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Edition 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
Elliot Vaucher & Karian Før, winners of Storytek's mentoring © Rene Torres, NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN 2019

These projects were selected following a call for projects that had a set theme, namely the impact of science on the development of society.

This unique workshop was being held for its third year in a row in the legendary CERN, the European centre for particle physics. It delivered on its promises, with new discoveries, conceptual surprises and reflections on the origin of imagined worlds, immersive media and interactivity. The workshop’s organisers and partners want to offer a collaborative space for experimentation and reflection, while passing on actual knowledge on scientific progress and the mechanics of immersive writing.

FLASHBACK IN IMAGES

DAY 1

TALKS

STORYTEK #FUTUREOFCONTENT ACCELERATOR AND CREATIVE INNOVATION HUB
Sten Saluveer, Founder & CEO Storytek, EE

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHERE WE STAND TODAY, WHATS IN FOR TOMORROW
Mohanty Sharada Prasanna, CEO & co-founder, AIcrowd, CH

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

1:1 MEETINGS WITH THE EXPERTS

Prof. Dr. Margarete Jahrmann & Laurence Suhner

Jehanne Rousseau & Farid Ben Amor

Sten Saluveer, Raffaele Grosjean & Eliane Zihlmann

Jeremy Gobet & Frida Futura

DAY 2

TALKS

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

THE MULTIPLE LAYERS OF VIDEOGAME STORYTELLING
Jehanne Rousseau, CEO and co-founder at Spiders, FR

VIDEOGAMES FOR HEALTH – THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR COGNITIVE REMEDIATION
Swann Pichon, Senior Researcher Associate, Swiss Center for Affective Science, UniGe, CH

CO-CREATION OF FUTURE NARRATIVES – THE FUTURE GAME 2050
Frida Futura, Future scientist and innovation consultant, Futur/io, DE

ECHO “$CARE”: SPIRITUAL AND CARE PRACTICES IN GAME DESIGN
Sabrina Calvo, Writer and Game designer, FR

JURY NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN: Future Storyworlds 2019

Domenico La Porta, Jehanne Rousseau, Sten Saluveer, Frida Futura, Margarete Jahrmann & Sabrina Calvo © Rene Torres, NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN 2019

SPEAKERS, PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS

© Rene Torres, NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN 2019

SELECTED PROJECTS

AURORA: AN ALT-EARTH EXPERIENCE – Farid Ben Amor, Principal, Sababa Media Sàrl, Geneva

BAT VISION – Eliane Zihlmann & Raffaele Grosjean, Students in Industrial Design, ZHdK, Zürich

LIVE OR DIE TRYINGJeremy Gobet & Arnaud Gattlen, IT Consultant & Writer, Lausanne

PROJECT UNISON: THE MEMORY COLLECTOR – Ewa Miendlarzewska, Writer, Carouge

SWING-BY – Ian Grünig, Digital Artist, Zürich

TEETH – Henry Drake, Student in Visual Arts, HEAD, Geneva

UNMEM PLASMA – Elliot Vaucher & Karian Før, Author & Digital Product Designer, Lausanne

VIRTUAL EXOWORLDS – Laurence Suhner, Writer, Geneva

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