Conference Program

The conference program of the B3 will take place in hall 4.1. of the Frankfurt Book Fair areal, R55 – at B3 / THE ARTS + Salon.

The events are open to all visitors with a ticket to the B3 Biennale 2019.

-> Get to the ticket shop


1. Wednesday, October 16


Empowering Creativity
A day about financing, support and new innovative skills for the creative industries


11:30 am - 12 noon

Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends?

With: Jeremy Sim (CEO of Aurora Media, film producer; Singapore), Johannes Grenzfurthner (film director; Austria)

Moderator: Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Head of Storytek and NEXT of Cannes Film Festival; Estonia)

12 noon - 12:45 pm

Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd.

The discussion will lead us to the question whether creativity is being more and more choked by money and the increasing power of financial support?

With: Jeremy Sim (CEO of Aurora Media, film producer; Singapore), Rose Cupit (Senior FLAMIN Manager, Film London; UK), Isabel Teitler (film editor, director, writer; USA), Michael Liebe (CEO von Booster Space, und Outreach Games Europe bei Kickstarter, Germany)

Moderator: Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Head of Storytek and NEXT of Cannes Film Festival; Estonia)

1 pm - 1:45 pm

snack, discuss and mingle

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future? Which formats will survive and influence our reality? Media experts discuss the future of creative output.

With: Rob Kraitt (Agent at Ramsey & Casarotto, London; UK), Adam Hamdy (screenwriter, author; UK), Csongor Dobrotka (Festival Director of Die Seriale, CEO of Dobago Film; Germany)

Moderator: Johannes Grenzfurthner (film director; Austria)

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields

The future of storytelling in all media fields seems to be discussed over and over again, but without getting to a concrete result. This panel will discuss further and keep the ball in the air. We do the reality check.

With: Prof. Dr. Martin Zimper (Head of Cast/Audiovisual Media, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland), Frédéric Martel (author, radio host, France Culture; France tbc), Maggie Ellis (Head of Artists' Moving Image, Film London; UK),

Sanjoy K. Roy, (Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, India)

Moderator: Diana Feuerbach (author)

3.45 pm - 4.45 pm

Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output

We will discuss the different economical opportunities the media industries will have in the future, as well as which approaches concerning funding and financing of any kind of art and intellectual property will be sustainable in a faster and faster changing (media-) world.

With: Rob Kraitt (Agent Ramsey & Casarotto, London, UK); Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann (Professor of Industries & Communication at BBW University Berlin, funding expert for the games industry; Germany), Beat Toniolo (artist and cultural entrepreneur; Switzerland), Hans Peter Weder (investor, patron; Switzerland), Thorsten Unger (CEO Unger & Fiedler; Germany)

Moderator: Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Head of Storytek and NEXT of Cannes Film Festival; Estonia)

5 pm - 6 pm

Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities

Virtual realities of the online world are often cited as an example of how the difference between reality and fiction begins to blur. But even the offline world is full of fictions that are part of our reality in a peculiar way. Art, in particular, plays with these distinction in disconcerting ways.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Cluster of Excellency "The Formation of Normative Orders" Goethe University Frankfurt; Germany)

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Thursday, October 17


Pushing Innovation and Collaboration
A day about creative people, their projects and ideas


10 am - 10.30 am

Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future!

Or should each creative branch go back to their roots and concentrate on their own business? We have a look at issues and chances to come.

With: Wolfgang Brehm (lawyer, founding partner of Brehm & v.Moers, Berlin; Germany), Rose Kay (screen writer, CEO Immersive Storylab; UK)

Moderator: Diana Feuerbach (writer, translator; Germany)

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Talk: We all learn from each other!

Creative industries mingle and work more and more happily together! Or is this just another fantasy we’ve been propagating for years? Experts talk about the hard facts and identify the limits, possibilities and chances.

With: Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann (Professor of Industry & Communication at BBW University Berlin, funding expert for the games industry; Germany) André Bernhardt (expert for indie-games, founder of IndieAdvisor & Company; Germany) Cyril Tuschi (VR producer, creator; Germany)

Moderator: Diana Feuerbach (writer, translator; Germany)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations

Guided Think Tank Format with output

We will discuss the economical and creative opportunities which interdisciplinary collaborations may generate.

