News/June 2018
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Business Director Kirsty Jennings will be at this year’s festival as part of the ‘Live Cinema Summit: Audience Participation and Tech’ panel.

Mobile, VR and interactive tech innovations have left cinema-going largely unchanged – phones remain (generally) on silent, and collective cinematic VR experiences are not yet commonplace- with a few exceptions… This panel enables audiences to meet the exhibitors and artists – including Richard Ramchurn whose brain-controlled film The Moment is playing at the Festival – harnessing tech for in-cinema experiences, including brain-controlled, multi-narrative films, and mobile interactivity.

Following 2015’s My One Demand, Blast Theory will be creating the UK’s first live interactive film ‘Bloodyminded’ in October 2018. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s art programme for the First World War centenary and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, this groundbreaking film will explore why some of us go to war and others choose not to.

Kirsty will discuss these projects as part of the panel, taking place at Netflix Crucible Studio on Friday 8th June, 2.30pm.


Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place from the 7th – 12th June

Buy your festival passes here or ticket for the Live Cinema Summit only here

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