Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Aaron Hillis

Aaron Hillis has lived, breathed and bled independent cinema for over 20 years, and was praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" alongside Lena Dunham and Spike Lee. For the past 18 months, he has been the Director of Programming for Cineverse, where he curated, co-managed and served as head creative for the Fandor channel, "a streaming rabbit hole worth falling down" (New York Times). Aaron's writing has appeared in The Village VoiceVICEVarietyVanity Fair, and other outlets that don't begin with V. He formerly owned and operated one of NYC's last remaining video stores (now in permanent collection at the Alamo Drafthouse Chicago), in case you need a killer movie recommendation.

Talks at B3

B3 Conference Opening | From Hollywood to Netflix & Co. - Is Content still King?

The film and moving image industries are in a constant state of change. With the increasing spread of streaming services and the steadily growing importance of social media, viewing habits have changed dramatically, and at the same time the demand for high-quality content has risen significantly. Where does this content come from and which topics are currently in particular demand by the audience or should be set? Read more…

Established and Innovative Financing Models for Film and Moving Image projects: Searching for New Ways - A Discussion on the Future Development of the Industry

Crowdfunding and streaming services have considerably expanded the spectrum of financing options for film projects, although traditional sources of funding such as public grants, studios and investors continue to play a significant role. How does this expansion of financing options affect film productions? Read more…

Art, Morality and Film: Towards an Ethics of Film, Art, and Media. Can and Should Everything be Shown, and at Any Cost?

Ethics of film and the moving image: Can and should everything be shown?Since the beginnings of cinema, movies have possessed a special ability to reflect, manipulate, and reinvent reality. The moving images projected onto the screen are more than just entertainment. They are powerful tools that can be used to generate empathy, highlight social injustices, or convey a political message. But along with this power comes great responsibility. The question of what can be shown and what should be shown will always be of key importance to the entire film and moving image industry. Read more…