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Just Announced: the 2018 Official Selections of the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival!

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Congratulations to all the filmmakers participating this year - tickets are NOW available! https://www.nycindieff.com/year/2018 NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2018 – The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will take place this year from May 7th to May 13th in the heart of New York City. The Festival will screen over 250 films from over 30 countries, as well as hosting networking events and educational panels. For more information, please visit: www.nycindieff.com Watch Festival ...

Accepting VR Entries for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival!

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We're bringing back the VR Experience in 2018! Submit your VR project today for your chance of being showcased and announced a winner in May 2018! The next deadline to submit your project is Novemeber 30, 2017. Submit here: http://bit.ly/2ilIQQp We're accepting VR subsmissions within the following specifications: Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the first ever, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be uploaded to YouTube in a 360...

MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 EARLY BIRD until October 14!

MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside an ANIMAZING party to boot!   Animaze is an international film festival and conference dedicated to exploring the world of animation in all ...

READY PLAYER ONE, Or a 101 on VR & Why Uncle Spielberg Is On Board

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you’re old enough to remember when MIT had a virtual glove and Jaron Lanier threw together a little company called VPL, you’re probably ahead of the game. Suffice it to say, while READY PLAYER ONE (RP1) is the first big bang BO Hollywood VR blockbuster attempt, the weird road to virtual reality headsets and handsets began somewhere in the mid-80’s. Or you could peg Thomas Zimmerman in 1982 with a ‘wired glove’ p...

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Submissions NOW open for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival

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With our latest edition coming to a close, we are excited to announce this has been our greatest year yet! The NYC Independent Film Festival had 4,200 attendees over a week of screenings, events, panels, and parties. The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will be held May 7 - 13, 2018. The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gatherin...

Virtual Reality Sweeps Cannes Marché

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Siraj Syed covers CommunicAsia 2017, Singapore: Pre-event, 04: Technicolor to bring in new era of entertainment

Siraj Syed covers CommunicAsia 2017, Singapore: Pre-event, 04: Technicolor to bring in new era of entertainment... by delivering access excellence and empowering content for audiences everywhere. *Engineering next-gen technologies and products to deliver access speeds and bandwidth for the most immersive content. *Building intelligent networks that optimise Wi-Fi efficiency and performance while reducing costs for operators. *Creating an intuitive, seamless and friction-less home network s...

VOID International Animation Film Festival

A festival that is focused on pushing the boundaries of animation. The programme is 'filling the void' - bringing attention to the unused potential of the technique. Films are retrospective as well as premiering, and from any country.
 
VOID is screening films, inviting directors, and staging masterclasses and events. We are a competitive festival, giving out several short film awards.
 
We are looking forward to welcoming you as a guest or contributor, and once again share the stories that are brought to life only in animation!

NYC Independent Film Festival FREE Virtual Reality Experience

NYC Indie Film Festival VR Experience Session The NYC Independent Film Festival is bringing you an all-day FREE Virtual Reality event on May 6 @ 1 PM! Our first year introducing Virtual Reality to the festival, join us for virtual reality experiences from around the world.  No Necesito Escape Four Walls Someone Else  The Parksville Murders  The event is free but space is limited so reserve your tickets at http://bit.ly/2oJjSt8.     ...

3D Scanning and Mixed Reality Presentation

Come join us for a presentation on 3D Scanning and Mixed Reality with Pretend Labs. PRESENTER: Brandon Henriquez Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGAVyq!    Sunday, May 7 4 PM - 5:30 PM Clinton Cameo Studios  Studio B  307 West 43 Street  New York, NY 10036 Brandon Henriquez is an IT infrastructure expert with more than 10 years experience across multiple industries and runs a NYC based consulting firm. Back in 2014, he had his first V...

VR Cinema Presentation

Come join us for a VR Presentation followed by a discussion open to the audience.  Presenter: Mark Sternberg, REVRIE Immersive Works Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGMVQo! Sunday, May 7 2 PM - 3:30 PM Clinton Cameo Studios  Studio B  307 West 43 Street New York, NY 10036 Mark is a co-founder of REVRIE Immersive Works, a cinematic virtual reality production company dedicated to telling compelling narratives, and Cinematic VR NYC, a Meetup gro...

Virtual Reality Storytelling

How do we tell stories in Virtual Reality? What are the unique techniques that will separate VR from film, games, and other media? Jon Clinkenbeard of Clinkenfilms will discuss how "true" VR blends cinematic techniques and interactive design to create entirely new experiences and how we are still on our way to unlocking the full potential of Virtual Reality as an art form. PRESENTER:  Jon Clinkenbeard from Clinkenfilms will discuss blending cinematic techniques with ...

NYC Independent Film Festival Virtual Reality Category Open for Submissions Through 2/28!

New this year at the NYC Independent Film Festival is our Virtual Reality category! You can submit your presentations for consideration for our 2017 festival exclusively through our website or Filmfreeway through February 28! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info. ...

Submit to the NYC Independent Film Festival's Virtual Reality Category!

New this year at the NYC Independent Film Festival is our Virtual Reality category! You can submit your presentations for consideration for our 2017 festival exclusively through our website or Filmfreeway until January 31st! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info.  ...

Giant: A VR film presented by HP

Giant, an innovative Virtual Reality film presented by HP in collaboration with the NEXT pavilion in Cannes this year, is the first film utilising the latest technology in fully immersive film experiences.  The 6 minute short is about two parents, who, trapped in an active war-zone, struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this cinematic virtual-reality experience, transports the viewer into the family's makeshift b...

FMX 2016

FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia is Europe's most influential conference for digital entertainment where Art, Technology and Business meet. Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience. High quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard - and software products as well as their latest R&D innovations at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, World Building Institute and Eurographics. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). FMX 2016 takes place April 26-29 in Stuttgart.

FMX shines a light on topics such as:

Realtime Storytelling | Visual Language | Concept Art | Cinematography | Disrupters | Layout & Set Design | Location-based Entertainment | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Hack Art | Machine Learning | Business Leaders | Virtual Storyboarding | Visual Communication | Animation Wild 'n Strange | Worldbuilding | VFX in TV | User-generated Content | Stop-Motion | The New Scene of Digital and Visual Arts

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