Tackling Disruption: Industry, Platforms, Audiences
Documentary film is more relevant than ever… if only it reaches the right viewers at the right time, through the right format, mastering platforms and data, and embracing converging forms of storytelling. Meet the frontrunners that are preparing the industry for tomorrow. The conference was broadcasted live on Facebook.WATCH ONLINE
Host of the day
CEO & Founder, Storytek
Sten-Kristian Saluveer is an Estonian film and audiovisual media producer, festival manager and content / technology entrepreneur with a focus on East-Asian cinema and film industries. Sten currently serves as CEO of Storytek, a global accelerator for the future of content. He is also programming NEXT at the Festival de Cannes.
The Power of Documentary Storytelling in a Fracturing World
How to successfully empower compelling and vision-driven storytelling and documentary production in a fracturing landscape of industry and audiences? Can popular doc culture (re)gain its role in moving global audiences? Visionary media executive and producer Nusrat Durrani reveals the journey of his forthcoming docuseries on the state of America with powerful stories brought to the screen by emerging filmmakers.
Mixing Art, Technology and Documentary: My Journey With JR
JR is an internationally and critically celebrated French street artist, photographer, feature and documentary filmmaker whose identity is unconfirmed. Alan Sternberg is a regular contributor to JR, helping the artist’s vision and projects come to life. The talk will explore the creative convergence of art, documentary, and technology behind the scenes of a world-renowned artist and filmmaker.
Learn or Lose: Building the Right Skill Set for an Industry in Transition
How to build a 360 Ecosystem around Your content
Docs on the Tube. The (Bright) Future of Getting Your Content to the World’s Largest Audience
With more than 500 hours of video uploaded every hour, Youtube has become the de facto number one global platform for video content with blockbuster creators all over the world. Now Youtube is taking it a step further with a slate of original productions and acquisitions. A digital acquisition leader and a content strategist present the nuts and bolts of online content and how to build a 360° approach to your documentary content.
Unity Showcase For Filmmakers
Keynote: Play, World Building and Future of (Cinematic) Universes
With the evolution of increasingly powerful consumer devices, complex game engines with photorealistic rendering applied from indie projects to major blockbusters, the border of games and cinematic storytelling are blurring. This session focuses on how new storytelling tools and technologies such as the Unity engine give filmmakers unprecedented possibilities for creating fact based stories for global audiences on the state and future of our planet.
Predicting the Future: Creativity and Documentary at the Age of Thinking Machines
The historian Melvin Kranzberg once famously claimed that “technology is not good or bad, nor is it neutral” – and that applies also to Artificial Intelligence. The closing fireside chat will bring together a technology pioneer, former film critic and philosopher Tariq Krim, and the founder of AI-based bias detection entrepreneur Matilda Kong to discuss the implications of AI and emerging technologies to documentary storytellers.
Avod – Svod – Tvod? How to Successfully Get Your Content Streamed and Monetized
The hottest topic for the industry in 2020 is undoubtedly the Streaming Wars. Along with an increasing number of platforms launching and more audiences cutting their cable, streaming is here to stay. But what will it mean for the documentary business? This hands on session gives practical insight into the dos and don’ts of getting your content streamed and monetized.
Keynote: Brittany Kaiser
Technology and data are increasingly shaping our lives and the ever growing digital footprint documents our actions online how we build and maintain relationships express our personal and political views and make critical decisions. Brittany Kaiser the author of Targeted and the subject of Bafta-nominated documentary The Great Hack will reflect on her mission and the critical skills and actions needed to make informed responsible choices while taking control of our digital lives.
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