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January 16th - 20th
Tromsø, Norway






January 16th - 20th
Tromsø, Norway


The Project

“SEEk” is an insightful look into the world of new media platforms and its on-going search for narratives that are exploring its true potential. It consists of public screenings, seminars, masterclasses and workshop experiences in VR and AR - tailored for filmmakers, creatives and the culturally curious attending TIFF 2018.

For filmmakers - the accelerated change of media technology presents an open world of vast potential and excitement but hampered by technical jargon and inaccessibility. Critical to their understanding of how to create stories in this new framework is the focus on the user experience - and how audiences in the future would “see” their film. How would the cinematic experience evolve to accommodate these new forms?

The side event will also consists of masterclasses and panel discussions - from focus on narrative development and storytelling to a basic introduction to AR, to full on workshops on animation and music production in VR. All in all, SEEk aims to be a place where a deep dive into new technologies can take place, offering curious new experiences for film festival attendees in Tromsø.

“SEEk” will take place at Tvibit and Kulturhuset Verkstedet with special screenings also slated with TIFF 2018 programming schedule.

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SEEk Seminars 2018

SEEk new media perspectives


Wednesday, January 17th 11:00-13:30

Kulturhuset Verkstedet


SEEk Seminars 2018

SEEk new media perspectives


Wednesday, January 17th 11:00-13:30

Kulturhuset Verkstedet



In collaboration with Nordnorsk Filmsenter and Tvibit, the seminar portion for SEEk looks into the rise of these new media formats through presentations and panels discussions. The seminar aims to bring a wider Scandinavian perspective and discuss how filmmakers and creatives alike can bring their skills to VR/AR projects and familiarise themselves to the unique typology of the medium.  

SEEk seminars will take place at Kulturhuset Verkstedet, with guest speakers including acclaimed filmmaker and new media veteran Christian Fonnesbech, Executive Producer and Cross Media Manager for DR in Denmark, Kåre V Poulsen, leader for the nationwide VR/AR initiative in Norway, Ali Zareiee and project leader for the Norwegian Film School: CEFIMA (Center for Excellence in Film and Interactive Media Arts), Fredrik Graver.  

  • Christian Fonnesbech (DK) - ‘Bringing Traditional Story Skills to Immersive Media

How can filmmakers bring their skills to VR and AR? How do we begin to figure out how to tell stories in these new formats? What are the differences in processes and skill types? Having combined Hollywood stars with game designers and found-footage with social gameplay, Christian Fonnesbech will share how he sees the way forward for immersive storytelling.

  • Kåre V. Poulson (DK)- ‘A Typology of Digital Narratives’.

This seminar introduces a typology and highlight different ways in which great documentary/fictional stories are being told – by the means of new digital possibilities. Kåre will present some of the best told stories ranging from the use of SoMe, digital storytelling,  social/cross media storytelling, data mining projects, 360 VR. AR and beyond. If you need a language for the different types of narratives, this is where you get it.

  • Fredrik Graver (NO) - Constructing an Education for Filmmakers and immersive/interactive Media Storytellers

The Norwegian Film School has been training filmmakers for the national industry since 1997, focussing on the artistic and professional development in traditional film and television disciplines. Recent years, however, have shown that innovative filmmakers and audiovisual storytellers are exploring new technologies and new platforms and film schools need to follow suit.

CEFIMA is the Norwegian Film School’s «research and development» lab for exploring the storytelling potentials of new media with a focus on constructing new educational programmes and updating the existing ones. In this seminar, Fredrik will share how he sees the future of education for artists and storytellers working with audiovisual media.

SEEk Seminar Panel Debate - The Future of Film

  • Christian Fonnesbech, Kåre V. Poulson, Ali Zareiee, Fredrik Graver,  Kristian Mosvold (Moderator)

4 panelist and their audience discuss the issue of emerging media and its impact on traditional filmmaking. Moderated by Norwegian film producer Kristian Mosvold, the panel debate is an intellectual discourse into the merits of the medium, their experiences with developing content and keeping sight on the opportunities ahead.


Filmbransje og kreativ næring/ Film and creative industry

Gratis for alle med akkreditering eller armbånd/Free admission with accreditation or TIFF bracelet.

Working language:

Tvibit & Nordnorsk Filmsenter

Onsdag, 17. januar 11:00-13:30
Kulturhuset Verkstedet

Christian Fonnesbech


Having directed the prize winning Cloud Chamber, combining stars from James Bond and Game of Thrones with experimental game design and indie game developers, Christian Fonnesbech now works as a strategic consultant, advising media companies, game developers and investors. 

He currently advises and develops projects for Egmont, Nordisk Film Games and a number of independent game developers. He is also working with the Nordic Games Conference and the CEFIMA (Center for Excellence in Film and Interactive Media Arts in Lillehammer. Before becoming an independent consultant, Christian financed, produced and directed 35+ narrative game projects for advertising, learning and entertainment. 

