This year, NXNE’s Interactive festival (NXNEi) has over 50 panels that explore technology, social media, interactive marketing and business practices. Taking place from June 15th – 18th, the aim of the downtown Toronto conference is to provide tools for entrepreneurs and those employed across the spectrums of the music, film and entertainment industries. The line-up at NXNEi at the Hyatt Regency Hotel looks quite diverse.
Adding to an already exciting line-up of presentations on Saturday June 18th, Kensington’s founder Robert Lang and Interactive Producer, David Oppenheim, will talk about creating films for multiple-platforms. Together in their presentation entitled “Pocket-sized Films”, they’ll detail their Gemini-nominated music project, City Sonic: a GPS mobile application coupled with short documentaries about extraordinary artists and the places in which their musical lives were transformed.
They’ll also discuss the ways in which mobile devices are creating new ways for filmmakers to completely reinvent a film’s concept, execution and distribution. Finally, they’ll recount the details about how they pulled off their successful project which involved creating 20 short films, a website, iPhone app, mobile website, half-hour television series, and a Nuit Blanche installation. Full details of the talk are found on NXNEi’s Website.
Film fans may also be interested in several other film-related talks at NXNEi such as “Documentary In a Digital World” with Sherien Barsoum, and “Social Change, Social Media & Social Filmmaking” with Rob Dyer, Dorothy Engelman and Michael Penney.
Still, for other film fans who prefer to watch films rather than talk about them, this year NXNE’s Film Festival offers screenings of over 60 films. To see the full NXNE film festival line-up visit the NXNE website.
We hope to see some of you out at “Pocket-sized Films” on Saturday June 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency in Room C.