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Manager of the web content department at ARTE France, Paris
Alexander Knetig supervises the conception and production of the network’s linear and non-linear web productions. During the last four years, he got involved in some of ARTE France’s most award-winning interactive web-productions like Fort McMoney, Alma and Prison Valley, the mobile documentary Bar-Code and the web fiction Addicts. Since 2013, he also is coordinating the channel’s first ever produced videogames, like for instance Type:Rider.
He regularly teaches interactive storytelling at France’s leading journalism and management schools and is a founding member of committee for “New audio-visual formats” of the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Education.
Before joining ARTE, he worked at the web producer Upian as production-coordinator for the web-documentary Gaza-Sderot and at the production company Phares et Balises. He also was freelance journalist for various online and TV media publications in France, Spain and Austria.
Interactive Producer, Deep Inc., Toronto
Irene Vandertop is a Toronto based Interactive Producer and Art Director with more than nine years experience producing, designing and managing projects in new media, TV broadcasting and documentary production. Working for Xenophile Media since 2008, Irene was the interactive producer and story editor of Digital Emmy® nominated Inside Hana’s Suitcase (CBC), an 18 part documentary web series and 3D interactive world for children, and helped design Webby Award winning Loveletters to the Future, a multi-platform campaign and alternate reality game experience created for Greenpeace International. In addition, Irene taught Advanced Digital Design at George Brown’s School of Design, and was the art director and graphic designer for various TV series and films including Empire of the Word (TVO) and The Guantanamo Trap (Hotdocs Winner). Her most recent project includes Polar Sea 360° a transmedia companion piece to the 10 part TV series Polar Sea (ARTE, TVO, Knowledge Network).
Consultant & Creative Director, Miiqo Studios, Berlin
Interactive producer, Darjeeling Productions, Paris
Noam Roubah is a digital and interactive producer. For ten years he worked on documentaries about life style, music, art and culture as cinematographer and editor. While working on portraits of american undergound directors such as John Waters, Larry Clark or Paul Morrissey, he met with Jonathan Caouette, director of «Tarnation». For 5 years they will collaborated on many projects like Caouette’s «Walk Away Renée», presented in Cannes in 2011. In 2009 he founded with Marc Lustigman, Darjeeling, a production company specialized in new media. Transmedia projects like ‘LA DUCE VITA’ and ‘BRÈVES DE TROTTOIRS’ are part of his impressive track record.
CEO + TRANSMEDIA PRODUCER, BE ACTIVE, LISBOA
Nuno Bernardo is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, founder and manager of beActive Entertainment. Inspired by Orson Welles radio play War of the Worlds, Nuno Bernardo set up beActive in 2003 to explore new forms of interactive and immersive storytelling. In the last decade, using his unique approach to transmedia, Nuno has produced +200 hours of multiplatform content; from feature films and TV shows to mobile apps and books. His transmedia franchises have been adapted all across the globe, from the UK to China, conquering tens of millions of loyal fans and featuring in the world’s greatest film and television festivals along the way. Nuno Bernardo is currently producing the documentary The Stand Ups and developing Get Happy with the Irish Film Board. His recent credits include documentary Road to Revolution, Final Punishment ARG (alternate reality game) and cross-media experience Collider World, both nominated for an International Digital EMMY. He just released Transmedia 2.0 as a follow up to his 2011 best-selling book The Producers Guide to Transmedia. He is also a frequent Blogger for MIPWORLD and lecturer at the most important cross-media training labs. According to the BBC, "Nuno Bernardo is a leading world expert in New Media".
DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTENT OPERATIONS, VIMEO, NEW YORK
Peter Gerard is a multi-award-winning film producer and director and a pioneer in film distribution strategy with Distrify. He also has 15 years' experience developing award-winning online software applications, including The D-Word online documentary community and websites for Oscar-nominated production companies. He regularly attends key markets and festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sheffield, etc., where he is invited to host or participate in panels. His films have won many awards (including a BAFTA New Talent Award), and he has distributed them via countless channels. Since 2014 he is Director of Audience Development and Content Operations for Vimeo.
Researcher and Artist at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz (AT)
Peter Holzkorn is a researcher / artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, working across media to create playful, inspiring applications and installations. After studying computer science and interactive art in Vienna and New York, he joined the Futurelab in 2011, where he has been focusing on the design and implementation of software systems for distributed sound and graphics, often involving sensor systems and data-driven, generative content. The projects he has contributed to include large-scale media art installations (ZeitRaum), UAV swarm control systems (Spaxels) and experimental audio games (Audioversum). He is also coordinating activity for the Futurelab Academy, a framework for knowledge transfer with universities and organizations in related fields.
MANAGER DIGITAL INITIATIVES, TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE, NEW YORK
Opeyemi Olukemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and has expanded the Digital Initiatives department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Tribeca Sandbox—an interactive field report, and Tribeca Hacks—a playground of exploration for filmmakers and technologists. Opeyemi frequently engages with content creators to embrace emerging platforms and tackle tech integration. On twitter: @OpeOluOla
Founder and Owner of Deep Inc., Toronto
Thomas Wallner is founder and owner of DEEP Inc. as well as producer, writer, director and game designer working in feature film, television, games and interactive media. In addition to producing innovative cross-media properties for television, he has written and directed eight award-winning feature documentaries (latest theatrical feature The Guantanamo Trap) that have been broadcast in more than 30 countries. As creative storyteller, he combines his experience in filmmaking with the interactive media world and pushes the limits of interactive narrative. He also brought Alternate Reality Gaming into television mainstream with Emmy Award winning Fallenand Regenesis. The first interactive feature drama Late Fragment, produced by the NFB and the Canadian Film Centra, is based on Thomas Wallners story concept.
Thomas is a recipient of numerous honours including two Emmy Awards with a total of five nominations, three Geminis, a Rose d’Or, two SXSW Interactive Awards, two Webbys and two CNMA’s.