Patrice POUJOL

Patrice POUJOL
UGC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

entendedor@hkbu.edu.hk
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Education: 
PhD in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong / Visiting Scholarship, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Area of Interests: 
Technology and media / cultural and creative industries / media and entertainment finance / media production and circulation / blockchain, NFT, DeFi and Smart Contract technologies applied to the creative industries / creative writing and direction

Major Highlights: 
2021

Poujol, Patrice (2021). ‘La diffusion numérique des films en Chine: le cas de Youku Tudou en tant qu’Ambassadeur industriel créatif.’ [Online Film Circulation in China: The Case of Youku Tudou as Creative Industry Champion.] Théorème. Sorbonne Nouvelle University – University of Paris 3 Press.

2020 Poujol, Patrice [Contribution] & Rouslan Ovtcharoff [Editor] (2020). ‘Blockchain and Entertainment’. The Business of Film. A 108 page report on blockchain technology and the creative industries published during the Berlinale and the European Film Market on 20th February 2020.
2019/2020 First digital securitisation of the Cannes-selected film Papicha with partners Finfabrik. Papicha was selected by the Cannes film festival, it was Algeria's nomination for Best International Feature Film for the 2020 Oscars, and won two César awards on February 28, 2020.
2019 Poujol, Patrice (2019). Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts. Springer Publishing.

 

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Education

PhD in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Visiting Scholarship, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
MA (First Class) in Film Studies (Major in Production), O’Kane Centre for Film Studies, UCD, Ireland.
BA in International Business Communication, University of Ulster, UK.

Teaching and Research Areas

Entertainment 3.0: Creative Industries and Technology.
Research on post-platformisation models for film development, production and circulation.
Integration of Blockchain, Smart Contracts, NFT, DeFi, machine-learning, and XR technologies applied to the media and entertainment industries.
Digital film finance, development, direction and production.
New media distribution.
EnTech and MediaTech.

Academic Publications

Book
Poujol, Patrice (2019). Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts. Springer Publishing.
Report
Poujol, Patrice [Contribution] & Rouslan Ovtcharoff [Editor] (2020). ‘Blockchain and Entertainment’. The Business of Film. A 108 page report on blockchain technology and the creative industries published during the Berlinale and the European Film Market on 20th February 2020.
Papers / Chapters
Poujol, Patrice (2021). ‘La diffusion numérique des films en Chine: le cas de Youku Tudou en tant qu’Ambassadeur industriel créatif.’ Théorème. Sorbonne Nouvelle University – University of Paris 3 Press.
Poujol, Patrice (2016). Online Film Circulation in China: The Case of Youku Tudou As a Creative Corporate Soft Power Champion. Conference Proceedings, ISEA 2016 22nd International Symposium on Electrical Art, pp 161-172.
Poujol, Patrice (2016). ‘Jackie Chan, a Multi-faceted Artist.’ Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, Vol. 4, Berkshire Publishing and Oxford University Press, pp 41-47.
Poujol, Patrice (2008). The Boundaries of The Home Theatre Apparatus in a Global World. Thinking Beyond Borders – Global Ideas: Global Values. University of British Columbia Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

Selected Honours, Awards, And Fellowships

2021-2024 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS), University Grants Committee, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
2018-2019 Outstanding Research Thesis Award
Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM) Collaborative Research Fellowship
2016-2017 Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM) PhD Fellow
Outstanding Academic Performance Award
Research Tuition Scholarship Award
2015-2016 Special distinction in teaching
2007-2008 O’Kane Centre for Film Studies Research Grant Award

Other

Selected Films and Artworks
Poujol, Patrice as ‘Patrice East’ (2017). Fusion Saxophone Performance as part of the Muevete multicultural event on April 29, Hong Kong, Central.
Production and acting credits for On Wings of Eagles (2016). Acting credits on Ghost in The Shell (2016).
Poujol, Patrice and Xie Chuangxia Sheldon (2015). C La Vie! [生命的赞歌] – Artwork presented and screened on the ICC tower to an audience of 1 million people during one month in September 2015 as part of the Open Sky Project led by internationally-renowned artist Maurice Benayoun. Soundtrack also composed and performed by Patrice Poujol.
Poujol, Patrice and Cici Sheng (2015). Soulfish Traffic [精神中來往的魚] - Artwork presented and screened on the ICC tower to an audience of 1 million people during one month in September 2015 as part of the Open Sky Project led by internationally-renowned artist Maurice Benayoun.
Directorial and production credits on TASTE (2010) and The Other End of The Gun (2009).
Selected Media and Finance Experience
2019-2020 Patrice Poujol’s Lumiere first tokenised film Papicha was selected by the Cannes film festival and it was Algeria's nomination for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars before winning 2 Cesar awards in 2020.
2010-2011 Media Consultant for the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Media Consultant for the Dublin City Council, the Confucius Institute and the Chinese Embassy in Dublin. Facilitation of two Chinese film festivals in Dublin: the ‘1st Chinese Film Festival in Ireland’ organised by Enterprise Ireland and the Dublin City Council and the ‘Made in China Film Festival’ organised by the Confucius Institute in Dublin.
Project Director for the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism (Ministry of Culture), Dublin, Ireland. Initiation and project management of the 1st Irish film showcase in China for Minister Hanafin and Culture Ireland in association with the Irish Film Board and the Irish Film Institute: 35 films theatrically screened to over 8,000 Chinese viewers in Beijing and Shanghai, invitation of an Irish film delegation.
Other Relevant Experiences And Skills
2019- Co-founding Member of the Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance (BGEA), Los Angeles, CA, USA (volunteer Board member of BGEA since January 2020).
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Senior Researcher with ACIM, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong (November 2018 - October 2019).
2013-2014

Spanish Translator for Tate Britain, London.

