Panel: Growing Pains: Virtual Reality, Documentary, and a Search for Answers
Speakers: Jesse (Jesus) Ayala (Project Creator, Authentically Us, She Flies by her Own Wings, Fovrth Studios), Courtney Cogburn (Asst. Professor, Colombia University School of Social Work), John Martin (Director of Production, Conservation International), Elise Pearlstein (SVP, Documentary Film and TV, Participant Media). Moderated by Patricia Aufderheide (University Professor of Communications Studies, American University).
Panel: PRIDE, not Prejudice: LGBTQ Activists Use VR to Change Hearts and Minds
Speakers: Jesse Ayala (Filmmaker, Fovrth Studios) and Jeremiah Allen (Project Director, Pride Foundation) in conversation with Paula Cuneo (Partner & Strategic Marketing Director, Oculus).
Panel: Producing Stories in Virtual Reality (from Concept and Production to Marketing and Distribution)
Speakers: Pasha Shapiro, Co-Director, Masters Of The Sun (Sundance 2018) - USA, Ernst Weber, Co-Director, Masters Of The Sun (Sundance 2018) - USA, Martin Taylor, StartVR, Director (creator of "Awake" series / SXSW 2018 ) - Australia, Jesse Ayala, Director & Producer at Fovrth Studios ("She Flies By Her Own Wings" (Tribeca 2018), "We're Still Here" (SXSW 2018) - USA, Gilles Freissinier, Digital Director at arte France
Moderator: Louis Cacciuttolo (director & producer of the feature film "Cinder" - Washington RIFE 2014, Rome Cinemavvenire 2014; VR animation short "The Last Footprint" - Animaze Daze @ Cannes 2017), VRrOOm CEO (France)