Scene from the film Cinema Futures
Scene from the film Cinema Futures
Scene from the film Cinema Futures
Scene from the film Cinema Futures

Cinema Futures

  • Austria
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A multi-genre collage consisting of variations on educational films, interviews with famous people (film theorist David Bordwell, director Christopher Nolan), and free-association poetry, Cinema Futures makes humorous use of a subversive and almost conspiratorial commentary. A meditation on the future of film in a world of digital platforms, this wild cinematic “ride” through a labyrinth of museums and archives to bring to life classic cinematic and archival methods and contrast them with today’s ubiquitous virtuality. Does the death of celluloid also mean the death of film? Are we losing our audiovisual memory?


  • Original Title
    Cinema Futures
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michael Palm
  • Cinematography
    Joerg Burger
  • Editing
    Michael Palm
  • Sound
    Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
  • Runtime
    126 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Duisburg - Duisburger Filmwoche 2016
    • Istanbul - International Bosphorus Film Festival 2016
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016
    • DOKLeipzig 2016
    • Doclisboa 2016
    • Sevilla - Festival del Cine Europeo 2016
    • Venezia - Mostra Int. d`arte Cinematografica 2016
    • Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival 2016
    • Bogotá - Cali International Film Festival 2017
    • Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI 2017
    • Cork - IndieCork Film Festival 2017
    • Jerusalem - Film Festival 2017
    • Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival 2017
    • Moscow - DOKer Documentary Film Festival 2017
    • München - Int. Dokumentarfilmfestival 2017
    • Osnabrück - European Media Art Festival 2017
    • Paris - Cinéma du Réel 2017
    • Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival 2017
    • Seoul - Jeonju International Film Festival 2017
    • Tokyo - Image Forum Festival 2017
    • Warsaw - Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2017
    • Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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