Film Comment is excited to collaborate with the Locarno Film Festival on an experimental streaming format, “The Future of Attention.” A continuous 24-hour talk involving three moderators and 24 guests—including filmmakers, thinkers, curators, and more—the event will explore the workings of attention in modern film and media culture. As part of the event, FC Co-Deputy Editor Devika Girish will moderate the following conversations:

Wednesday, August 10
10:00am EST | Helena Wittmann
11:00am EST | Kamal Aljafari
12:00pm EST | Coline Confort, Zhaoyuefan, Julie Sando
1:00pm EST | Anna Eriksson

Thursday, August 11
2:00am EST | Giovanni Carmine
3:00am EST | Julia Murat
4:00am EST | Hito Steyerl
5:00am EST | Kevin B. Lee

The event is curated by USI researcher Rafael Dernbach, in collaboration with USI Università della Svizzera italiana, BaseCamp and Film CommentIt can be experienced in person at the Locarno Film Festival at Instituto Sant’Eugenio or via livestream on Twitch, on the Film Comment website, and below.