Date: 29 September, 18:15-19:15
Venue: KKI platform / Kino Muranów
With film funds allowing a change and being more flexible in terms of diverse exhibition windows there is a visible growth in content production. But distributors and exhibitors need to constantly rethink their strategies in order to reach their relevant audience. How do exhibitors & distributors of Visegrad countries Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary adapt to the new situation? Has the pandemic fundamentally changed the dist/exhibition landscape or are we going back to pre-pandemic norms? Our guests will share their positions and discuss the future role of cinema versus online platforms and how to plan within uncertainty.
Journalist, Film New Europe (Poland)
CEO Budapest Film (Hungary)
Tamás graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Budapest as an intermedia artist, and is currently concluding his doctoral research on interactive storytelling. After two decades as a producer and distributor of animated films, he is now CEO of Budapest Film, the largest arthouse cinema network in Hungary, media design lecturer of Budapest Metropolitan University, and director of Anilogue International Animation Festival.
Budapest Film operates six prestigious arthouse cinemas with a total of 22 screens in the capital of Hungary including Cinema Puskin, recently elected as the 10th most beautiful film theatre in the world. The company is highly active in finding innovative ways to preserve a vivid cinema culture by introducing eleven new open-air theatres to the city, as well as developing and operating a generic real-time online cinema experience in the CEE region.
Director of the New Horizons Cinema, Wrocław (Poland)
From June 2019, director of the New Horizons Cinema in Wrocław, the largest arthouse in Poland. For 20 years, he has been running cinemas with various profiles, and analyzing the changing film market in Poland. Lover of Almodovar’s movies and long bike trips.
The New Horizons Cinema has been operating for 9 years. A special place on the cinema map of Poland, a 9-room arthouse, where important film festivals, retrospectives, educational projects, events addressed to different age groups are held, a place for meetings with artists and personalities. In the last two years cinema was nominated for The Awards of The National Film Institute in the category: the best cinema in Poland.