Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

XR for Change

Panel: XR for Good: The Creators’ Perspective

Speakers: Jesse Ayala (Creative Director, Fovrth Studios), Shannon Carroll (Creative Director, Vivid Story). Asad J. Malik (Founder, 1RIC), moderated by Lauren Burmaster (PM, VR for Good, Oculus).

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

American Film Institute

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).

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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sheffield Doc Fest

Panel: Better Known Truths: Considering Creative Practice

Speakers: Jesse Ayala (Dir. Authentically Us: We’re Still Here, Charlotte Mikkleborg (Dir. The Journey), Gabriela Arp (Dir. Life After Hate), moderated by Gaylene Gould (BFI Southbank)

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Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Facebook HQ

Panel: Authentically Us: Behind The Story

Speakers: Jesse Ayala (Filmmaker, Fovrth Studios) and Jeremiah Allen (Project Director, Pride Foundation) in conversation with Paula Cuneo (Partner & Strategic Marketing Director, Oculus).

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May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Augmented World Expo (AWE)

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).

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May
20
3:30 PM15:30

Cannes Film Festival

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)

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