The Future of Film

FEST —New Directors | New Films Festival presents “THE FUTURE OF FILM”, an online conference dedicated to the immediate future of film production, which will take place between 19th–23rd of July, attendance is free of charge.

The conference will happen throughout 4 days, divided into two categories:

  1. The “FUTURE” conferences will be held 19th and 20th of July, and will cover topics such as “The future of theatrical and independent cinema”, “Artificial Intelligence in Film”, “Virtual Production” and “Blockchain technology”. Some of the confirmed speakers are EPIC GAMES Virtual Production Producer Jamie Mossahebi, Variety reporter Martin Dale, and Irina Albita, co-founder of FILMCHAIN.

  2. The “PRESENT” conferences will take place, between the 22nd and 23rd of July. They will relate to more immediate topics, like the New Creative Europe Programme 2021–2027, and the collapse of the distribution windows and their effect on theaters. Some of the confirmed speakers are Jon Croker, "Paddington 2" screenwriter, film editor Melody London, ("Mystery Train", "Down by Law"), and Nuno Fonseca, from the Portuguese Film Institute (ICA).



1. Create an account on the FEST Visitor Page at EVENTIVAL;
2. Choose the 'The Future of Film - Online Conference';
3. Fill the form. Once finished, you will receive an email with the confirmation of registration.



You can find a detailed description of each conference and its confirmed speakers here.