As Virtual Reality (VR) technology becomes more and more prevalent across media production, it was only natural for EON Reality to be asked to help locate Hollywood’s International Filmmaking Academy (IFA)’s innovative and uniquely curated VR masterclasses.

The IFA were hosted by our Italian team in the Worklife hub in EON Reality’s Bologna office, with the world-famous cinematography institute having curated a full series of avant-grade film events, including a fully-subscribed Virtual Reality filmmaking workshop.

As part of the programme, Californian VR filmmaking ‘Master’, the tutor David Zirpola, took to the EON Reality Bologna office stage to deliver an extremely exclusive academic film course for its clients. 

The IFA is a renowned summer school that promotes lifelong learning and professional development in the film industry.

Each year, IFA Bologna invites and brings together an elite group of film students, filmmakers, directors and cinematographers from the world’s best film schools. The chosen intakes are then provided lessons and masterclasses in the most relevant industry skills by prestigious European film talent – and often, these are Oscar-winning film winners. This year saw stars like Jane Campion (pictured) and Claudia Llosa take to the lectern.

It was an honour and a pleasure to host the IFA’s 2019 masterclasses at our premises here at EON Reality Italy. We are so impressed with the calibre of director and filmmaking talent which walked through our doors here in Bologna, and of course for the Virtual Reality aspects of the IFA’s programme this year.