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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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Toronto (August 15, 2007) - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
are delighted to announce the world premiere of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive dramatic
feature film, at the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as part of the Future Projections program.
Late Fragment, an interactive film by Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron, Mateo Guez, Anita Lee, and Ana Serrano,
addresses a new language for filmmaking in the 21st century, where viewers can impact the way the story unfolds
by navigating the interlocking narratives of the film with a simple click of their remote. This interactive film is
an important model of collaboration in leading-edge experimental dramatic content and format that will be
engrained into Canada’s filmmaking history.

Six two-hour presentations of this powerful and unique interactive film will take place at Toronto’s CAMERA
BAR & SCREENING GALLERY (1028 Queen Street West), where interactive screenings will be performed live,
premiering September 10th at 7 pm, 9 pm and 11pm. A second series will take place on September 12th at 7 pm,
9 pm and 11pm. The performances will be followed by a Q&A with the creators. Personal viewing stations will
be set up where viewers can “play” their own version of the film, and discover the magic behind this new and
innovative cinematic experience.

Late Fragment’s multi-plot, non-linear and interactive narrative lets audiences discover the stories of three
strangers. Faye (Krista Bridges), Kevin (Michael Healy) and Theo (Jeff Parrazo) are drawn together as
participants in a restorative justice process, where victims and offenders share their stories. Emotionally broken
from the violence they have experienced, they turn to the restorative justice process in hopes of finding
wholeness, balance, forgiveness, redemption and a sense of safety. Three story lines interconnect, and this
unique cinematic experience allows the viewer to “play” a creative and interactive role by weaving in and out
of the film’s story lines – whenever they choose –by clicking the remote.

In 2003, the CFC Media Lab initiated the Interactive Narrative Feature Program (INFP) to experiment with
every aspect of interactive filmmaking – from creation through distribution – to increase Canadian capacity
and talent in interactive narrative production. For the INFP’s inaugural project, the CFC Media Lab joined
forces with the National Film Board of Canada, who brings a history of successful collaboration and content
innovation, and a commitment to impeccable storytelling as a co-producer of this revolutionary dramatic
interactive feature film.

As Ana Serrano CFC interactive architect and producer of Late Fragment explained, “The greatest challenge
was to devise a hybrid form with a mainstream audience in mind, and working with a creative team from both
traditional and new media. We intended the interactive film to be easily apprehensible, emotionally engaging
and intellectually satisfying as well.” All these factors interact to create something fresh for interactive viewers.”

Serrano and the teams at the CFC and the co-producing National Film Board of Canada planned a dual focus
on a traditional story frame and the new technology. “It’s been an exhilarating partnership,” said NFB producer
Anita Lee. “The whole idea of multiple POVs, coupled with the notion of interactive media and the
collaborative nature of the project allowed for intense discussion and ingenious ways of thinking about
narrative.” Like the CFC, the NFB has long been interested in new media, interactive technologies and digital
platforms, all offering distinctive educational and new media program possibilities. “I think there will be
multiple audiences for it,” added Lee.

About the CFC
The CFC is Canada’s largest institution for advanced training in film, television and new media. A leader in the
rapidly changing entertainment landscape, the CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s
diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities for top creative content leaders
from coast to coast. CFC Media Lab provides a unique training, research and production think-tank
environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and practitioners. CFC Media Lab has been
experimenting with the interactive narrative form since 1997 and in the past ten years, have produced over 80
prototypes ranging from web-based interactive documentaries to “shuffle videos” — the creation of randomly
generated movies on the i-Pod. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by
launching the country’s most creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. For more
information please visit:

About the NFB
The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes bold and distinctive social issue documentaries,
auteur animation and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since its
founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 12,000 productions and won over 5000 awards, including over 90
Genie Awards. The NFB also won its 12th Oscar(r) this year for the animated short The Danish Poet, directed
by Torill Kove and co-produced by Norway’s Mikrofilm AS and the NFB. The NFB is renowned for its technical
innovations and is a leader in content for new platforms. For more information about the NFB or to order
films, go to or call 1-800-267-7710.
High-resolution images of these films are downloadable at

Media Contacts:
Patricia Garcia, NFB Publicist, 416.954.1384,
Tamara MacKeigan, CFC Communication Manager, 416.445.1446 Ext. 304,

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New type of Interactive cinema

New type of Interactive cinema and TV, new
it forms to make cinema, as well as of projection in
rooms, new types of films.


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About Future of Cinema

Chatelin Bruno


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

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