Asif Kapadia, director of the award-winning documentary SENNA, discusses the impact that the adoption of new digital tools and technologies had on how the film was created, promoted and distributed.

The Future of Film blog, launched as part of the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, features leading filmmakers and other experts within the film industry sharing their thoughts on film, technology and the future of media. Below, Asif Kapadia, director of the award-winning documentary SENNA (coming to US theaters this July), discusses the impact that the adoption of new digital tools and technologies had on how the film was created, promoted and distributed.

You could call me a bit of an old-fashioned filmmaker. Twenty years ago, I started making short films on super 8mm and 16mm, cutting them on film and projecting them myself. Being a “film” person, I was a bit late coming to the “digital” party.

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