In The News

Film Festivals Can Compete With Smartphones: Berlinale Chief

Film Festivals Can Compete With Smartphones: Berlinale Chief

by The Daily Eye Team February 2 2016, 10:48 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 37 secs

Film festivals still have a bright future in a world in which more audiences watch movies and television series on smaller and smaller devices, the veteran head of Germany's Berlinale says. The pageantry of stars on the red carpet, the magic of a premiere with a giddy crowd, the glory of a big screen and surround sound - Berlin film festival director Dieter Kosslick said true cinema-lovers would in the long run never settle for anything less. "Our huge ticket sales show that there is still a strong desire to see films in a theatre with other people, and to share reactions to it afterwards," he told AFP, pointing to the more than 500,000 seats filled during last 


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The writers are solely responsible for any claims arising out of the contents of this article.