Decentralized Pictures and the Future of Fair and Transparent Filmmaking

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Originally Aired - Sunday, April 14   |   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PT

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Join us for the screening of "Holy Smokes," the recipient of the Decentralized Pictures Kevin Smith Comedy Short Film Screenplay Award, and a post-film discussion which will offer a unique insight into the evolving landscape of the film industry. 

The Decentralized Pictures (DCP) platform has become a pioneering force in fostering inclusivity and audience involvement in the filmmaking process. Traditional models often relied heavily on industry insiders and gatekeepers to determine which films and filmmakers received opportunities. However, DCP is changing this dynamic by leveraging innovative technologies and incentive mechanisms that prioritize fan and audience engagement.

The Kevin Smith Comedy Short Film Screenplay Award, bestowed upon "Holy Smokes," exemplifies this commitment to democratization. The very essence of this award, with Kevin Smith's name attached, signifies a departure from traditional, closed-door decision-making processes. It signifies a new era where audiences have a more substantial say in determining which films and filmmakers deserve opportunities in the film industry.




Isabella Ares
Holy Smokes
Liz Destro
The Decentralized Pictures Foundation, Inc.
Producer / Board Member
Gabby Fiszman
Holy Smokes
Michael Musante
Co-Founder & Board Member, The Decentralized Pictures Foundation, Inc.
VP of Production and Acquisitions, American Zoetrope
Mena Suvari
Holy Smokes


Leo Matchett
The Decentralized Pictures Foundation, Inc.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Shira Lazar
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