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Eighth Workshop – 26 to 28 September 2018, Royaumont Abbey, France

Module 4b – Digitizing the Funding Process

Introduction

Most of the public film funds have been very busy digitizing their funding application forms. They put the forms online and producers need to fill in and submit them in the digital format. The applications are saved in the file system or, sometimes, in the database system. However, there should be also a digital representation of the agreements made between two parties such as two film funds, a producer and a fund, two producers in the context of international co-productions, etc. Certain relationships need to be re-negotiated or re-defined, which is something the current system is still not really supporting.

Group Exercise

The MEDICI participants, divided into groups, were asked to design a blockchain flowchart for the cooperation among the film funds represented within every group. Each group needed to:

  1. take into consideration contracts done for production, financing and/or distribution.
  2. make notes of the critical issues brought up during discussion.

The outcome of the group exercise

Group 1:

Characteristics of the proposed blockchain flowchart:

Critical point: Distributor needs to have more smart contracts at the same time.

W8 group 1

Group 2:

Characteristics of the proposed blockchain flowchart:

Critical point:

W8 group 2

Group 3:

Characteristics of the proposed blockchain flowchart:

Critical point:

W8 group 3

Group 4:

Characteristics of the proposed blockchain flowchart:

Critical point: Some players would be able to see certain information, whereas some others would be denied the rights to receive that information. So how to regulate this restricted and selective access?

W8 group 4

Group 5:

Characteristics of the proposed blockchain flowchart:

Critical point:

W8 group 5

Cooperation between public funds in an increasingly complex and international environment: opportunities, actions, ideas

Illustrations by KAK

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