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Award-Winning Filmmakers To Appear In Person At VIEW Conference 2023

VIEW Conference announces the participation of three award-winning legends from the world of filmmaking in October. Stop-motion film director, Henry Selick, Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang, and ILM’s Hal Hickel will join the event in person to deliver an inspirational suite of talks and workshops.

VIEW Conference 2023, an English-speaking event, takes place 15-20 October 2023, in the beautiful baroque city of Turin, Italy. Tickets are now available on the official VIEW Conference website

The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX, and Games but also to share their visions of the future. The team has announced some of the speakers of the VIEW Conference 2023. This year the participants will have a chance to hear from award-winning legends: Henry Selick, Doug Chiang, and Hal Hickel.

Henry Selick is the Academy Award-nominated director of stop-motion animated films including Laika’s BAFTA Award-winning Coraline, which he wrote, directed, and co-produced. Attending in person, he will share his wealth of talent and experience at VIEW Conference 2023. Not only will Selick give an unmissable on-stage presentation, but he will also deliver a special workshop giving attendees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to interact with and learn from a true master of his craft.

As Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm, Academy Award-winner Doug Chiang oversees designs for the Star Wars franchise, including films, theme parks, games, and new media. He will be attending VIEW Conference 2023 in person, appearing live on stage to deliver a special presentation on his inspiring work. In addition, Chiang will lead a hands-on workshop giving attendees an unrivaled opportunity to learn from and work with an authentic design genius.

Hal Hickel is one of Industrial Light & Magic’s most experienced Animation Supervisors. He will appear live on stage at VIEW Conference with an eye-popping presentation on the extraordinary animation and visual effects of the award-winning Disney+ Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian – Season 3. Hickel will also bring to the event his unique skills as a mentor, inviting the VIEW Conference audience to ‘ask him anything’ about the world of animation and VFX.

“I am thrilled to reveal our first trio of speakers confirmed for VIEW Conference 2023,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez, “and even more excited to announce that they will all be attending this year’s event in person. With their incredible suite of presentations and workshops, Henry Selick, Doug Chiang, and Hal Hickel will bring a special magic to the VIEW Conference and give everyone who attends the event a unique opportunity to meet their heroes. And this is just the beginning! I cannot wait to announce some of the other legendary masters who will be speaking this October in beautiful Turin.”

Momentum is already building for VIEW Conference 2023, fueled by the astonishing success of its online “PreVIEW” events, traditionally held during the months preceding the conference itself. For example, in March, VIEW Conference hosted an exclusive one-hour panel with the directors of all five films competing for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, including Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson with “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Domee Shi with “Turning Red,” Joel Crawford with “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Chris Williams with “The Sea Beast,” and Dean Fleischer Camp with “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.” The panel was sold out, attracting a global audience of over 5,000 people.

About VIEW Conference

An English-speaking event, VIEW Conference 2023 takes place from October 15-20 in the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy. Attending the event in person guarantees an unrivaled opportunity for people to soak up the atmosphere and meet their heroes and mentors. Meanwhile, full online access enables a global audience to enjoy the conference via exclusive live stream.

The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX, and Games but also to share their visions of the future. The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and much, much more.

You may learn more about the program and get your ticket to the conference here

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