ROS Film Festival presents its second edition in Madrid
ROS Film Festival second edition is already a reality. The COTEC Foundation headquarters in Madrid hosted the launch event of the festival’s new edition on January 24.
An event in which we surrounded ourselves with collaborators, members of the jury, friends and guests and where we presented, together with COTEC director Jorge Barrero, the most important innovations of this edition and the festival itself.
These innovations include the extension of the sections to four. Two oficial sections that were already present in the first edition, although this year they will have new features: Real Robots and Fictional Robots. There will also be two new sections out of competition: Advertising and Video Games.
We would also like to announce that the conference where the jury awards will be decided will take place in a different setting. It will be held at Las Naves Innovation Centre in Valencia at the end of July.
The awards ceremony will be held in October in Madrid, within IROS2018, the largest robotics congress worldwide.
ROS Film Festival Presentation events
The festival launch event at Cotec, one of our main contributors, included the live performance of a Turing Test, led by Santiago Bustamante, director and host of the radio programmes Fallo de Sistema and Superpodcast on Radio 3, and Ángeles Gómez, hostess of Ciencia y Acción on RNE (Spanish National Radio) and journalist at FeedbackCiencia.
After the experiment, the round table “How do we interact with robots?” took place, with the participation of Fernando Broncano, Professor of Philosophy of Technology and Concha Monje, expert in Robotics Engineering, both from Carlos III University of Madrid.
ROS Film Festival has started its new edition with the intention of becoming a worldwide film referent and consolidate its ROS NETWORK as an important professional collaboration network.
Robotic Online Short Film Festival (or ROS festival) is a science fiction short film festival planning to focus on robotics related themes.
We want to create a new space for dialogue between art, science and technology through audiovisual media and around the figure of the robot. The online festival provides a good scenario for promoting social reflection, creativity and artistic work around new realities, as well as opportunities and dangers posed by the technological convergence in which we are immersed.