Dubai to host first cinematic summit next year
Dubai, October 28, 2012
The Cinematic Innovation Summit, the world’s first summit dedicated entirely to the future of cinematic technologies, has been re-scheduled to be held with the 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December 2013.
The pioneering summit, which is a collaboration among Center for New Cinema (CNC), the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and naseba, will now be the lead-in event to DIFF’s decennial anniversary, a landmark occasion itself.
The re-schedule will allow the summit to be significantly scaled-up with preparations for a diverse range of international speakers, multiple workshops and seminars, technology demos, and custom-created cinematic works. It will further cement Dubai’s commitment to the development of cinema and the film industry.
The summit will spotlight advances coming in cinematic technology whilst illuminating the economic value of such technology for multiple sectors: software, telecom, video gaming, advertising, and even industries like healthcare, defense, and oil exploration.
CNC president John B Davis said: “The ways in which movies are made, exhibited, and experienced are all undergoing significant change. Driving this change is technology — allowing visuals never before imagined and a viewing experience that in some ways is becoming virtually limitless. This all holds major implications for the movie business, from directors and actors to studios and theatres.
“It will also profoundly impact a vast array of associated industries that hold strategic stakes in cinema’s future. The Cinematic Innovation Summit will provide a glimpse over the horizon at what’s to come for all these sectors, as well as for audiences. In line with the event’s focus on the future of cinematic technology, participants will get to see and experience things they have not before.” – TradeArabia News Service