Compiled by two participants in DFFB’s NEXT WAVE professional development programme, ‘Collective cinema experiences during the COVID-19 crisis’ provides an overview of exhibition initiatives that emerged as a reaction to the closure of cinemas.
Kino Prototype is a research project developed within the frame of NEXT WAVE, a professional training programme of the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB).
The project aims to explore how the current period of experimentation can help re-imagine the collective cinema experience. In its preliminary phase, the research focuses on the industry practices implemented during the closure of cinemas.
Key insights from the report include:
- Arthouse cinemas’ roles as trusted curators is expanding as is a better recognition of their expertise in community engagement.
- New modes of access and participatory models are emerging.
- The role of online platforms and their relationship with cinemas are being redefined: are we heading towards hybrid strategies?
Read the full report that contains case studies and other key insights from how cinemas around the world have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.