From October 13 to 15, 2015, at the Agora Hydro-Québec in UQAM’s Cœur des sciences, the Festival du nouveau cinéma will welcome industry professionals to the fifth edition of FNC Pro, an event at the crossroads of creation, production and new technologies.
As a space for meetings and discussions, FNC Pro gathers together audiovisual and digital professionals each year to observe the changes sweeping the industry and decode new economic models and narrative forms. Through talks, case studies, round tables and networking events, FNC Pro offers professionals a chance to exchange views, compare experiences and make connections that can lead to new working relationships. Monique Simard, president and CEO of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), will give the opening speech for FNC Pro on October 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Encounters with major players on the international scene and discussions whose focus is the key strategies to implement for the future of these works that push the bounds of immersion and interactivity. With :
Jose Luis de Vicente, curator, Sónar +D (Spain) Kirsty Jennings, business director, Blast Theory (United Kingdom) Mads Damsbo, producer, The Doghouse (Denmark) Johan Knattrup Jensen, author and filmmaker, The Doghouse (Denmark) BeAnotherLab, creative collective, The Machine to Be Another (Spain/Mexico) Angad Singh Bhalla, creator, The Deeper They Bury Me (Canada) Ted Biggs, creator, The Deeper They Bury Me (Canada) Anita Lee, producer, The Deeper They Bury Me (Canada) Pierre Cattan, transmedia producer and founder, Small Bang (France) Bruno Smadja, founder, Cross Video Days (France) Jean-Christophe Yacono, author, filmmaker, producer Marie-Pier Gauthier, head of production, NFB Interactive Productions studio Jean Décarie, director, Hexagram-UQAM (Quebec/Canada)
Discussions focused on the challenges posed by short film and online distribution. Productive, stimulating meetings with the creators of innovative projects and those who serve as catalysts for emerging digital communities. With :
Serge Abiaad, distributor, La Distributrice de films (Quebec/Canada) Damien Detcheberry, director of distribution, EyeSteelFilm (Quebec/Canada) Alexandre Dostie, director of distribution, Travelling (Quebec/Canada) Jonathan Marlow, founder and content director, Fandor (Etats-Unis) Isabel Gomez-Moriana, executive director of project development and packaging, Canadian Film Centre (CFC) (Canada) Isabelle Larin, marketing and communications coordinator, Laboratoire MATV Bruno Smadja, founder, Cross Video Days (France) Nathalie Clermont, program management director, Canada Media Fund (Quebec/Canada) Sébastien Larroudé, co-founder and artistic director, Steambot (Quebec/Canada) Gabriel Pelletier, president, Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ) (Quebec/Canada) Benoît Beaudoin, digital content director,
TV5 (Quebec/Canada) Remy Khouzam, lawyer specializing in new media, film and television law, Lussier & Khouzam (Quebec/Canada) Claire Dion, associate director, Independent Production Fund (IPF) (Quebec/Canada) Pierre Cattan, transmedia producer and founder, Producteurs d’éxperiences numériques (France) Adam Traynor, creator, Ball Trap (Quebec/Canada)
A presentation on works that prompt collective thinking and on small- and large-scale initiatives whose aim is maximizing distribution opportunities. With :
Pierre Cattan, transmedia producer and founder, Bird Lab + Morphosis (France) Stéphane Degoutin, co-director, World Brain (France) Lissandra Haulica, producer, Irréverence Films (France) Gwenola Wagon, co-director, World Brain (France) Patrick Doyon, animator, J’aime les patates (Quebec/Canada) Ruben Farrus, designer, J’aime les patates (Quebec/Canada) Vali Fugulin, director, J’aime les patates (Quebec/Canada) Antoine Viviani, director and producer, PROVIDENCES (France) Michael Kronish, senior vice-president, VICE Canada François-Pier Pélinard-Lambert, programmer, Séries Mania (France) Bruno Dequen, coordinator and project manager, 24 IMAGES (Quebec/Canada) Anaïs Favier, artistic director, OTTOBLIX (Quebec/Canada) Caroline Gaudette, president and producer, PRODUCTIONS VERSION 10 (Quebec/Canada)
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