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NEWS: A new event Emerges at the Cork Film Festival

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Saturday 16th November, 2013

As part of the 58th Cork Film Festival, Emerge, the digital and transmedia strand of the London’s East End Film Festival will celebrate the convergence of film and digital by hosting a unique interactive event from 4pm to 7pm in Triskel Christchurch in Cork.

Emerge will showcase a series of talks and panel discussions from filmmakers, technologists, transmedia producers and distributors who use emerging technology to find new ways of crafting stories and reaching audiences. There will be a special focus on the rise of transmedia, which involves the telling of stories across different media platforms and the creation of immersive storyworlds and experiences that enable the audience to interact and shape narratives.

Moderated by Programmer and Transmedia Producer Christopher Ian Smith, the event is open to members of the public and will take place across three sessions:

Session 1: Digital Experiments

A series of inspirational talks, demonstrations and screenings by artists and producers experimenting with new technologies and moving images. Speakers include: Kibwe Tavares, (Director of Factory Fifteen) and Christian Fonnesbach, Transmedia Producer (Cloud Chamber Project).

Session 2: Crossing platforms: What is Transmedia and why is it important?

Transmedia is the integrated telling of stories across different media. This panel with key innovators in the Transmedia space looks at the future of this new form of storytelling. The session will include case studies of great Transmedia work and will be followed by a Q&A. Speakers include: Triona Campbell (BeActive Media), Matt Locke (Storythings) Christian Fonnesbech (Cloud Chamber Project) and Adipat Virdi (Transmediasphere)

Session 3: The Future of Features

A series of presentations by forward-thinking programmers, producers and directors that have adopted digital to experiment with new methods of creation, production and distribution. Speakers include: Jamie King (VODO), Patrick O’Neill (Wildcard Distribution) and Olivier Kaempfer, (Producer Borrowed Time)

For further information, and to attend Emerge, see the Cork Film Festival Website.

The Cork Film Festival acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.