FNE and Creative Europe: FNE Introduces AV Innovation Team

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.

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FNE AV Innovation: We Love Cinema at Usheru

New cinema releases, film festivals, online subscriptions, video on demand, DVD, BluRay, cinema re-releases, extended cuts, live cinema events... As a consumer, the list of options for how to view film is seemingly endless. The choices of type of film are also greater than ever. It’s much easier to (legally) find and watch movies from all corners of the globe than it ever used to be.  With the expansion of broadband in the 2000s and early 2010s, there was hope that the internet was leading to the ‘democratisation of movie distribution’. The thinking was that it would now be possible for anyone - regardless of budget or background - to make and distribute their own films via the internet. Many saw this as a freeing opportunity: a chance to present their films to audiences beyond the confines of highly competitive film festivals and traditional distribution routes.


FNE AV Innovation: FanSifter Powers Events With Fan Data

FanSifter powers live events and festivals to utilize their fan data for smarter marketing and more personalized experiences for fans


FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - It’s All About Communities

A young Czech company, Artinii, has come up with a new technology that enables global film distribution. In this series we’ll explain how we do it. Today we’ll share more about who we are and our key concepts - community screenings and leftover films.


FNE AV Innovation: tx-reverse 360°: A space time cut through cinema

The highly innovative short film tx-reverse 360° with concept and direction by Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich recently screened in the official programme of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.


FNE AV Innovation: LargoAI: Next Generation Data-driven Moviemaking

The movie industry has a problem.

Over 100 years after its inception, the global film industry still does not understand its audience.


FNE AV Innovation: How the Sandbox Hub boosts media innovation through (inter)national collaboration

“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.


FNE AV Innovation: Playpilot is Helping You Spend Less Time Searching and More Time Watching

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.


FNE AV Innovation: Artinii Unveils Community Driven Distribution Concept

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.


FNE AV Innovation: AVA Streaming Service Audio Visual Access

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!


FNE AV Innovation: Zlin International Film Festival Hosts Eco-Impact Green Screen Programme

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.


FNE AV Innovation: Festival Scope Pro

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.


FNE AV Innovation: ARTE KINO Festival

Rémi Burah is SEVP of ARTE France Cinema, CEO of ARTE/COFINOVA and President of ARTE KINO Endowment Fund.