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                                                                                                                     Thursday 16 May 2019

                         11:00 – 12:00
                  Mexico: Innovation And Opportunities
                     In Cinema And VR Ecosystems
                  • Gabriel Sebastian Reyes (iDigital Films)   INTERNATIONAL
                             - Mexico
                       Conference Room, Palais -1
                        12 :00 – 13 :00                     EVERY DAY, A FOCUS ON A PAVILION AT THE VILLAGE
                   Harald Neidhart In Conversation With     INTERNATIONAL. TODAY, THE ECUADOR PAVILION.
                           Sten Saluveer
                       Conference Room, Palais -1
                      DOC CORNER
                         15:45 – 16:45
                       DOC MEETS Doc Corner

                         17:00 – 18:00
                      Workshop: Pitching Training
                      Doc Corner Screening Room
                        CANNES XR
                         13:30 – 17:00
               HTC Vive Originals ‘5x1’ VR Film Premiere Event
                    • The Making Of (HTC Vive Original)
                     • Mr Buddha (HTC Vive Original)
                        Cannes XR Hub, Palais -1
                         17:30 – 19:00
                 Cocktail East/ West Summit By Serendipity
                             Projects                                                                                                       © ÉRIC BONTÉ/1000IMAGES
                • Your Spiritual Temple Sucks • Mechanical Souls
                         • A Song Within Us
                       Conference Room, Palais -1                Producer Camila Bravo (left), Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Creation’s Mauricio Cadena and Felipe Irigoyen (Director)
                         14:00 – 14:30                       ECUADOR’S GOVERNMENT FILM AGENCY,
                    Asian New Waves In XR Content
                            Speaker                          THE ICCA, INTRODUCES THE NEW ECUADOR
                    • Jay Kim (BiFan) - @jmkim_grabit
                  • Eddie Lou (Sandbox Immersive Festival) -   PAVILION IN CANNES THIS YEAR. ITS GOAL IS
                   • Grace Lee (Kaohsiung Film Archive) -    TO INTRODUCE THE COUNTRY’S YOUNG FILM
                     • Salar Shahna (World VR Forum)         INDUSTRY TO THE WORLD.
                         14:30 – 15:00                              HE Instituto de cine y   financing. The ICCA is helping   international producers. “The offer
                 Virtual Reality – Expectation And Challenge
                                                                    creación audiovisual   them to find the right potential   of splendid locations, good
                            Speaker                                 Ecuador, the ICCA, is   partners.”            infrastructure and skilled technical
                  • Jingfei Cui (Beijing Vision Engine Co. Ltd.)    the government agency   The ICCA also promotes   personnel is a secret kept too long
                         15:00 – 16:00                       T for the organisation and   opportunities for foreign producers   from international investors,” he
                    XR Ecosystem In Chinese Market          financial support of the cinema and   to film in Ecuador, by raising   says, adding: “Ecuador plans to be
                                                            audio-visual industries of Ecuador. It   awareness of “its natural beauty,   more active in promoting its
                            Speakers                        also represents the national   developed infrastructure, safety and   potential as an important location
                  • Jingfei Cui (Beijing Vision Engine Co. Ltd.)  government internationally, for   well-trained professionals”.    for filmmaking. Continued
                      • Eddie Lou (Sandman Studios/
                Sandbox Immersive Festival) • Gianluigi Peronne   example on the CAACI and   On Monday, 20 May at 16:00 the   investment in script development
                  (Polyhedron VR Studio/ Immersive China)   Ibermedia programmes.      ICCA is hosting a cocktail at the   through the ICCA will definitely
                     • Jong Min Kim (BiFan VR Section)      The purpose of the Ecuador   pavilion to enable international   improve the quality of scripts both
                           Moderator                        Pavilion in Cannes this year is to   professionals to meet with all the   for fiction and documentary
                 • Lin Che (Sandbox Immersive Festival/ Beijing
                       International Film Festival)         introduce the country’s film   professionals from Ecuador who   productions; and increased
                                                            industry to the world. “As Ecuador   are in Cannes for the Marché du   investment in Ecuador’s already
                         16:30 – 17:30                      has a relatively young film industry,   Film and the Festival.  high-quality animation, combined
               France – Taiwan VR Co-Productions: The Case Of   with enthusiastic professionals still   Vandierendonck promises “a warm,   with reinforced international
                         Mechanical Souls
                                                            lacking major international   professional and hospitable   co-production with regional
                            Speakers                        experience, the first goal is to   welcome to everyone who comes to   partners will create a growing
                     • François Klein (Digital Rise) –      introduce them in a meaningful   the pavilion for meetings or with   source of quality content both for
                       France - @thevrproducer
                 • Estela Valdivieso Chen (Serendipity Films) –   way, to the international   enquiries, offers or suggestions.   children and adults. The fact that
                             Taiwan                         community present in Cannes,”   We’ll match all the right people   the Annecy International Animated
                   • Grace Lee (Kaohsiung VR Film Lab) –    ICCA CEO Jan Vandierendonck,   together.”             Film Festival has invited Ecuador
                        Taiwan - @gracelee1126
                           Moderator                        says. “Some are in Cannes with   Looking to the future of the   in 2020 to highlight its animation
                  • Aurélien Dirler (French Office in Taipei) –   finished films — shorts, features,   country’s film industry,   industry, is an indication that
                          France - @adirler                 documentaries, fiction and   Vandierendonck says Ecuador   animation production is growing
                                                            animation — and others with   needs to put in place financial   both in size and in quality.” ✦
                                                            projects needing international   incentives both for local and        Julian Newby

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