VAF’s Story Conference is a one-day conference on the fundamentals of storytelling, both from a philosophical and technical standpoint. Seasoned professionals from the movie, TV and game industries will share how they generate maximum impact through structure and psychological insights. Our aim is to inspire creators, both professionals and laymen, to reflect on the art of storytelling and to explore different media to express their ideas. The lunch during and the drink after the event are included in the ticket price.



08:30 Doors open

09:00 Word of welcome by Paul Tyler (moderator)

09:10 Introduction by Johan Braeckman (philosophy professor)

10:00 Keynote by John Yorke (narrative professional & author ‘Into the Woods’)

11:00 Short break

11:15 Interview with Sarah Baylus (lead writer ‘Divinity: Original Sin 2’)

12:15 Interview with Sacha Polak (Director of ‘Hemel’ and ‘Zurich’)

13:15 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote by Antoine le Bos

15:00 Interview with Michel Reilhac (interactive story architect)

16:00 Short break

16:15 Interview with Lars Lundström (creator ‘Real Humans’, etc.)

17:15 Closing thoughts by Paul Tyler

17:30 Drink & networking

18:00 End