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Inspirational Lectures

Our series of inspirational talks will help you find out where this immersive frenzy is going, why cinema should be open to using XR and what benefits film professionals can get from, or bring to XR. Whatever your field and level of expertise – be it film, tech or other – join us to hear some exciting case studies and learn about creating and distributing immersive content!


9.00 – 9.10 Welcome
9.10 – 9.40 Evette Vargas, “The Art of Writing Immersive XR Narrative”
9.55 – 10.25 Iris Verhoeven, “Digital Experiments in the Search for Film Experience for Children and Youngsters”
10.40 – 11.10 Marina Petrakova, “Do I Create an XR Experience or Does It Create Me?”

A short break – 10 minutes

11.35 – 12.05 Rich Warren, “Introducing Immersive Storytelling to Traditional Audiences”
12.20 – 12.50 Pierre Friquet, “Immersive Technologies at a Crossroad: Mature for the Experts but Still Obscure for the General Public?”
13.05 – 13.35 Sandra Gaudenzi, “Immersion, Beyond VR”
13.50 – 14.00 Closing statement by the moderator & organizers