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Grab a rare opportunity to listen to and interact with the top professionals in the industry!

BLON Talks are aimed at common traits in video games and
animation. Our guests will speak about storytelling, world building and art development for video games, and what inspired them to choose this unique medium. They will help you to explore the worlds of animation and games distribution, and discover the success stories behind internationally renowned VR experiences. We hope that the speakers' experiences and insights will inspire others to step into this world, in which everyone can become a creator. 

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Game Production Workshop #

2022-09-09, 11:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Studio 2A

This year at BLON, we'd like to focus on production processes. This workshop will be dedicated to the main questions and topics relating to producing a game and managing workflows.
Please register in advance for the workshop at https://blon.lt/workshop

Presented by:

👨‍🚀 Allan Kirkeby

So, Let's Do It In VR #

2022-09-09, 15:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Studio 2A

Transitioning from film to VR. How to transfer your knowledge and experience from the advertising, broadcast, film, and entertainment industries to the world of VR. A "Cosmogonic" production case study.

Presented by:

👨‍🚀 Paweł Szarzyński

Presenting for the International Finance Market #

2022-09-09, 16:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Studio 2A

Here, we look at elements of a presentation package in detail to understand why it consists of the things it does, and how to improve them as the project develops towards production.

👨‍🚀 Ole Wendorff-Østergaard

A MAZE. – the Amazing World of Arthouse Games #

2022-09-09, 18:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Studio 2A

In this talk, you'll learn about the A MAZE. / Berlin festival and get to meet its art director. Find out how Berlin spearheads arthouse games and playful media. Get inspired and ready to amaze and be amazed!

👨‍🚀 Thorsten S. Wiedemann

Open Mic #

2022-09-09, 21:00, 📍 AJE+Skatepark

An interactive networking evening during which we'll be passing a microphone around to anyone who wants to introduce themselves, present their companies, projects or ideas and find likeminded people or colleagues.

Making Artistic Games in Spare Time #

2022-09-10 17:20, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

Karolis Dikčius will talk about his passion for creating games in his spare time. What inspires and motivates you to sacrifice free time for making games? Were those games successful at all? How to start your own journey into creating games, even if you're not an artist? Well, come, hear Karolis story and find out!

👨‍🚀 Karolis Dikčius

Coffee with Animation Artists #

2022-09-10, 09:30, 📍 Culture Factory, Roof Terrace

A cosy and informal talk with animation creators about their work and all the secret corners of the animation industry

Thinking Like A Producer #

2022-09-10, 11:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

In this introduction to SWOT analyses, we'll be looking at how to evaluate a project and form the arguments you need to get it financed.

👨‍🚀 Ole Wendorff-Østergaard

Discussion on How to Fund a Project, Featuring Representatives from the Animation and Games Industries #

2022-09-10, 12:30, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

A discussion between animation and video game developers about project funding opportunities and challenges.

👨‍🚀 Bernardas Šaknys, Agnė Adomėnė, Allan Kirkeby, Vytautas Dobilas

Death and Taxes: Open Development Case Study #

2022-09-10, 15:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

Leene will share the lessons she learned and plenty of tips she picked up while self-publishing and working with an open revenue share model during the development of 'Death and Taxes'.

👨‍🚀 Leene Künnap

Personal Stories and Videogames #

2022-09-10, 16:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

Who are you, and what inspired you to become a creator? How do you express your feelings through games? Let's talk about the moment a digital character made us cry!

👨‍🚀 Faezeh Khomeyrani

Personal Narratives, Intersectionality and Playable Experiences #

2022-09-10, 16:40, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

A talk about the importance of personal narratives in the games industry, the power of storytelling and finding personal blueprints in relation to intersectionality. How can the medium of games contribute to giving voices to marginalised groups? Aleyeldin Baracat will be talking about his process for developing personal experiences, taking 'The Game of Me' as his main case study.

👨‍🚀 Aleyeldin (Aley) Baracat

Awards Ceremony #

2022-09-10, 20:00, 📍 Arlekinas

Announcement of the winners of the International Competition Programmes. The awards will be handed out by our jury of international experts.

Let's Play! #

2022-09-10, 21:30, 📍 Herkus Kantas

Time to play! Want to find out how much you know about animation and video games?

Coffee with Game Developers #

2022-09-11, 09:30, 📍 Culture Factory, Roof Terrace

A cosy and informal talk with game developers about their work and all the secret corners of the game industry

👨‍🚀 Andrius Jovaiša

The Colour of Money #

2022-09-11, 11:00, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

Understanding and discussing the different types of money that are found in film and TV production. We look behind the numeric value of a deal to see what other benefits/challenges we get from making it.

In partnership with Creative Europe MEDIA Desk:

👨‍🚀 Ole Wendorff-Østergaard

Are Universities a Scam (Because Nobody Hires Juniors)? #

2022-09-11, 12:30, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

We sit down with people from the Lithuanian Gamedev Association, academia and studios large and small to work out what junior professionals need to know so that a games studio in Lithuania will want to hire them.

👨‍🚀 Olegas Pridiukas

Meet the Future #

2022-09-11, 13:30, 📍 Culture Factory, Seminar Hall A

A short presentation about the Lithuanian higher education institutions where future illustrators and animators study, and reviews of student portfolios.

👨‍🚀 Antanas Skučas

Exhibition. Vilnius Tech: Synergy of Creativity and Technology #

from 09.09 11:00 till 09.11 19:00, 📍 KKKC

This display, organised at BLON by the Department of Graphic Systems at Vilnius Tech, aims to show young creators and lovers of the animation medium the technologies that have become established today as an indispensable part of cinema and TV animation, special effects, advertisements and video games. Visitors to the display will be able to become acquainted with virtual and augmented reality and try it for themselves, in addition to the 3D motion scanning technologies used in the industry. And for visitors who are interested in acquiring an education in the field of animation, representatives of Vilnius Tech will be happy to explain more about the university's Master's study programme in 3D animation.

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