expert talks

During this part of the program, various professionals from the film, documentary, music or crossover world take the stage to talk about their experiences, interesting projects and innovative ideas to inspire the audience and stimulate further discussions. The talks are divided in the categories CrossoverHands-On and Master while the overarching theme is Rhythms of Change – Innovating Music Documentaries”. In this event, we explore how new technologies, platforms and creative approaches influence the way we tell stories about music, artists and music culture. The talks are moderated by Stanislaw Liguzinski, head VR-programmer of Imagine Film Festival.

crossover talk

A fusion between conversation and experience during which the speakers present new ideas about digital storytelling and the impact of gradual progress on the music documentary industry. This lecture is given by Frieda Gustavs and Leo Erken, the creators of the VR project “Walzer” (2023).

Frieda Gustavs is an Amsterdam-based music composer/performer and visual artist. She wrote critically acclaimed music for the Opera Forward Festival, Holland Festival and Gaudeamus Music Week. In 2020 she won the Young Art Support Amsterdam Prize. Leo Erken is a visual artist and photography collector who works with VR, film and photography. He is the founder of nl12, a media company that creates VR, film, photography and other projects about social issues. In this talk, they discuss “Walzer” and the audience will have the unique opportunity to ask questions about the experience. 

“Walzer” is also part of this year’s IN-EDIT Industry Meetings, book your slot here(link to page on VR experience).

hands-on talk

During this talk we look at the more practical/technical side of digital storytelling and the impact of transcendence. In what concrete way is it possible to create VR in a music documentary project or how do you make your music documentary immersive?

Angels of AmsterdamAvinash Changa, VR creator, director, international speaker and consultant in the field of immersive creations is going to tackle these questions. He is the founder of the award-winning studio WeMakeVR, a production company of immersive works, and has productions such as “Ashes to Ashes” (2017), “Meeting Rembrandt” (2017) and most recently “Angels of Amsterdam” (2021) to his name.Angels of Amsterdam was – as the first Dutch VR work ever – part of the official selection of the 78th Venice Biennale. Currently, Avinash is working on new immersive experiences, including live social VR performances, educational projects and hyper-realistic volumetry.

Master Talk

For this talk we’re inviting Corinne Meijers from Studio Biarritz to share her experiences.

Studio Biarritz experiments with boundaries in terms of form, technology and content, in the field of audience reach via multiple (online) platforms. The film production house develops its own projects and also works internationally with filmmakers, artists and partners to produce stories that thematically reflect the challenges of our current society.The Imaginary Friend (2023) by Steye Hallema (Interactive VR live action & animation) is the most recent project by Studio Biarritz.


Expert Talks
Tuesday, 16th April from 19:00h to 21:00h


€ 5; Free for Cineville holders

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