The Hollywood Reporter: Tokyo Film Festival Head: Cinema Will Persevere, Streaming Is Just Another Platform

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) director Takeo Hisamatsu dismissed the threat to cinema and film festivals from the growth of Netflix, Amazon and other streaming platforms, suggesting they were simply another platform, like television or home video.

“The issue of streaming became something of a topic at Cannes this year. At one time, films had to be seen in the cinema, but then they became viewable via various mediums, like video and television,” said Hisamatsu. “Streaming is one more way to access films; in the future there will be various different platforms.”