Beldocs Academy programme is an intense course with a focus on virtual reality and 360° video production. Workshop and lectures will provide the participants with the basic theoretical and practical techniques in order to shoot an immersive video. Throughout 3 day tutoring, master classes and one-to-one sessions, Academy provides a possibility for the authors to get feedback from the experts as well as collaborates in further development.
Workshop tutor Sara Tirelli (1979) is an artist and ﬁlmmaker based in Italy.
She received her MFA in Visual Arts at Faculty of Human Science at University of Bologna, Department of Art, Music and Performing Art in 2003 and in the same year she obtained her Filmmaker Diploma at Scuola Civica di Cinema e Nuovi Media, Politecnico di Milano.
Her videos and artworks have been featured in several exhibitions such as Q16 Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma, Sonje Art Centre of Seoul, Rotterdam Film Festival among others.
In 2017 she won 3rd Prize of Deutsche Bank Award and in the same year she was selected as Artist in Production in Residency in Sweden where she developed her ﬁrst VR artwork “Medusa”. She has held various panel about her research within immersive storytelling among the others “Bodies, Movement and AI in VR” at Goldsmiths University of London and “Future Narrative” with Laurie Anderson at Film Festival Gothenburg In 2019 she co-founded the VR Pavilion, an independent curatorial project launched at 58th Venice Art Biennale.
She is currently working on “The Invisible Hand” a 6DoF interactive VR project that has been selected at La Biennale VR College Workshop 2020 and at the Immensiva Residency at Espronceda Art Center in Barcelona.