New Realities of the Festival Circuit

IF magazine article

The Following is the 1st in a 3 part series of articles for Inside Film Magazine.

Published in the June/July edition this piece looks at the state of play with regards to how film festivals are presenting VR – and which Australian’s are making a splash.

Fresh from Cannes, Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality
producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke outlines how international film festivals are showcasing and supporting immersive projects, and highlights some of the Australian projects succeeding on the world stage.

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Co_Lab_Create

J’aimee:

I’ve been working with the Byron Bay Film Festival for over a decade, taking the helm in 2008. The festival has evolved so much over the years – we’ve got luxury cars and the attention of A-Listers… We provide a platform for important films, issues and the work of established filmmakers while kickstarting and supporting emerging filmmakers from Australia and around the world. And we’ve been introducing Filmmakers to VR since we got our DK1 kit over 4 years ago.

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VRX Europe

J’aimee:

Hollywood met VR at VRX Europe.

In London my trip launched on a high note at VRX Europe, with an intimate Expo highlighting some gear teams and innovations, the 2 day event ran a rich program of panels and masterclasses – attended by some of the best minds and talent in the region, and execs looking to incorporate VR into their workflows and/or marketing.

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