productions by digital providers are rejected at many festivals as well as by cinema operators. But how long can we stand up against these platforms with their seemingly insatiable resources and dwindling cinema interest? In order to survive, we need forward-looking concepts.
For this reason, we look to our neighbors. In France, for example, films may only be offered on streaming platforms three years after the cinema release if the provider does not pay a levy into the French film funding system. In the Netherlands, on the other hand, several cinemas operate the Picl on-demand platform, where films can be streamed at the same time as the cinema release.