FilmGate 2017 Explores Storytelling With New Technology

Diogo Costa

For the fourth year in a row, Miami will host FilmGate, an interactive creative conference that celebrates digital storytellers and their supporting industries. Happening from February 3-5 at University of Miami's School of Communications, it will feature screenings, exhibits, creative labs, master classes, immersive art installations, virtual reality portals, music and live events.

FilmGate is solely focused on showcasing the role new technology has on storytelling to film, media and technology enthusiasts. It aims to attract a wide array of visitors, namely production companies, actors, filmmakers, journalists, advertising and marketing agencies, gaming companies, and curious audiences interested in interactive media, virtual reality, and mixed reality projects from around the world.

This year's edition is the fourth one of FilmGate, a conference that is quite unique in the country. It's the first conference focusing on interactive and immersive content where those topic are deeply discussed by some of the industry's top names. FilmGate 2017 will have attendees from The New York Times Virtual Reality, T Brand Studios, Upian, National Film Board of Canada, MIT Interactive Doc Lab, ARTE France and Campfire.

Yet another interesting aspect of FilmGate is The Interactive Tech Playground, a fair where selected exhibitors will showcase innovative products, such as cameras, lights, cranes, lenses, gaming software, apps, or video equipment, as well as services. This fair also features an area for live presentations and an interactive set with live actors, where those products can be presented and tested on the spot.

Since its first edition, FilmGate has hosted more than 100 workshops and labs, showcased the works of more than 300 creators, and has completed over 80 creative projects. It is then, without a doubt, the best place for attendees to learn, get to know the latest tools and access great networking opportunities, while also shaping the future of media.

If you want to be part of this, know that tickets are still available. Day passes start at $50 and weekend passes for $80, and tickets can be purchased at the conference's homepage.

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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