In Partnership with EUROVOD
Agustina Lumi, EUROVOD - France (Tech PM)
Sasa Stanisik, Cinesquare - North Macedonia (CEO)
Maxime Lacour, UniversCiné Belgium / Sooner (CEO)
Stefan Schallert, Cinema Service Platform, Austria (MM)
Moderator: Michael Gubbins, SampoMedia, UK
The Covid Crisis forced the industry to work collectively to face up to the hard realities of shut-down production, closed cinemas and the fragility of independent film economics. The cautious optimism that we are bearing the end of the crisis is a useful time for reflection. It is increasingly clear that the last year highlighted and accelerated trends that were already in play but it demonstrated that these are much less divisive than might have been previously thought. The crisis showed an appetite for online, on-demand viewing but also a renewed desire for the cinema experience. The cooperation and collaboration of the crisis may hold the key to a future for European film and European cultural diversity. This session will explore how the value chain can build complementary services and activities and a collaborative approach to shared interests.
Duration: 1 h