinema. The presentation took place in Nice the day before the opening of Cannes, I called it "Web and Cinema friends or foes" W3C President Tim Berners-Lee was...

Futures of Entertainment Examines State of Media Industry

Media Scholars and Experts Gather at MIT for Fifth Annual Conference Crowdsourcing, privacy, location-based technologies and producer/audience collaboration are among the pressing issues at the forefront of the futures of entertainment and media. Thought leaders from the media, entertainment and marketing industries will gather alongside media studies scholars in Cambridge to discuss these subjects at next...

Wine Tasting & Future of Festivals Panels in Cannes, event exclusively reserved to Festival Directors

Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting 2011 Presented by in partnership with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Loulan Ducos  and Põltsamaa Wine May 15th 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm The Estonian Pavilion Village international Marché du Film Espace Pantiero You are cordially invited to the 5th installment of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, a series of panels and exchange arenas which was presented in C...

Festival Directors Wine Tasting Future of Festivals Panels in Cannes

Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting 2011 Presented by in partnership with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Põltsamaa Wine May 15th 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm The Estonian Pavilion Village international Marché du Film Espace Pantiero You are cordially invited to the 5th installment of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, a series of panels and exchange arenas which was presented in Cannes from 2007...

Future Of Film Summit 2010 Theme: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema

Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, will keynote at the 2010 Future of Film Summit. Snider oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company's business strategy. Snider joined DreamWorks in March 2006 and since then has overseen such films as "Dreamgirls," "Sweeney Todd," "Tropic Thunder," and "Revolutionary Road." Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider ...

The future of Animation panel at The Hamptons International Film Festival

  "The Future of Animation" panel took place Sunday, October 10, at UA Cinema 6 in East Hampton, at the Hamptons International Film Festival, panelists included Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson (director and producer of Toy Story 3), Thelma Adams (US Weekly, New York Film Critics Circle), Signe Baumane (Birth, Teat Beat of Sex), and Jim Cox (Over the Hedge, RingTales co-founder). New Yorker cartoon editor and Cartoon Bank founder Bob Mankoff will moderate.   "...

Another toast to the Future of Festivals from The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010

Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010 presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting Presented by and Xomo May 19th 8.00 to 9.30 You are cordially invited to the new installment of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, a series of panels and exchange arenas which wa initiated in Cannes 2007 and were further introduced in Locarno as official partner. The invited guests (festival directors attending Cannes) will have the opportunity to mingle w...

Bill Mechanic: indie is the condition fatal?

Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France)delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript ofhis keynotes He addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney. &quo...

Jeremy Thomas grew up in movie royalty, but he was a rebel and went out on his own... read his keynote

Dawn Hudson opened the Film Independent Filmmaker Forum at the DGA by stating that, "the objective of this weekend is to build a community of filmmakers and to inspire". She then introduced Jeremy Thomas who delivered the event's keynote address. Dawn said "He grew up in movie royalty, but he was a rebel and went out on his own". Jeremy Thomas said "I was very lucky. I left school at 17 to make movies. I crossed paths with people like Ken Loach, Julian Temple, Nic...

Barco's CEO introduces REDEFINE the new free quartely company magazine

The year 2009 marks the 75th birthday of Barco. Throughout the decades that have passed since Lucien De Puydt founded the company 1934, Barco covered a vast number of different markets and products. Originally, Barco's name was an acronym for the "Belgian-American Radio Company". It manufactured a popular brand of radios that quickly gained renown through their forward-thinking technology and clever marketing approach. In just a  few words the CEO defined the project of REDE...

JEREMY THOMAS announced as the keynote speaker at the Filmmaker Forum

The Filmmaker Forum, three important days that will give you the tools and empower you to create a strategy for your film and career. DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA, LOS ANGELES OCTOBER 9 - 11, 2009 FILMMAKER FORUM UNCOVERED: Join Academy-Award winning producer, Jeremy Thomas  and Los Angeles Film Festival director, Rebecca Yeldham for a candid conversation about the future of independent filmmaking. "I believe cinema will continue... it is going to be changing, but as long...

Future of Cinema Film Festival

The motion picture arts program at Interlochen Center for the Arts is seeking film submissions for its Second Annual Future of Cinema International Film Festival. The festival is open to all high school students. The priority submission deadline is February 28, 2009. The three-day festival will take place at the DeRoy Center for Film Studies on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts, from May 1 to 3.   Future of Cinema Film Festival   The festival provid...

James Boyle keynote at Sheffield Doc/Fest on legal future of cinema

NESTA (National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts) are proudly sponsoring a keynote speech at Sheffield Doc/Fest about the legal future of film by James Boyle, a founder of Creative Commons.   Creative Commons is working to facilitate the free availability of art, scholarship, and cultural materials by developing innovative, machine-readable licenses that individuals and institutions can attach to their work.   James Boyle, who is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke ...

Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!     Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. Locarno conference future of cinemaenvoyé par filmfestivals-com The next stops on the festival circuit are Locarno, Rome, Stockholm and moreCheck out the video of our panels and events in, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada and Locarno Film Festival a...

Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno Panel "Digital Distribution"

The Locarno Film Festival and, the organizers of the first panel in Locarno from Future of Cinema Salon were very proud of the quality of the exchange triggered by the panel. Herewith a summary of the themes brought by the panelists: a full length video will be featured here shortly. Panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE   Bruno chatelin Intr...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Locarno

Locarno Film Festival,, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to premiere our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Locarno Film Festival. We will be hosting the Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distribution that brings together international voices around the table, plus a special hands-on demo of some of the most innovative works coming out of Canada and Switzerland, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered last year at ...

Antoine Virenque: Appointed as New President for EDCF

Following the recent elections to the Board by EDCF (european digital cinema forum) members, the new Board has appointed Antoine Virenque as EDCF President for the next two years.Antoine Virenque has a Law degree from the Paris University and diploma of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is the General Delegate of the French Federation of Film Distributors (FNDF), which he joined after his military service in the French Navy, and Executive Director of the International Federation of F...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

Future of Cinema Salon @ Cannes The panel in the Palais "Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!"

Let us embark for a visionnary trip a few decades ahead of, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion - an event that will be brokering conversations around the future of distribution amongst a varied group of maverick directors, rebellious producers and daredevil distributors. We will also b...


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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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