Storytek x Cues - 9 May @ Cannes NEXT
If you're attending the Cannes Film Festival, we'll be participating in the Storytek Cannes NEXT presentation: "Story + Tech: Accelerating Future Business Models Through Estonian Digital Ecosystem" from 4-6 PM. Funded by the Estonian government, Storytek was launched on 1 July 2017 to showcase Estonia's growing digital economy and also gives access to Estonia's unique e-residency - making it easy for an audiovisual company to become remotely established in the EU. Cues participated in Storytek's programme and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which launched Storytek. Victoria Thomas, Founder of Cues will speak about this experience tomorrow at the Cannes NEXT event.
Sten-Kristian Saluveer, CEO of Storytek speaks to New Film Europe about the programme. “The shifts in the production and distribution landscape have opened up enormous creative opportunities for producers to engage audiences on new platforms, but more importantly access know-how and finances from the technology and venture capital community. We're excited to tap to Estonia's internationally known e-residency, technology, and investment resources to help storytellers and creatives, but as well as emerging entrepreneurs to get their stories and products global through Storytek's incubation program.”
Quartz discusses the e-residency model. "The idea is to make it easier for individuals and organizations to transact across borders, and to help them build and lead business seamlessly, efficiently, and from anywhere in the world. This is part of Estonia’s moonshot goal of creating “a new digital nation for global citizens,” a world in which outdated barriers to entry are eliminated and there are freer flows of talent, ideas, and resources. Estonia proffers technology, transparency, and a trusted operating environment (as well as leading-edge cybersecurity expertise and deep understanding of today’s political realities).
Estonia wants to be a role model and leader for a different way of seeing the world: a world that is more open, meritocratic and reflective of the demands—and opportunities—of the 21st century."