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Digital Cross Over

Promoting cross sector innovation across Europe

Frankfurter Buchmesse Highlights THEARTS+ Business not as usual

Digital Cross Over is a cross sector project within the Creative Europe funding programme of the European Commission. The aim of the project is to demonstrate and explore the current challenges facing the creative and cultural industries. Who pays for the content created by cultural and creative professionals? How do I reach my target group in the digital age and how can I learn from players from other industries who are or have been facing similar challenges? On this page, as well as at digital and events on site, the project partners will present best practises and inspirations and exchange ideas with representatives and experts on how to successfully tackle the topics and questions which matter today.
These questions are even more important now, due to the situation created by Covid-19, that obliges players in the cultural and creative industries, public and private, to rethink their activities with different business models.

The makers behind Digital Cross Over

Cross sector insights into European cultural and creative industries

Learn more about the people, organisations and companies behind Digital Cross Over, get insights into best practices and stay up to date on future events.

Digital Cross Over events

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica in September 2020

Hardly any other phrase has been used so often in recent months as that the world will be a different place after this crisis – prophetically, often as a glimmer of hope, more often as a threat. Is this true, and if so, what will be the changes? This question is the focus of this year’s Ars Electronica.
Following last year’s brilliant 40-year festival, which brought more artists, exhibitors and international experts to Linz than ever before, this year Ars Electronica is going on a journey, or rather the festival itself is becoming a journey – a journey through “Kepler’s Gardens”.

Hardly any other phrase has been used so often in recent months as that the world will be a different place after this crisis – prophetically, often as a glimmer of hope, more often as a threat. Is this true, and if so, what will be the changes? This question is the focus of this year’s Ars Electronica.
Following last year’s brilliant 40-year festival, which brought more artists, exhibitors and international experts to Linz than ever before, this year Ars Electronica is going on a journey, or rather the festival itself is becoming a journey – a journey through “Kepler’s Gardens”.

A journey through the networked biotopes and ecosystems in which people all over the world are working to develop and shape our future, and in these days that means above all working to save our future. A journey to and with many committed communities that have already begun not only to think about the current problems, but to work on concrete ideas, actions and solutions. Places, initiatives and institutions where artists and scientists work together, challenge society and try out new alliances and forms of cooperation.

So “Kepler’s Gardens” is not only the name of the new festival venue in Linz, which will move from the Postcity to the Kepler Gardens on the well-equipped JKU campus and transform its beautiful and extensive parks into an extraordinary festival site. “Kepler’s Gardens” is also the metaphor for the organizational principle of the festival in a global lockdown: a festival that will not dive into the network and disappear there, but will emerge from the network and manifest itself in many places around the world, distributed and networked. Starting in Linz and working with partners from Ars Electronica’s extraordinarily large international network that has grown over 40 years, “real” events will take place in many places, with “real” artists and scientists for “real” audiences, all of which will be networked into a festival from September 9 to 13.
With this simultaneity and duality of local-physical and globally networked events, Ars Electronica will once again become an exciting experimental laboratory and prototype for a next-level networking that will focus primarily on new forms and possibilities of fusion and coexistence of analog and digital, real and virtual, physical and telematic proximity. Last but not least, “Kepler’s Gardens” is also a clear commitment to science and a fact-based and responsible way of dealing with each other, a statement for science and art, not only as a fuel for the economy, but as the basis for culture and civilization.

Further information about the Digital Cross Over event will be available on this page soon.

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3020 Bühnen The Arts

THE ARTS+ in October 2020

Digital Cross Over will be present at Frankfurter Buchmesser as part of THE ARTS+ in a virtual event on Thursday, 15 October 2020. At the event, participants will have the opportunity to talk to representatives of European creative and cultural industries. After a panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to join a Q&A session with international experts on distribution and promotion of content in the digital, cross sector age.

Digital Cross Over will be present at Frankfurter Buchmesser as part of THE ARTS+ in a virtual event on Thursday, 15 October 2020. At the event, participants will have the opportunity to talk to representatives of European creative and cultural industries. After a panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to join a Q&A session with international experts on distribution and promotion of content in the digital, cross sector age.

Gain insights into best practises and use cases from industry experts of the creative and cultural sectors.

Further information about the event will be available on this page soon.

