The film industry is changing rapidly. The mega-platforms are disrupting traditional production, distribution and exhibition; public and private broadcasters are evolving; and digital technologies including blockchain are helping to break down old models. How to plan for what the future will bring?
Join curator Wendy Mitchell of Screen International and a number of experts to discuss how to navigate the current landscape and cut through the noise to reach today’s audiences on this day of the conference.

 

Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Ballroom & Social Cinema
Kunsthal Charlottenborg



The day is curated and hosted by:


Wendy Mitchell
Contributing Editor/Nordic Correspondent
Screen International
UK

Wendy Mitchell is a journalist and film festival consultant. She serves as Nordic Correspondent and Contributing Editor for Screen International and is the Nordic and UK delegate for the San Sebastian Film Festival, and a consultant for the Zurich Film Festival and Flanders Image’s Connext.

10:00-10:30

Inside Red Bull

Red Bull Media House talks about how their creative process has evolved with film content, and what kinds of stories are reaching audiences now, across different platforms. What can other filmmakers and film companies learn from Red Bull?

Phillipp Manderla
Head of Feature Films
Red Bull Media House
Austria

10:30-11:00

The New Deal: What’s Changing for Buyers and Sellers?

What does a distribution deal really look like today, and how will that change in the next five years? A top buyer and a top seller reveal what kinds of films are most in demand, how prices are evolving, and how the platforms and VOD rights are complicating all-rights deals.  

Philippa Kowarsky
Managing Director
Cinephil
Israel

Eve Gabereau
Co-founder and former Managing Director
Modern Films
UK

11:15-11:55

The Producers’ Perspective: How to Adapt to the Shifting Landscape?

Top documentary producers discuss how their work is evolving and how they are preparing for the future. How are the big platforms skewing budgets and deals, are public broadcasting cutbacks impacting film financing, and what are the creative challenges of making films that can have an impact with audiences?

Simon Chinn
Founder & Producer
Lightbox Films
UK

Sigrid Dyekjær
Producer
Danish Documentary
Denmark

11:55-13:00

Join the Chain: Lessons from Blockchain Veterans

How can independent filmmakers harness blockchain during financing, production and distribution? Kim Jackson from Breaker discusses the lessons learned including on the theatrical release of Trust Machine. Sam Klebanov, CEO and founder of Cinezen, talks about how the technology can lead to a more transparent way of working. The audience is encouraged to ask all their questions about blockchain.

Kim Jackson
Co-founder and President of Entertainment
Breaker
USA

Sam Klebanov
CEO
Cinezen Blockchained
Entertainment AB Sweden

14:00-14:35

Beyond VOD: MUBI’s Next Moves

Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of MUBI, talks about how the SVOD service has carved a niche in the market, and the importance of curation in attracting customers. He also explains how and why MUBI is now moving beyond SVOD into theatrical distribution, production and encouraging cinemagoing.

Efe Cakarel
CEO & Founder
MUBI
UK

14:35-15:10

On the Audience Frontline

In a media-saturated environment, how are exhibitors courting audiences for documentaries? What can we learn from recent non-fiction hits and misses? What kinds of cinemagoing experiences are attracting audiences, especially young viewers? How can cinemas stay relevant as social and community spaces?

Elizabeth Wood
Director and Head of Programming
Bertha DocHouse
UK

Jakob Abrahamsson
CEO
Bio Capital & CEO
Nonstop Entertainment
Sweden

15:30-16:10

Cutting Through the Noise: A Participant Media Case Study

What does it take for a film to truly have impact today? Participant Media reveals the multi-platform strategy and social impact campaign for The Price of Free, which has been viewed millions of times on YouTube Originals and inspired direct action against global child slavery.

Rob Williams
Vice President Distribution
& Acquisitions
Participant Media
USA

16:10-17:00

State of the Nation: Public Broadcasters

With public broadcasters under threat of budget cuts and political pressures, we look at the current climate for PSBs and how executives are having to rethink budgets and priorities. Also, is the public taking public broadcasters for granted, and how important are they in defending democracy today?

Speakers to be announced

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