VR Day

The 22nd February will be dedicated to the VR Day, with 2 roundtables aimed at creators and professionals: A new frontier in cultural creation? and Developing and distributing immersive VR in 2018 and beyond. Experts of international renown will present their newest VR production strategies and their ways of financing and distributing them. 

Language: English and French, simultaneous interpretation in French and English will be available.
Free entry subject to availability.


The day's programme:

10:00 am - Coffee
10:30 am - Welcome by Guy Daleiden, CEO, Film Fund Luxembourg & Opening Remarks by Myriam Achard, Phi Centre Montréal / VR Consultant

10:30 am - Panel 1


As art and technology become ever more connected, artists increasingly look beyond their field of expertise for inspiration and input for the stories they would like to tell. New partnerships between creatives with backgrounds in VR, theatre, film, dance, visual arts, game development or technology emerge and generate new cultural experiences. Our panelists will share their thoughts on approaching this new playground for artistic expression and curation, and on developing new toolkits for virtual worlds by embracing technology and immersive media to encourage audiences to engage with culture, and the world, by transcending or re-imagining reality as they know it.

Session moderated by: Michel Reilhac (Head of Submarine Channel, Amsterdam, Curator Venice Film Festival VR Competition "Venice VR", Head of Studies Venice Biennale College Cinema and VR Cinema, VR Filmmaker)
Panelists: Toby Coffey (Head of Digital Development, National Theatre, UK), Mads Damsbo (Founder & Producer, Makropol, DK), Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron (Independent Artist Duo, LU), Signe Ungermand (Filmmaker, Mannd, DK)


2:30 pm - Panel 2


As we see VR ushering in exciting times for interdisciplinary cooperation across artistic fields, is public arts funding sufficiently flexible to keep up with these developments? What new, sustainable distribution models are likely to emerge from lessons learnt over the past two years? What other channels, beyond marketing commissions, can producers harness to fund immersive entertainment formats? Hear experienced VR producers and financiers discuss their funding and distribution strategies, success stories and challenges in this fledgling market.

Session moderated by:  Monique Simard (Producer, Former President and Director of SODEC - Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles du Québec)
Panelists: Marie Blondiaux (Producer, Red Corner, FR), Antoine Cardon (Innovation Director, DVGroup/Alice, The Virtual Reality Play, FR), Marion Guth (Producer, a_Bahn, LU), Stéphane Cardin (VP, Industry & Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund)

Thu 22/02 10:00 Casino Luxembourg Anglais, traduction simultanée en français Public
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