KINEPOLIS GENT
18 APRIL 2024

LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT HUMOUR.

STORYCON

VAF PRESENTS

Storycon is a one-day conference organized by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) that focuses fully on the intricacies and craftsmanship of storytelling across different media forms such as movies, series, video games and podcasts. The aim of the conference is to inspire professional as well as aspiring audiovisual and video game storytellers to reflect on the art of storytelling and to explore different media to express their ideas.

For the 2024 edition we gleefully focus on humour. Through fascinating keynotes and interviews our international and national speakers will share insights and discoveries about how they painstakingly hone their comedic skills and are able – often through trial & error, a lot of testing and the occasional cringe reaction – to tell stories, long or short, that simultaneously resonate and delight. Join us at Storycon 2024 to discover how embracing the power of humour can help you break down barriers, provide comic relief and connect with your audience on an even deeper level than ever before!

18 APRIL 2024

KINEPOLIS GENT

9:00 – 18:00

PROGRAMME

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Each keynote and interview lasts about 50 minutes. There is room for 10 minutes of Q&A after each one. We offer ample networking opportunities during the lunch break and a networking drink after the event.

The language of the conference will be English, except for the panel with Zouzou Ben Chikha, Elisabeth Lucie Baeten and Bert Scholiers, moderated by Tom Lenaerts. This panel will be in Dutch, with live subtitling in English.

09:00

Doors open

09:30

Word of welcome by VAF CEO Koen Van Bockstal

09:35

Introduction by Paul Tyler, moderator

09:40

Keynote by social psychologist Madelijn Strick about the social impact of humour

10:25

Panel discussion about animation and humour with Laura Janssens and Pieter De Poortere

11:45

Panel discussion about humour in videogames with Tim Garbos and Joe Richardson

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Keynote about writing for comedy by Filippo Losito

14:45

Interview about humour in podcasts with Kim Noble

15:45

Short break

16:05

Panel discussion about the use of humour in fiction series with Elisabeth Lucie Baeten, Zouzou Ben Chikha and Bert Scholiers  - moderated by Tom Lenaerts

17:05

Closing thoughts by Paul Tyler

17:15

Drink & networking

18:15

End

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SPEAKERS

MEET OUR STORYTELLERS

moderator, story expert

Madelijn Strick
(NETHERLANDS)

social psychologist

Laura Janssens
(BELGIUM)

illustrator, cartoonist, animation writer and director

illustrator, comic author, script writer

comedian, performance artist, podcaster

Tim Garbos
(Denmark)

game designer, creative director

solo game developer

consultant, coach, writer, director

writer, screenwriter, podcast maker, actor

playwright, actor, musician, screenwriter

Bert Scholiers
(BELGIUM)

screenwriter, director

Tom Lenaerts
(BELGIUM)

moderator, screenwriter, director, producer, media personality

TICKETS
*veggie/healthy lunch and network drink included*

EARLY BIRD

35 (until March 10)
  • 18 april 2024

REGULAR

50 (from March 11)
  • 18 april 2024

STUDENT

35 (student discount)
  • 18 april 2024

Venue & accessibility

Ter Platen 12, 9000 Ghent.
Kinepolis Ghent is easy to reach on foot or by bike.

  More info on accessibility is available on the Kinepolis Ghent website.

The city of Ghent also has a lot of bike-sharing systems such as Blue Bike, Donkey Republic, Dott, Bolt. You can rent bikes at De Fietsambassade or Swapfiets.

A lot of high-frequency bus lines serve the bus stop close to the cinema. You get off at the Terplatenbrug stop. From there walk 270m.

Take into account the Ghent Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The nearest car park is at Sint-Pietersplein.