From Film Florida member FilmGate Miami, the sixth edition of the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival will take place in Downtown Miami during Art Basel Week 2018 (November 30 – December 6 ). Connect with innovators in journalism, filmmaking, virtual and augmented reality, games and interactive art. Join talks with The Washington Post, Magic Leap, Vice, Vox Media, and more. Explore our sensory playground of 42 VR & AR experiences including the groundbreaking Spheres produced by Darren Aronofsky.
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OPENING NIGHT PARTY (MIAMI MOTEL STORIES presented by Juggernaut Theater Troupe)
TALKS (THE SILVERSPOT THEATER)
THE INTERACTIVE TECH PLAYGROUND (MANA CONTEMPORARY)
AWARD CEREMONY/SUNSET CRUISE
FESTIVAL T-SHIRT & TOTE
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTNER PROMOTIONS
COMMEMORATIVE FESTIVAL BADGE
FULL ACCESS TO NETWORKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
All panels will be held at the Silverspot Cinema on 300 SE 3rd St. Virtual/augmented reality projects are exhibited at the FilmGate Interactive Sensory Playground, at the Mana Contemporary Building at 155 S Miami Avenue. The tech playground will take place at the Downtown Media Center (3 – 168 SE 1st St, Miami FL 33131).
Panelists at this year’s Festival include Virtue/VICE Chief Creative Officer Cameron Farrelly and Magic Leap developer Savannah Niles. Other panels will feature such speakers as Armando Turco of Vox Media, Denise Burrell-Stinson of The Washington Post, Sally Reynolds of The Mill, and Nelly Gocheva of The New York Times.
Over thirty five interactive media projects will be on display at our 2018 Festival’s VR Portals, including “Spheres“, a three-part cosmic documentary produced by Darren Aronofsky and created by Eliza McNitt in collaboration with Oculus Studios, featuring the voices of Jessica Chastain, Patti Smith, and Millie Bobby Brown. Other installations include “Awavena“, a transcendental VR experience by artist Lynette Wallworth and Hushahu, first woman shaman of Brazil’s Yawanawa people, and punk story “Battlescar: Episode 1“, following two Puerto Rican street girls surviving in 1970s Manhattan. South Florida developer Orly Rodriguez presents “The Archivist VR“, an interactive experience inspired by the works of David Lynch.
The Festival also features the Miami@Play collection of independent video games curated by Lindsay Grace, Diliana Alexander, Lien Tran, and Clay Ewing. Four multimedia interactive installations will be on display, including “Everglades Project” by Nick Hardeman.
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