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Meet the Insiders: Storytelling + Interactive

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New for 2013, Meet the Insiders is an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments in the world of film across varying topics. Moderators will start by introducing and getting to know the Insider for the first 10 minutes, but the next 20 are an open forum where the audience is able to ask questions, discuss trends, connect with the film community, and gain insight and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

This session, Storytelling + Interactive shines the spotlight on two insiders at the forefront for thinking outside of the box for your film, Transmedia Author Michel Reilhac and IDFA DocLab New Media Coordinator Caspar Sonnen.

Moderated by Ingrid Kopp, Dir of Digital Initiatives for the Tribeca Film Institute, ask questions on how and when to expand your narrative across different platforms and how to use innovative new ways to add dimension to your story.


MODERATOR Ingrid Kopp Dir, Digital Initiatives Tribeca Film Institute

Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where I oversee the TFI New Media Fund, Tribeca Hacks and TFI Interactive. Obsessed with interactive storytelling and bringing storytellers, technologists and designers together to make amazing work.

Michel Reilhac Transmedia Author

After over 10 years as head of cinema for the french german public broadcaster Arte in Paris, producing over 25 independant films from all over the world yearly, and buying over 160 features yearly, I am now an independant transmedia and story writer/ Director / Consultant. My past includes various experiences in many different countries, being : a dancer, a film/theater/ dance producer, CEO of several prestigious cultural institutions in France, a film maker, a ground breaker since the early 90's in participatory, interactive live events and experiences.

Caspar Sonnen New Media Coord IDFA DocLab

Caspar Sonnen is a Dutch festival organizer and new media curator, specialized in showcasing interactive projects and other forms of digital art that push the boundaries of traditional (documentary) cinema.

Since 2005, Sonnen works for the IDFA documentary festival, where a.o. he set up the online documentary channel and the festival’s new media program IDFA DocLab (

In 2003 he co-founded Seize the Night, the annual Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam.

Twitter @casparsonnen