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NIFFF ON TOUR @CERN 2019

POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR THE 3RD
NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN: FUTURE STORYWORLDS 

 

On November 29th and 30th, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) and the Cineglobe Film Festival at CERN collaborated with the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council on a unique workshop that aimed at strengthening the concepts and development phases of 9 immersive projects from Switzerland (video game, augmented/mixed/virtual reality) in terms of storytelling, technology and scientific accuracy. After two intense days of conferences and discussions between participants and experts, the project BAT VISION from Eliane Zihlmann & Raffaele Grosjean, industrial design students at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Toni Areal, Zürich) was granted a CHF 3,000 supporting prize. A more accomplished version of the project will premiere at the NIFFF’s 20th edition, between 3-11 July, 2020.

Elliot Vaucher & Karian Før were also rewarded for their project UNMEM PLASMA by our partner STORYTEK (Estonian accelerator and pole for innovation). They will be able to benefit from proper mentoring in the year to come.

Eliane Zihlmann & Raffaele Grosjean, winners of the workshop with their project BAT VISION © Rene Torres, NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN 2019

THE PROGRAM

Immersive Narrative Workshop
29 & 30 November, CERN

 

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is happy to announce the results from the ‘NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN: Future Storyworlds’ call to projects. This unique workshop is designed in close collaboration with CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN, the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, and STORYTEK, Estonian accelerator and innovation centre.

Future Storyworlds gives participants a chance to strengthen the concepts that support their creations, with the help of scientists and major players from the storytelling and digital industries. In 2019, this exclusive workshop held at the CERN aims at supporting futuristic tales of technological and scientific evolution, conceived for immersive media (video games, augmented/virtual/mixed reality).

The selected projects are:

Farid Ben Amor, Principal, Sababa Media Sàrl, Geneva

Eliane Zihlmann, Student in Industrial Design, ZHdK, Zürich

Raffaele Grosjean, Student in Industrial Design, ZHdK, Zürich

Jeremy Gobet, IT Consultant, OCTO Technology, Lausanne

Arnaud Gattlen, Writer, Lausanne

Ewa Miendlarzewska, Writer, Carouge

Ian Grünig, Digital Artist, Zürich

Henry Drake, Student in Visual Arts, HEAD, Geneva

Elliot Vaucher, Author, Lausanne

Karian Før, Digital Product Designer, Lausanne

Laurence Suhner, Writer, Geneva

Jonathan Moy de Vitry, New Media Videographer, Right Here / Right Now Productions, Geneva

In the end, a CHF 3,000 prize will be awarded to the most promising Swiss project. The experts can also grant a Swiss or international project a chance to partake in an intensive on-site development programme from STORYTEK.

The list of conferences is now final.
QUANTUM COMPUTING: MYTHS AND REALITY

Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson
Founder and managing director of Teserakt, CH

360 IN YOUR HANDS. CELEBRATING A NEW STORYTELLING AND INTERACTIVE DIMENSION

Raphaël Briner
Designer, 360° shaker & entrepreneur, CH

Echo “$CARE”: spiritual and care practices in game design

Sabrina Calvo
Writer and Game designer, FR

CO-CREATION OF FUTURE NARRATIVES – THE FUTURE GAME 2050

Frida Futura
Future scientist and innovation consultant, Futur/io, DE

A DARK MATTER OF PLAY: SCIENCE GAME NARRATIONS

Prof. Dr. Margarete Jahrmann
Artist and founder of Ludic Society,
Professor Game Art and Design ZHdK, Artistic Research, dieAngewandte, AT

GET THEE BEHIND ME, VR! VIRTUAL EXORCISM OR HOW NEUROSCIENCE IS OFFERING US THE KEYS TO IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

Domenico La Porta
Chief Editor, Cineuropa.org, Gaming manager, Wallimage, BE

VIDEOGAMES FOR HEALTH – THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR COGNITIVE REMEDIATION

Swann Pichon
Senior Researcher Associate, Swiss Center for Affective Science, UniGe, CH

THE MULTIPLE LAYERS OF VIDEOGAME STORYTELLING

Jehanne Rousseau
CEO and co-founder at Spiders, FR

STORYTEK #FUTUREOFCONTENT ACCELERATOR AND CREATIVE INNOVATION HUB

Sten Saluveer
Founder & CEO Storytek, EE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHERE WE STAND TODAY, WHATS IN FOR TOMORROW

Mohanty Sharada Prasanna
CEO & co-founder, AIcrowd, CH

A one-of-a-kind workshop at the CERN to promote visionary narratives

This 2-day workshop of a new kind in Switzerland is set up in collaboration with CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, with the support of Estonian #Futureofcontent accelerator and creative hub STORYTEK. It gives developers of independent stories the opportunity to strengthen their projects with the help of scientists and major players from the digital and screenwriting industries.

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