Time: September 28, 9.30am – 5pm
Place: Viborg Town Hall, Prinsens Allé 5, 8800 Viborg

Join the most important Japanese and Danish creative media industry companies at the Forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, exchange knowledge and network. The conference is centered around the following themes:

CONTENT – IP to Franchise
The secret to success starts with an epic story and strong characters. LEGO is one of the world’s strongest brands, and in Japan, the tradition of working intensely with IPs has created a fan culture like nowhere else on the planet. How can Japanese and Danish animation and games studios incorporate and learn from each other’s ways of developing and working with IPs?
Moderator: Jakob Stegelmann, DR

PRODUCTION – New Technology Creating Media
Unity just launched Cinemachine, a new component to their game engine, which could seriously revolutionize the animated film industry, and the Danish start-up Rokoko developed a Motion Capture suit, which reduces the cost of producing animation. Together with the Japanese CGI animation studio Polygon Pictures they will discuss how technology can lead to smarter workflows.
Moderator: Michael Hegner, WilFilm

MARKET – Monetization & Metadata (mobile games)
How do you create a mobile game that makes users all over the world playing and happily paying for years? Worker Bee are experts when it comes to bringing Western gameplay to the Japanese mobile market and SYBO Games nailed it with their megahit Subway Surfers, which, five years after its launch, is still the world’s most downloaded mobile game.
Moderator: Jan Neiiendam, Interactive Denmark / Danish Producers Association

A panel consisting of three representatives from Japanese and Danish companies will discuss each topic lead along by a great moderator.
The conference is in English and Japanese; open to professionals from the creative media industry.

More information

For clarifying questions about the conference, please contact:
Christine Thaarup // cthaarup@email.dk


SYBO Games
Polygon Pictures
Worker Bee
Nordisk Film

… the list of companies is updated continuously.

Supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business & Financial Affairs, The Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film Fund, Viborg Kommune and Region Midtjylland, Aarhus 2017, EU Japan Fest Committee, Japan Foundation for Exhibition Program & for Intellectual Exchange Program, Interactive Denmark, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Arsenalet Game Incubation, SYBO Games, Invest in Denmark, and the Animation Workshop.