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This groundbreaking film promises to transport viewers into the very heart of the Gospel of John, with an immersive and truly unforgettable experience.
By combining cutting-edge filming technologies with the latest advancements in VR technology, they have created a truly immersive viewing experience that promises to transport viewers into the heart of the story, in stunning detail, with breathtaking visual effects.
HTC VIVE and VIVE Studios are set to revolutionise the way we experience films with their latest creation, 7 Miracles, the first feature-length film in virtual reality.
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The TRUST project's initiative to provide a platform for films that promote trust, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace is more important than ever. Through QISAH and other initiatives, the project aims to support the core work of Initiatives of Change in building trust across the world's divides of culture, nationality, belief, and background. The project encourages individuals to find a role in building peace and developing a vision for action, building meaningful networks across multiple divides. Together, TRUST aspires to create a better future for ourselves and future generations.
The Festival and Forum is TRUST Film Forum & Festival provides a single platform for films from across the world enabling filmmakers to represent international themes of trust, reconciliation, forgiveness and peace and to enable their films to be used to educate, inform and inspire action and resolution. In bringing film-maker’s representation of their life-worlds the festival aims to gain a new global audience for their work, to support initiatives in these countries and to render the diversity and complexity of these themes in everyday life.
Linked to Initiatives of Change International (supported by the council of Europe) this initiative taps into a 75 year heritage of film storytelling being used to inspire change. In a world in a state of crises, the need for giving voice to such a narrative, now feels more compelling than ever.
TRUST project aims to curate and disseminate film, debate, and content from across the world that represents the collective endeavor of activists in all areas of work in Peace and Community building.
This new initiative aims to support the core work of Initiatives of Change, in building trust across the world's divides" of culture, nationality, belief, and background. Launch event to be held at the Caux Palace on Lake Geneva from 18-22nd of July with screenings, seminars and discussion from key instigators and activists relating to the themes. Supporting events in October and November in Palma - Mallorca and Belfast - Ireland premiering the new film from Palestinian filmmaker Imad Karam; Beyond Trust.
Trust International Forum and Festival of Film
One of the latest initiatives from the TRUST project is the QISAH Conception, a new festival vision from filmmakers that aims to foster cultural empathy and expand our sense of the human in a fragile world. Conceived by Ahmed Jamal, Asad Ali, and Mark Ubsdell in 2020, QISAH provides a platform for filmmakers with talent to showcase their creations to a large audience and reach out to professionals in the industry. The festival is designed to be an expansive cross-cultural experience that curates a diverse set of films each year and brings them exclusively to unique and historic cinema venues in London. Films will be judged by a panel of professionals, and the leaders in each category will receive a relevant award. There will also be additional judging from the public for consideration as part of the awards process.
Through TRUST and its various initiatives, the project provides a single platform for stories from across the world, enabling storytellers and those working within the context of the U.N. Sustainable Development goals to represent international themes of trust, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace. By bringing local filmmaker’s representation of their life-worlds to a global audience, the festival aims to support initiatives in these countries and to render the diversity and complexity of these themes in everyday life.
The TRUST project aims to empower people to create personal change leading to global change. The Forum Program and LinkedIn channel help communities in conflict to reconcile and create lasting peace. When people change, nations change. By joining in creating a momentum for peace on a personal, community, and global level, the TRUST project offers opportunities to expand visions, challenge divisive thinking, shift cultural dialogue, and work to end cycles of conflict. The stories and forum debates foster change of heart, build reconciliation, and create pathways to resolution.
TRUST unites a diverse group of industry experts, scholars, autonomous filmmakers, and public representatives with the aim of gathering and promoting films, discussions, and content from around the globe that showcase the collective efforts of activists working in the fields of peace and community building. Through collaborations with international film festivals, Trust strives to broaden the range and magnitude of films chosen, ensuring that they accurately reflect the genuine diversity of creative abilities found in this aspect of the cultural film industry.
Ubsdell was a co-founder of Europe’s largest film promotion house PICTURE PRODUCTION COMPANY (London/LA) leading the world in the creation of trailers, documentaries and commercials for the major U.S studio campaigns. He also co-produced a feature7 film with Monthy Python producer and media entrepreneur John Goldstone. His films have aired on BBCTV, History Channel, PBS and National Geographic - building a reputation for innovative independent TV production and promotion. He created the Education Africa President Mandela initiative School Link initiative and has worked on the film campaigns of leading film directors and producers from James Bond’s Lewis Gilbert to Ken Loach, Paul Greengrass and Danny Boyle.
