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Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON SERIES IN LOCARNO FESTIVAL DE LOCARNO 2008


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.

The next stops on the festival circuit are Locarno, Rome, Stockholm and more

Check out the video of Cannes events

 


Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada, XDC Cinema 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 the Toronto International Film Festival..

 

Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distribution
in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org
Saturday August 9th, 2008: Forum, 11:00AM - 12:30AM
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Bruno Chatelin: filmfestivals.com fest21.com co-founder; former distributor UGC-Fox, Sony, Fabrice Testa XDC International VP, Elisabetta Brunella (Mediasalles Secretary General), Amos Gitai (director) tbc...
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Future of Cinema online Blog Coverage from the Locarno Series
www.fest21.com/blog/futureofcinema

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The CFC (Canadian Film Centre)
CFC celebrates 20 years of launching Canada's most creative ideas and voicesin film, television and new media to the world. As Canada’s largest institution for advanced training in lm, television and new media, CFC proudly has more than 1000 alumni working in Canada and abroad. A leader in the rapidly changing entertainment landscape, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s diverse talent and during this anniversary year will launch new programs that will continue to bring inspiring storytellers to the world. For more information please visit: www.cfccreates.com

The CFC Media Lab (formerly Habitat New Media Lab) created in 1997 provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and practitioners. An internationally acclaimed and award-winning facility, graduates of CFC Media Lab emerge as leaders in the world of interactive media and launch careers as new media producers, interactive media designers, business development professionals, and creative entrepreneurs. CFC Media Lab has been directed by Ana Serrano since its inception.

Contact: Ana Serrano
aserrano@cfccreates.com
www.cfccreates.com

Tel: +1 (416) 44 51 446 EXT 275

Telefilm Canada
Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry

Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation reporting to Parliament through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Headquartered in Montréal, Telefilm provides services to the Canadian audiovisual industry by means of four regional offices located in Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax.

Telefilm mandate
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry.

The Corporation acts as one of the Canadian government's principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and new media industries with financial and strategic support. Telefilm's role is to foster the production of films, television programs and cultural products that reflect Canadian society, with its linguistic duality and cultural diversity, and to encourage their dissemination at home and abroad. Telefilm offices are located at the Canadian Pavilion

Fest21.com and FilmFestivals.com
published by M21 Editions

fest21.com is the latest blog platform powered by filmfestivals.com (edited by M21 Editions) The link for the film & festival community for talent, festival panache, video ambience and discovery. The site is a B2B destination for filmmakers attracted by the festival circuit who need exposure from festivals professionals.
The site offers a platform for festival blogs and dailies delivering video, photo and text ambience from the major festival destinations. The beta version already counts over 1500 blogs with a wide spectrum of festivals such as Cannes:
cannes.fest21.com
croisette.fest21.com Berlin, Sundance, Tribeca, Fantasporto, Bahamas, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Cinequest … and many other special events like http://futureofcinema.fest21.com fest21.com launches a french speaking community for Cannes.

FilmFestivals.com is the number one portal site for festivals and film news created in 1995 it has affiliated some 4000 festivals and film events worldwide. The portal reaches a professional audience of hundreds thousands unique visitors a month (peaking in Cannes up to 700 000). Filmfestivals.com’s mission is to be the premiere online entertainment destination dedicated to showcasing film festivals around the world and fostering new film and filmmaking talent.
Filmfestivals.com has been a partner of Cannes since 1995 and has brought to Cannes Market in the last years the Market Webcafé, the Short Film Digital Avenue…

Contact: Bruno Chatelin
bruno@m21editions.com
www.filmfestivals.com
www.fest21.com

 

XDC Cinema
XDC is the leading digital cinema service company in Europe and an official sponsor of Locarno Festival

Created in 2004, XDC is a global provider of digital cinema solutions in Europe.
XDC manages operations for the deployment of digital cinema systems in theatres (based on different business models: VPF, leasing …), as well as preparing and delivering digital content which is distributed in cinemas. XDC also manufactures advanced digital cinema products: servers, theatre management systems, central libraries, and more.

XDC is the Official Partner of the Cannes and Locarno Film Festivals for digital cinema, and a founding and active member of the European Digital Cinema Forum. The company has offices in Belgium, Germany, Spain and France.

XDC is backed by EVS Broadcast Equipment (Nyse Euronext EVS.BR) and several leading financial investors.
Contact: Fabrice Testa
fte@xdcinema.com
www.xdcinema.com

 

The media and Supporting Partners

The Hollywood Reporter became the entertainment industry's first daily trade paper in 1930. In a rapidly changing industry, entertainment executives, from producers, directors and distributors, to financiers, lawyers and politicians, look to THR for the most comprehensive analysis of what’s happening today and where the entertainment business is going tomorrow. From content trends to marketing strategies, film finance & locations, and digital distribution, there’s no other information source more focused on the evolving landscape of entertainment in the 21st century.

Contact: Tommaso Campione
Executive Director International

Tommaso.campione@thr.com / +44 77930 90683


Cineuropa.org: The European Cinema Portal

 

Site dedicated to European cinema, European films, European actors, European filmmakers, European professionals, producers, distributors, sales agents, scriptwriters, film finance and the film industry as a whole…
Cineuropa.org is co-funded by the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Commission, the Ministry of the French Community of Belgium, Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, the French Centre National de la Cinématographie, the ICAA, Swiss Films, Filmunio, German Films, Luxembourg Film Fund, Malta Film Commission and the Irish Film Board.

Contact: Valerio Caruso
www.cineuropa.org
caruso@cineuropa.org

Film and festivals Magazine is the place to find out the latest news of what is happening in the world of UK and international film festivals and independent filmmaking.
The latest issue contains interviews with Paul Andrew Williams, Charlize Theron, John Sayles and Nik Powell. Other features include Turkish cinema, Inside Hamas, a debate on the value of film school plus previews and reports from US, UK, European and Asian film festivals.

Contact: Rose Chamberlain
www.filmandfestivals.com
rose@filmandfestivals.com
+44 (0) 7985248419

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