The CinéGlobe film festival explores the boundary between myth and reality
This year, the CinéGlobe International Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The festival will take place over six days, from 21 to 26 March 2017, at CERN’s Globe of Science and Innovation. The programme will feature film screenings, a Hackathon, workshops on image creation and, for the first time, a version of the 48 Hour Film Project competition dedicated to virtual reality.
This year’s festival is focused on a theme that is particularly topical: the blurring of the line between fact and fiction. Entitled Myths and Realities, the 2017 festival will examine the many ways, across the spheres of politics, society and science, in which reality and fiction shape our understanding of the world, going so far as to make us ask: what is reality?
CinéGlobe will include a number of debates about fact and fiction, screenings of feature-length films and a short-film competition. The festival organisers have selected 92 films for the international competition: 77 fiction and 15 documentary films.
The Post Fact Hack will invite participants to come up with new ways of communicating in the post-truth era. Their projects will be unveiled at a public event and the winning team will receive a grant to turn their idea into a prototype.
Over the weekend, four workshops on image creation will be held. “Tetra Pak Camera” will invite participants to turn an old milk carton into a camera and to develop their own images. Workshops on image manipulation will also be on offer.
Finally, the 48 Hour Film Project competition, dedicated to virtual reality, will take place from 17 to 19 March. This competition, a collaboration with GoPro, the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans and the World VR Forum, is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
The whole programme will be in both French and English, open to all and with no admission fee.
For more information, go here.
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Globe de la Science et de l'innovation, Meyrin, Switzerland