Insights into the FUTURE OF FILM CULTURE

As part of the Initiative Zukunft Deutscher Film (Future of German Film initiative), this time the Frankfurt LICHTER Filmfest specifically took a European perspective to discuss central questions around FUTURE OF FILM CULTURE. Moderated by author of the Nostradamus Report and media analyst Johanna Koljonen, the discussion with Carlo Chatrian (Berlinale, Artistic Director), Sonja Heinen (European Film Promotion, CE), Laura Houlgatte (UNIC – International Union of Cinemas, CEO), Alby James (Producer Film/Series) and Martin Hagemann (Producer and Professor Filmuniversität Babelsberg) not only provided valuable insights into assessments of a changing film culture in a disruptive film industry, but also outlined their demands with regard to their responsibility towards a diverse society, the obligations in the context of an enriching coexistence of cinema exploitation and digital streaming and challenges for film as a cultural form against the background of a development towards storytelling in the immersive moving image. A recording of the panel in English can be found here.