A one day summit brought to you by Games For Change and Encounters Film Festival. ‘Games For Change Europe’ sees experts showcase their work and explore the ways in which emotions are created in Animation, XR and Games for impact.


CONFERENCES – Arnolfini Auditorium

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome coffee and registration

9:45 – 9:55 Welcome and Opening words
Speakers: Rich Warren – Encounters Festival Director, David Sproxton – CoFounfer & Executive Chairman Aardman Animations and Jean-Michel Blottière – President Games for Change Europe

10:00 – 10:25 Emotion in VR – Emotional storytelling in BBC Earth: Life in VR
Speakers: Phil Stuart – Creative Director & Founder Preloaded and Bradley Crooks – Head of Digital Entertainment & Games BBC

10:30 – 10:55 Emotion in VRImmersive Journalism using VR and AR
Speakers: Jamie Pallot – Co-Founder Emblematic Group

11:00 – 11:15 Networking Break

11:15 – 11:40 Emotion in Web AnimationVirtual unreal: e-motional journey through the website 
Speaker: Igor Coric – Animation Director Artrake

11:45 – 12:10 From Animation to InteractivityTopic TBC
Speaker: Claire Spencer-Cook Executive Producer Nexus Studios

12:15 – 12:40 Emotion in GamesCreating a post-brexit dystopia in Not Tonight
Speaker: Tim Constant Founder & Creative Director PanicBarn

12:45 – 14:00 Networking Lunch


14:00 – 14:45 I Second that Emotion: How different levels of visual verisimilitude affect our empathetic responses to socially conscious narratives.
Host: Jamie Pallot – Co-Founder, Emblematic Group
Panellists: Igor Coric – Animation Director, Artrake, Tim Constant – Founder & Creative Director, PanicBarn


14:50 – 15:30 KeynoteEmotional Storytelling Through Games: 11-11 Revive Our Heritage
Yoan Fanise – Creative Director, DigixArt
François Rizzo – Game Designer, DigixArt
Bram Ttwheam – Head of Post Production and Director, Aardman Animations

15:35 – 15:55 Real Time TechnologyThe rise of creative machines
Jean-Colas Prunier – Founder, Architect & CEO, Pocket Studio

15:55 – 16:15 Networking Break


16:15 – 17:45 (Location: Arnolfini Dark Studio)  Real Time Technology: Create a short movie with others in real-time and watch it live on your phone!
Jean-Colas Prunier – Founder, Product Architect & CEO, Pocket Studio

16:15 – 17:45 (Location: Arnolfini Auditorium) Creating Emotion: Participate in the creation of an interactive narrative scene
Yoan Fanise – Creative Director, DigixArt
François Rizzo – Game Designer, DigixArt

17:45 – 18:00 Closing Words 
Rich Warren – Director, Encounters
Jean-Michel Blottière – President, Games for Change Europe