Portugal Unveils Trojan Horse VFX Fest
As for José Alves da Silva “listening to all these talented speakers in a single event during 4 days will provide a condensed amount of information/knowledge which will surely affect positively most artists' work. Not only will you listen to them but will also have the opportunity to meet them in person and question them. So, networking will also happen, not only with speakers from some of the world's most prestigious entertainment companies but also with the other attendees which are from the same professional area. To summarize, you can expect lots of knowledge, networking and especially a big boost in motivation.”
Afonso Salcedo says that attendees of the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn can expect “a ton of workshops, talks and Q&A sessions that will be an invaluable resource for anyone who has an interest in filmmaking and the vfx/games/animation industries. Most importantly, it's in the informal settings of hanging out in this incredible venue over several days, where the real magic will happen. Nothing like stumbling upon each other, grabbing a beer and talk about life experiences.”
In order to offer a diverse offering for all attendees, the program of the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Festival is composed of three different areas.
- Main Events – These are at the heart of the Festival, available only for those who purchase a ticket. The Main Events will offer 3 daily Talks, with 90 minutes each, where our guest artists will share their knowledge with the attendees. These are prime-time events, with all other activities stopping so everyone can attend. In the Making Of Sessions attendees can enjoy a step-by-step behind the scenes (all secrets included) of our guest artists latest work. With the Demo Classes, attendees can witness the live creation of sculptures, drawings and digital art, with artist available to answer all the questions.
- Side Events – Also available only for those with a ticket, this is where aspiring artists can find their next big job, showcase their talents or find investment to kickstart their projects, with Recruitment Sessions, Porfolio Reviews and Investment Pitch Sessions. It will also provide a great opportunity for companies visiting the Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn to recruit new talent.
- Expo – There is no reason for those who can’t buy a ticket to miss in on the action. This is an area opened to the general public, with lots of activities and where some of our guest artist will make a presence. There will be a Book Fair with a selection of the best digital entertainment books, Art Exhibitions from some of our talented artists, that will also provide some Live Demos. Also, the THU Expo will be best place to provide personalized student guidance from two of the most renown schools in the business: Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Escape Studios - The Visual Effects Academy.
Troia – Where the Magic Happens. The long beaches, the Sado river estuary, the Roman ruins. From day one, Troia seemed the perfect choice for the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn to make camp. A paradise located 50 km south of Lisbon it offers great facilities, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking surroundings.
For Inês Santos Silva, co-director of Trojan Horse was a Unicorn, “Troia has an strong symbolism for the festival. We wanted a unique location where the industry could gather, capable of offering a unique experience. During 4 days, we will be only focused in learning, networking and building lasting relationships, in a location far away from the busy city centers.”
The Blue & Green Troia Design Hotel complex will serve as head-quarters for the Trojan Horse was a UnicornFestival, only possible with the partnership of Amorim Turismo. Attendees will benefit from a special rate to stay at the Blue & Green Troia Design Hotel, that includes buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant, free access to the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, free Wi-Fi Internet access in the room and parking.
With 14 floors of residential suites and luxury rooms and a façade that communicates with the other side of the river using an innovative lighting system, Tróia Design Hotel leads the way in luxurious living. Only an hour drive from Lisbon, the hotel also includes the Blue & Green Spa, considered by World Luxury Spa Awards 2011 as “Best Luxury Resort Spa”, the Tróia Casino, a Conference Centre and a Show Center.
The unique features of our Conference Center will provide all the conditions to make the make Trojan Horse was a Unicorn a unique experience for all attendees and artists. The international appeal of the Festival will serve as a great opportunity to showcase Troia Peninsula as a prime turist destination to the world” says Teresa Roldão de Barros, Director of Communications and Marketing of Amorim Turismo.Source:Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn