Tuesday 31st May 2022GRIMALDI FORUM, MONACO

11:00 - WELCOME TO THE MONACO STREAMING FILM FESTIVAL

11:15 - KEYNOTE: INNOVATION IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT - BRINGING CINEMA TO THE HOME

11:50 - THE EVOLUTION OF STREAMING

As a result of developing technology over the past several years, and the ever-changing consumer consumption environment, including increased appetites for various VOD formats, the entertainment industry – including business deals, windows and content offerings from mainstream to niche – has shifted from traditional film, television, and cable/satellite entertainment content viewership to the convenience of watch-anywhere-anytime streaming content.  In this session, hear from industry analysts, storytellers and platforms about their experiences; recent trends; the current landscape and the future of streaming.

A panel discussion moderated by Wendy Bernfeld.

12:50 - CTV EATS STREAMING

Content is king but distribution is queen. Coming from a CTV OS background with an own OS available on worldwide markets and capabilities in inhouse Big Screen App Development, Foxxum already had what it takes: a large distribution mechanism with platforms that offer wide reach to content. In this session, hear why the launch of their own AVOD/FAST service rlaxx TV was the next logical step and how it all connects in the current marketplace.

13:15 - GLOBAL STREAMING ISN'T JUST FOR GIANTS

How is VOD evolving today?  What are AVOD + FAST and how do they influence today’s VOD competitive streaming landscape and intersect with SVOD?  In this session, hear how SVOD – beyond the Big Five global players, to the mainstream competitors and complementary international thematic, niche platforms – can co-exist with AVOD + FAST, including how to get content onto the new models, impacting streaming platform sustainability and growth.

A panel discussion moderated by Gavin Bridge.

14:20 - THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

In a world where we are all virtually connected, success and significant wealth can be achieved by anyone today. Today’s Influencers have proved this to be true, leveraging their connectivity power to impact decision making in our daily lives. The Influencer business is a lucrative one and continues to grow at a rapid pace, with a projected worth now in the billions of US dollars. In this session, learn how to successfully develop and market your own brand to leverage the power of influence.

14:50 - STREAMING DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

The creation of multiple streaming platforms has offered the industry wider distribution opportunities outside of the traditional film and television model.  But with new platforms come new rules and limitations, often requiring a new approach to reach audiences.  In this session, hear about effective content distribution strategies and how to navigate the changing VOD landscape.

A panel discussion moderated by Liza Foreman.

15:55 - THE MEA MARKETPLACE

The MEA markets are both emerging and thriving, offering local viewers a variety of content streaming platform options.  In this session, we hear from MEA executives and creators about the current state of the industry in this region as well as a glimpse into the future trends.

A panel discussion moderated by Nicole Purin.

17:00 - KEYNOTE: CHERIE BLAIR - THE ROCK PILE

Cherie Blair, a leading international human rights lawyer and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is a passionate campaigner for women’s equality.  Blair will be talking about women in film and why she has taken on the role of Executive Producer for the film The Rock Pile, written by W. David McBrayer.  She will discuss the film, currently in development,  which will be produced by Alexandra Milchan (‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’) alongside director and producer, John Deery (‘Conspiracy of Silence’) of Joejack Entertainment, London.

Inspired by true events and set in present-day Jerusalem, The Rock Pile will tell the story of three boys of different faiths who, feeling trapped by the on-going conflict in Israel, take out their frustrations by throwing rocks at each other from atop mounds of rubble in the Old City. The film will follow a disillusioned war correspondent, Erin Carter, as she uncovers a compelling story of redemption, reconciliation and hope amidst the boys’ fights, football matches and blossoming friendship.

Hosted by Steven Adams.

18:00 - VIP COCKTAIL EVENT

19:30 - SPECIAL SCREENING: A BIRD FLEW IN

When the COVID 19 lock down is announced, the entire cast and crew of a feature film are sent home – alone – and became actors without an audience; a production crew without a set; and directors without a script. Couples fell apart, while others came together, and some found themselves simply alone. A feature film composed of seven interlinked narratives, A Bird Flew In follows and examines what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find a meaning in our loves and lives.

Join us for a screening of A Bird Flew In, followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s stars, Jeff Fahey; director Kirsty Bell; and producers Ben Charles Edwards and Phil McKenzie, hosted by Theo Dumont.

Wednesday 1st June 2022GRIMALDI FORUM, MONACO

11:00 - KEYNOTE: BILL MACDONALD - PRODUCING IN HOLLYWOOD

11:35 - HOW PRODUCTION FINANCE IS EVOLVING

Content creators are always in search of new opportunities for funding production.  In this session, hear from producers and finance budgeting experts the creative and non-traditional ways to source and secure content funding, and the importance of strategic production budgeting.

A panel discussion moderated by Gavin Bridge.

12:45 - NFT 101

13:05 - CRYPTO FINANCING: NFTS AREN'T JUST APES AND CATS

Everyone has heard of NFTs, but what are they and are how are they being used in today’s streaming content world? Do they provide an alternative way to fund a production, and is this already occurring? In this session, learn about how NFTs are being used in the entertainment industry, the impact they are having in supporting modern content distribution, and how they successfully offer investors added value.

A panel discussion moderated by Gavin Bridge.

14:40 - CONTENT CREATION & SHOWRUNNING

Traditional showrunning in storytelling has delivered beloved content for years.  The emergence of streaming platforms, and the constant need for new, additional programming has significantly changed today’s showrunning environment.  In this session, you will hear from showrunners about the new content creation landscape and the most effective ways to successfully adapt.

A panel discussion moderated by Theo Dumont.

15:45 - A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL FLATLEY

Hear from Michael Flatley about the creation and production of his feature film Blackbird.

Hosted by Tony Davis.

16:10 - UNDERSTANDING AUDIENCES

A discussion around content analytics and the most innovative ways that media companies are harnessing audience signals to answer the toughest questions: what to make, where to market, and how to measure success. Are streamers succeeding or does the consumer want something else?

A panel discussion moderated by Liza Foreman.

17:00 - KEYNOTE: A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF FAHEY

Hosted by Liza Foreman.

18:00 - VIP COCKTAIL EVENT

19:30 - PREMIERE: BECOMING ELIZABETH

Before she was Queen, she was Elizabeth. Becoming Elizabeth is the fascinating, untold story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen but this is Elizabeth as you’ve never seen her before, a teenager finding her way in a treacherous world.

Join us for a world premiere of the first two episodes of Becoming Elizabeth, before it’s release on STARZPLAY on 12th June.

Thursday 2nd June 2022GRIMALDI FORUM, MONACO

11:00 - KEYNOTE: FILM STUDIOS - OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN A VOD WORLD

Cara Sheppard joined the world renowned, multi award winning Twickenham Film Studios in 2020 as the new MD to further grow and diversify the service offering across stages, post production and creative services. Heading up Twickenham Film Studios, Cara leads and guides all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology. Her role is focused on helping the studios confidently navigate the ever-changing market ensuring TFS is positioned in continuing to lead the way.

11:50 - DIVERSITY: WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

Historically, men have dominated senior roles within many industries, including entertainment.  More recently, we have seen women rise to leadership roles, but having had to fight harder for the same opportunities and pay.  In this panel, you will hear insights and experiences from accomplished industry female leaders who have successfully navigated a traditional system to accomplish goals—and dreams.

A panel discussion moderated by Wendy Bernfeld and Nathalie Morley.

12:50 - SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CONTENT CREATION

With so many important issues now being addressed and embraced within the world and reflected in entertainment, the importance of socially conscious content that represents a wide diversity of issues—and viewers–is more relevant than ever.  What type of content appeals to today’s socially conscious consumer?  How do content creators adapt storytelling to engage today’s hyper-aware audiences?  Are niche streaming channels more impactful in reach than mainstream platforms?

A panel discussion moderated by Shelley Madison.

13:50 - THE IMPACT OF MUSIC IN CONTENT

Music has always played a significant role in bolstering entertainment, providing audiences with memorable experiences that personally touch each viewer’s emotions, amplifying storytelling. In this session, hear from the music executives and producers who reflect upon the impact of music usage in traditional entertainment platforms and discuss the differences of using in today’s content streaming environment.

A panel discussion hosted by Richard Bron.

14:50 - ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Through advances in technology and the advent of social media, the route to engaging and interacting with consumers is changing. With exponential growth across numerous platforms, media now encompasses all aspects of life and companies are leveraging this power of large audience engagement to reach and influence consumers through new and innovative mediums and channels.  In this session, you will hear from leaders how these alternative media approaches have become an integral part of marketing strategies and content delivery.

A panel discussion moderated by Gavin Bridge.

15:50 - PRODUCT PLACEMENT

With 35 years experience in entertainment and technology, Gary Moore is joining us all the way from Austin, Texas. In charge of Branded Entertainment at DELL Technologies, Gary Moore will be sharing his know-how in the area of product placement in Film and TV.

16:10 - CONTENT MARKETING: PIVOTING FROM FILM TO STREAMING

Supporting distribution, marketing lets the world know about the content that has been created and available for audiences to enjoy—an important final step in content creation.  So what does entertainment content marketing look like in 2022?  How has traditional content (film + television) marketing evolved and what are the differences in marketing streaming content both now and in the future?  In this session, we will hear from industry marketing experts– within both worlds–how to successfully adapt skills, techniques and resources to reach today’s streaming audiences.

A panel discussion moderated by Liza Foreman.

17:00 - KEYNOTE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

17:55 - CLOSING REMARKS

18:00 - VIP COCKTAIL EVENT

19:30 - PREMIERE: GASLIT

Martha was right. A modern take on the Watergate scandal, Gaslit is the insane but shockingly true story of Arkansan socialite Martha Mitchel, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn.

Join us for a world premiere of episode 7 of Gaslit, before it’s release on STARZPLAY on 5th June, followed by a Q&A with the show’s creator, Robbie Pickering, hosted by Carlo Fasino.

Friday 3rd June 2022LE MÉRIDIEN BEACH PLAZA HOTEL, MONACO

19:00 - GALA AWARD SHOW

Join us at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel, Monaco and celebrate the best of on-demand content at The Monaco Streaming Gala Awards and Dinner. Meet the recipients of the Streaming Awards in the heart of Monte Carlo. Celebrate and enjoy the Award show along with the winners and celebrities. Dine in the plush surroundings of beautiful Monte Carlo with international film talent and film industry VIP’s.