Cinema Futures

Cinema Futures is a documentary film about the present and future of film and the cinema in the digital era. In individual episodes and cinematic aphorisms, future scenarios, cultural fears and promising utopias are sketched out, accompanying the epochal transition from an approximately one-hundredtwenty-year history of analog photochemical celluloid strips to the immaterial and radically evanescent age of digital picture data streams. The focus is on a love of the cinema, albeit devoid of nostalgia.

Director's Biography
MICHAEL PALM, geb. 1965 in Linz. Studien an der Filmakademie Wien und der Universität Wien. Seit 1988 ist Palm als freier Filmschaffender in den Bereichen Schnitt, Musik- und Tongestaltung aktiv, seit 2001 als Regisseur von Dokumentar-, Kurz- und Experimentalfilmen. // Filme (Auswahl): Edgar G. Ulmer – The Man Off-screen (2004; CE’05), Laws of Physics (2008; CE’09), Body Trail (Co-Regie Willi Dorner, 2009; CE’10), Low Definition Control – Malfunctions #0 (2011; CE’12), Set in Motion (Co-Regie Willi Dorner, 2012; CE’12), Cinema Futures (2016, doc)
Local Artists 2017
Michael Palm
Austria 2016
color & black and white
126 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Michael Palm
Cinematography Joerg Burger
Editing Michael Palm
Sound/Sounddesign H. Bager-Jonathansson, G. Misch
Music Michael Palm
With Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Tacita Dean, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producer(s) Georg Misch, Ralph Wieser (Mischief Films, AT)
Weltvertrieb / World Sales
sixpackfilm, Wien

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016