Reflections on the role of cinema in an era of new dimensions of film consumption

Cinema is not dead and film festivals are receiving an essential role’ is one of the essential statements of media industry expert Olivier Müller in a conversation with the artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, Giona A. Nazarro. Another perspective in a picture that could not be more ambiguous: While ArcLight Hollywood, one of the top-selling U.S. cinemas of the Pacific Theaters no longer reopens, the world’s second largest cinema chain Cineworld has to cope with billions in losses, the cinema window is being renegotiated, Netflix, Amazon and Co report new records in subscribers, others speak of a „promising turning point in film exploitation„. Further insights into the future-oriented conversation (in German) can be found here.