Katrine Broe, Project Manager and the team behind Filmby Aarhus in Central Jutland, Denmark, is arranging the Creative Ports Internationalisation Pilot "Meet N´Match" on 11 February. A new and free networking format, exploring new ways for gaming professionals to meet and exchange experiences online. We have asked Katrine a few questions about the event.
Dear Katrine, how did the idea of Meet N'Match come up?
We wanted to explore ways to network in Corona Times. We normally host many networking and matchmaking events for film and gaming professionals, and wanted to try to find ways for them to meet online when the traditional ways to network are not possible.
Originally, we wanted to host a “datenight” in connection with our one-day festival Digital Kids Today. As this format also moves online this year, we thought: Why not try to make an online “dating event” where you do not need to travel to Denmark to join in. This has opened up for more international participants and we are looking forward to welcome many different nationalities to our virtual space.
What is special about the event?
Meet'N Match is an informal get-together, where the participating gaming professionals get the oppurtunity to talk about their project, get feedback and possibly find new collegues or simply be inspired by other great games! The event consists of smaller breakout sessions with the aim to exchange, network and connect.
The format is simple: each participant will do an informal pitch in front of the other participants. The presentation must include the following four questions:
- Who are you?
- What are you working on right now?
- Which skills can you offer to other projects?
- Which skills are you looking for for your own projects?
During the event the participants will get the possibility to practice pitching their project and connect with people internationally. The event will take place right after Digital Kids Today and is set for approximately two-three hours!
Filmby Aarhus is one of Creative Ports' Partners. The event is already fully booked.