A special workshop with Liz Rosenthal on VR, hosted by Jenny Horwell.

There are few artforms in the world right now that are going through as exciting a process of discovery and rapid innovation as virtual reality.

Whether it’s virtual reality, augmented reality or whole world building, even the types of VR seem currently unfixed and open to experimentation.

But when none of the rules are written, and the processes of filming, directing and editing are departing from traditional filmmaking in so many different ways, how should you approach non-fiction storytelling?

The options seem limitless, so join us in discussing some of the greatest explorative techniques being used right now with Liz Rosenthal, one of the lead curators of Venice Biennale’s International Film Festival’s Official Selection and Competition programme Venice VR – one of the world’s foremost incubators of this fascinating new form.

As well as being a lead curator at Venice VR, Liz is an Executive Producer of immersive content accelerator programme, CreativeXR, led by Arts Council England and Digital Catapult. She is also the CEO & Founder of trail-blazing innovation company Power to the Pixel.

At Venice Film Festival she was instumental in the launch of Venice VR in 2017, the first and only official immersive content selection and competition in an A-list festival. Venice VR has helped establish XR as a new artistic and entertainment form and has pushed the boundaries of exhibiting immersive works. In 2020 Venice was the first festival to create a globally accessible virtual world exhibition of 44 works with in real life satellite venues in 14 countries.

At CreativeXR Liz helped design and leads this unique accelerator programme as Executive Producer. The programme has so far supported the development and finance of 60 XR projects by leading UK creative teams.

At Power to the Pixel, Liz created the first-ever international programmes for developing, financing and showcasing interactive and immersive works. Incubator, the Pixel Lab helped develop over 100 projects and Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival over 10 years, brought together leading talent and financiers and created the first ever project finance market for interactive projects and VR exhibition in London.