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2020 Infinity Festival In Review


Infinity Festival Hollywood is the place where Hollywood meets Silicon Valley. The festival, a multi-day annual event held in Los Angeles, celebrates “Story Enabled by Technology,” bringing together Hollywood’s finest storytelling talent with the innovative creators of Silicon Valley’s cutting-edge technology. The event began in 2018 in Beverly Hills, where the Paley Center served as the festival hub, with screenings and special events held in various theaters and locations around the area. The festival gained momentum, and in 2019 moved into the heart of Hollywood at Goya Studios and the Dream Hotel, as well as the Dolby Theater and other Hollywood venues. 

Although we weren’t able to plan a live event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, interest in the festival hadn’t waned, and so the festival team transformed IF 2020 into an all-virtual event. Our production partner, FNTECH, created a proprietary virtual platform, which gave us an arena to continue the festival with 8 weeks of original programming and reach a broader audience. Beginning in October 2020 and continuing through January 2021, the festival successfully broadcast over 60 hours of original programming, continuing our original goal of bringing together creators, directors, producers and writers, as well as senior executives and technologists. We also partnered with iconic recording label Capitol Music Group to feature Capitol Royale, which brought a unique slate of music related programming to the 2020 festival.

For 2021, the Infinity Festival is excited to bring together the best of both worlds – in-person and virtual events – in one fantastic hybrid experience this November. The in-person portion will be held in several adjacent Hollywood locations; the online component will be presented through the easy-to-use FNvirtual event platform. The festival will continue its theme of “story enabled by technology” with an entirely new slate of innovative programming, including industry-leading speakers, panel discussions, an exhibition hall, innovation labs, a fine art gallery and more, each with an emerging-tech focus. We hope to see you there!



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Brie Larson
American Actress & Filmaker
Elijah Allan-Blitz
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jared Geller
Co-Founder, President, HITRECORD
Justin Marks
Screenwriter & Producer
Jeff Orlowski
Found and Director, Exposure Labs
Larissa Rhodes
Producer and Head of Creative Development, Exposure Labs
Refik Anadol
Media Artist and Director, Refik Anadol Studio, LLC
Rob Legato
VFX Supervisor


Lori Schwartz
Chief Curator, Infinity Festival
Hanno Basse
Chairman, Infinity Festival


Ching-Ching Chen
Vice President, Content Partnerships & Strategy, Capitol Records
Carolyn Giardina
Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Rick Hack
Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Intel
Marcie Jastrow
Chief Marketing Officer, Evercast
Mark Lieber
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Infinity Festival
Jeremy Muir
Adam Newman
Creative Director, Infinity Festival
Wendy Posner
Owner, Posner Fine Art
Guy Primus
CEO, Valence Enterprises
Kathleen Schröter
Alchemist & Technologist, Journey 2 Creation
Jenna Seiden
Co-Founder, Zambezi Partners


