Each afternoon from 2:30pm on, the Next pavilion will host a series of Workshops and Special Sessions that focus on new and alternative forms of storytelling, production, financing and distribution of films.
This year Next is also extending its content to the Virtual Reality in collaboration with Innerspace. All day, every day there is the possibility to experience the Virtual Reality and discover the projects The Fifth Sleep by Balthazar Auxietre and D.M.Z: memories of a no man's land by Hayoun Kwon.
A vibrant scene for pioneers, innovative start-ups and creative initiatives in the film industry, Next is proud to highlight two exciting events with prominent personalities:
Speaking for the first time during the prestigious Festival de Cannes, Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer for the VOD giant, Netflix, will deliver an exclusive talk on new distribution models and how they impact the financing and production of content.
Within the frame work of the Special French Touch Afternoon bringing together the Cnc and l’Institut Français initiative, renowned screen writer and director Céline Sciamma will highlight ideas behind digital and transmedia creation.
All Next activities are open to Marché du Film badge holders and members of the Producers Network and Workshop.
Next Full Program
Bidslate, Bienniale of the Moving Image, Cineuropa, Connect4Climate-World bank Group, Cross Video Days, Cues, Ecocinema, Festival Genius, Festival Tous Ecrans, FilmDoo, Gathr Films, Indiepix, Innerspace, Ipeda, Power to the Pixel, Stage 32, Striim.in, The Festival Agency, Touscoprod, Ulule, Wallimage, Worldpremiere.com.
Round-Tables - every day from 10Am to 12Pm – Palais K
In conversation with Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos: Ted Sarandos will talk about one of the biggest concerns of film professionals today, that is the growing importance of new distribution models and how this impacts the financing of film production. It will be moderated by Laurent Cotillon, chief editor of Le Film Français, and introduced by Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Festival de Cannes.
Cinema & Transmedia Pitching Session: during this session Cross Video Days will present innovative, multi-platform and transmedia projects using digital tools to enrich the audience experience. Projects to be pitched : A Song For Nola by Hasmik Hovhannisyan, Dofus - Book 1: Julith by Frédéric Puech, Gringo by Torsten Gauger, Metamorphoses by Pierre Cattan, Vfc by Charles-Stephane Roy
Maximize the Potential of Crowdfunding in the Production Process: Crowdfunding practitioners and executives from the most popular platforms will share tips, answer question or respond to criticism about what used to be known as the new Eldorado of film financing. This session will be powered by Cineuropa and moderated by Domenico La Porta, Editor in Chief, Cineuropa. Speakers : Colin Brown, Editorial Director, Slated - Dan Schoenbrun, Film Outreach Lead, Kickstarter - Marc Hofstatter, Head of Film, Indiegogo - Mathieu Maire du Poset, Deputy Managing Director, Ulule - Sophie Kuno, Director of Partnerships, Touscoprod
Opportunities and Angles in the International Digital and VOD landscape: Between the global dominant majors such as Netflix, Google, and Amazon along with the proliferation of new and expanding players in VOD – what are the opportunities and issues for producers? Wendy Bernfeld, Founder and MD of Rights Stuff, will open the panel with a brief introduction on the current VOD platforms internationally. Speakers : Dragoslav Zachariev, Secretary General, Eurovod - Jacinto Roca, Founder & CEO, Wuaki.TV - William Page, Director, Filmdoo
Cinema innovation in the digital Experience Economy: This session brings together some of the most dynamic exhibitors who demonstrate new ways of renewing audiences for films. Moderated by Michael Gubbins, Consultant, Sampomedia. Speakers : Madeleine Probst, Cinema Program Producer, Watershed - Ivo Andrle, Acquisition Manager, Kino Aero - Gonzalo Lamela, Executive Director, Ecocinema - Tim League, CEO, Drafthouse Films. Powered by Europa Cinemas.
