Is Cinephilia Dead Or Is It Just Expanding?

Sun. April 23| 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM | S222-S223

In 1896, the Lumiere Brothers film called "The Arrival Of The Train" shocked people, according to legend, collectively reeled away in fear that the train was actually coming towards them. This is presumably the first example of the cinematic shared experience. Sitting in a dark theater with others you experience the film as a group. It's a cultural event.

Since those days movie technology has expanded and revolutionized film production and distribution. Filmmakers can shoot with smaller crews and even finance and distribute films themselves. These are great advancements, but some think that perhaps this new world is shedding old world art. Namely the shared experience of cinematic art.

Panelists in this session will discuss the pros and cons of digital technology and its role in the art of cinema and movie distribution. They will also talk about the new technological accessibility for the filmmaker, including the effects of the infinite palette of technological possibilities.

Program: Future of Cinema

Registration Package: Conference Flex Pass or Session Pass


Jennifer Hall Lee
Filmmaker & Writer


Heather Addison, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Film
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Cioni
SVP of Innovation
Panavision & Light Iron
Lisa Cooke
Illumina Studio
Joshua Pines
Chief Troublemaker and Luddite
Technicolor Digital Intermediates