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Is The Future Of The Film Festival A Digital Experience?

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 benefits coupled with a vaster reach, due to the elimination of physical constraints and logistical issues associated with big events. 

Case in Point: Disabled audiences were earlier unable to access or be part of the event, and were now optimistic about the technological elements deployed, which helped them tremendously.

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The film industry is at a tipping point. Traditional studios are under threat of being shouldered out by their competitors. Sequels take precedence over original content, projects struggle without ...

A growing movement
  • The Time’s Up movement is making strides to eliminate gender-based discrimination at every stage of the film-making process.
  • It has established a mentorship programme for aspiring producers from socio-economically disadvantaged households.
  • The 4 Percent Challenge, encourages industry figures to work with a female director every 18 months.
  • Grants have been made available to journalists covering film festivals.
  • Standards of behaviour on set are changing. There is a push for more female directors and equal pay to ensure sustainable cultural change.
Disruption of the industry

Streaming services following in the footsteps of Netflix, have revolutionized the way we consume visual media.

  • Despite the boycotts by major cinema chains, they also succeeded in democratizing the movie business, because they can take more risks. They release more films and are free from box-office pressures.
  • Mid-budget movies is another welcome side-effect.

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Hollywood
.. is the show business capital of the world, being synonymous with power, money, glitz and glamour. It is the abode of famous TV and movie studios and record companies.
Origins

The place where Hollywood stands today was initially just plains and hills with just a small hut, in the year 1853, eventually becoming an agricultural community called Cahuenga Valley. Harvey Henry, a politician and real estate developer purchased a large piece of the future ‘Hollywood’ for a ranch and ended up using it as a township of upscale homes. In a couple of decades, the place had markets, hotels and other commercial establishments.

The Father Of Hollywood

.. was a banker and real estate mogul H.J. Whitley, who opened the Hollywood Hotel(Now Dolby Theater, the Oscar ceremony venue) and some residential neighbourhoods. According to many, he coined the name ‘Hollywood’ while honeymooning there in 1886, while some say it was named by Harvey’s wife Daeida Wilcox.