The Grand Nord workshop will gather 10 narrative, virtual reality projects currently in development and pair them with distinguished experts. The aim is to further these projects by putting diverse expertise at the disposal of the creators in order to solve some precise creative issues: narration/screenwriting techniques, recording/CGI creation, use of sound, interaction, post production. The workshop will also be a unique occasion to initiate a new and collective vision favouring the circulation of ideas and points of view, as well as exchange experience and knowledge across the 8 cultures of the francophonie involved in this undertaking.

The projects and team members participating in the workshop:

Les passagers (QC/FR): Nicolas Peufaillit, co-screenwriter (FR) / Ziad Touma, producer, Couzin Films (QC)
Manic (QC): Kalina Bertin, author and director (QC) / Sandra Rodriguez, creative director, EyeSteelFilm (QC)
Réserve (QC): Brigitte Poupart, stage and film director, Transthéâtre (QC) / Philippe Belhumeur, Normal Studio (QC)
Altération (FR): Jérôme Blanquet, director (FR) / Antoine Cayrol, producer, FatCat Films and OKIO Studio (FR)
Les falaises de V. (FR): Laurent Bazin, director (FR) / Jean-Baptiste Bruceña, producer (FR)
Oslo bleu (FR): Yasmine Boucherat, producer, Mélange Production (FR) / Bruno Masi, writer and directer (FR)
Replay Memories (FR): Gordon, co-director (FR) / Andrés Jarach, co-director (AR/FR) / Chloé Jarry, producer, Camera Lucida (FR)
Vrankenstein (CH) : Boris Rabusseau, Freestudios (CH) / Jean-Daniel Schneider, director (CH)
Fanclub (LUX): Frédéric Fischer, director of production, a_BAHN (LUX) / Marion Guth, producer, a_BAHN (LUX)  
Muse (BE) : Domenico La Porta, writer (BE) / Mathieu Labeau, Nozon (BE)

The experts:

Fabien Barati – Emissive (FR) / Jean-Pascal Beaudoin, Headspace Studio (QC) / Eloi Champagne, National Film Board of Canada (QC/CA) / Joséphine Derobe, Stéréographe (FR) / Pierre Friquet (FR/QC) / Hadrien Lanvin, Innerspace VR (FR) / Pascal Montjovent, Kenzan (CH) / Loïc Suty, Turbulent (CA) 

The moderator:

Audrey Pacart (QC/FR)

This first edition is put together by SODEC in collaboration with MUTEK, with the support of the France Embassy in Canada, the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), the Film Fund Luxembourg, the Foundation for Continuous Training for Cinema and Audiovisual (FOCAL), the Canada Media Fund, the Federal Office for Culture (OFC), Téléfilm Canada and Wallimage Creative.

The activities will happen simultaneously as the Rencontre Francophones and Cinemania Festival, with the participation of Air Canada, the Québec Film and Television Council (BCTQ), Phi Centre and Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile.




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