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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


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 us., 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 be hosting in the Palais des Festivals our annual Future of Cinema Blockbuster Panel 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, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Gaurav Dhillon Jaman Founder,
Wayne Clarkson Telefilm Canda Executive Director,
Elliot Kotek Moving Pictures Magazine,
Marc Halperins: Magic Lamp releasing CEO Founder,
Git Scheynius: Director Stockholm Film Festival,
Ana Serrano: Director of CFC Media Lab, (Canadian Film Centre), Bruno Chatelin: co-founder,
Wolf Siegert: PhD., Director of IRIS® Media - live from CeBIT Australia.

In association with Moving Pictures and Film & Festivals Magazine

Wednesday May 21st, 2008: Jean-Louis Bory Auditorium, Palais des Festivals, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Moderated by Elliot V. Kotek - Moving Pictures, Editor
Introduction by Wayne Clarkson - Telefilm Canada, Executive Director

For the third consecutive year, Future of Cinema Salon presents an international roundtable of innovators engaged in changing the way we make, market, distribute, see and think about films. With the video revolution on the web underway, 3D cinema garnering audiences, and interactivity migrating from games to films, this panel promises to be a spirited discussion about how we need to adapt to the changes being forced upon us by not only technology but our very own audiences.  

Watch the "Future of Cinema Blockbuster Panel" Video FULL LENGTH

The Powerpoint presentation from Wolf Siegert (live from Cebit Australia)
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Nesta Morgan did a cartoon illustration of the panel.

Get Your Hands on The Future Of Cinema

See first hand how an interactive film works. Based on the groundbreaking interface model co-created by Lars von Trier in 2000, Late Fragment is an interactive film that lets audiences piece together, both literally and figuratively, the cinematic narrative in front of them. Late Fragment is like many of the non-linear movies we have come to love including Crash, Short Cuts, and Amores Perros. But with Late Fragment audiences now impact what scene they may get next.


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 film, 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:

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.

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


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Moving Pictures Magazine provides a balanced social commentary on the most powerful medium today, the world of movies. Movies are first and foremost a form of art - the culmination of the creativity, dreams and talents (or lack thereof) of the filmmaker culmination of the creativity, dreams and talents (or lack thereof) of the filmmaker and the many people who craft a film.
We at Moving Pictures Magazine strive to look at the art of film through a lens that provokes thought, engages you in a discussion with your friends and family and helps bring the film consumer and the filmmaker closer together. No other publication does that today.

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 centur 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... 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.

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.

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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.

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