Michael Margolis, CEO Get Storied, Educator, Futures Anthrop
Building Blocks is a blockchain-based platform that aims to streamline and improve the process of providing food assistance to those in need. It uses blockchain technology to create a secure and transparent system for tracking the distribution of food aid, allowing organizations to more efficiently and effectively allocate resources. Building Blocks is built on the Ethereum blockchain, which is a decentralized platform that allows for the creation and execution of smart contracts. The use of blockchain technology in Building Blocks allows for increased transparency and security in the distribution of food aid, as well as more efficient allocation of resources.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is a humanitarian organization that aims to combat hunger and malnutrition around the world. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of emergency food assistance. The WFP provides food assistance to people affected by conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies, as well as to those who are chronically food insecure. The organization also works to improve long-term food security by supporting sustainable agriculture and helping communities build resilience to future shocks. The WFP is funded by voluntary contributions from governments, organizations, and individuals.
Lihui, is an artist, filmmaker and musician originally from Beijing, China, and now based in London. She is most interested in human beings: “who are we? Why are we here? And what is the biggest crisis of humanity” Lihui fascinated about the new possibility of telling stories. “Through my paintings, I created a counterreality world with strange creatures, divine animals, and enhanced humans. I would like to explore using the concept of Metaverse to help people explore their true/potential self that might have been hindered by the constraint in society.”
There are multiple dimensions of our world, and many of them are unseen. Scientists tell a similar story with string theory. Counterreality chooses to tell absurd, wondrous stories of the other dimensions, where the rules of social norms in our reality do not apply. Each painting proposes a meaningful question in life, such as “who are we?”, “why are we here?” It stimulates curiosity and challenges anyone to think differently than before.
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Creepy stories in Stone Creek!
Find out if Beldam, the ghost of a witch is real and on the prowl .
Super immersive spine chilling story-game from the Simulacra series.
Darrel Butlin is the Founder and CEO of Hexology. Empowering people to post their digital media into objects, spaces and places, to enrich the physical world and connect with people around you, Hexology is a new kind of experiential social media interaction design. Compose a message, but instead of posting your message online, post it into a room, a product or artwork, or into any public space for people to pick up whenever they are nearby. Weaving your digital world and physical world together as one,
Hexology mixes Social Media and Augmented Reality to enhance the world around you, to create immersive peak experiences and build a hyperlocal community. Drawing on his experience of working in digital film, at the highest-end of the commercial film industry, Darrel made the transition from Film Director to Technology Innovator and Entrepreneur when he designed, developed and sold one of the first 4K digital camera systems to be used in Film production.
Hexology is the culmination of an ambition to create a positive cultural, social and commercial impact. Winner of an Innovate UK award, Hexology delivers a novel and unique user experience, that takes your online content out of the cloud and places it into the world around you, to create a longer-lasting and more meaningful experience. Live in the app stores, Hexology already provides access to rich user-generated content in Brighton, London and New York.
Fulilment and personal happiness is a recurring theme in Paulo Coelho's books. He writes about the power of following one's dreams and the importance of finding one's own personal meaning and purpose in life.
True Story_XR selected Paulo as our Storyteller of the month to kick start and inspire us all for 2023. Who hasn’t been inspired by this wonderful author should take the opportunity to get to know him this year. You have our solemn promise he will lift your spirits for a very long time to come. You could say his books are extremely effect and certainly life changing if you are receptive to positive change.
Coelho has a large following on social media and continues to write and publish new books. His books have been adapted into films, plays, and even a video game. He also keeps a busy schedule of speaking engagements and book signings around the world. Coelho's writing style is simple, yet profound. He uses storytelling to convey deep truths about the human condition and the journey towards self-discovery. His books are not only entertaining, but also inspiring and thought-provoking. This combination of storytelling and philosophy is what has made Coelho's books so popular and enduring. Coelho's most famous book, "The Alchemist," is a perfect example of this. The novel tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who embarks on a journey to fulfill his personal legend and find his true purpose in life. Along the way, he meets a series of characters who help him to understand the importance of listening to his heart and following his dreams. The book has sold over 150 million copies and has been translated into 80 languages.
… “People say strange things, the boy thought. Sometimes it's better to be with the sheep, who don't say anything. And better still to be alone with one's books. They tell their incredible stories at the time when you want to hear them. But when you're talking to people, they say some things that are so strange that you don't know how to continue the conversation.”
Coelho's success as a writer is not limited to his books. He has also been a strong advocate for freedom of expression and has used his platform to speak out against censorship and oppression. He has been involved in various humanitarian and charitable causes, including the United Nations' "Literacy for All" campaign.
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J.K. ROWLING, NOVELIST, SCREENWRITER AND FILM PRODUCER
Ronzo ‘Vandal Extraordinaire’ is a London based visual artist. He is re-known for his off-the-wall character drawings, murals, concrete street sculptures and NFT art. His creations live in the streets and walls of London, but can be found around the world.
Ronzo is one of the 3 original StolenSpace artists and has been exhibiting his work alongside heavy hitters such as Banksy, D*Face, Ben Eine and Shepard Fairey. Ronzo was also heavily involved in the first ‘Finders Keepers’ free street art exhibition in the UK, which kick-started the phenomenon, now commonly known as Street-Art.
Today Ronzo enjoys a mix of physical and digital work, designing playable worlds and exploring new possibilities within the creative realm..