Microsoft Film Festival

  • After the shelving of F8 and IO, Build is set to be the first big tech conference to go virtual on May 19-20, 2020.
  • Theme: Developers will play a central role in reimagining the world and accelerating recovery.
  • The agenda has been not released yet but the show promises 48 hours (2D2N) of continuous programming including talks, demos, networking and a film festival.
  • The film festival is a nice touch, the last work from MS that piqued our interest was a 2016 ad (made in-house and shot using bots).
  • Register and nominate topics here. It's complimentary but you need a MS account like an Office or Outlook account, or create one here.

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