EXPERIENCE LIMITLESS MEDIA

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INTERVIEWERS

 
 

JUDITH REGAN

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Lead Interviewer

KC IFEANYI

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Interviewer

 

HOSTS

 
 
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SCHEDULE

 

IFF FULL FESTIVAL PASS allows access to all events on the schedule with these colors:

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IFF SCREENING SERIES allows access to all events on the schedule with these colors:

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2018 SCREENINGS

 

FEATURED


 

AUDIENCE AWARDS - 2018 AWARD WINNING SHORTS

 

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2018 EXHIBITIONS

 
 

Premiering:

 
 
 

Disney’s Cycles

Los Angeles Premiere

First Man VR

World Festival Premiere

7 Miracles

US Premiere

 
 
 

Featuring:

 
 

Presented by Adam Newman and Bonny Taylor-Ndiaye

 
 

Select 2018 exhibitionS:

 
 
 
 

ART+TECH 2018
PARTICIPATING Artists


VENUES - EXHIBITION LAYOUTS

 
 
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2018 EVENTS

Thursday, November 1
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

“CES 2019 Sneak Peek” VIP Opening Night Reception

United Talent Agency - 9336 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
(By Invitation Only)


FRIday, November 2
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast Brought to You by Sony

Writers Guild Theater - 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
(Open to All Passholders)


FRIday, November 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Womens’ Film Challenge Mentor Breakfast and Roundtables

(By Invitation Only)


FRIday, November 2
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Blockchain Reception

Writers Guild Theater - 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
(Open to All Passholders)


FRIday, November 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Art + Tech Reception

The Paley Center For Media - 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(Open to All Passholders)


SATURDAY, November 3
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakfast Brought to You by Sony

Writers Guild Theater - 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
(Open to All Passholders)


SATURDAY, November 3
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception

Writers Guild Theater - 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
(Open to All Passholders)


SUNDAY, November 3
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

IFF Monolith Awards Winners Reception

Writers Guild Theater - 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
(Open to All Passholders)


 

IFF 2018 MONOLITH AWARD™ WINNERS

Featuring the best works of

 
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Congratulations to the 2018 Inaugural Infinity Film Festival Monolith Awards Winners for content, celebrating “Story Advanced by Technology!”

 
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Immersive VR: Audience Award
First Man
INTEL
RYOT
Universal Pictures
CreateVR

Game Engine: Animated Feature
Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor
3rd World Studios

Game Engine: TV Series
Zafari
Zafari Holdings, Ltd.

Location-Based Entertainment
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire
ILMxLAB

Immersive: AR
The Boy and the Lemon
Method Studios

Immersive: VR
Caliban Below
Blackthorn Media

Immersive: VR
Carne y Arena
ILMxLAB
Legendary Pictures

Immersive: VR
Fire Escape
INK Stories

Immersive: VR
Aurora
Pink Kong Studios

Immersive: VR
Mad Factory
The Third Floor

Episodic
Subverse: Episodes 1 & 2
Joseph White

Narrative Feature
The Browsing Effect
Michael Feinstein

Narrative - Short
Athena
Nick Walker

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Shorty Shorts
Elefant
Erik Axelsson

Social Political Shorts
The Sunshine Boy
Naaman Azhari

Live Action Shorts
Cootie Contagion
Joshua Smooha

Faith And Spirituality
Deana’s Story Dementia and the Middle Class
Zach Jordan

Horror
Balloon
Mitchell Slan

Documentary
Jessica Clark Racing
Ellen Houlihan

Experimental
The Swan Girl
Johnny Coffeen

Comedy
Giraffe
Janne Schmidt

Adventure
Red Bill Dedicate Dicing Free
Adrien Nisan

Animation
The Present
Jacob Frey

LGBTQ
Brix and the Bitch
Nico Raineau

Music
Bridge Music
Andrew Porter

Wild And Green
An Object At Rest
Seth Boyden

Female Filmmakers
Limbo
Louisa Taabni

Love
Happily Ever After
Carsten Kurpanek

Dramatic
This Panda Is Dancing
Max Stossel

Ocean Film Challenge
Defying Plastic
Talia Schizzano

Race To Justice
Still I Rise
Gabriel Diamond

Native American Doc Challenge
United by Water
Derrick Lamere

Women’s Film Challenge: Narrative
Melancholy Man
Samantha Aidana

Women’s Film Challenge: Documentary
She’s Revolutionary
Brittany B. Monét Fennell

 
 
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“Celebrating Story Advanced by Technology”

 

2019 CALL TO ENTRY: DECEMBER 1, 2018

 
 

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Hanno Basse -
Chief Technology Officer, 20th Century Fox

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS COMMITTEE
Vicky Colf - Chief Technology Officer, Warner Bros.
Joanne Kim - VP & Head of Production /
Post-Production Technology, Legendary Pictures
Poppy Crum - Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
Spencer Stephens - Principle, techXmedia &
Past-Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment


 
 
 
 

AUDIENCE AWARDS @ INFINITY FILM FESTIVAL (SHORTS)

Audience Awards has partnered with Infinity Film Festival to screen our award-winning short films. We focus on impact, innovation and diversity in short-form filmmaking. We celebrate the winners of our online film challenges and festivals and honor industry veterans for their pioneering work in film and community engagement. Infinity Film Festival brings together Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach in the most famous zip code in the world! Attendees are invited to "Experience Limitless Media" and celebrate story advanced by technology. 

