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FEST launches a 'Virtual Production Day' in its 2021 Industry Program


As the festival dates rapidly approach, FEST's Industry Program starts to take shape, adding to its already strong roster of speakers the newly announced Epic Games' Producer Nancy Xu, and Glassbox Technologies' Executive Producer Johannes Wilkes, who will each lead masterclasses dedicated to Virtual Production.

FEST's Industry program will take place between the 5th and the 10th of October in Espinho, Portugal — online passes already available.

Virtual Production technologies are still recent in the film industry, and FEST is preparing a Virtual Production Day during its program, with masterclasses designed to clarify and explore the technologies capacities and potential, as well as to better prepare the talent for what is coming and will be pivotal the next few years. It is predicted that five years from now, most film productions will use one or more virtual production methods, so what better time than to start learning about them now?

Nancy Xu is a virtual production producer at Epic's London Innovation Lab, with a focus on empowering filmmakers to tell their stories using real time technology. Nancy has worked on shows such as The Lion King (2019)The Jungle Book (2016), and Alien Covenant (2017). Epic Games has been on the forefront of the technology, collaborating with Disney + on its flagship show The Mandalorian.

Johannes Wilkes is an Executive Producer at Glassbox Technologies, a company which designs next-generation software toolsets that enable content creators to harness the power of game engines, and real-time production, to create stunning, immersive content, having worked on productions such as Netflix's Away (2020).

Joining these industry professionals, are the previously announced Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting and other masterworks; screenwriter Tony Grisoni, best known for his collaborations with Terry Gilliamand filmmaker Isabel Coixet, who will also be the focus of an extensive retrospective of her oeuvre.


The full program will be announced soon.



FEST will take place in Espinho, Portugal, to showcase a week-full of masterclasses, industry meetings, and other networking activities with some of the biggest creative minds in the film industry, plus 200+ short and feature films.

In previous years, names like Asghar Farhadi, Béla Tarr, Melissa Leo, Roman Coppola, Joe Walker, Ed Lachman, Tom Stern, Peter Webber, - among other influential experts - have shared their experiences at FEST with other film professionals. In 2019 alone, we hosted more than 800 film professionals from more than 35 countries in the atlantic seaside town of Espinho.

Join us at FEST 2021, October 4 — 11, in Espinho, Portugal.

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