FILM: Side by Side (15)

For almost a century, directors created their big screen masterpieces using photochemical film.

However, technology has advanced at a frightening pace and now a digital process has emerged that could sound the death knell for photochemical film-making.

Christopher Kenneally’s documentary examines this revolution in the film-making process by interviewing figures from every area of the business including directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, editors and exhibitors.

At a point in time when photochemical and digital film-making exist side by side, Kenneally’s picture muses the benefits and costs of both formats, and the likely shape of the film-making landscape in the decades to come.

Released: February 15 (UK, selected cinemas), 99 mins