GIFF 2023: First annouNcementS
Beyond Cinema! The 29th edition will be the ideal setting for exploring the plurality of voices and narratives. Series, cinema, and immersive experiences will invite the public to dive into the vibrant contemporary audiovisual creation. Ten days of celebrating the imaginary amidst parties, conferences, and unique encounters.
IN PURSUIT OF REPETITIVE BEATS
Darren Emerson | GB | 2022 | 35’
In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats is an extraordinary VR creation that has already gained an impressive international acclaim. This interactive experience takes the audience on a journey to (re)discover an illegal rave party, a night during 1989 in Coventry. Participants are fully immersed in the pulsating energy, exhilaration, and euphoria of the Acid House movement. It’s the most entertaining documentary of the year!
“It may occur in a virtual world but it feels thrillingly real.” (MusicTech)
Tearrance Chisholm | US | 2023 | 6×30’
DEEP FAKE NEIGHBOUR WARS
Spencer Jones | GB | 2023 | 6×30’
Embedded in the DNA of GIFF, the serial format continues to reinvent itself, always striving to be more innovative and impactful. Demascus and Deep Fake Neighbour Wars are two perfect examples, seamlessly blending technology and social foresight. The former humorously defies the codes of science-fiction to present a thought-provoking vision of the American social fabric, while the latter utilizes actors and AI to recreate celebrities, creating a comedy impressions show on steroids.
La Télévision des cinéastes : Hommage à Yvan Butler
GIFF teams up with the Cinémathèque suisse and RTS to honor Geneva-born director and photographer, Yvan Butler. With a stunnigly diverse filmography, Butler’s body of work perfectly captures the rebellious spirit of the legendary “filmmakers’ television” that emerged in the 1960s. This tribute will showcase a selection of his films and TV shows, including the premiere of the restored version of La fille au violoncelle (1973), a true testament to Butler’s exceptional vision.
Benoît Renaudin & Isis Fahmy | CH | 2023 | 70’
Isis Fahmy and Benoît Renaudin bring to life the novel Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin in this immersive show where the performing arts meet virtual reality. In this feminine version of Virgil’s epic The Aeneid, we hear the myth of the origin of the foundation of Rome, the cradle of Western civilization, from the perspective of Aeneas’ wife, Lavinia. Live on stage, three actors bring Lavinia’s avatar to life in an interactive metaverse designed by the two artists. The visual esthetic and poetic originality of this work revives this forgotten historical figure as a contemporary character with multiple identities.
Une création signée Gruppe Laokoon, en collaboration avec CineGlobe et GIFF | CH | 90’
Deep dive into the captivating universe of Big Data, AI and algorithms in this experimental theater production. This innovative piece explores the technologies influencing our society and each individual, by using the digital data of a real but anonymous person, represented by “I”. Thanks to the talented interpreters, four unique versions of this “I” emerge, all based on the same data, but with different perspectives. Would you be able to distinguish the real “I” from the fake ones? All bets are off! Mauvais Je(ux) invites the public to engage in a fascinating reflection on digital identity and the many facets our data can take in today’s digital world.
The theater production Mauvais Je(ux) will be presented in the new emblematic exhibition space CERN Science Gateway on Thursday November 9, 2023.
GDM offers each year, for five days, a program built around the following 3 pillars :
- Continuous training: talks, keynotes and workshops
- A market of digital creation
- International networking opportunities
REFLECTION HUB ON THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR AND ITS FUTURE CHALLENGES
Ten keynotes that seize the challenges of our times: new financing and pro- duction modes, exploring the future narrative universes, sustainability, but also the impact of AI. Alongside key players such as Netflix, Decentralized Pictures Film Fund, Spotify, Banijay, ZOAN, France Télévisions, etc. (2021, 2022), GDM show- cases the latest developments in the audiovisual sector.
AN EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF THE MOST PROMISING XR AND DIGITAL PROJECTS OF THE MOMENT
XR COPRODUCTION SESSIONS
Participate in the European XR co-production market and find the best partners to bring your immersive experience to life. Organized since 2019, these sessions enable 15 of Europe’s most innovative project holders to present their work-in-progress.
SWISS INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
Take part in the exclusive selection of a dozen Swiss projects partici- patingin matchmaking sessions with international institutions and program- mers such as Tribeca Film Festival, Barbican International Enterprises, Venice Film Festival, Centre Phi (GDM 2021, 2022).
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: September 8th
MEET AND CONNECT WITH KEY ACTORS OF EACH INDUSTRY
Meet and connect with international key players of the cinema, audiovisual or creative industries in new, custom-made spaces, whether in presence or on online platforms, around innovative projects and talks.
The Geneva Digital Market is open to professionals from the audiovisual industry, creative industries, innovation and technology start-ups, journalists, artists and students. The accreditation also allows access to the GIFF program and activities. The GDM is accessible in person and remotely online by accreditation.
From September 1st, 2023 on giff.ch
- Studio 4 @RTS Quai Ernest-Ansermet 20, 1211 Genève
- Balcon du 16e @RTS Quai Ernest-Ansermet 20, 1211 Genève
- Bâtiment des Forces Motrices Place des Volontaires 2, 1204 Genève