         Duties: Production of Spanish translations for Tate Gallery’s new website as part of their online strategy.

Selected Conference Presentations

Keynote & Invited Presentations

Authorship: Sole (On-line Roundtable organisation)

Event: MIPTV Workout Session 2021

Date: April 14, 2021

Panel Title: Blockchain For Media Production.

Authorship: Sole (Panel organisation and introduction with the BGEA and the AFM)

Event: Blockchain Streaming Platforms, AFM, Los Angeles.

Date: November 11, 2020

Panel Title: Blockchain and Entertainment – Blockchain Streaming Platforms

Authorship: Sole (On-line paper presentation, invited)

Event: Exploring Blockchain in the Cultural Sector Conference, University of Manchester.

Date: October 16, 2020

Research Paper Title: Tokenisation and Blockchain Technology: A case for independent film finance?

Authorship: Co-Presentation with Mr. Manuel Badel, Mr. J.D. Seraphine, Mr. Adrian Lugol, Mr. Andrew Eborn, Mr. Alexander Shulgin (On-line presentation, invited, panel)

Event: MIPCOM 2020 – Tech & Creativity (supported by SONY)

Date: October 12, 2020

Panel Title: Blockchain – The Ultimate Guide.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: AIBC Summit, Sigma, Manilla, Philippines.

Date: TBC

Research Paper Title: How is Blockchain Reshaping the Entertainment Industries?

Authorship: Co-Presentation with Mr. Manuel Badel (keynote, invited)

Event: Haus of Blockchain, Berlin European Film Market (EFM).

Date: February 24, 2020

Research Paper Title: Blockchain and Entertainment: Global Developments.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: EFM Horizon, Berlin.

Date: February 23, 2020

Research Paper Title: A Greener Creative Ecosystem on the Blockchain?

Authorship: Co-Presentation with Mr. Manuel Badel (keynote, invited)

Event: American Film Market (AFM), Los Angeles.

Date: November 12, 2019

Research Paper Title: Blockchain And Cinema: Developments, Opportunities, Challenges.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: AI Blockchain Conference (AIBC), Malta.

Date: November 8, 2019

Research Paper Title: Blockchain And Cinema: Developments, Opportunities, Challenges.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: Provenance Conference, Japan Blockchain Week, Tokyo.

Date: October 14, 2019

Research Presentation Title: Lumiere and Lean Design: Listening to Your Market.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, programmed)

Event: Next Conference, Cannes Film Festival, France.

Date: May 14-25, 2019

Presentation Title: Entech and The Rise of a Decentralised Creative Ecosystem.

Authorship: Sole (Moderator, programmed)

Event: Filmart, HKTDC, Hong Kong.

Date: March 20, 2019

Panel Title: Blockchain on Entertainment: Understand the New Distribution Model.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: Provenance Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

Date: November 21, 2018

Research Paper Title: Blockchain Developments in Media - Product Second, User First.

Authorship: Sole (keynote, invited)

Event: Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, City University of Hong Kong.

Date: October 27, 2018

Research Paper Title: Creativity Un-Chained: The Rise of a Decentralised Creative Ecosystem.

Authorship: Sole

Presentation (Powerpoint and Q&A, no paper: presentation available on demand): Motion Protocol Workshop, Berlin, Germany.

Date: September 27, 2018

Presentation Title: The case study of Lumiere as a blockchain project for the transparency of movie finance and production.

Authorship: Sole

International Academic Conference: Work selected by Prof. Emilie Yeh and Prof. Darrell Davis for the Creative Industries Workshop with Prof. Michael Curtin, Lingnan University.

Date: May 2 – 4, 2018

Research Paper Title: Towards a New Tokenised Creative Ecosystem?

Authorship: Sole

International Academic Conference: The 3rd Global Creative Industries Conference, Hong Kong University

Date: September 2-3, 2017

Research Paper Title: The Potential Development of a Blockchain Participatory Film Production Model Championed by Alibaba.

Authorship: Sole

International Academic Conference: Nanyang Technological University - King’s College London Joint International Conference Chinese Film Market and Asian Cinema.

Date: August 24-27, 2017

Research Paper Title: The Potential Development of Chinese Creative Talents Through Alibaba’s Ecosystem.

Authorship: Sole

International Academic Conference: ISEA 2016, Hong Kong.

Date: May 18, 2016

Research Paper Title: On-line Film Circulation in China: The Case of Youku Tudou as a Creative Corporate Soft Power Champion.

Authorship: Sole

Date: March 15, 2016

International Academic Conference: Between East and West, technological innovations and new forms of narration in cinema, CityU and French Consulate in Hong Kong.

Research Paper Title: The political-economic transformations of China and its media sector post WTO: the emergence of Youku Tudou as a creative corporate soft power champion.

Authorship: Sole

International Academic Conference: Law, Policy, and Culture for Creative Industries Workshop, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.

Date: February 12, 2016

Research Paper Title: The political-economic transformations of China and its media sector post WTO: the emergence of Youku Tudou as a creative corporate soft power champion.

Authorship: Sole

Conference: Trinity College 2010 Postgraduate Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

Date: April 2010

Title: Measuring The Impact of Globalization on Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Audiences.

Authorship: Sole

Conference: Thinking Beyond Borders – Global Ideas: Global Values, University of British Columbia Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

Date: June 2008

Publication Title: The Boundaries of The Home Theatre Apparatus in a Global World.