With: Wolfgang Brehm (lawyer, founding partner at Brehm & v. Moers, Berlin; Germany), Cyril Tuschi (VR-Produzent, Regisseur; Deutschland), Kevin Cunningham (Executive Artistic Director 3-Legged Dog; USA)

Moderator: Diana Feuerbach (writer, translator; Germany)

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Snack, discuss and mingle

1:15 pm - 2 pm

World premiere!

Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology

The Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at MIT, Cambridge, USA presents the Centerbook, the first comprehensive history of the CAVS. A talk about collaboration, innovation and the history of a unique research node.

With: Elizabeth Goldring-Piene (author, media artist; USA), Ellen Sebring (author, media scholar; USA), Stephan von Wiese (art historian and curator; Germany),

Philipp Ziegler (head of the curatorial department of the ZKM, Germany) Morgane Stricot (restorer for digital and media art of the ZKM, Germany)

Moderator: Prof. Bernd Kracke (HfG Offenbach, Artistic Director B3, President, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach; Germany)

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format!

With an opening lecture by Rose Kay

Artists, producers and supporters of creative content discuss where the boundaries of creative feasibility are and if there are any?

With: Rose Kay (screen writer, CEO Immersive Storylab; UK), Grace Glowicky (actress, film director; Canada/USA), Lena Chen (artist, author, filmmaker; USA), Maud Craigie (artist FLAMIN Fellowship Programme, UK), Kevin Cunningham (Executive Artistic Director 3-Legged Dog; USA), Thorsten Unger (CEO Unger & Fiedler; Germany),

Moderator: Johannes Grenzfurthner (film director; Austria)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power

Anyone who wants to understand the essence of social power has to descend into the cave of ideological delusion. But what exactly does one find there? And how dazzled are those who arrive there from the light of true reality?

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst (Cluster of Excellency "The Formation of Normative Orders“, Goethe University Frankfurt; Germany)

5 pm - 7 pm

THE GAMES QUARTETT

Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human: The Realities of David Cage

How can games let us experience realities or even feel them? Through "hyper-realistic interactive gaming". A Wired article called this the concept behind the works of video game designer David Cage. Players don't just have to make difficult decisions on the gamepad but also motorically carry out everyday actions. This can lead to a great identification with the game character but also degenerate into kitschy pathos. Are games like Heavy Rain or Detroit: Become Human life simulations suitable for topics such as human trauma or slavery? Or just interactive soap operas in search of emotional entertainment?

Further information:

www.stiftung-digitale-spielekultur.de/project/das-quartett-der-spielekultur

www.youtube.com/channel/UCHMZdTApzEuQZBSFMnS-TIQ

With: Marc Lepetit (film producer, UFA; Germany), Jenni Wergin (games sector funding advisor at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg; Germany)

Moderators: Melek Balgün (journalist, expert on eSports; Germany), Marcus Richter (journalist, podcaster; Germany)

With Get Together and drinks

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3. Saturday, October 19


Getting connected
Positions on realities and revolutionary moves


2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality.

Young international actresses and actors discuss what it means to have their profession in a changing media world and an international context.

With: Grace Glowicky (film director, actress; Canada/USA), Robert Naylor (actor, musician; Canada)

Moderator: Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Head of Storytek and NEXT of Cannes Film Festival; Estonia)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Lecture: Get Real. What does reality mean today?

The lecture is a reflection on the mutual inspiration of real and virtual worlds. Get real - in a time in which the virtual and the real become more and more intertwined, and the representation, often only pure simulation, is robbing reality of its meaning. Do we still need reality in order to experience it, when its simulation is nearly perfect? Stefan Weil uses a variety of examples to get to the bottom of the exciting tightrope walk between analog and digital, real and virtual.

Speaker: Stefan Weil (CEO Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Frankfurt; Germany)



Friday, January 24, 2020

Die Puppe with live music by Uwe Oberg and Silvia Sauer

7:30 PM Die Puppe with live music by Uwe Oberg and Silvia Sauer Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden