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.
Cannes – Sunday, May 6, 2018 – For 6 days, from Tuesday, May 8 to Sunday, May 13, NEXT (Palais -1, Aisles 14 & 18) brings innovation pioneers to the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.
CANNES: Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week and one of the highlights will be the NEXT programme, which focuses on innovation in the cinema industry. FNE invited Julie Bergeron the head of Cannes NEXT project to join us and tell us about how innovation in the AV sector is shaping the future of cinema.
WARSAW: Polish leading private broadcasters nc+ and TVN will introduce content available in 4K both on TV and online in 2018, including original content and a dedicated TV channel from nc+. Together with the VOD this might lead to a major change on Poland’s TV market.
PRAGUE: The FAMU in Prague plans to introduce a new department specialised in video games design, as the Czech Republic is today one of the major video games developers.
PARIS: Immersify, a European R&D consortium made up of the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC, Poland), Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH (Germany), le Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes (France), the Visualization Center C (Sweden) and Ars Electronica Futurelab (Austria), runs in Paris until March 2020. The project is supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
TALLINN: Storytek, a mentor-driven accelerator fully focused on the audiovisual sector and designed for companies engaged in digital entertainment formats, intellectual property and technology development, VR/AR, e-sports, data and algorithm development, is welcoming applications until 9 February 2017. The 10 week intensive, tailor-made boot camp starts in Tallinn on 17 March 2018.
Kay Meseberg heads the ARTE unit dedicated to upcoming technologies. FNE invited him to tell us about the role innovative new technologies will play in the future.
BUCHAREST: The overwhelming majority of members of the Europa Cinemas network consider lack of finances as the biggest barrier to innovation, according to the survey The New Approaches to Audience Building – A Survey of Innovation in the Europa Cinemas Network, commissioned by Europa Cinemas and issued at the 20th EC Network Conference in Bucharest (24-26 November 2017).
FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their line-up, their best marketing campaigns developed for different windows and what advice they would give to a new distributor.
FNE has teamed up to Regiofund backed by CEI (Central European Initiative) to bring film professionals from across the region to two days of events in Katowice Poland on 5 and 6 October.
VENICE: FNE spoke to Lithuanian director Andrius Lekavicius about why he chose VR for his new project Bloody Sunday / Kruvinasis Sekmadienis about the bloodshed around the TV Tower in January 1991. This year virtual reality even had its own island in the Venice laguna.
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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.