FNE is introducing the first AV Innovation Team made up of Europe’s top specialists in Innovation to define what is cutting edge in the AV sector with a special emphasis on how innovation in the AV sector can provide the engine the EU’s smaller countries need to meet the challenges facing the industry today.
The FNE Innovation team is headed by Innovation specialists Peeter Nieler and Sten Kristan-Saluveer, who will be curating a series of articles on these topics and heading a unique team of the leading young specialists in AV innovation throughout Europe for FNE.
The series is interactive and we encourage you to pose questions to our team as well as share with us your own projects in the AV innovation field. We will also be organising a series of events in different locations across CEE to bring innovators, AV professionals and investors together.
The Film New Europe Association is main networking platform of professionals in the Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic region. The FNE Association board is made up of the heads of the most important film institutions in the region.
The webportal Film New Europe (FNE) with its FNE Daily newswire was chosen as the main tool to achieve the network’s objectives: FNE is the sharing of know how, visibility of regional cultural diversity and finally the voice of the region. FNE is also a pan-European connection for the region and has partnerships and activities with the main pan-European film institutions based in Western Europe.
The movie industry has a problem.
Over 100 years after its inception, the global film industry still does not understand its audience.
“We strongly believe in the value of open innovation,” Sarah Geeroms, project leader at the Flemish public broadcaster VRT said during NEXT, the innovation event of Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. On at the most recent edition of NEXT 2019, Sarah was invited to present the Sandbox Hub, a network that brings together international media organisations and startups with the goal of stimulating collaboration and allowing innovative ideas and insights to be quickly tested and shared.
Global video streaming penetration as well as the number of streaming services/households are expected to increase significantly in the next five years. Playpilot is a streaming aggregator that gathers all titles available in one market and guides you to the best movies and series from all streaming services at one place.
KARLOVY VARY: The young Czech company Artinii is poised to change the film distribution system with the launch of a new concept described as “a community-driven film distribution tool.” Co-founders Vit Krajicek and Ctirad Hemelik introduced Artinii to the public for the first time within the Industry Days programme of the Karlovy Vary IFF, running through 6 July 2019.
AVA (Audio Visual Access) is a streaming service provider that has been developed specifically for libraries and associations of libraries, offering a unique selection of European and international arthouse films. Library users stream films online for free from any major device - they simply log in with a library card, it’s as easy as that!
ZLIN: The question of how we can run an ecologically responsible film industry is becoming more compelling every day. If you still might have doubts about that, a company such as Secoya Eco-Tournage can easily convince you. The Zlin Children & Youth Film Festival invited this French company for a presentation in the context of the Green Screen programme, in which eight countries (Slovakia, UK, France, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Spain) are trying to reduce the environmental impact of filmmaking without extra costs for the film producer.
Festival Scope Pro is a B2B platform for film professionals, which strengthens the ties among film productions, sales agents, distributors and national institutes all around the world, with a focus on European productions. Its main goals are to promote independent cinema and to trigger the revenues for the rights holders of the films. What differentiates Festival Scope Pro from any other competitor is the unique selection of films available in a highly secured platform with the best service throughout all the process (from the encoding of the file to the promotion of the film). Its very international team, run by Alessandro Raja and Mathilde Henrot, is made of active professionals who have a deep and active knowledge of both the films and the market.
Rémi Burah is SEVP of ARTE France Cinema, CEO of ARTE/COFINOVA and President of ARTE KINO Endowment Fund.
Metadata is a word you’ve probably heard mentioned, however it’s rarely understood, with even seasoned filmmakers often asking what is metadata? In its most basic form, metadata literally means a set of data that gives information about other data. When we usually refer to metadata with regard to film, we are referring to all the textual information that accompanies that film, helps search engines to better understand the film and users to find it through searches on the Internet.
VILNIUS: Innovative online contest #europeanfilmchallenge is using social media to boost the European film industry by harnessing its most vital natural resource – films fans.
WARSAW: Creative Europe VALOR platform is one of the tools cultural and AV professionals should have on their list of favourite website links if they are looking for some interesting ideas or some potential opportunities for further partnership.
BUCHAREST: FNE invited Alexandru Berceanu, director of CINETic to tell us about the latest developments in the activity of this very ambitious center built up alongside the I.L. Caragiale Theatre & Film University in Bucharest (UNATC), Romania.
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Storytek Creative Hub (Founder and CEO)Head Of Programming // NEXT at Marché du Film - Festival de CannesAssociate Expert/ Mission of Special Advisor Guillame Klossa to Vice President Ansip (European Commisson)
The head of ARTE unit dedicated to upcoming technologies.
The Author of LargoAI.
The creator of the Sandbox Hub.
Author of the Playpilot
SEVP of ARTE France CinemaCEO of ARTE/COFINOVAPresident of ARTE KINO Endowment Fund
COO Festival Scope Pro
Transmedialist (co-owner) Jakubisko Film (a creative partner)
Filmmaker, created the project "Tour d’Europe des cinémas"
Ventuz designer, data integrator, software developer, VJ XLAB.
In charge of business development for Under The Milky Way.