The Film New Europe Association is main networking platform of professionals in the Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic region. The FNE Association board is made up of the heads of the most important film institutions in the region.
The webportal Film New Europe (FNE) with its FNE Daily newswire was chosen as the main tool to achieve the network’s objectives: FNE is the sharing of know how, visibility of regional cultural diversity and finally the voice of the region. FNE is also a pan-European connection for the region and has partnerships and activities with the main pan-European film institutions based in Western Europe.
Now FNE is introducing the first AV Innovation Team made up of Europe’s top specialists in Innovation to define what is cutting edge in the AV sector with a special emphasis on how innovation in the AV sector can provide the engine the EU’s smaller countries need to meet the challenges facing the industry today. The FNE Innovation team is headed by Innovation specialist Peeter Nieler who will be curating a series of articles on these topics and heading a unique team of the leading young specialists in AV innovation throughout Europe for FNE.
TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located on the premises of the Baltic Film and Media School, staying close to upcoming talent in the audiovisual, media, games and e-learning fields.
FNE continues its series on the development of cutting edge innovation and how new ideas are transforming the AV industry. Today innovation specialist Peeter Nieler inspires us with the possibilities of virtual reality.
PARIS: Last year, we did a European Tour of Cinemas during 120 days visiting 100 cinemas looking for cinemas in reinvention. What we wanted was to find inspiration and advice to create our own cinema in the future.
TALLINN: Estonian Sten-Kristian Saluveer was one of the organisers of this year’s European Film Forum during the Tallinn Black Nights Festival and Baltic Event 2016.
About the Author: Peeter Nieler is a pioneer in Virtual Reality. He has been researching and developing for Virtual Reality (VR) for over four years and his company Criffin is an important player in the VR sector..
PRAGUE: Welcome to the guide for transmedia storytelling in the audiovisual industry. I would like to explain the main differences in terminology and shows how to work with digital media in the correct way in this series of articles on AV innovation. The first part is focused on transmedia and crossmedia definition in general.
Innovation starts with creating something that didn't exist before. I studied with David A Owens who lectures on how to lead strategic innovation in organisations at Vanderbilt University and much of my understanding on the principles of innovation and its constraints I owe to him.
WARSAW: Today FNE launches its cutting edge series of articles and events at the heart of innovation in the European AV sector. The FNE AV Innovation team headed by Tallinn based innovation expert Peeter Nieler brings together top experts across Europe to look at how innovation is transforming the AV sector and how it can be a catalyst to increase audiences.
Peeter Nieler is an innovator and former film and television producer, developing Virtual Reality technologies. He is a sought-after speaker and - as he calls himself - Venture Catalyst having started already two Virtual Reality companies. Criffin is focused on hardware design and Virtual Neuroscience Lab is researching VR scientifically. His companies already have two technologies in portfolio and some in the pipeline, most important being omnidirectional treadmill for natural locomotion in Virtual Reality.
Jorik Jakubisko is one of the leading European experts in transmedia problematics. He is co-owner of the Prague based Transmedialist which will publish the comic book Bouquet at November (CZ+SK). It is first pillar for transmedia project Czech Grimm.PhD He is student at FSV UK (Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University - Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism) and he writting his doctorate dissertation on Transmedia in context of single European digital market . He also works as a creative partner in Jakubisko Film in Prague together with his mother and father Deana and Juraj Jakubisko.
Agnes Salson, graduated from the French cinema school La Fémis and Mikael Arnal, filmmaker, created the project "Tour d’Europe des cinémas", a journey across Europe visiting a hundred cinemas, seeking for innovative ideas and trends for independent cinema exhibition.