Seminar Riga Meetings Transmedia 2011 on interactive games and transmedia development in the Baltic Sea region

will take place on 24 - 25 November, in the Riga Art Space.

Riga Meetings – the meetings of Nordic, Baltic and German film professionals, aimed at developing co-productions and common film projects between the countries of the Nordic – Baltic region – in it’s previous editions at 2009 and 2010 –  have brought real results in terms of professional networks and a number of existing/ upcoming film projects.

This year Riga Meetings, by support of Nordic – Baltic Business Mobility Programme and Goethe Institute will take the focus on interactive games/ transmedia development in the region. Following the focus the title of this year’s meeting is Transmedia.

The Meeting will bring together approximately 30 key players of game industry from Nordic countries, Baltic states and Germany. The Meetings’s agenda will embrace presentations of case studies and good examples of the region, discussions, workshops and networking activities.

The aim of the meeting is to foster collaboration within game development in the Baltic Sea region, by establishing new networks and working towards new concrete collaboration projects.

Programme

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

10:00 – 10:30 Registration/ coffee

10:30 – 10:40 Opening and introduction by Ms. Žaneta Jaunzeme – Grende, Minister of Culture. Mr. Imants Gross, Director, Nordic Council of Ministers  Office in Riga

10:40 – 10:55 Key note: Erik Robertson, Nordic Game Programme

10.55 -  11.25 Introduction of the participants – companies present. Moderated by Simon Holmberg, Director, Danish Cultural Institute in Riga

11:25 – 12:30 Nordic policy success storiesCecilie Stranger – Thorsen, NO/SE (Nordic Game Programme);

Situation in the Baltic countries – Ilze Gailite Holmberg, NFC, LV;

Roman Kaurson, Euprocom, EE

Cluster development  in DK and development of new business models- Mette Marcussen, Shareplay, DK

Q & A

12.30 – 12.45 Coffee/ Refreshments

12.45-13.45 Nordic and Baltic game/ transmedia  presentations: case studies: key of success; main challenges; what others can learn from:

Pekka Ollula, Blindspot Pictures, FI

Lithuanian presentation TBC, LT

Christian Claes  Fonnesbech, DK

Kristofs Blaus, Creative Mobile; Janis Everts, Inspired- LV

Q & A

14:00 – 15: 00 Lunch at Café of Riga Art Space

15. 15 -  16.30  Networking

Presentation of Baltic and Nordic game developers/ companies

1. Stanislav Gurba Fortumo Mobile Payments, presentation – revenue for mobile and online game developers, EE

2. Company  name Nordic/ Baltic TBC

3.  Company  name Nordic/ Baltic TBC

4. Company  name Nordic/ Baltic TBC

5. Company  name Nordic/ Baltic TBC

Coffee/ Refreshments/

16.30 – 17.00  Overall subject: Looking at perspective of sustainable/ ecological Baltic Sea region.

17.00 -  18:10 End of Day 1, plans for Day 2; first conclusions, moderated by Danish Cultural Institute, Riga.

18.10 Leaving for Reception : Venue  Riga Film Museum, Old Town, 5 min. walk

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

9:30 – 10.00  Group leaders of the Day 1 workshops report their work results/ ideas.

10.00 – 11.15  European Game Developer Federation (EGDF) : Why do game developers need to organize, – what do we need to fight for ? Dr. Malte Behrmann, DE

11:35 -  12.40 Coffee/ Refreshments

12:40 – 13.00 Discussion  – panel on possible  regional  cooperation of the creative game industry/ transmedia contents development.

Summary/ Ending Key Note – Asta Vellejus, Die Asta, DK

13.00  Lunch  & Glass of wine at Riga Art Space Cafe

 

Organizer: National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga.

Contact person Ilze Gailite Holmberg, ilze.gailite@nfc.gov.lv, + 371 2 9 35 37 86.

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