New Initiatives by Film Festivals for the Future of Cinema: This round-table will look into initiatives developed by film festivals to help films reach their potential audience. It will be moderated by Leslie Vuchot, CEO & Founder, The Festival Agency. Speakers: Johanna Koljonen, Editor of Nostradamus Project, GÖTEBURG Film Festival - Josef KULLENGÅRD, Coordinator, Malmo Arab Film Festival - Jarod Neece, Producer & Senior Programmer, SXSW - Jakub Duszynski, Head of Acquisitions, Gutek Film
Workshops - every day from 2:30Pm to 3:30Pm - Next Pavilion
VOD: The challenges and opportunities of Digital Distribution and how to embrace them: With VOD expected to surpass DVD and Blu-Ray sales within 3 years, are sales agents, distributors and filmmakers ready for the challenges to be faced in digital distribution? Workshop presented by Filmdoo.
Achieving Impact Through Theatrical Screenings: how to leverage your theatrical screenings into opportunities to elicit discussion, action, donations, corporate sponsorship and community activation so that your feature can truly be the catalyst for change that you intend it to be! Workshop presented by Gathr Films.
Securing a sales agent or a distributor: are the numbers in your favor? With over 8,000 films entering the global distribution market this year, and over 200,000 sales agents, distributors and exhibitors scattered across the world, how can they all find your movie? Workshop presented by Film Digital Cloud Network.
Digital Distribution of Films: Real and Concrete Business Cases: Ipeda is currently taking part in two actions supported by Creative Europe, Walk This Way (exploitation of more than 30 films on VOD platforms across Europe) and Tide 3 (multi-territorial D&D releases of 4 films). This session will discuss the most recent experiments and business cases in digital distribution. Workshop presented by Ipeda (The Independent Pan European Digital Association
Céline Sciamma to highlight ideas behind digital and transmedia: Cnc is proud to showcase some of their latest supported projects and to invite renowned screenwriter and director Celine Sciamma, President of the Commission for New Media, to share her visions on transmedia opportunities and on the changing and promising landscape of virtual reality. French Touch Special Session presented by le Cnc and l’Institut Francais.
Hacking the Future of Film: Guanajuato International Film Festival hosted the first Giff Hack, inviting creative coders, programmers and engineers to envision the future of filmmaking during a 40-hour hack- a-thon. They will present three of the most outstanding projects: “Xp Sound”, an audiovisual experience “Enti”, an external content platform which brings virtual reality closer, “By Frames”, an efficient method of digitizing film memory. This is a session in Collaboration with the Short Film Corner.
Special Sessions - every day from 4Pm to 5Pm – Next Pavilion
Launching a Successful Movie Crowdfunding Campaign & Building a Strong Community. Thanks to two project creators' feed-backs, learn to build and give life to your very own crowdfunding campaign. Feedback & case study on Noob and Night Fare. Session presented by Ulule.
The 3T’s success formula of new media financing: TransMedia, TransRegional and TransAtlantic! Following the“Transregional Interactive Experiences” organized with its French partner, Pictanovo, Wallimage has set up a new transmedia matching fund with the Canada Media Fund that recently awarded 3 multi-platforms projects funded under the “TransAtlantic Call for interactive projects” flagship. Session presented by Wallimage.
Meet the Financiers of Innovation & Cross-Media: As audience behavior transforms, meet the people who are investing in new ways for film and media organizations to adapt to stay relevant. Hear from a wide spectrum of international heads of funds and commissioners who are leading the way in backing new types of entertainment products, audience engagement tools and cross-media projects. Session presented by Power To The Pixel.
Beyond Cinema: the Swiss Vr and digital revolution. Keynote on "Financing innovation: news from the Swiss digital culture funding battleground" followed by a showcase of five Swiss virtual reality and digital projects that challenge the film industry. Session presented by Festival Tous Ecrans.
New Producers: The French Touch of the Web Creation : Several producers and experts of french new media will discuss transmedia production and new multi-platform storytelling. They will share their experiences, projects and visions for the future. French Touch Special Session presented by le Cnc and l’Institut Francais
FILM4CLIMATE: Taking Action on Climate Change! What can the film industry do to help influence the outcomes and contribute to climate action? There are signs of commitment to reduce environmental impact in the industry and advocate for change through story content. Session presented by CONNECT4CLIMATE – World Bank Group.
Using Social Media and Crowdsourcing to Build an Audience for Your Film and Further Your Career: this session will focus in the ins and outs of crowdsourcing and how you can launch a crowdsourcing campaign as a method of identifying, engaging and moving an audience to help develop, create, market and promote your project. Session presented by Stage 32.