Digital Creation & XR Pitching session

We are looking for native web formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects, as well as projects in 360, VR, AR, XR, Binaural Sound or Big Format (Dome) films in the genre of performing arts.


Each pitch lasts 15 minutes overall, consisting of 5 minutes for a brief presentation of the project including a trailer and 10 minutes reserved for a Q&A with the Expert Jury and the audience of industry professionals.


  • Digital Creation Pitching Session (open to all Avant Première participants)
    19 February 2024, 14:00-15:30
    Conference Hall, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz



Jean-Jacques Peretti

Programming at Sunny Side of the Doc

At Sunny Side of the Doc, the internationally renowned market place for documentary + factual content, Jean-Jacques Peretti is in charge of the editorial line and programming of the events together with Mathieu Béjot, Head of Strategy & Development. Previously, Jean-Jacques has worked in Paris as a production manager with many companies for many years.

Katharina Jeschke

Former IMZ Secretary General + CEO of the IMZ Online Services GmbH, Katharina Jeschke, is a business economist and internationally renowned expert for the music and film industry. Building on over 15 years of experience in PR, Communications and Management for large international projects, Katharina Jeschke has profound insight into strategy, market trend support, networking and conceptualizing industry-relevant forums.

Expert Jury

Fernando Amodeo Tuacek

Manager, Sesc Digital and SescTV

Manager of Sesc Digital and SescTV, leads projects in Sesc's digital environments, with an emphasis on Education and Culture. Fernando Tuacek works at the institution since 2007 and has a Business Management – MBA.

Jay Scheib

Professor at MIT, Director, Designer

Jay Scheib is an interdisciplinary director, developer, and designer of plays, operas, musicals and other hybrid live performance immersions. A Professor for Music and Theater Arts at MIT, Scheib’s stagings and interventions have been lauded throughout Europe and the United States.Winner of an Obie Award for Best Direction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the MIT Edgerton Award, Scheib received his MFA in Directing from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Sönke Kirchhof

CEO + Executive Producer, INVR.SPACE

Sönke Kirchhof is CEO and executive producer of the award-winning VR Full Service Studio INVR.SPACE GmbH. He has been working in the fields of stereoscopic filmmaking, VFX, CGI Postproduction, Research and Development in arts and technology for more than 20 years and 10 years in XR.

Thierry Baujard

CEO, Media Deals UG

Thierry Baujard is financing expert focusing on the Creative Industries. After 20 years working in film financing, he is now concentrating on private investment for the audiovisual, gaming and music industries. The Media Deals network of investors is active in seed capital investment in companies and projects. He is based in Berlin and  holds an  MBA from Bocconi (Italy) and UCLA (USA).


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