Audience Awards began as a digital film challenge platform, connecting filmmakers with opportunity and support, yet has become so much more.

Audience Awards leads the way in connecting diverse filmmakers to Hollywood, accelerating emerging filmmaker’s careers and changing the world through film.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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IFF TECH LAB™

 
 

The 2018 IFF Tech Lab, presented by Epic Games, creators of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, featured valuable opportunities for those wanting to get ahead in real-time filmmaking, virtual production and immersive storytelling.

IFF Tech Lab training, presented by Epic's experts, was open to all IFF attendees.

2018 SCHEDULE

From virtual production case studies to Unreal Engine pipelines for media & entertainment, Epic Games and Unreal Engine presented two full days of valuable training in the IFF Tech Lab.

IFF Tech Lab location: The Paley Center for Media, 2nd Floor Gallery West


DAY 1 - Thursday, November 1, 2018

09:30-10:30 - Unreal Engine Virtual Production Case Studies (Brian Pohl, Epic Games)
11:00-12:00 - Unreal Engine Pipelines for Media & Entertainment (Ryan Mayeda, Epic Games)
12:00-01:30 - Lunch
01:30-03:00 - Cinematic Storytelling with Unreal Engine Sequencer and Virtual Camera Plugin (Brian Pohl & Tom Shannon, Epic Games)
03:30-04:30 - Maya Live Link in Unreal Engine (Brian Pohl, Epic Games)


DAY 2 - Friday, November 2, 2018

10:00-11:30 - Introduction to Unreal Engine Lighting and Rendering (Tom Shannon, Epic Games)
11:30-01:00 - Lunch
01:00-03:00 - Media & Entertainment Look Dev: Working with Lighting & Materials (Matthew Doyle, Epic Games)
03:30-05:30 - Unreal Engine Content Optimization (Matthew Doyle & Tom Shannon, Epic Games)

2018 SPEAKERS

 
 

IFF STUDENT LAB™

The IFF Student Lab™ presented by

As part of the mission of IFF to “Experience Limitless Media™” students are invited to participate in the new Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills through the exhibition of their work. At the core of our DNA is a strong focus on a multitude of formats and interactions showcasing the limitless opportunities in experiencing media.

Students are invited to submit to the “IFF Student Lab” which will showcase students’ emerging media projects. 2019 call-to-entry will be announced soon!

Participating students are also invited to participate in a unique tour of the Sony Innovation Studios and meet with President, Glenn Gainor, for a conversation on creativity and opportunities in the entertainment industry.

 
 

2018 TRAVEL

 
 

DRIVING

Please note that there will be NO PARKING PROVIDED at the festival. Ride sharing is the best option for IFF to ensure that you will not be ticketed or towed. Please allow extra time to accommodate for traffic for the best experience possible at IFF.

2018 Venues

The venues at IFF will include:

 
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The Paley Center for Media (November 1 - 2, 2018)

465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Writers Guild of America Theater (November 2 - 4, 2018)

135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

 
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Laemmle Music Hall (November 1 - 4, 2018)

9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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RealD Theater (November 1, 2 and 4, 2018)

100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Please visit the schedule page for detailed information on programming in each venue.

 

LODGING

Discount lodging rates are available at the IFF Host Hotel, Sixty, on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Please click here to use the discount code.


 
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RESTAURANTS

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SHOPPING

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PARKS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will happen during IFF?
Infinity Film Festival will be the premiere event for multiple panels, presentations, showcases, and screenings of exclusive content - from the field of tech, as well as content. Whether you’re looking for news and input from industry leaders, or just want to experience the latest tech in VR, AR, or traditional narrative formats, we got it!

Can I just show up on the day of the event?
All seats will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. To guarantee your seat, please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to any event or screening. All tickets must be purchased online. Any seats remaining 15 minutes prior to an event or screening will be released to ticket holders on location.

Does each attendee need a ticket?
Yes. The festival is using Eventbrite for ticketing. You will need to show an e-ticket or a pass to enter our venues.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
For security reasons, the name on the ticket will need to match the name of the person attending.

What should I bring to IFF?
To take full advantage of all festival experiences, we recommend that you bring your smartphone so you can utilize the IFF Exchange festival app!

What are my transportation and parking options for the event?
Parking will not be provided. For fast and efficient transportation, we highly recommend using rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. Since Beverly Hills is one of the most walkable cities in California, once you are dropped off, you will enjoy walking to festival venues, restaurants and shopping!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact us through the form on our Press Page.