Decentralized Pictures and Web3 production company Decrypt Studios will present FILM3 On the Mountain in Park City on Saturday January 21. The event will feature a panel discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of blockchain technology for filmmakers, as well as a chance to network with leaders in film and television.
A 501c3 non-profit founded by Roman Coppola, Leo Matchett, Michael Musante, and American Zoetrope, Decentralized Pictures (DCP) is dedicated to elevating the voices of independent filmmakers through a fair blockchain protocol. DCP has launched partnerships with filmmaker/producer Kevin Smith and not-for-profit The Gotham to create financing awards for undiscovered talent.
At the conclusion of FILM3 on the Mountain, Steven Soderbergh will be on hand to announce the winner of the first Andrews/Bernard Award, which his production company Extension 765 launched on the DCP platform in 2022 to discover and support emerging talent in the film industry. The award will support three filmmakers with finishing funds for fiction features or shorts worth $100,000 each.
The winning projects are determined via transparent voting powered by blockchain technology on DCP’s film funding platform. The next two recipients will be voted on and announced later this year. To submit applications to be considered for these awards or to participate as a voter, please visit DCP’s website.
- What: FILM3 on the Mountain, networking and panel
- Where: Park City, UT
- When: Saturday January 21, 1-4 PM
- Panel: 2-2.30 PM
- RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Decentralized Pictures (DCP) is a 501c3 democratic film fund using blockchain for fair and transparent incentivized voting. As a nonprofit organization, DCP seeks to discover new and innovative filmmaking talent using an on-chain voting methodology that allows its community of creatives, film fans, and industry professionals to decide who is most deserving of the foundation’s support.
American Zoetrope has produced some of the most important films in American cinema, having garnered fifteen Academy Awards® and sixty-eight nominations. American Zoetrope has constantly embraced the creative possibilities of technology, and is known for orchestrating alternative approaches to filmmaking and challenging stale Hollywood standards.
Steven Soderbergh is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor, and the president of Extension 765. Since his own beginnings in independent cinema with his feature film directorial debut, the Palme d’Or-winning sex, lies, and videotape, his support of independent and emerging filmmakers has been a career-long priority.
Decrypt Studios is a Web3 creative studio providing blockchain solutions for brands, strategic partners, and IRL and metaverse events. Decrypt Studios demystifies digital assets and virtual worlds, providing tools to help stakeholders reach new audiences via Web3 offerings and activations. With our finger on the pulse of the industry via sister organization Decrypt Media, Decrypt Studios cuts through the hype to provide real-world results across the scope of the blockchain ecosystem.
Sugar Mountain Entertainment is a US-based company focused on creating, producing, and financing high-quality film and television projects. Founded by Andrea Bucko and Miles Neiman, Sugar Mountain provides stability to creators, producers, and investors, based on our company ethos, quality services, and incredibly high level of IP. COO, Scott Wilkins, brings 30+ years as an expert in capital markets and investments, while partner Ross Sheldon brings a legacy of industry expertise in film, television, and film finance spanning decades.
Lamina1 is a Layer 1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse. The brainchild of legendary futurist Neal Stephenson (who first conceptualized the term “Metaverse” in his 1992 best-selling novel Snow Crash) and Peter Vessenes, a foundational leader in the crypto space from the early days of Bitcoin – Lamina1 is on a mission to deliver the blockchain technology, interoperating tools, and decentralized services that will establish it as the preferred destination for creators building a more immersive Internet. It will be the first provably carbon-negative blockchain in the world.
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