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4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day
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Thursday, April 23 • 18:30 - 20:30
GameLoading: Rise of the Indies – Documentary screening (German premiere) + Q&A with directors Lester Francois & Anna Brady

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GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is a feature documentary exploring the world of indie game developers – their craft, their games, their dreams, and how they have forever changed the landscape of games culture. Disrupting the big-budget industry, indie games have altered the art form through their innovative, varied and personal games. Small teams of passionate and creative developers are offering an alternate voice to players. GameLoading aims to capture this pivotal point in history, where video games have become more personal than ever before.

The film aims to showcase a wide variety of indie developers behind some of the most important games of the past few years and take a broad snapshot of this diverse, creative community on an international scale.

GameLoading features interviews with a mix of high-profile and up-and-coming indie developers and industry figures, including:

  • Rami Ismail (Vlambeer)
  • Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable)
  • Christine Love (Analogue: A Hate Story)
  • Trent Kusters (Armello)
  • Lucas Pope (Papers, Please)
  • John Romero and Tom Hall (id Software founders)
  • Nina Freeman (Code Liberation)
  • Jens Bergensten (Minecraft)
  • Richard Hofmeier (Cart Life)
  • Zoe Quinn (Depression Quest)
  • Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone) and dozens more

Moderators
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Zuraida Buter

Co-Founder, Playful Arts Festival
Zuraida Buter is a playful culture curator based in the Netherlands. She curates, initiates, consults and documents events focused on playful culture and games. | | She runs playful culture organisation zo-ii where she curated projects such as Incubate Arcade and Screenshake... Read More →

Artists
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Anna Brady

Anna Brady is the editor, co-director and co-producer on GameLoading: Rise of the Indies. Anna has years of experience across television, film and documentary. She left her soul-destroying job editing reality TV and corporate videos to work full-time on GameLoading with Lester in... Read More →
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Lester Francois

Lester Francois is the producer/director of GameLoading: Rise of the Indies. Lester has a background in film and television and was motivated to make GameLoading after working on an uninspiring video games review show where he discovered the indie scene. Lester has been a gamer ever... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 18:30 - 20:30
Neue Heimat Revaler Str. 99, Berlin

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