DECEMBER 6-7, 2022
Industry Days 2022 will focus on four main topics. The event will also present many Networking Moments and opportunities for individuals and companies to create new and fruitful relationships with international partners.
- New Paths for Distribution between Italy & North America
- Italian-Canadian Co-Productions for Features and Series
- Digital Human and AI (curated by SIRT)
- The Future of Animation is Immersive
NEW PATHS FOR DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN ITALY & NORTH AMERICA
The festival is proud to leave the stage to the masters in the field to talk about how distribution has been changing in the past few years, the rising interest in foreign films, and which films distributors are looking to acquire for their catalogue. Joining the dynamic panel discussion will be representatives from Netflix, Sherry Media Group, Elevation Pictures, Equinoxe Films, Mongrel Media and Minerva Pictures.
The distribution of features, shorts and series is the fundamental last step in the ‘making-of’ entertainment content. Not only can a good distribution strategy get you the recognition you deserve, but it can also broaden your reach and make your story succeed on a larger international scale. The panel discussion will focus on the latest international distribution strategies and practices, particularly in relation to the North American and Italian content. This forum will be a unique occasion and stage for international distributors and producers to meet and discuss incentives available for the international distribution of films, series, and short films.
ITALIAN-CANADIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS FOR FEATURES AND SERIES
Since 2012, the co-production segment has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the Italian and North American film industries. This year, ICFF is thrilled to bring forth the most recent and successful collaborations in films and TV series. The forum will shine a special spotlight on remarkable speakers from Netflix’s hit series From Scratch, the upcoming movie Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend, and AMC+’s series That Dirty Black Bag.
DIGITAL HUMAN AND AI - VIRTUAL PRODUCTION
. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Humans: A conversation about the future of entertainment
A conversation with David Usher, Reimagine AI and Stephan Kozak, Sheridan’s SIRT
Are we close in communicating with intelligent digital humans? The combination of digital humans and artificial intelligent characters combines behaviors and pattern recognition systems to create digital replica of humans that are daily becoming more realistic and diverse. In fact, some experts believe that with AI we will eventually create digital humans that are indistinguishable from real humans in the future, and some question whether AI will create their own digital humans itself. Join this conversation to hear the thoughts from two leading innovators in digital humans.
. Virtual Production: Has it transformed the way we make content?
A panel curated by Spencer Idenouye and Jason Hunter from Sheridan’s SIRT Virtual Production Innovation Hub
Virtual Production is fast becoming a mainstay in content creation. Let’s review leading applications of Virtual Production within the film and television industry along with the essential virtual production tools and critical techniques. A guest panel of experts will discuss their latest projects leveraging virtual production, what does the current and future workflows and practices look like and their essential tools to ensure amazing content on the screen. Answering the question: Is Virtual Production a critical technique for today’s content creator?
THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION IS IMMERSIVE
By popular demand, animation is once again taking the stage at ICFF Industry Days highlighting the new ways of making entertainment that brings people out of a house and into a new all-immersive setting. Experimented for years in sets and innovation centres, this new type of animation and video mapping started making an impact on the general public during the early post-pandemic period with the rise of the new digital and interactive exhibitions. The goal of this unique entertainment style is to bring people back to museums, cinemas, and halls but with a new incentive and desire to explore something thoroughly modern and inimitable. Academy-Award-winning producer for The Shape of Water, and long-time producer and friend of Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale will be taking the stage at Industry Days to recount and announce his latest project, Disney Animation: Immersive Experience. Joining Miles will be Massimiliano Siccardi, the designer and conceiver of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, one of the early pioneers in this kind of exhibit, and the first one to make an international impact worldwide, together with Sandro Del Rosario, multi-award winning art director who has worked on countless experimental and immersive exhibitions.