Eyes & Ears Conference 2017

8 May / 11 AM / Cologne​

EYES & EARS New Talents 2017

The Eyes & Ears New Talents give young talent a platform to showcase their innovative work. Practical, inspiring, and promising, they present their projects to an expert audience as part of the European Conference for Design, Promotion and Marketing. The industry meeting offers them the opportunity to get to know those who are always looking for young creative talent. At the same time, these young talents give long-time media professionals creative ideas for their own work.

On March 17, a jury chose the three finalists who will present their projects as part of the Eyes & Ears Conference.

The Eyes & Ears New Talents Jury 2017:

Prof. Manfred Becker, Ehrenpräsident Eyes & Ears of Europe; Tom Block, The History Channel (Germany); Thomas Dettinger, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland; Nicola Fritz, The History Channel (Germany); Ephim Grosman, Red Bull Media House; Volker Hundertmark, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland; Prof. Ralf Lobeck, AMD Akademie Mode & Design; Ralf Nolting, Consultant; Marco Otto, NDR Fernsehen; Jan Quickels, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland; Karin Sarholz, Consultant; Kristina Schmidt, Discovery Communications Deutschland; Lars Truhn, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland; Cuong Vu, SRF Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen; Gregor Wagner, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.

The New Talents 2017 are:

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Bug City - Behind The Screens

Andreas Weber, Thomas Simeth & Andreas Helt, graduates of the TH Georg-Simon-Ohm Nuremberg

"Where do all the computer crashes and system errors occur with which modern man (homo Informaticus) must grapple every day? 'Bug City' takes the viewer on a journey into the stuffy and dirty interior of the computer and draws the image of the gloomy and brutal world of "bugs," slavery work robots that must work to preserve the system. The high efforts associated with this make Bug City a sick and neglected society."


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Red Orange Ground

Johannes Geier & Jonas Vahl, students at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

An artificial, contemporary sports film about the sense of the temporal dimension in the 100 meter sprint in athletics. Johannes Geier's vision of the film grew six years, until he decided to realise it as his diploma film in Motion Design. Together with director Jonas Vahl and Camera man Maximilian Pittner, they realised Geier's concept world around Red Orange Ground.

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Ernas Unheil

Talea Sieckmann, Lisa Forsch, Jessica Bodamer & Olga Trinova, students of the HTW Berlin

'Erna's Unheil' is a book that is intended to tell children from 10 years onwards the personal story of an alleged witch. The book is multimedial by linking it with an Augmented Reality app to provide a unique interactive experience. Our goal is to encourage a fun way to read and to give the reader the opportunity to influence the course of the story based on his own decisions.