Fellow movie buffs and tech aficionados, it’s time to mark your calendars and get your popcorn ready, because something exciting is about to happen in the world of films and society. Malaysia’s Freedom Film Network is all set to roll out the inaugural International Conference on Film and Society conference on 7 and 8 September at the Connexion Conference & Event Centre at Nexus, Bangsar South and it’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss!

With the theme ‘Content Creation, Choice, and Control in the Digital Age’, this conference promises to be a fascinating exploration of the ever-evolving relationship between film and the digital realm and film regulation in the digital age. It’s the perfect blend of your favourite Netflix binge-watching sessions and those intense late-night discussions about the impact of technology on our lives.

In the digital age, who’s in control: the creators or the platforms? This is an important question to ask, and the conference promises some engaging conversations about it. Topics will explore the challenges independent filmmakers face in distributing their work and how platforms shape our viewing habits.

And, let’s not forget the ongoing debate about content censorship and regulation. You’ll get to hear from experts in the field and gain insights into the balance between artistic freedom and responsible content creation.

Academics, film professionals, artists, and decision-makers from Southeast Asia and beyond will come together to exchange knowledge and experience on film classification, child protection in digital media, and auteurship on touchy subjects in cinema.

But wait, there’s more! Besides the captivating panel discussions and talks, you’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees, filmmakers, and industry experts. Who knows, you might even rub shoulders with your favourite director or discover a new collaborator for your own creative projects.

So, mark your calendars, get your conference passes, and join in for a two-day cinematic adventure that’s sure to leave you inspired and informed.

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