To introduce the technique of these films, the VR HACKATHON, a collaborative project to create films in VR, is organized each year with students from the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts of Gabes (ISAM Gabes). They discover all the stages of making a VR film: From design and writing through production and post-production, until its viewing with a virtual reality headset.
This year, 4 films will be made by 4 teams of students in the workshop and a prize will be dedicated to the best project.
Sélim Harbi: transmedia storyteller, award-winning director, TEDx speaker, and...music lover. Over the last 10 years, He was involved with several cross-media projects. As a world connector, passionate traveler, he loves to redefine things, focused on contemporary global affairs, human-driven stories, mobilities issues, and cultural sub-narratives. With a special flair for tech trends and innovation, Selim is designing with new media tools cutting-edge projects, always looking for impact and new challenges. He was the assisting director of The Enemy, an award-winning VR experience about war and empathy, and of Afroroutes, selected in the Berlinale.Visions du Reel is his second VR project.
Born in Gabes, visual artist, scenographer and teacher at ISAM Gabes. He focused on an experimental research that consists in exploiting what our mother Earth offers us, by its pigments and its colored fibers, breaking with all that is industrial and chemical. He makes his dyes and papers from natural plant elements only. He exhibits since 2010 in Tunisia and abroad in solo and group exhibitions: Transcendence in 2016 in Gabes, À fleur de Papier 2018 in Elbirou, Sousse and Transe-Papier in 2019 at the gallery of ISAM Gabes. 1st prize of festival festimed Hammamet and 2nd Prize of the Biennial of Arab artists of Kuwait 2019.
Chiraz LATIRI is a professor-researcher in Computer Science at the University of Manouba. In 2020, she held the position of Minister of Cultural Affairs. Between 2006 and 2019, she held senior positions in the High Public Sector in Tunisia, at the head of the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts of Manouba (ISAMM), and the National Center of Cinema and Image (CNCI). Her career is distinguished by her commitment to public action in favor of education, art and culture in Tunisia, Africa and the MENA region.