This year the Netflix attracted all attention from filmmakers in Cannes, because they didn’t want to compromise with Cannes official rules—films aren’t allowed to appear on streaming platforms for three years after screening in cinemas. That runs so counter to Netflix’s model (which puts movies in theaters and online for subscribers on the same day). So Netflix just pull the competition film from Cannes film festival as a fight back. It’s kind like a war between stream movies and cinema. Actually, stream movies already impacted on those cinema box office, by putting its movies online immediately, the streaming service represents an existential threat to the French theater industry’s business. Cannes rewards represents a role as a honor and authority, which means most of filmmakers consider that obtain the Golden Plam will bring a big reputation and the access to other top film festival. Netflix seems represents one of a future way about how people will watch movies. The company will still offer consumers a choice between drama and home viewing experience. Those who don’t live near movie theaters may have to wait for a while to see an art movie, but they can still get this access through Netflix subscriptions, which is what movie lovers dreamed of 10 years ago.
Movies from traditional studios typically run exclusively in cinemas for about three months. However, synchronizing online new cinema videos will greatly affect people going to the cinema to watch movies, which will reduce the theater’s showtime. Not only Netflix, but more and more e-commerce companies are beginning to offer streaming media screening services. Especially when they start investing in their own films, which makes copyright issues easier. Although I don’t think the home theater experience is comparable to the theater’s screen, it’s obviously an easy and convenient way to watch a movie at home. The conflict between such traditional theaters and streaming media may happens more in the future, and it may really change the way people watch movies, even if it has not really had a huge impact. Not only is the Cannes Film Festival facing such a problem, although Cannes is still the most influential film festival, but just for filmmakers, it does not mean that it can also be supported by mass audiences. anyway, I am still standing on the side of the film festival, but perhaps working with streaming media is also a new direction for the continued development of traditional film festivals.