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Centralised Immersive Storytelling Inspiration Day
13 May 2022
Get inspired by VR, immersive media and the latest storytelling technologies in a free program of presentations from industry experts.
Want to harness the latest immersive technologies to tell stories in new and different ways?
Take a deep dive into virtual reality (VR) and experiential media at the Centralised Immersive Storytelling Inspiration Day, presented by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Screen Territory, Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and AFTRS First Nations and Outreach.
This exciting half-day program held at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios will feature presentations by world-leading industry experts on their own journeys into VR, the use of the medium for storytelling and why screen creatives should be excited about immersive technology.
This in-person event is presented as part of the Centralised Immersive Storytelling Lab 2022, and is open to all members of the South Australian screen sector.
Attendees are invited to stay for networking and refreshments after the presentation program concludes.
Mark Atkin of UK studio Crossover Labs, an internationally celebrated VR and interactive media expert.
Founded by Mark Atkin and Tom Millen, London-based Crossover Labs have curated high profile immersive exhibitions and industry conference programs around the world, including CPH:DOX, Copenhagen; EyeMyth, Mumbai; the Bergen International Film Festival; Global Health Film Festival, Barbican; Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Electric Dreams at the Adelaide Fringe (2020-2022). They also produced the BBC’s first original VR commission Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, and a series of cinematic musical documentaries that have been featured at MoMA in New York, and at London’s Royal Academy of Arts and The Barbican.
Anton Andreacchio, Co-Founder of Convergen, Jumpgate VR and Artisan Post Group and a leading South Australian industry expert working across film and television post-production, VR and contemporary art projects;
Anton and Carlo Andreacchio founded Jumpgate VR in 2014 as a spinoff from their animation company Convergen. Since then, they’ve produced works featured at Sundance and the Venice Biennale, worked with medical training and high performance sport, and continue to look to the promise, potential, risk and hype of immersive technology. Anton is also the chair of the Adelaide Film Festival, and sits on the board of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and ACE (Adelaide Contemporary Experimental).
Oscar Raby, Co-Founder and Creative Director at VRTOV, a Melbourne-based VR studio behind the projects The Turning Forest, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel and Assent.
In 2013 Oscar completed a Masters degree in Animation and Interactive Media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where the subject of his research was Portraiture in New Media. His graduating work, the autobiographical VR documentary Assent, has been part of Sundance New Frontier, IDFA DocLab and Sheffield Doc/Fest as well as festivals in Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK. Assent received the Audience Award for Cross-platform at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014.
Emma Roberts is a Melbourne-based producer whose work collides filmmaking, performance and XR work to bring a sense of curiosity and wonder to the way we look at the world. Her work has screened at Sundance, SXSW, CPH:DOX, and MIFF, and she has spoken and presented for Heide Museum, Experimenta, Facebook and Cannes XR. She is passionate about facilitating the creation of unusual stories with diverse storytellers.
Centralised Immersive Storytelling Inspiration Day
Date: Friday 13 May, 2022
Time: 10.00am to 1.30pm
Location: South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road Glenside SA
Registration: Registration is essential and must be made by Thursday 12 May – click the button below.
This event is wheelchair accessible. If you require wheelchair access, we kindly ask that you let us know in advance by emailing [email protected].
If you have any other access requirements for this event please let us know by emailing [email protected]
This is a COVID-Safe event. Please note that under the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios COVID-19 Safety Procedures, all attendees must be able to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination on request.
We kindly ask all attendees to review the Adelaide Studios COVID-19 Safety Procedures before registering your attendance.
We kindly ask all attendees to check and follow any COVID-19 restrictions and directions at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response
If you feel unwell, please do not attend this event.
Code of Conduct
The SAFC has zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying. By registering for this event you are agreeing to adhere to the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice – Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been adopted by the SAFC. Find out more here.