Understanding and Applying Innovative Technology to Independent Productions – GIFF 2021
Understanding and Applying Innovative Technology to Independent Productions, GIFF 2021
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Understanding and Applying Innovative Technology to Independent Productions

Tuesday, November 9
14:00 – 17:30
Online broadcasting
Wednesday, November 10
Starting From 14:00
LANGUAGE(S) English
Technological innovation, from AI to data management, provides producers with a way to improve the efficiency of their work. This programme allows them to work with specialist companies to adapt these new approaches to traditional workflows.
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Event details
SESSION I 14:00-14:40 - Can next European indie hit be predicted by Artificial Intelligence? What AI can already do for independent filmmakers and why and how producers should acquire basic data skills.
With: Sami Arpa, CEO of Largo (CH)…
SESSION I 14:00-14:40 - Can next European indie hit be predicted by Artificial Intelligence? What AI can already do for independent filmmakers and why and how producers should acquire basic data skills.
With: Sami Arpa, CEO of Largo (CH) and Dirk Hofmann, Co-Founder & CEO of DAIN Studios (DE)

SESSION II 14:40-15:00 - The new frontiers of film creation.
How emerging technologies enable fast, secure, and near real-time recoupment for filmmakers.
With: Maria Tanjala, Co-Founder of FilmChain (UK)

15:00-15:10 - Open-ended questions from the audience.

SESSION III 15:10-15:25 - Exploring the next frontier in film post production. From high end imaging to virtual production and beyond.
With: Wolf Bosse, Technology and Innovation Strategist (DE)

SESSION IV 15:25-15:40 - The Holy City VR: How immersive technology and storytelling enable groundbreaking local experiences.
With: Nimrod Shanit, Executive Director at Blimey (CA/IS)

SESSION V 15:40-15:55 - Welcome to Nowhere, where future is not a rectangular screen. Exploring the explosion of creative metaverse.
With: Jon Morris, Founder & CEO of NOWHERE & The Windmill Factory (US)

16:00-17:00 - AMA (Ask Me Anything sessions)

17:00-17:20 - Closing Keynote
How technology is fuelling a creative tsunami in storytelling. Exploring immersive, virtual production and virtual humans.
With: John Canning, Director of Developer Relations - Creators at AMD (US)

17:20-17:30 - Open-ended questions from the audience.

Moderator
Sten-Kristian Saluveer
CEO of Storytek, Strategic Advisor, Cannes NEXT - Marche Du Film & Accelerate (EE)storytek.eu

Speakers
Dirk Hofmann, GIFF 2021
Dirk Hofmann
Co-Founder & CEO of DAIN Studios (DE)
Dirk Hofman is one of the Founders of DAIN Studios and CEO of the Studios in Germany. Dirk and the DAIN team, a team of 40+ experts, support mid to large enterprises all the way from defining their AI and data strategy towards executing and implementing those plans. His main focus is in the area of data and AI strategy development, data-driven business model development and data ecosystem building. Dirk has a MA in Media Science, Psychology and Economics from the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich.
Sami Arpa, GIFF 2021
Sami Arpa
CEO of Largo (CH)
Sami Arpa is the founder and CEO of Largo – a Switzerland based company that provides data-assisted intelligence to the audio-visual industry. Sami has a background in computer science and film industry. He has got his Ph.D. in computer vision from the prestigious Swiss university EPFL. He has directed two short films - Les bruits des pas, 2014 and L’Évasion, 2015. He is also the founder and president of Ouch Film Awards, in Lausanne.
John Canning, GIFF 2021
John Canning
Executive Producer, Director of Developer Relations - Creators at AMD (US)
John Canning is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 25 years of success across the media, entertainment, telecommunications, computer software, gaming, and travel industries. Broad areas of expertise include B2B partnerships, immersive media, brand evangelism, product strategy, and executive coaching.
Jon Morris, GIFF 2021
Jon Morris
NOWHERE & The Windmill Factory (US)
Jon Morris is a conceptual artist who creates multilayered installations, performances, and experiences with the express intent of elevating an audience to a sublime state. Challenging the relationship between art and spectator, Morris’ work is typically equal parts technical, playful, inventive and rich with depth. His work has been praised by NY Times, WSJ, LA Times, Rolling Stone and includes collaborations with NIN, Cirque Du Soleil, Burning Man.
Maria Tanjala, GIFF 2021
Maria Tanjala
Co-Founder of FilmChain (GB)
Maria Tanjala is a UK-based producer and entrepreneur, passionate about tech solutions that bring transparency and automation to the creative industries. She is the co-founder of FilmChain, a platform transforming how producers, financiers and sales get paid. Before FilmChain, Maria spent over a decade producing film, television and digital and was nominated for ‘Rising Star’ Screen International 2018.filmchain.co
Nimrod Shanit, GIFF 2021
Nimrod Shanit
Executive Director of Blimey (CA/IS)
Nimrod Shanit is an award-winning director and producer of linear and non-linear interactive and immersive Extended Reality (XR/VR/AR) experiences, traditional television documentaries, and feature-length fiction films. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from the Jerusalem Film & Television School. Pioneer of the first comprehensive extended reality production company in Israel, he is a veteran executive producer of international co-productions, creating original and awe-inspiring content whilst pushing to the edge of technology using the latest novel technologies.
Wolf Bosse, GIFF 2021
Wolf Bosse
Technology and Innovation Strategist (DE)
Wolf Bosse is a Berlin based strategist for innovation processes. After graduating in fine arts, he has been working in the film industry for decades managing larger scale German companies like DAS WERK or ARRI Media Berlin. Today he is Head Of Innovation at LUDWIG Camera Rental building two new VR production studios in Berlin. In the past two years he has helped startups to life like Reactionlink for user involvement and micro experiences.

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