Think Cinema Lausanne is inaugurating a new space for its second edition: the Think Cinema Zone (L’Espace des Rencontres), in the heart of Lausanne’s Flon district.
Organised in partnership with Mobimo, the Think Cinema Zone will be the event’s hub for four days. The Think Cinema Zone will be located in a 300 square meter former industrial building of the Flon. It will host a tea room, conferences and radio shows, and will broadcast the opening ceremony and talks with festival guests. An informal meeting place for guests and the public alike, which will also house the festival’s ticket office and accreditation services.
1.30 pmThink Cinema Panel: The human machine – between art and science, a discussion with François Junod, automaton maker, Marc Atallah, researcher at UNIL and director of La Maison d’Ailleurs and Ricardo Beira, researcher at EPFL.
3 pm Think Cinema Discussion about L’Enfer, d’Henri-Georges Clouzot
5 pm Think Cinema Discussion about Belle de jour
5.30 pm Think Cinema Live broadcast of the red carpet prior to the opening ceremony at Le Capitole
2.00 pmThink Cinema Panel: The role of women in the film industry and in film culture, apanel discussion with Delphine Chedaleux, researcher at UNIL, Elisa Garbar, producer, Orane Burri, author and director and Jela Skerlak, head of operations and diversity at the DFI.The panel will be moderated by Coline de Senarclens, author, essayist and journalist
3 pm – Think Cinema Discussion aboutThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5 pm – CultuRadio live
2 pm – Think Cinema Discussion about Solaris
3.30 pm – Think Cinema Discussion about A Clockwork Orange
5 pm – CultuRadio live
10.30 am – Think Cinema Panel: Cinema in the digital age “Just one more episode”: Netflix in the digital age.A Panel discussion with students of ECAL’s and UNIL’s film department.
1 pm – Think Cinema Conference: Cinema in the digital age “Connect” or how can cinema benefit from the internet? A conference with Ulrich Fischer, Memoways.
2 pm – Think Cinema Panel: Cinema in the digital age Web formats in Swiss audiovisual production. A Panel discussion with Vincent Bossel, director, Eric Bouduban, producer, Sonia Pfeuti, scriptwriter and producer, Patrick Suhner, producer. The discussion will be moderated by Ludivine Barro and Noé Maggetti, masters students in history and aesthetics of film at UNIL.
4 pm – Think Cinema Discussion about Fitzcarraldo
Think Cinema café sessions
With Léa Eigenmann, Solène Humair and Morgane Kursner, students of UNIL’s film department. The discussions will be moderated by Philip Mills, art philosophy.
Think Cinema’scafé sessions are an opportunity to talk about a film screened earlier in the day. Hosted by a moderator and students from the University of Lausanne’s film department, these film & coffee events offer audiences an opportunity to reflect, discuss and meet over a cup of coffee after the screening of a film, courtesy of Think Cinema Lausanne.
The human machine – between art and science.
A discussion with François Junod, automaton maker, Marc Atallah,researcher at UNIL and director of La Maison d’Ailleurs andRicardo Beira, researcher at EPFL.
François Junodcreates the most extraordinary automatons in his studio in Sainte-Croix. The poetry of the machine lies in its core mechanical elements: gears, springs, spirals. In his studio, one can find Pushkin writing a poem, a white horse galloping on the ceiling, a bird singing in its golden cage, a lunar android flying through the workshop. Junod will be exchanging with EPFL researcher in cognitive neuroprosthetics, Ricardo Beira and Marc Atallah, director and curator of La Maison d’Ailleurs and senior lecturer and researcher of the French department at UNIL. We will explore their common desire to go beyond materials to recreate the living being in its most mysterious aspects.
The role of women in the film industry and in film culture
Apanel discussion with Delphine Chedaleux(senior researcher at the University of Lausanne, specialist in gender issues in film and media), Elisa Garbar(producer, SWAN Romandie commission member) Orane Burri, (author and director, SWAN executive committee member) and Jela Skerlak(head of operations and diversity at the Federal Interior Department DFI.Federal Office for Culture OFC, Cinema section). The panel will be moderated byColine de Senarclens,author, essayist and journalist.
How can we fail to address the inequalities that plague the film industry, and the perception we have on film history? Even today, women directors’ projects receive less support than those of their male counterparts, although their films are proportionally more successful at festivals and at the box-office. In an era of “me too”, it is essential to rethink this discriminatory system, to give women a voice and offer the public a diversity of views and perceptions that are essential to our constantly evolving societies.
Cinema in the digital age
This series of discussions on cinema in the digital age aims is to identify avenues of reflection to better understand the changes Internet is bringing to the film industry. While the traditional film value chain is being increasingly challenged by new ways of consuming online content, new distribution platforms are emerging. These changes affect producers and distributors in economic, artistic and ontological terms, presenting a challenge for traditional industry players.
“Just one more episode”: Netflix in the digital age
A panel discussion with students of UNIL’s film department, Ludivine Barro,Noé Maggetti, and Raphaël Tinguely(masters students in history and aesthetics of film at UNIL) and Nora Longatti (film department student at ECAL). Ulrich Fischer will be moderating the discussion.
In an era of streaming and binge-watching, Netflix offers a platform that allows easy access to a vast amount of audiovisual content. It is based on a controversial algorithm however. From series to fiction, documentaries, original productions, restorations and even feature films by renowned directors, Netflix is becoming a key player in the audiovisual industry. How are these productions conceived? What impact do new viewing devices such as tablets and smartphones have on the way we watch series and cinema ?
”Connect” a conference by Ulrich Fischer
The “Connect” conference asks the following question: how can cinema benefit from the internet?
The conference will illustrate through tools and methods how to create original extensions for the web when producing a film, from its initial idea through to its completion.
Cloud and collaboration, metadata and narrative, enhancement of archives and evolving projects, co-creation and interactivity… the fields of action are endless and the potential for auteur cinema is huge!
Web formats in Swiss audiovisual production,
A panel discussion with Vincent Bossel (director), Eric Bouduban (producer, Imajack) Sonia Pfeuti (script writer, producer, Bad Taste Pictures,) Patrick Suhner (producer, fiction series for RTS). The discussion will be moderated by Ludivine Barroand Noé Maggetti, masters students in history and aesthetics of film at UNIL.
The multiplication of online content distribution platforms has led to the emergence of new formats designed especially for the web, and new consumption patterns. This is the case with web-series that consist of several short episodes produced to be broadcast on specialised video websites, bringing a new, younger and more diversified audience. The panel will foster discussions between film and television professionals in French-speaking Switzerland, questioning the place of these new productions in the Swiss audiovisual landscape.