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 brought together the best of both worlds – in-person and virtual events – in one fantastic hybrid experience. The event was held at Goya Studios and the Dream Hotel, in the heart of Hollywood’s vinyl district; the online portion was held via a custom-built virtual platform created and produced by FNTECH. The event was held at Goya Studios and the Dream Hotel, in the heart of Hollywood’s vinyl district; the online portion was presented through our custom-built virtual platform. We continued our 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 are currently planning our 5th year with an all-new festival in November 2022. See you there!
Z by HP is the trusted hardware partner for the world’s leading artists, creators and top companies around the world. Z offers high performance laptop and desktop workstations, packed with professional NVIDIA® graphics cards that are highly tuned to deliver stable performance with professional software. Z engineers work closely with NVIDIA® and the independent software vendors (ISVs) to test and certify the software, helping ensure Z PCs deliver peak performance for key professional applications. And, with over 360,000 hours of testing on every component, down to the screws, Z PCs are built to drive the most demanding workflows—24/7.
ReKTGlobal is proud to partner with Infinity Festival to present the Z by HP Gaming and Creator Zone along with a day of gaming industry and digital content creator speakers and panels called “More Than Just Gaming.” From TikTok megastars like Gabby Murray breaking down the business of content creators to esports team executives helping to give a more nuanced view of this exciting new industry, ReKT is proud to help bring together digital content creators, the fastest growing group of celebrities in the world, and gaming, the largest entertainment industry in terms of revenue by far.
CoreSite is excited to be hosting The Lounge at Infinity Festival. Stop by to relax, recharge your phone, grab a drink and take a virtual reality tour of our Los Angeles Data Centers. Another incentive? Each day, one lucky visitor will win an Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset! As the Co-Producing sponsor, we join the festival to help you learn about streamlining workflows and cutting costs with hybrid IT. Leading media and entertainment enterprises trust CoreSite to build secure, multi-cloud strategies that optimize every step in asset production and distribution.
Tokyo 2020 Retrospective “Seeing is Believing”: Intel’s 8K HDR Internet livestreams: The future of OTT sports, entertainment, and gaming broadcasts. In this demo we, Intel will be showcasing stunning 8K/60 FPS/HDR video playback and discussing end to end 8K/60 FPS/HDR livestreaming workflow powered by Intel, deployed during Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics livestreaming.
Texas Immersive Institute’s mission imagines the unknown into existence and helps our community live at the intersection of culture and commerce where consumers engage through digital, physical, and voice environments. We research, design, and build projects with emerging technologies that will help artists, scientists and humanists use storytelling to share solutions to big problems that are responsive, responsible, and remarkable. We'll be showcasing a variety of projects including Be a Longhorn, an 8th Wall AR experience to reimagine the campus visit for digital-first prospective students (currently a finalist for the 2021 AWE Indie Creator award); Solar Run, harnessing games, and AR to promote sun protection and skin cancer awareness and Eyes on the Sky, a mixed reality experience designed to bring awareness and educate the public on space environmentalism.
The Chapman University Student Lab features new spatial computing work (VR, AR, MxR, games) from Chapman, USC and UT students.
Alexx Henry spent the past ten years developing the most versatile and portable 3D scanning system we could imagine. The xxArray is extremely customizable and can travel anywhere you can. With remote scanning capabilities, you can send a team out while running the session from the comfort of your desk. If you need flexibility while producing extremely high-resolution 3D scans and digital humans, there is no substitute.
HEAVY.io is an award-winning, cutting edge NFT, Augmented Reality and Metaverse studio where art meets tech, and physical and digital worlds collide. Founded in 2011 at the crossroads of emerging technologies and academia, the Heavy.io team has gained an international reputation by pioneering artistic mixed reality projects. Since then, Heavy.io has been pushing the narrative boundaries of augmented reality experiences and NFTs that are creative, thoughtful, and engaging.
Gain Productions Inc. will be exhibiting "Mindful VR.” The experience allows users to witness life through the eyes of a young girl named Ana. The story is told through glimpses of her life, narration, and a portal device that takes you into three different memories: A sentimental return to her childhood, the horrors of war; and the unknown future of retreat.
Un/Seen is a live performance on a social VR immersive web domain. It is built on the Immers.Space webXR platform. The public can login and interact with Tiffany Trenda in real time while she is broadcasting live from her studio. During the performance, the artist reacts to guest conversations, emojis, and chats. The work is a collaboration with artist Tiffany Trenda, dulce303, and composer Joseph Bishara. It was commissioned by DIVERSEartLA.
Phase Two will be exhibiting the 'future of work' at this year's Infinity Festival. Step into our lounge, have a seat, and enjoy complimentary WiFi and refreshments. The future of work is flexible and Phase Two sits on the cutting-edge of this new trend. Home to leading companies working across frontier technology and entertainment, it understands that a company's ability to grow is deeply dependent on its environment. Phase Two is a coworking space curated around technology, media, and entertainment. It believes that creative design, business resources, and community support can deeply influence a company's path toward success. Visit us at our festival booth to learn more!
ART+TECH is the intersection of art, technology and cultural conversations and where they converge. As technology evolves, so does the artist’s ability to express themselves, from paintbrush to programming.
The ART+TECH gallery at Infinity Festival is a place where artists continually reimagine their voices and visions in various forms. This year we are featuring 19 compelling artists, each with a unique interpretation of their own creative journey. Please click on the images below to learn more about each of them.
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. Please scroll through to see highlights from past events.