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FINAL DAY – EXCLUSIVE
June 8 Screening 5: Virtual Reality, APPs, Shorts 2, Q & A, Technology Panel (6-8pm) Safe Schools – Nepal
Director: Jeff Nicholas
Highlights the tragic consequences for children in Nepal, who are exposed to trafficking, early marriage, child labor because their education is neglected.
Director: David Betteridge
An observational documentary shot behind the scenes of one of the world’s most unusual model agencies.One mans story from living in a garage with his motorcycles to Ex- International Jetset Superstar.
Songs of the Vine VR Trailer
Director: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
In the Amazon jungle, we explore the medicine songs and perspectives of Shipibo healers, illustrating an ancient but increasingly relevant dynamic between humans and nature.
Director: George Kacevski
A VR sci-fi film exploring our relationship with technology and its influence on our reality. Remember follows a young woman who is trying to find the memory of a lost loved one in a virtual memory re-creation software
When the butterfly dreams – 360 trailer
Director: Kat Goh
Locked in a coma after a traffic accident, the only thing that would apparently wake Vanessa, is a call from her dead boyfriend.
Et Moi – 360
Director: Herman Fredlund
The film is about a couple from the past dancing through memories in Berlin. The story ends in Grunau abandoned Ballroom then two urban explorers arrive.
Director: Eray Dinc
In a recorded city, are you the one watching or being watched? Play the leading role in a detective adventure.
The Dark & The Wounded
Director: James Picard, Jeff Dean
To go beneath the surface of our distracted reality and get to the root of what is really happening to us as individuals, society and as a species on the planet. By getting past our fears we can become more compassionate and understanding towards ourselves and others, beyond fear, there truly is freedom.
Q & A
Question and Answer period with filmmakers
Technology Panel: New Media Content, Looking to the future. With Multi platform viewing options, technological expansion, including VR, Immersive storytelling, TV/Episodic, learn how to use technology to your advantage. Includes questions from the audience.
James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society
James Mathers is a veteran Cinematographer, and the President of the nonprofit educational cooperative, The Digital Cinema Society, a group dedicated to the industry’s informed integration of new technology, as well as a regular contributor to a number of industry trade journals.
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist 20th Century FOX / Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape
Ted Schilowitz was the first employee and founding team member at RED Digital Cinema and Co Founder of G-Tech. His current roles are as Futurist for 20th Century Fox, where he works directly with Fox studios executives on the next generation of visual storytelling, such as the Martian VR experience that premiered at CES and Sundance this year. As Chief Creative Officer at Barco he’s been spearheading the creative aspects of the Barco Escape cinema project, that adds immersive right and left screens to movie theaters. Barco Escape titles include Paramount Pictures Star Trek Beyond and 20th Century Fox The Maze Runner and Maze Runner 2, Scorch Trials.
Michael Mansouri – Co-Founder of Radiant Images
Michael Mansouri is the co-founder of Radiant Images, an LA-based solution provider of all mixed realities, from base to augmented and virtual realities. A recognized hub of digital cinema and VR innovation, Radiant collaborates with creatives in Production & Post, Co-Production and through its rental house. Mansouri and his Radiant team specialize in designing and building true end-to-end solutions including new cameras, and finding solutions that remove technical barriers for creative minds. He has developed into one of the leading industry voices in helping content creators understand and harness the power and promise of VR and 360-video technology.
Terry Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Media & Entertainment at Nvidia
Jonathan Landman, VP Sales at Teradek
June 8 Screening 6: Sniplers, Music Videos, Q & A, Awards Ceremony (8:30-10:30pm) Special Screenings Flatline VR -The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016, not in competition. Experience June 8th during festival hours.
Director: Jon Schnitzer
Experience the other side. The only place in the world to experience Flatline is at New Media Film Festival June 8th during festival hours in the main hall of The Landmark. Free with Festival Badge and any Thursday screening ticket. The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016. Julian McCrea of Portal Experiences was a speaker on our Tech Panel. Not in competition.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A special presentation. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. More info here http://www.undp.org/content/
Director: Steven Wishnoff
Half Hour single -camera comedy, starring several fan-favorites about a former child actor whose life and career peaked at age 10. He is about to turn 50 with nothing in life the way he thought it would or should be.
Director: Carl Hansen
Families cope as loved ones are called to war.
Director: Carl Hansen
As tornado sirens blare, Ed forces his wife, Rebecca, and son, Philip, to seek cover in a local storm shelter despite the protests of his wife. Ed and Rebecca have an escalating fight in the tight confines of the shelter until the power goes out and they realize Philip is missing.
Director: Ilina Perianova
Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man’s mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura’s head and she becomes a different type of girl.
Circus with Bovska
Director: Martyna Iwaska
Where reality mixes up with a surrealistic playful world and everything is treated with a slight wink and exaggeration.
Golden Light by Blonde Redhead
Director: Virgilio Villoresi
About a surreal dreamlike love story reminiscent of the Symbolist’ art of dream.
Director: Yuen Hsieh
A journey of Taiwan’s culture collisions.
Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog
Director: Ted Beagles
Armed with only a harmonium, Orfan performs ‘Inertia’ in places where he shouldn’t be. Security descends.
Feel by Yalla Family
Director: Akihiko Matsuzawa
This is a split screen music video shot in a single take. For cameras from different locations eventually converge into a single video.
Director: Jonathan Chong
Dan Sulatn, Artist. Magnetic is a hybrid of new media technologies; 3D printing, projection mapping, stop-motion and some 3D animation. Two months in the making, over 60 individual 3D printed pieces and over 2700 photos.
Q & A
Question and Answer period with filmmakers
Awards Ceremony starts immediately after the above Q & A
Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) Love Song to the Earth
Running time: 4:15
Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) – Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q’orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.
NASA JPL ROVER ENGINEER TO ANNOUNCE BEST STEAM CATEGORY WINNER
To quote from TED Conference website intro on Nagin Cox – explores Mars as part of the team that operates NASA’s rovers.
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