DECENT, a revolutionary blockchain-enabled technology company powered by DCore, is excited to announce their sponsorship of Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up series, featuring some of the most admired directors and films of the year.
The 17th annual series will take place Wednesday nights from February 7th – March 7th at The Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles and offers filmmakers and film lovers a unique opportunity to hear directly from the best independent directors and their collaborators, as they discuss specific aspects of their craft in depth.
This years participants include: Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Battle of the Sexes”), Ava DuVernay (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Angela Robinson (“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”), Josh & Benny Safdie (“Good Time”), Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”) and Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”).
Additional participants to be announced
DECENT is proud to partner with Film Independent and the directors in this series,” says Co-Founder Matej Boda. “Our DCore based blockchain technology is proprietary and designed to revolutionize content distribution and monetization – and we are thrilled to invest in the future of entertainment.”
DCore is currently redefining the way consumers and advertisers value and interpret data, and is simplifying crowd-funding, instantaneous/split revenue payment, and how creators distribute their content to a global audience.
The DECENT Foundation was established in 2015, by Matej Michalko and Matej Boda. A Swiss company, DECENT is focused on using the power of blockchain to take on some of the biggest issues of our digital age. At the heart of DECENT is DCore, a proprietary platform based on blockchain technology. With DCore and deep understanding of blockchains DECENT collaborates with a number of industries, with companies like Dragonfly, Venaco Group, and more.
ABOUT FILM INDEPENDENT
Film Independent is the non-profit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects, and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent’s Board of Directors, filmmakers, staff, and constituents, is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation. Anyone passionate about film can become a member, whether you are a filmmaker, industry professional, or a film lover.
Film Independent produces the Spirit Awards, the annual celebration honoring artist-driven films and recognizing the finest achievements of American independent filmmakers. Film Independent also produces the LA Film Festival, showcasing the best of American and international cinema and Film Independent at LACMA, a year-round, weekly program that offers unique cinematic experiences for the Los Angeles creative community and the general public.
With over 250 annual screenings and events, Film Independent provides access to a network of like-minded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. Film Independent’s Artist Development program offers free Labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and presents year-round networking opportunities. Project Involve is Film Independent’s signature program dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry.