giff announces its first highlights!
Beyond Cinema! The 28th edition shines a light on the breathtaking diversity of voices and stories. Attendees will be invited to explore the creative depth of contemporary audiovisual artistry through a program of films, series and immersive experiences. Ten days celebrating the power of the imagination and featuring conferences, unexpected encounters and gatherings. Discover the first titles of the 2022 selection!
INVIVO, Julien Dubuc / FR / 2021 / 45 min / Immersive theater / International Premiere
Les aveugles is a virtual reality adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck’s famous text, plunges us into a raw and sensitive virtual universe. The experience constitutes an awareness of our fate, an awakening to the world, both poetic and metaphysical. A fascinating immersive work in the heart of a strange and beautiful landscape for twelve spectators.
Jérôme Larcher, Catherine Regula, FR / 2022 / integral / Social Musical
TOUTOUYOUTOU (The Aerobics Project)
David Coujard, Maxime Donzel, Géraldine de Margerie, FR / 2022 / integral / Disco Domestic Thriller
The GIFF is also offering attendees the opportunity to discover an innovative and exclusive program of entire series. The first two to feature in the 2022 program are French productions: REUSSS (Sisters) a musical comedy in which three best friends navigate the vicissitudes of adolescence and the modern world with a healthy dose of attitude, and TOUTOUYOUTOU (The Aerobics Project), a retro comedy that sees the quiet life of a French mother turned upside down by her simultaneous discovery of aerobics and a political scandal with international implications.
A retrospective dedicated to Synthetic Worlds brings together audiovisual formats around the theme of the virtual world. In late September, the GIFF, Les Cinémas du Grütli, and HiFlow will present a selection of films, series and digital works exploring the synthetic universes which, since the 1980s, have gripped the human imagination, for better or for worse. As divisive as it is stimulating, the theme has inspired in artists some of the most fantastical visions presaging both the possibilities and the dangers of the metaverse.
10th Geneva digital market – 7-11.11.2022
THE SWISS EVENT FOR AUDIOVISUAL INNOVATION
The Geneva Digital Market will mark its tenth anniversary with a high-caliber edition to be held both in-person and online. A real incubator of talent, the 5-day digital market will offer audiovisual professionals an exclusive space for knowledge sharing. The market will feature ten round table sessions covering emergent challenges facing the creative industries, a co-production and broadcasting market as well as a series of bespoke networking events.
THE GDM AT A GLANCE
AN ONLINE AND ON-SITE ACCESS
The GDM is accessible online and on-site by accreditation. Access to the Geneva Digital Market is reserved for professionals from the audiovisual industry, creative industries, innovation and technology start-ups, journalists, artists, and students. The accreditation also allows access to the GIFF program and events.
❶ Studio 4 @RTS Quai Ernest-Ansermet 20, 1211 Genève
❷ HiFlow Chemin du Champ-des-Filles 36, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates
❸ Pitoëff (Maison Communale de Plainpalais) Rue de Carouge 52,
Accreditation opens on August 22, 2022 on giff.ch
Gdm accreditation rates
Press, professionals : Full access chf 90.— / Online chf 60.—
Students : Full access chf 30.—
MEET AND CONNECT WITH AUDIOVISUAL ACTORS
Meet and connect with international audiovisual stakeholders in new, custom-made spaces, whether online or in presence, on high-tech sites and prestigious events.
REFLECTION HUB ON THE TRANSFORMATIONS
OF THE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR AND ITS FUTURE CHALLENGES
Ten workshops covering the audiovisual sector’s challenges: from new financing methods to the potential of virtual production and exploring the creative opportunities the metaverse offers, alongside key players such as Zoan, Decentralized Pictures Film Fund and Cascade 8.
AN EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF THE MOST PROMISING XR AND DIGITAL PROJECTS OF THE MOMENT
XR COPRODUCTION SESSIONS
Be part of the European XR project co-production market and find the best partners to bring your immersive work to life.
SWISS INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
Take part in the exclusive selection of a dozen Swiss projects and participate in matchmaking sessions with international institutions and broadcasters.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: September 8
HOW TO SUBMIT
All info here