Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't have the answer as to what the future of film is.
A lot of people though do have some good ideas as what the future may hold and what it is needed, from the small step to the big picture. I got to sit down with a nice group of very smart people while I was at SXSW and talk a bit about what I might be. Scott Kirsner who organized the breakfast has put the whole conversation up on his blog. The other participants are:
filmmaker Lance Weiler
conference organizer and producer Liz Rosenthal
technologist Brian Chirls
outreach guru Caitlin Boyle
filmmaker Brett Gaylor
producer and Filmmaker Mag editor Scott Macaulay