More about THE ARTS+

Avant Premiere 2021

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin in February 2021

The Digital Cross Over closing event is planned to take place at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest annual trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

The Digital Cross Over closing event is planned to take place at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest annual trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

Within the format of the Innovation Day, there is a special emphasis on innovative technologies for the arts + imaginative approaches in film production, including 8K and virtual reality.

Further information about the Digital Cross Over event will be available on this page in the coming months.

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Digital Cross Over partners

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is the international business network dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the performing arts through audiovisual media. It is a a global network for leading international production companies, public and private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution companies, performing arts and educational institutions, music labels as well as technology providers.

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is the international business network dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the performing arts through audiovisual media. It is a a global network for leading international production companies, public and private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution companies, performing arts and educational institutions, music labels as well as technology providers.

Among its 150 international member organisations are major market players like BBC, ZDF, ARTE, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Phil, Unitel, EuroArts or Universal Music as well as individual members like composers, choreographers, musicians and directors. 

 

Dedicated to the business promotion of its members, the IMZ connects producers with co-producers, financiers, buyers and distributors, provides networking + pitching opportunities, circulates relevant industry news + information, and administers resources like a comprehensive film database + a directory for the cultural film industry.

Furthermore, the IMZ is committed to the viability and sustainable development of the sector and hence also engages in young talent promotion through the IMZ Academy Series and in audience development efforts by programming Music Film Festivals worldwide.

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Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica Linz is a cultural institution, an educational facility and a R&D lab working since 1979 on the nexus of art, technology and society. Like no other institution, Ars Electronica represents a comprehensive approach in the confrontation with techno-cultural phenomena and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence. It is comprised of five divisions: the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Center, the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions.

Ars Electronica Linz is a cultural institution, an educational facility and a R&D lab working since 1979 on the nexus of art, technology and society. Like no other institution, Ars Electronica represents a comprehensive approach in the confrontation with techno-cultural phenomena and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence. It is comprised of five divisions: the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Center, the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions.

These five divisions mutually inspire one another, constituting a circuit of creativity: The FESTIVAL as test environment and the PRIX as competition of the best and brightest—both of them international, artistic, experimental and focused on the leading edge; the CENTER as year-round presentation & interaction platform—local, educational and entertaining; and the FUTURELAB as R&D facility—innovative, creative, endowed with strong technical competence and implementation skills, and linked up to a global network of universities & research facilities.

Börsenverein Group

The group comprises the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and its business subsidiaries, which include Frankfurter Buchmesse, MVB, mediacampus frankfurt as well as the Holding Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft. The group supports the book industry and media sector via services that include representational activities, cultural projects, the organisation of trade fairs, training programmes and publishing and technology services.

The group comprises the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and its business subsidiaries, which include Frankfurter Buchmesse, MVB, mediacampus frankfurt as well as the Holding Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft. The group supports the book industry and media sector via services that include representational activities, cultural projects, the organisation of trade fairs, training programmes and publishing and technology services.

The Börsenverein Group (Group of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry and provides its members with advisory and practical services. In the Digital Cross Over project, events are planned to take place in the context of THE ARTS+, as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Centrica - VirtuItaly

Centrica is specialised in the design, development and marketing of digital solutions in the cultural heritage and tourism field and in any expression of creativity.
In July 2015 Centrica founded the start-up VirtuItaly, that has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

Centrica is specialised in the design, development and marketing of digital solutions in the cultural heritage and tourism field and in any expression of creativity.
In July 2015 Centrica founded the start-up VirtuItaly, that has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

Centrica was established in 1999 to combine the technical and professional skills of high profile specialists in both digital imaging and interactive visual communication.
The company aims to foster the conservation, recovery and valorisation of cultural and creative heritage through interactive technologies featuring high resolution images , and apps for education, tourism and entertainment.
The start-up VirtuItaly has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

izneo

izneo represents the first official and legal digital comic book reading service. The biggest comic book publishers have partnered to launch the service: With izneo, publishers like Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics, Europe Comics and Dark Horse will offer the largest catalogue of e-comics.

izneo represents the first official and legal digital comic book reading service. The biggest comic book publishers have partnered to launch the service: With izneo, publishers like Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics, Europe Comics and Dark Horse will offer the largest catalogue of e-comics.

Open to all comic book genres, the izneo catalogue expands every month with even more new albums.