Program

Our first-ever two day festival will feature short films, talks, workshops and activities with a spotlight on immersive technologies. Our keynote speaker is Simon Wilkinson, one of Europe’s leading Virtual Reality and Transmedia Storytelling artists.

Venue: Angaston Town Hall (accessible for wheelchair users)
Between Sturt St and Washington St, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Day 1 – Friday 19 October 2018

9.00am onwards           Create Your Own Digital Profile workshops

11.00am                             Official Festival Opening and Welcome to Country

11.15am – 12.00pm          Keynote Speech^: Simon Wilkinson, “Virtual Reality as a Punk Moment”

Virtual Reality arrives at an interesting time in terms of how culture is made and consumed. Audience trends show a dramatic shift away from the passive and linear to greater and more meaningful interactivity. Free software and access to education allow individuals to more easily become self-producers of content across multiple platforms. Huge changes are upon us! In many ways, VR is part of an ultimate punk moment, a democratisation of media where anyone willing to take the journey can start telling their story in a powerfully immersive way.

12.15pm – 12.45pm         Film Screenings* – Our Story category

12.45pm – 1.15pm           Lunch break

1.15pm – 4.30pm              Film Screenings*

4.30pm – 6.00pm             Networking Dinner

6.00pm – 8.00pm              Film Screenings*

8.30pm – 12.30am            The Heart Beat Club
A club night for learning disabled people and their friends. Dress up! Dance! Have fun! Stay up late!

Saturday 20 October 2018

10.30am onwards        Create Your Own Digital Profile workshops

10.30am – 11.00am          Film Screenings*

11.00am – 12.30pm          Keynote Speech and Q&A^ with Simon Wilkinson

“Virtual Reality as a Punk Moment”
Virtual Reality arrives at an interesting time in terms of how culture is made and consumed. Audience trends show a dramatic shift away from the passive and linear to greater and more meaningful interactivity. Free software and access to education allow individuals to more easily become self-producers of content across multiple platforms. Huge changes are upon us! In many ways, VR is part of an ultimate punk moment, a democratisation of media where anyone willing to take the journey can start telling their story in a powerfully immersive way.

12.30pm – 1.30pm          Lunch break

1.30pm – 5.30pm             Film Screenings*

5.30pm – 6.30pm            Networking Dinner

6.30pm – late                   Red Carpet Awards Ceremony^ by invitation

 

* All films are G rated and captioned

^ Auslan interpretation offered at this session