IndiEarth XChange

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The IndiEarth XChange Film Festival 2018 showcases a meticulously curated selection of rare documentaries, world premieres, contemporary releases, animations, international features, and a compelling selection of short films - providing a platform for both established and emerging filmmakers. This year's edition also features Film Awards for different categories, and is being presented in association with Live Tree - a London based company that uses cutting edge AI software to benefit the creative industries and help filmmakers secure funding. Select Filmmakers will also participate in Q&A’s with fellow filmmakers and the public after the screenings. The XChange 2018 Film Festival will be curated by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Harold Monfils - director of the multiple-award winning documentary Laya Project, and founder of Monfils Pictures. Harold Monfils: Monfils is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker, with a 30-year career of international exposure working on commercials, documentaries and features. Through the years his love for travel led him to shoots in over 20 countries and 5 continents, working with a wide diversity of cultures and people as director and/or producer. He has received international recognition and a wallpaper of awards for his advertising works. In 2006, he directed award-winning feature documentary ‘Laya Project’, a visual musical journey through the 2004 Asian tsunami-affected countries. His film ‘A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey’ documents the life story and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer Jason P. Howe and was selected to showcase in Cannes-France at Marche du Film in May 2016, then was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) United Nations Event on June 7th 2016. The World Premiere was held at Biografilm Festival in Italy, on June 14th 2016. LiveTree: Established in 2016, LiveTree is a London based company focused on predicting the financial value films and content before it is made. LiveTree helps filmmakers secure the funding they need for high-potential projects that may be traditionally overlooked by typical channels. They use proprietary and cutting edge AI software is that built using a a unique database to financially forecast film projects at every stage of production. LiveTree’s Blossom TV is a subscription video streaming platform similar to Netflix. Blossom TV will host some of the best and most promising content available around the world and provide an audience for it. Blossom TV also feeds viewership information into LiveTree’s AI software to evolve the financial prediction models and to keep a pulse on what’s trending. At a later stage, Blossom TV subscribers can invest in future film projects, own a part of the film and get paid every time it gets shown using blockchain technology.


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