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2019 Speaker Bios P-Q

Pacatte, Rose2

Sr. Rose Pacatte

Sr Rose Pacatte, FSP, D.Min., is a Catholic Pauline sister and the founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies ( in Culver City, CA. She is a media literacy education specialist and the award-winning author and co-author of books on scripture and film, film guides, media literacy education in faith formation, and biographies on actor Martin Sheen and pop artist Corita Kent. Since 2003 Rose has the film columnist for St. Anthony Messenger and the film and media contributor to the National Catholic Reporter since 2009.

Poujol, Patrice

Dr. Patrice Poujol

Patrice is an EnTech research expert and a film practitioner. He has 8-year experience in the financial sector and movie finance and 12-year experience as a creative consultant and producer in the movie industry. In 2018, he obtained the first PhD worldwide on the integration of blockchain technology in Creative Media (CityU Hong Kong) through an academic exchange with UCLA and a participation in the MEFTI programme organised by MIT. Patrice is a member of the Hong Kong Internet Governance Forum (HKIGF) and EnTech public policy postdoctoral research fellow at the centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM – CityU). His book “Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts” was published by Springer in March 2019. Patrice is the founder and CEO of Lumière (芦明) which has recently exclusively partnered with Finfabrik to create a series of film finance tools aimed to facilitate access to film funding for independent producers, to increase transparency for all the film industry professionals, and to reduce investment risk for film financiers. Their first tokenised film ‘Papicha’ was selected by the Cannes film festival and it is Algeria’s nomination for Best International Feature Film for the Oscars.