2017 Jury Members
Dylan Pearce has directed six feature films and ten award-winning short films. He has worked extensively with virtual reality and 360-degree stereoscopic filmmaking. His films have been screened worldwide from theatrical to festivals, TV and VOD. He won the 3D Feature (Canada Jury Prize) Lumiere Award for 40 BELOW AND FALLING 3D, which included a VR experience. It is Canada’s first 4K 3D feature film with a VR experience, and it earned him a 2016 Canadian Screen Award nomination for best directing.
Dylan’s latest feature in development, IRON DOGS 3D, won the 2015 Best Pitch award at the Stereo Media summit in Belgium. Dylan is currently directing three VR short films and is exploring VR storytelling in transmedia. Dylan’s depth of work in the stereoscopic VR field has led him to work closely with 360/180-camera developers and VR headset creators. Dylan came to Grande Prairie when he was invited by the Reel Shorts Film Society to put on a 2-hour drop-in Virtual Reality Experience Friday evening, September 30, 2016 as part of Alberta Culture Days. The event was so successful that it became clear that a more in-depth workshop on virtual reality would benefit the local filmmaking community.
In addition to serving on the jury, Dylan will present the following workshop and participate on the following panels: