Contributions in English

Presentation: 10th Nostradamus Report „Everything changes at once“

Presented by media analyst and author Johanna Koljonen at the Marché du Film in Cannes, the Nostradamus Report 2023 once again presents the key developments of the film and TV sector as part of the screen industry and provides an outlook on the key trends that, like the new AI-assisted production technologies, accompany and fuel the ongoing disruptive change. Against a backdrop of market consolidation, inflation and recession, the report introduces new business and financing models for production and distribution. Central to this remains the challenge of remaining relevant to a young audience. Download the 10th Nostradamus report here.

Presentations: Films, Festivals & Cinemas: Strengthening the film community together

Not only since the pandemic, cinema reach is continuously declining and especially the formerly strongest audience group, the young adults, are missing in the cinema. At CinemaVison II in the run-up to the Berlinale 2023, experts presented their strategies for attracting new film fans and developing content for tomorrow’s audiences. (The introduction is in German, the contributions in English)
Keith Bennie, Senior Director, Audience & Community, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Sarah Pitre, Head Film Buyer, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Fantastic Fest, US
Florian Weghorn, Programme Manager Berlinale Talents, Germany
Elysia Zeccola, National Festivals Director, Palace Cinemas, Australia

Panel: Innovations in (online) distribution Part III

At the IDFA Industry Talk 2020, the question was asked: Will virtual cinema matter in the future? We also explored audience appetite for documentaries from VOD platforms, libraries and new business models. In 2021, we looked back at the major changes and challenges in distribution and saw which changes will last. In 2022, we explored how stay-at-home habits may collide with the desire to return to the cinema.
Moderator: Wendy Bernfeld (Rights Stuff, NL)
Speakers: Anke van Diejen (Picl), Anna Germanidi (Modern Films) and Esther van Messel (First Hand Films)

Contributions in German

Panel: Farewell to tomorrow? – Kracauer’s Heirs: Film criticism between podcasts and the feuilleton. (in German)

„If there were no more film criticism, there would be no one left to tell us what he or she LOVES about movies.“ Wolfgang M. Schmitt, Dana Linssen, Philipp Stadelmaier, Rudolf Worschech and Georg Seeßlen spoke about the future of film criticism at the 3rd Congress Future German Film. Moderated by Rüdiger Suchsland.

Panel at the 3rd Congress Future of German Cinema, at 100 YEARS OF FRANKFURT POSITIONS April 19 – 21, 2023

further contributions of the conference Zukunft deutscher Film can be found here.

Panel: Cinema after Corona – Festivals as Laboratories for the Future of Film Culture (July 2021)

Ensuring the basic supply of film culture, not only during the cinema closures, was a central task of the festival sector during the two pandemic years 2020/2021, a time in which access to and reception of film culture were completely rethought. At a panel organized by AG Filmfestival in cooperation with FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, film and festival participants explored which developments could sustainably support the film industry.