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21 June 2020 à 17:43

UniFrance launches international discussion series

New Realities for film: Starting May 26, 7 weekly English-speaking workshops to discuss the challenges and opportunities that could shape the future of film.

Talk about a New Normal began very early into the Covid-19 crisis and every part of the film value chain has certainly been forced to make severe adjustments. We may be heading towards a changed ecosystem for film with significant long-term consequences. UniFrance believes that the future should be shaped through dialogue, cooperation and collaboration across the industry.
The following series of 7 online workshops will take a broad perspective, talking to some of the most experienced and thought-provoking people in the business.
The series will be moderated by consultant and journalist Michael Gubbins.

  • Tuesday May 26 – 4:30pm Paris Time 

THE NEW CHALLENGE OF SALES AND DISTRIBUTION: with key markets shifting online, what is the short-term and long-term impact of the current crisis on acquisitions and distribution strategies?

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  • Tuesday June 2nd – 4:30pm Paris Time

INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS FOR FILMS RELEASES: some of the most interesting new models have aimed to unite the strengths of the Digital Economy with the Experience Economy of cinemas and festivals. Can this create a new ecosystem?

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  • Tuesday June 9th – 4:30pm Paris Time

THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS: how can public bodies and industry funds support the sustainability and cultural diversity of the film industry in these challenging times?

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  • Tuesday June 16 – on the occasion of MIFA


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  • Tuesday June 23 – on the occasion of the Virtual Cannes Market - 6pm Paris Time

INCLUSION AND THE OSCARS - A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE AMPAS: Join executive leadership from The Academy for updates on the upcoming 93rd Oscars (2021) and hear about their ongoing efforts to diversify membership and be an inclusive arts organization.


  • Tuesday June 30

THE FUTURE OF EXHIBITION: the unprecedented closure of cinemas worldwide had an immediate and devastating effect across the whole value chain. How can cinemas reopen successfully in a changed theatrical ecosystem? 

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  • Tuesday July 7  – 6pm

NEW REALITIES? SUMMING UP THE UNIFRANCE DISCUSSIONS: the final workshop looks to bring together the ideas and thoughts in the sessions to offer some possible conclusions and actions.

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Latest update : 16 July 2020 à 17:43 CEST

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