Kåre V Poulsen

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Kåre V. Poulsen works in DR, Denmark, as Executive producer and Cross Media Manager since 1999

He and his teams won Prix Europe for crossmedia project ‘Fantastic Stories’ 2007, Prix Italia for ‘Build it up’ in 2014, Prix Radio 2015 (DK) for ‘Next Stop Home’ and Prix Radio 2016 (DK) ‘Classics retold’. Kåre recieved first price at Split Intl. film festival for short film ‘If Time Went Backwards’

Kåre does lectures/masterclasses on 'Cross media/Social Storytelling' based on own projects and on 'A Typology of Digital Narratives'. He advises public service stations such as UR SVT & svYLE on transforming into the digital age and gives Masterclasses in 'Designing Cross-platform content to engage audiences' at EBU.


Ali Zareiee


Zareiee is the CEO of VR Oslo and Adapa360º, and just joined the Norwegian Media Cluster. He is responsible for the VR Expo part of the Cutting Edge festival, and invited the cluster to exhibit together with a number of companies from the VR Oslo arena, including IVRPA (International Virtual Reality Photographers Association), Visualiz, Symfoni Next Generation and NRK.

Kristian Mosvold


Kristian is educated cand.theol and is partner and producer in Øya Film and owner of Øya Interaktiv. Recently he produced Christine Cynn´s documentary Shooting Ourselves and the interactive component We are the Gun. 

Also:  «Punkt - the art of live remix» dir. Adrien le Gall - featuring ao Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno (in post production).  Previous films: MixedFeelings (by Guy Davidi - premiere March 2016 - co-production). A Dream at Sea directed by the Norwegian artists Pirolt/Perry (premiere Cph:Dox 2014).  Mosvold also co-produced Anders Østergaard´s film 1989 (opening film Cph:Dox 2014, with Magic Hour Films, Denmark) 

Fredrik Graver


Fredrik Graver leads the new initiative of the Norwegian Film School: CEFIMA (Center for Excellence in Film and Interactive Media Arts). This Centre is devoted to exploring the uses of new technologies and new media in audiovisual storytelling, with the aim of updating film education in Norway and beyond. At the core of the project is using the experiences of artists and storytellers to develop new techniques for teaching and learning.

Graver joined the Norwegian Film School as Head of Studies in 2009, and has previously worked in the Canadian film industry, and har participated in helping bring 250+ student films to completion at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and at Vancouver Film School. His interest in bridging filmmaking with new media / transmedia goes back to 1998, when Canadian storytellers were starting to explore the potential of the internet and interactive technologies for storytellers.



SEEk new media perspectives


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
January 17th/18th/19th 17:00-19:30

Creative Hub TVIBIT



SEEk new media perspectives


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
January 17th/18th/19th 17:00-19:30

Creative Hub TVIBIT


SEEk Workshops

SEEk workshops focus on basic introductions to AR, to full on workshops on animation and music production in VR. All in all, SEEk Workshops aims to be a place where a deep dive into new technologies can take place, offering curious new experiences for film festival attendees in Tromsø.

By registration only and limited spaces for participants per workshop. Participants should be aged 13 years and above. 

AR Bootcamp


The emerging trend of Augmented Reality through mobile phone experiences, headsets and eyewear is the next highly touted technological shift. How does it change our perspectives, and what kind of storytelling ideas could we be experiencing next?

The AR Bootcamp is a 2-hr workshop on AR, with focus on how future consumers will get used to augmented interfaces through headsets and modern mobile phone interfaces. Unlike VR´s all-immersive experience - AR brings simulated information to the real-world around us, creating a new and surrealistic narrative journey, from journeys to Machu Pichu to investigating a crime scene in your own living space.

Led by workshop leader Ali Zareiee, founding member of the VR/AR movement in Norway, the AR bootcamp invites the technologically curious and narrative visionaries to have an hands-on experience that they will not soon forget.

  • Where: Tvibit Multi 1

  • When: Wednesday 17th January 1700 - 1930

  • Workshop Leader: Ali Zareiee

  • 10 - 30 participants

MuX - A Journey of Music in VR


MuX, is a VR music playground developed by Decochon, an independent, Denmark-based studio aiming to spark creativity and playfulness via procedural graphics, game development, installation art, and VR.

The workshop gives participants the opportunity to build soundscapes, make your own instruments, and create fantastic machines through a hand-on introduction to MuX by its developers. With delightful gizmos abound, participants will help in building a giant VR sound machine together by contributing to an integral part of it.

  • Where: Tvibit Multi 1

  • When: Thursday 18th January 1700 - 1930

  • Workshop Leaders: Peter Connely and Eduardo Fouilloux

  • 10 - 30 participants

  • www.playmux.com

Mindshow -
The Story of You


Mindshow is a hilarious VR toolbox for creative minds, allowing participants to quickly produce, setup, record and publish short animated skits by jumping into and controlling a colorful cast of 3D characters!

This workshop is a great introduction to the wider potential of VR as a creative tool and a perfect opportunity for participants to test out their most wackiest ideas by developing short 2 minute animations in a group setting.

  • Where: Tvibit Multi 1

  • When: Friday 19th January 1700 - 1930

  • Workshop Leaders: Ismet Bachtiar and Bjorn Giswold



Saturday 20th 13:15h

Fokus 4


Saturday 20th 13:15h

Fokus 4

SEEk Screenings @ TIFF 2018


EEk Screenings are a one-night only experience where acclaimed and emerging VR titles are given the cinematic treatment, streamed live in front of an audience and projected onto the big screen through the perspective of the User. In this case, one of you from the audience!

This year, we bring together some of the genre defining moments from renowned VR content creators to the audience at TIFF 2018 and showcase fresh local and European productions which includes the following.

  • Where : Fokus 4

  • When: Saturday January 20th 13:15

  • Q&A with Adrián Ruíz del Cerro and Patricia M. Val, Director and Producer of Portal: An Extreme VR Experience


Evolution of Vrse

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2015 / USA  / 03:59
DIR: Chris Milk
SCRIPT:Chris Milk

Chris Milk, co-founder of VR content platform Within and director of famed music videos for Kanye West and Arcade Fire jolts the genre of 360 films into life. In this visual tribute to the cinematic medium a la “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat”, the viewer is taken on a journey from beginning to a new beginning.

Surreal and sublime, the photo-realistic CGI-rendered short film is the perfect introduction to VR films.



2016 / FRA  / 10:00
DIR: Philippe A. Collin & Clément Léotard
SCRIPT: Philippe A. Collin & Clément Léotard
DIGITAL EFFECTS: Ex Nihilo and Novelab by AudioGaming

From Méliés and Chaplin to Kubrick and Tarantino- Kinoscope is a delightful VR experience that take the spectator into a journey of cinematic history across genres. Part shadow puppet play, encapsulated by an all immersive 360 mise en scène - Kinoscope celebrates these seminal screen moments, and is an ode to the joy for cinema past, present and future.

Dear Angelica

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2016 / USA / 13:00
DIR: Saschka Unseld
SCRIPT: Saschka Unseld
DIGITAL EFFECTS: Oculus Story Studio
Platform: Oculus Experiences

Dear Angelica is a VR experience produced by the now-defunct Oculus Story Studio. It centers around Jessica, a teenage girl looking back on the stories that her mom, a famous movie actress, used to tell her about as a child. Starring Geena Davis (as the voice of Angelica) , this hybridised genre of immersive art and animation marked a new innovation in VR storytelling tools - and turning heads all over the world to what the technology is capable of doing beyond the camera lens.

The Beta

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2017 / Norway / 06:03
Director: Adrian Kirk Ejsing (DK)
Screenplay: Adrian Kirk Ejsing (DK)
Producer: Ismet Bachtiar (NO/Singapore)
Cast: David Wallstén (Sweden), Charlotte Kristiansen (Norway)
DoP: Innunguaq Johansen (Greenland)
Sound recordist: Morten M. Willumsen (Greenland)
Art director: Rolf Jacob Thommessen (Norway)
Post production & VFX: David Sandland Bråthen (Norway), Suran Basharati (Norway), Morten M. Willumsen (Greenland), Innunguaq Johansen (Greenland), Rolf Jacob Thommessen (Norway), Adrian Ruiz del Cerro (Spain), Cristian Dominguez (Spain)
Music & sound design: Kristian Bruun Lorentzen (Norway), Imre Matthias Isaksen (Norway), Svetlana Matveeva (Russia)
VR supervisers: Adrian Ruiz del Cerro (Spain), Cristian Dominguez (Spain)
Production assistant: Hellena Wildenborg (Denmark)
Directors Assistant: David Wallstén (Sweden)
Platform: VeeR, Vimeo

When Mark gets a new computer, his dating life takes an unexpected turn as he activates a hidden protocol. But can he overcome his nervousness in the face of a digital assistant who knows too much? Or is he doomed to be lonely forever?

Developed, shot and screened in under 10 days, The Beta was the result of the first-ever 360 film project by young Scandinavian talents at NUFF (Nordic Youth Film Festival) 2017, under the tutelage of professional VR filmmakers from Europe.

An Extreme VR Experience

2017 / Spain / 05:00
DIRECTOR & SCRIPTWRITER: Adrián Ruíz del Cerro
PRODUCER: Patricia M. Val
TALENT COACH: Joan Marc Zapata
CAMERA OPERATOR : Damian Augustyniak
SPARK: Xavier Margalef
SPARK: Oriol Cayetano
ART DIRECTOR: Olalla Carballar
ATREZZO: Zelso Bai
SOUND DESIGNER: Íñigo Calisalvo
MAKE UP: Inma Cifré
STITCHING: Damian Augustyniak, Onar Berrade
EDITOR: Adrián Ruíz del Cerro

In this atmospheric take on a seance with a powerful psychic - the viewer is unexpectedly taken on a fearful encounter with the dead when a portal opens and spirits emerge. Directed by Adrián Ruíz del Cerro - this creepy VR experience is given an extra touch of haptic interactivity through the use of real world props while carefully composed binaural sound design amplifies the impending dread.