Unity Technologies brings Academy Award, BAFTA Winners to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
Staff Writer By: Unity Press Release
Unity Technologies announced Wednesday, Dec. 20 it is bringing together pioneers from the world of real-time filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
As an official sponsor of the Festival, Unity welcomes Academy Award-winner Ben Grossmann of Magnopus, BAFTA Winner Habib Zargarpour and Wes Potter of Digital Monarch Media, John Halstead of Pixar, and Academy Award-nominee Chris Harvey of OATS Studios to share their latest innovations during its "Real-Time Film Production Takes Center Stage" event, taking place in Park City, Utah on January 23. Unity's industry leaders will also be featured at several events throughout the festival including events hosted by Chase, Dell, Variety, and Vimeo. For a full list of events, please visit the Unity 2018 Sundance Film Festival hub.
Unity is the world's most popular real-time development platform; games and experiences made with Unity have reached more than 3 billion devices worldwide this year and were installed more than 20 billion times in the last 12 months. The Unity 2017 real-time development platform is the preferred choice for the boldest storytellers at the cutting edge of new media, and Unity currently powers more than 60% of all VR/AR experiences including the recently released "Coco VR" and "Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab." 70% of the interactive selections in the 2018 Sundance New Frontier showcase were made with Unity including "Battlescar," starring Rosario Dawson, and "Chorus", an interactive VR experience created in collaboration with Chris Milk and set to the music of Justice.
"Sundance has a special place in our hearts because like Unity, it invests deeply in the storytellers of tomorrow," said Clive Downie, CMO, Unity Technologies. "Many of these pioneers are using Unity's innovative real-time development platform to bring their filmmaking dreams to life. The secret sauce of real-time is that it gives the director a new level of interactivity and agency. They are making changes and edits on the fly without waiting -- seeing all of their creative decisions come to life in an instant. This opens up possibilities that weren't there before. The future of film is real-time -- it's instant, it's interactive, it's immersive, and we're bringing it with us to Sundance 2018."
Stories in Real-Time: The Future of Real-Time Film
"Real-Time Film Production Takes Center Stage" is an invite-only event that will bring together filmmakers, storytellers, and innovators from the world of film. The event will be held at ClaimJumper (573 Main Street) on January 23.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity's adoption by millions of creators. Unity's powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to: http://madewith.unity.com.