Magazine article Screen International

Ventana Sur Trends Chief Targets Higher Profile for Immersive Community (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Ventana Sur Trends Chief Targets Higher Profile for Immersive Community (Exclusive)

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Buenos Aires showcase to kick off next week.

Melita

Seeking to build a region-wide community of immersive content creators and financiers that can mount viable projects, Trends coordinator Gabriel Giandinoto and his team have invited leading lights from Spain and Mexico to attend the second showcase at Ventana Sur.

Giandinoto has selected 12 Ibero-American immersive projects in development from Peru to Puerto Rico - a rise of 40% over last year’s selections - to attend the market in Buenos Aires next week.

An international jury of five specialists will decide on the winner that gets to travel to the Virtuality Paris showcase that runs from February 8-10, 2018.

The selections are: Aulas Vacías (Mexico), Bastian VR (Argentina), Dinner Party (Puerto Rico), El Beat VR (Colombia), Exilada em Marte (Brazil), Gloomy Eyes (Argentina), Hain (Chile), Iorana Rapa Nui (Argentina), MetroVeinte (Argentina), Opus VR (Paraguay), Primavera Rosa en Brasil VR (Spain), and Stage 3: Azaria (Peru).

While last year’s showcase was very much about introductions and exploratory conversations, the aim for this second edition is to foster deeper relationships, exchange information, and raise the profile of the community.

Creators will get access to exclusive training with avant-garde companies from the immersive sector including The UX Digital House workshop, Chromatica director Flavio Costa, and VR expert Alejandro Sugich, who will teach a workshop about VR on behalf of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). …

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