Schedule and Speakers Announced for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Conference in Dublin


Schedule and Speakers Announced for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Conference in Dublin

Posted: 22nd September 2017

Screen Training Ireland, in association with Audi Ireland and Audi Dublin International Film Festival, announce details of an Immersive Content Creation Conference at the RHA Gallery Dublin on Saturday, 23rd September.

The conference takes place across two days, 23-24 September in Dublin, and will offer keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, demos using the latest VR/AR technology; and a VR/Immersive Story Hackathon with a prize of up to €30,000 to produce a VR project for screening at Dublin International Film Festival 2018.

The aim of this event is to introduce professionals from a variety of disciplines across live action, animation and games to ideas around content creation for VR/AR and 360 Filmmaking.  It will bring together creatives and tech professionals from across all these sectors, and encourage peer-to-peer learning and discovery.

Internationally renowned VR Director Michel Reilhac, Submarine Channel, Netherlands will give a keynote address on film and immersive storytelling. Michel is a pioneer in Virtual Reality film making and interactive storytelling, and co-programmer for Venice VR, the VR Competition section and VR programme for the International Venice Biennale Film Festival.  In addition, Stefan Grambart, Emmy® award-winning VR Pioneer (SLEEPY HOLLOW VR experience) and creator and conceptual lead of Halcyon will discuss narrative and storytelling structures in immersive content.

Other confirmed speakers for the conference include, Nikki Lannen, CEO WarDucks, Fiona Kilkelly, Immerse UK; James Corbett, CEO, Simvirtua; Paul Bouchard, Wide Film Sales, France; Jeremy Dalton,VR/AR Lead, PWC; Tanya Laird, Digital Jam/VR Writers Room; Camille Donegan, VR Consultant; Neil Leyden, Head of RTE Digital; Dan Ring, Research Engineer, The Foundry; and Steve McCormack, Producer, Straywave Media.

Speaking about the conference Sorcha Loughnane, Training Executive, Screen Training Ireland said: “We are delighted to host this Immersive Content Creation day in association with Audi Ireland and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.  New technologies and content platforms are transforming storytelling, and audiovisual creatives, from writers to production designers, are central to the development of these new narrative forms.”

Audi Dublin International Film Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said: “In partnership with Audi, our title sponsors, and Screen Training Ireland, I am delighted to announce this dynamic new addition to the Festival’s activities. The Immersion Content Creation Conference will act as an opportunity for our filmmaking community to engage with and explore emerging technology and immersive content, while the conference is also a prelude to the New Storytelling strand of ADIFF 18 which will be curated by Eoghan Cunneen from Lucas Film and feature excellent line-up of keynote speakers and an interactive VR arcade.”

Richard Molloy, Head of Marketing and Product for Audi Ireland said: “Audi Ireland is excited to enhance our  involvement in the Audi Dublin International Film Festival by being a part of this unique event. Cutting edge technology has always been at the forefront of Audi’s brand philosophy ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ and to be a part of this Immersive Content Creation experience is a very exciting prospect as technology is changing how we approach story telling in a digital era.”

For a full breakdown of the event please click here.