Adam Dickinson
Founding Partner & Development Director, Rezzil
Adam Myhill
Creative Director, Unity Labs, Unity Technologies
Amber J Lawson
Entrepreneur & Creative Content Strategist, Goddess Process
Amelia Winger Bearskin
Senior Technical Training Specialist, Contentful
Amy Fredeen
Lead Cultural Ambassador, E-Line MediaCook Inlet Tribal Council
Andrea Aniceto-Chavez
Producer, DigitalFilm Tree
Anshel Sag
Senior Technology Industry Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
Armando Kirwan
Co-Founder, Artie
Ashley Crowder
Co-Founder and CEO, VNTANA
Barbara Marshall
Global Industry Manager, Media & Entertainment, HP
Ben Looram
Creaetive Partner, Chapeau Studios
Ben Nunez
Co-Founder & CEO, Evercoast
Booker White
Aaron Spelling Productions
Brie Larson
American Actress & Filmaker
Bridgid Coulter
Founder and CEO, Blackbird Collective
Bruce Blaho
HP Fellow & VP, Personal Systems – Workstations, HP
Carly Zipp
Global Head of B2B Marketing, TIKTOK
Carolyn Giardina
Tech Editor, Hollywood Reporter
Charles Fan
Co-founder and CEO, MemVerge
Charlotte Wiedemann
Head of Communications, Journey 2 Creation
Chris Eckhardt
Creative Director, CG Supervisor, Framestore
Chris Edwards
CEO, The Third Floor, Inc.
Christian Guirnalda
Director of 5G Labs and Innovation Centers, Verizon
Christian Jones
Strategy and Planning Lead, HP
Christina Heller
CEO, Metastage
Claudia Eisinger
Actress & Artist
Clifton Robin
Technical Planner & Software Product Manager, HP Z by HP Workstations
Connie Kennedy
Head of LA Lab - Epic Studios, Epic Games
Courtney Guthridge
Director - West Coast, Workthere
Cynthia Kanner
SVP Post Production HBO West Coast Production, HBO
Dan Morales
CIO, Universal Music Group
Dan Pastewka
Co-Founder and Manager, Phase Two
Danilo Silva
CEO, Simulated Reality
David Oppenheim
Producer, National Film Board of Canada
Demetri Portelli
Stereographer | Cameraman
Derek Newton
Broker Associate, CBRE
Dusty Robbins
Segment Director for Emerging Visual Services, Intel
Elijah Allan-Blitz
Elizabeth LaPensee
Designer, Writer, Artist, Michigan State University
Erick Geisler
Co-Fonder, CHILA Media Group LLC
Gabriel Rene
Founder and Executive Director, VERSUS
Gael Seydoux
Sr. Director, Research & Innovation, Interdigital
Guy Finley
President, MESA
Habib Lesevic
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Journey 2 Creation
Hanno Basse
Chairman, Infinity Festival and CTO, Microsoft Azure Media and Entertainment
Hao Li
CEO and Co-founder of Pinscreen
Dr. Ina Filla
Psychologist & Neurobiologist
Jake Black
Head of Virtual Reality, Create VR
Jared Geller
Co-Founder and President, HITRECORD
Jason Kuperman
Chief Product Experience Officer, OUTFRONT Media
Jeff Gipson
Director, Disney Animation Studios
Jeff Orlowski
Founder and Director, Exposure Labs
Jennifer Horvath
Field Marketing Manager, Network & Communications Sales, Intel
Jessica Lindl
Vice President of Social Impact, Unity Technologies
Joanna Popper
Global Head of Virtual Reality for Go-To-Market and Location Based Entertainment, HP
Joel Sloss
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Johanna Atilano
Business Development, The Third Floor, Inc.
Johannes Saam
Señor Creative Technologist, Framestore
John Canning
Executive Producer, New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain
John Cassy
Founder and Chief Executive at Factory 42
John Macinnes
John P. Webb
Director of Graphics and AI Marketing, Intel
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Justin Marks
Screenwriter, Producer
Kari Grubin
Board Member, Hollywood Professional Association
Kate Swanborg
SVP, Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances, Dreamworks Animation
Kiran Joshi
Co-founder & CEO, Incessant Rain Studios
Kirk Wise
Director | Traditional Animation, CG Animation, Live-Action
Larissa Rhodes
Producer and Head of Creative Development, Exposure Labs
Larry Cutler
Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Baobab.
Larry Kasanoff
Producer, Threshold Entertainment Group
Lorenzo Albrighi
Co-CEO & Founder, Lablaco
Marc Byers
GM of Motown, Motown Records
Marinn Jackson
Head of Premium Sales & Strategy, Verizon Media
Mark Kendrick
Lead Video Editor, Royal Shakespeare Company
Mark Pinhasov
Multidisciplinary Artist
Michael Frey
President of Operations, Global Studios & Technologies, Universal Music Group Music Group
Michael Strautmanis
Chief Engagement Officer, The Obama Foundation
Miles Perkins
Business Development, Epic Games
Natascha French
Principal, Scale Strategies
Ngoc To
Project Manager, Adobe
Nola Weinstein
Global Head of Culture & Brand Experience, Twitter
Peter Griffin
Founder and Captain, Aft
Philippe Lewicki
Founder and Captain, AfterNow
Pietro Gagliano
Rachel Weiss
VP Growth and Strategy, L’Oreal
Rachel Wintner
Sr Director Brand Partnerships & Head of Entertainment Vertical, OUTFRONT Media
Raj Singh
CEO, Go Moment
Randal Kleiser
Film Director, Randal Kleiser Productions
Ravi Velhal
Technology Policy and Standards, Intel
Refik Anadol
Media Artist and Director
Rick Champagne
Global Industry Strategy and Marketing, Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA
Rob Legato
VFX Supervisor
Ryan Johnson
SVP Group Director, Branded Content, RPA
Sarah Eagle Heart
CEO, Return to the Heart Foundation
Shawn Wallbridge
Head of IT, Blur Studio
Sherri Potter
President of Worldwide Post-Production, Technicolor
Steve Clayton
Chief Storyteller, Microsoft
Sylvio Drouin
Senior Vice President of Unity Labs, Unity Technologies
Ted Schilowitz
Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Tico Ballagas
Senior Manager, HP Labs
Timoni West
Vice President of XR Tools, Unity - Production
Tito Hamze
Creative Producer, HP
Toby Past
West Creative Lead, Razorfish
Tony Parisi
Head of AR/VR Innovation, Unity Technologies
Ty Stiklorius
CEO & Founder, Friends at Work
Vicki Dobbs Beck
Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB
Will Harris
Flame Family Product Line Manager, Autodesk
William Fay
Film Producer, Boy Meets Girl Productions, Inc.


Since 2018, we have been bringing you the best in “story enabled by technology,” each year expanding our event with fresh new content and experiences for our growing audience. Here are some highlights from past events, including our launch in Beverly Hills in 2018 and last year’s event where we took over one full block in the heart of Hollywood at Goya Studios, the Dream Hotel and the Dolby Theater.