Generation Next Online Video Conference and OVAs 2014

The Open Channel Generation Next Online Video Conference and OVAs have just taken place, held at Docklands Studios.



Held at Docklands Studios on October 14-15, Generation Next: Online Video Conference explored the changing nature of visual storytelling and connecting and distributing to audiences in a digital, connected, interactive, immersive and multi-screen environment.

With an outstanding lineup of sessions and speakers including Elizabeth Ferdon (YouTube Los Angeles Business Development Executive), Christiaan van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters, Soul Mates), Paul Walton (Head of Production, Princess Pictures) and more, the 2-day conference looked at where the audience might be leading us and how storytellers can find, engage and build viable careers in this new online landscape.

A podcast of all sessions will be available on the Open Channel podcasts page soon, stay tuned for updates.

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The inaugural Australian Online Video Awards (OVAs) were a great success, with celebrations kicking on as winners were announced at an award ceremony at Docklands Studios on Tuesday 14th October.

The top prize for “Best Overall” went to Danny and Michael Philippou for their video Harry Potter vs Star Wars. One of the brothers will be flown to YouTube’s Creator Space in Los Angeles to learn from the world leaders in online video production and marketing, supported by YouTube.

For a full list of category finalists and winners, visit

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