Has digital technology saved arthouse cinema’s bacon – or turned it into yet another cash-cow for a select minority? For a while, it looked as though digitalized production and distribution methods might usher in a new, grass-roots era of limitless creativity, allowing anybody with a pretty basic set of instruments to create, edit and market their work.
Reality check: postproduction and distribution services remain syndicated, i.e. controlled by a group of people and companies interested not only, but very much also in making money – with pre-existing structures in place to support their products of choice.
Quo Vadis Deutscher Film? (Wither the German Film?) In a year in which Fack yu Goehte has risen to new heights of generic crowd-pleasing, Berlin’s very own Around the World in 14 Films will be hosting a discussion with specialists from the areas of production, distribution, marketing and publicity.
Join Jonas Grosch (filmmaker), Barny Barnsteiner (barnsteiner film / Arthouse-distributor), Martin Schwarz (Zitty / head of film section), Rüdiger Suchsland (film journalist) and moderator Felix Neunzerling (ZOOM Medienfabrik).