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Is The Future Of The Film Festival A Digital Experience?
In the movie business, buzz means everything - and the place where it is most reliably generated, year after year, is the film festival. Cannes' 2019 edition was a case in point, featuring a host of new releases that went on to secure Oscar nods ( Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pain and Glory, Rocketman), and its Palme d'Or winner Parasite landing a historic Best Picture win.

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The New Reality

The New Reality

Now with the global pandemic being a new reality, film festivals are increasingly going online. SXSW, for instance, went virtual within weeks and even partnered with Amazon Prime for an online Film...

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Expansive Reach

Digital platforms and technological solutions make the content more accessible, sustainable and democratic. The streamed screenings and online question and answer sessions bring in unexpected benef...

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The Digital Ecosystem

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