Industry Day 2023

The modern film industry is futurism on both sides of the screen

Directors, artists, marketers, actors, politicians, economists, and programmers create cinematic stories of various complexities. A dynamic and engaging cinema world is possible not only thanks to the imagination of directors and screenwriters but also technical solutions. From film editing to partial animation, computer graphics, and image capturing - movie theater screens increasingly resemble windows into other worlds. In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has burst into the film industry, and it seems that now no film can do without it.

However, as much as technologies captivate us, unique and interesting locations, talented creative people, and live meetings at film festivals that unite and inspire, offering opportunities to seek new paths for collaboration, are still valued.

One such project is the KinoFF Industry event within the KinoFF film festival.

This year, producers and directors invited to the major film festival PÖFF will leave cozy Tallinn in search of new locations and experiences for their next films in Ida-Viru County. En route to Narva, guests will visit the Aidu quarry, the cities of Sillamäe and Kohtla-Järve, the ghost town of Viivikonna, and the jewel of Narva, Krenholm.

At 5 PM, in the small hall of the Geneva Concert House, there will be a panel discussion "The Future of the Film Industry," discussing experimental technologies in cinema: AI, NFTs, etc., and of course, the development of cinema in Ida-Viru County.

That same evening, the best films of the ShootShorts project will be announced and awarded, which can be viewed and discussed immediately after the conclusion of the official KinOFF Industry event.

KinoFF Industry is an open event, but pre-registration is required:

Photo: Short film "Techumanity", dis. Maarika Rosenstein