The tour kicked off in Los Angeles with a stimulating meeting in The Mill’s studio in Culver City, and then visited New York, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Sydney, Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. In total, Ciclope Festival World Tour gathered the most influential creatives, heads of production, directors, producers and advertisers from all over the world.
Participation was only by invitation, and each event was an opportunity not only to go over the most inspiring works of 2014, but also to discuss the present and future of craft and creativity with local talents in each city. Guest speakers included producers, directors and creatives from top companies, such as: Alastair Green (Team One), Todd Makurath (Bullitt), Karen Dufilho-Rosen & Rachid El Geurrab (Google ATAP); Jason McCann (AKQA), Rama Allen (The Mill); Fab Berglund & Ida Gronblom (Anomaly); Rita Moraes (Los Bragas), Rodrigo Abdalla (YouTube); Lyall Sprong (ThingKing), Gareth Pearson (First Thursdays), Daniel Levi; Eric Cruz (AKQA Shanghai), Stuart White (Fin Design & Effects); Masato Mitsudera (Geometry Global) and Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks). Former Ciclope Festival’s jurors (Joanna Monteiro, from FCB Brasil; Michael Ritchie, from Revolver / Will O’Rourke; Peter Grasse, from Curious Film; Colin Renshaw, from Alt.VFX; and Jacqueline Zhang, from Gwantsi) also took part of the events.
The main issues discussed in the gatherings were the evolution of storytelling, the new horizons of virtual reality and the challenges of advertising and broadcast production in the 21st century. “This world tour was an amazing experience that allowed us to see first hand what is going around the world and to encourage the collaboration and exchange of ideas among the industry leaders”, says Francisco Condorelli, Ciclope Festival’s director. “It was also a great chance to personally invite everyone to join us in Berlin later this year”.
Ciclope Festival 2015 will take place on November 5 & 6, in Kino International, one of the most legendary theaters in East Berlin. Call for entries and tickets sale will start on July 1st. but you can already book your places. For more info, please go to Tickets.
Ciclope Festival World Tour was possible thanks to the support of The Mill, Furlined, The Lift, APRO, Cinemateca Brasileira, Inc., Groundglass, Media Host, Adstream, Revolver / Will O’Rourke, Alt.VFX, The Glue Society Studios, Curious Film, Monkey Shoulder, Gwantsi, Fin Design & Effects, Mediamonks and SHP. Once again, many thanks to you all!
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