Higher Learning


Post-secondary students and faculty are invited to join game developer Douglas Wilson for a screening of Us and the Game Industry, a feature documentary from director Stephanie Beth investigating design principles with contemporary computer game developers

 
DateFriday, February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

hlf@tiff.net

Website

http://tiff.net/higherlearning

Location

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West Toronto, Ontario

Presented by the Toronto International Film Festival with OCAD University and Sheridan College

Douglas Wilson on Us and the Game Industry

Post-secondary students and faculty are invited to join game developer Douglas Wilson for a screening of Us and the Game Industry, a feature documentary from director Stephanie Beth investigating design principles with contemporary computer game developers. Those profiled in the film include: Douglas Wilson of Die Gute Fabrik (Johann Sebastian Joust, Mutazione); Jenova Chen, John Edwards and Robin Hunicke of thatgamecompany (Journey); Jason Rohrer (The Castle Doctrine); Alexander Bruce (Antichamber); and Zach Gage (SpellTower).

Douglas Wilson is co-owner of Die Gute Fabrik, a small game studio based in Copenhagen and New York City. Doug has developed a number of physical and installation games including Johann Sebastian Joust, which received the Innovation Award at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards. He is currently producing two commercial games projects, Sportsfriends and Mutazione.

Stephanie Beth is an independent documentary producer and director for Common Dreams Ltd. With decades of involvement with documentary production and teaching with and about media, she has sustained an ethnographic interest in the human condition in the modern and then contemporary world. Her films include Us and the Game Industry (2013), In Joy (1980), and I Want to be Joan (1977).

HOW TO OBTAIN TICKETS TO THE GUEST SPEAKER EVENTS:

University and college students
Same day ticket availability: Tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served, basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event's start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Students must show valid college or university cards for admittance.

Faculty members and administrators
Advance bookings: Faculty members and administrators can reserve blocks of tickets for their classes, 30 tickets per professor. Please send your request to hlf@tiff.net, putting the name of the specific event in the subject heading.

Same day ticket availability: The remaining tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event's start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Faculty and administrators must show college or university faculty/staff cards for admittance.

Members of the game development community who would like to attend, but are not a faculty member or student, are encouraged to email hlf@tiff.net to inquire about booking a ticket.

Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub
The Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub complements our live events by providing satellite educational programming to academic communities and to the public at large, extending the Higher Learning experience beyond the walls of TIFF Bell Lightbox. These materials include filmographies and bibliographies generated from the resources of the TIFF Film Reference Library, as well as video footage of some of our past Higher Learning events. To learn more and access all Higher Learning resources, please visit tiff.net/higherlearning

DateFriday, February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

hlf@tiff.net

Website

http://tiff.net/higherlearning

Location

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West Toronto, Ontario

Higher learning poster
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Presented by the Toronto International Film Festival with OCAD University and Sheridan College

Douglas Wilson on Us and the Game Industry

Post-secondary students and faculty are invited to join game developer Douglas Wilson for a screening of Us and the Game Industry, a feature documentary from director Stephanie Beth investigating design principles with contemporary computer game developers. Those profiled in the film include: Douglas Wilson of Die Gute Fabrik (Johann Sebastian Joust, Mutazione); Jenova Chen, John Edwards and Robin Hunicke of thatgamecompany (Journey); Jason Rohrer (The Castle Doctrine); Alexander Bruce (Antichamber); and Zach Gage (SpellTower).

Douglas Wilson is co-owner of Die Gute Fabrik, a small game studio based in Copenhagen and New York City. Doug has developed a number of physical and installation games including Johann Sebastian Joust, which received the Innovation Award at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards. He is currently producing two commercial games projects, Sportsfriends and Mutazione.

Stephanie Beth is an independent documentary producer and director for Common Dreams Ltd. With decades of involvement with documentary production and teaching with and about media, she has sustained an ethnographic interest in the human condition in the modern and then contemporary world. Her films include Us and the Game Industry (2013), In Joy (1980), and I Want to be Joan (1977).

HOW TO OBTAIN TICKETS TO THE GUEST SPEAKER EVENTS:

University and college students
Same day ticket availability: Tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served, basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event's start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Students must show valid college or university cards for admittance.

Faculty members and administrators
Advance bookings: Faculty members and administrators can reserve blocks of tickets for their classes, 30 tickets per professor. Please send your request to hlf@tiff.net, putting the name of the specific event in the subject heading.

Same day ticket availability: The remaining tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first- served basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available one hour before the event's start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office on the first floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West. Faculty and administrators must show college or university faculty/staff cards for admittance.

Members of the game development community who would like to attend, but are not a faculty member or student, are encouraged to email hlf@tiff.net to inquire about booking a ticket.

Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub
The Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub complements our live events by providing satellite educational programming to academic communities and to the public at large, extending the Higher Learning experience beyond the walls of TIFF Bell Lightbox. These materials include filmographies and bibliographies generated from the resources of the TIFF Film Reference Library, as well as video footage of some of our past Higher Learning events. To learn more and access all Higher Learning resources, please visit tiff.net/higherlearning

Venue & Address: 
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://tiff.net/higherlearning
Email: 
hlf@tiff.net
Cost: 
Free
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