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Wednesday, January 18 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Beyond the Digital Decade

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The last 10 years has been dominated by the transition from celluloid to bits and bytes and by a vast increase in audience access to audiovisual content. The technical switch has been surprisingly calm but attention is now firmly on the potential of the D-Cinema Era in terms of cinemas, audiences and film itself. This panel explores some of the main currents of change and considers the range of challenges ahead, including:

Demand creation. Cinema remains the preeminent medium for creating demand for film and ensuring that it retains its rich diversity. But what are challenges to that position and how might they be tackled, particularly in relation to young audiences?

Enhanced Experiences. Cinemas are moving beyond their role as the ‘exhibition’ end of a long value chain. Most cinemas now run a wide variety of events, non-film programmes and educational services. What are the most promising trends and what might the cinema of 2027 look like?

On Demand and Trusted Curation. On-demand or curated content? The earliest stages of Video On Demand were all focused on volume – instant access to what we think we want. Now the emphasis is on a smaller choice of content, carefully selected, and sometimes produced, in conjunction with trusted curators. That would appear to play to the strengths on cinemas, so are there new opportunities in the on-demand world? 

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Christian Bräuer

Managing Director, Yorck Kinogruppe
Christian Bräuer, Ph.D. in Political Science and banker by professional training, is Managing Director of Yorck-Kino GmbH and Programmkino Ost GmbH which are operating art cinemas within a tight alliance of 19 movie theatres and over 40 screens in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Dresden... Read More →
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Russ Collins

Founding Director, Art House Convergence
RUSS COLLINS believes in the value and power of art, especially cinema, and community. Fortified by two degrees from the U of Michigan, he is the long-serving Executive Director of Michigan Theater Foundation (Michigan Theater, State Theatre, Art House Convergence, Cinetopia Festival... Read More →

Wednesday January 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am MST
Matterhorn Ballroom | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049