IIFF Event                 Digital Global Online Conference + Youth Hackathon + Film Festival

Dates:                         Friday, February 15, 2019 – Online Panel Talks, Presentations, & Workshops.

Webinar Platform:        We are using Zoom.us 

To Register for the Online Event - CLICK THE LINK:           https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6515473090296/WN_VmfjpRhRRESyHtpuJObHjg


TIme Zone:                CET (Central European Standard Time) GMT +1

Language:                English

The International Innovation Film Festival (IIFF) is a 1 Day Webinar ONLINE Conference + Youth Hackathon. The primary aim of this event is to bring both the Creatives and the Blockchain Enthusiasts together, offering them a platform where ideas, projects, and opportunities can be exchanged, developed, and improved upon. From February 16-18, 2019 we show films, shorts, and documentaries that have an innovative approach; be it in financing, distribution and/or storytelling.

At the IIFF online conference participants will enjoy a varied program with panel talks, presentations, and workshops with guest speakers from all over the world.  Join our conference for the whole day or just for the topic(s) of your choice. Registration is free for all participants. We welcome and encourage you to experience and learn how to be creatively innovative at the IIFF!


We celebrate this year  “Women in Innovation” - we want to empower and inspire women to be the most disruptive thinkers, leaders, and ambassadors of this age. Creating momentum for women through an accelerated learning program, with tangible tools, insightful resources, while in the supporting arms of a gifted and talented community.

Our Host: Rob Holub is an accomplished television and film producer, a sought-after public speaker and a singer/songwriter under the name of SOKOL. With more than 15 years of international experience, Rob has made a name for himself in television production, both behind and in front of the camera, including working for SRF, Pro7, Sat.1 in Switzerland and various projects in New York City. As a creative producer of the Blockchain Summit events in Zug in close collaboration with Lakeside Partners, Switzerland he is now bringing his expertise to the blockchain industry.

ONLINE PROGRAM - Friday, FEB.15, 2019

9:00 CET

Online Host: Rob Holub

Welcome Address

Speaker - Switzerland

  • Alec von Graffenried

Mayor of Bern

9:10 CET

Keynote 1: “When Disruption becomes Creative”

The blockchain is an evolution where powerful potential benefits and can create different types of businesses within and surrounding the creative sector.


Speaker - Switzerland



The Blockchain and Us - Switzerland


The award-winning The Blockchain and Us is the first documentary about the blockchain, the underlying technology of Bitcoin. Manuel Stagars portrays its opportunities and challenges in interviews with developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, VCs, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, and the UK. Not an explainer video, but a conversation starter.





The Blockchain and Us: Lars Thomsen on "Our main asset over computers is our Creativity"




9:30 CET

Let’s “Block” together. Blockchain Enthusiasts meet the Creatives - Panel Talk

Guest Speakers:


Moderator: Rob Holub - CH

10:00 CET

Monart “Bringing Art to a new Era”

Monart is building an innovative worldwide Art Community and Ecosystem, in order to disrupt the current market and bringing it to a new era. On this platform, you can find a fun way to discover, appreciate, purchase art and benefit from the art market growth. Monart utilizes the blockchain technology to revolutionize the art world by making it more transparent and accessible to the public. In addition, it allows artists from all over the world to get known.


Guest Speaker:

People's Republic of China



Carrasaca - Spain

The living will of a grandmother painter who returns from death to fight for her art in a world of men.



10:30 CET

Blockchain Media: The Fall of the Tower of Babel

 Presentation: IN SPANISH

The decentralized globalization proposed by Blockchain has a deep shadow in the centralization in the language used: English. This keeps in a secondary place other languages so relevant as Spanish. In spite of this difficulty Blockchain Media could got link thousand people using a non English language. Blockchain Media is the site to follow the decentralization process in cultural and creative industries.

Blockchain Media

Guest Speaker - Spain



Go “get your” Coffee Break



Ako - Iran

The movie tells the story of a young kurdish boy that has to be a porter in Tehran grand Bazar just to provide life essentials for his young wife and him self. And soon he finds himself in trouble proving his innocence.

Feature Film




Hope in A Box - United Kingdom

On Sunday morning the council offices were empty apart from two employees. At 9.20am they were both abducted and taken to an unknown location. Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes, Ally and Mark, have to make a decision. Do they stay there or get out? A darkly comic film noir in a box.

Short Film


11:00 CET

Impact of the Blockchain in the Film Industry

How blockchain technologies could impact film, TV, digital media and gaming sectors?


Guest Speaker: Canada

11:30 CET

Find Crews, Make Films, Share the Profit and let the revenues flow right into your pocket.

Big Couch offers filmmakers 2 products to take advantage of:

Crewfund platform facilitates for producers the mechanism of setting up film crews as profit participants in their films. Saving up to 20% of upfront labour fees.  Currently not using blockchain.

FilmChain is the future of blockchain in the entertainment industry platform is a collection service for films - it collects, allocates and analyses revenues for films. Increasing transparency and settlement time. Developing on the Ethereum blockchain



Guest Speaker: United Kingdom

11:30 CET

Debate and Panel Discussion on:

Combining business and creative work. What are the awards, challenges and questions

Guest Speakers:

Moderator: Manuel Stagars - CH

12:00 CET

Lunch Break



Nobody Dies Here - France/Benin


Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Short Film




The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire - UK/USA


The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire" is about how Britain transformed from a colonial power to a global financial power. At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and funneled it to London. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British territories and Britain and its offshore islands are the largest players in the world of international finance.





The Pitts Circus - Switzerland/Australia


A circus family on the way to a circus festival. They find a Crypocurrency wallet that belongs to some rich Swiss Aristocrats who send out a cleaner.

Feature Film


13:00 CET

“How to Finance your film using Cryptocurrency”

Presentation: Ask any filmmaker and they will confirm that getting hold of the money to make their film is the hardest part the process. In recent years, emerging technologies have provided filmmakers with an increasing number of tools.


Guest Speaker: Switzerland

13:20 CET

Is the Blockchain Technology the new Internet?

Picture a spreadsheet that is duplicated thousands of times across a network of computers. Then imagine that this network is designed to regularly update this spreadsheet and you have a basic understanding of the blockchain. The blockchain gives internet users the ability to create value and authenticates digital information.

So what will new Business look like?  Smart contracts, Governance, File Storage, Prediction markets, Data Management, Identity Management, Crowdfunding and much more.

Let’s make this technology more accessible to everyone and let the distinction not be necessarily “how” it works but “why” it is important, why do I need it, and why is the blockchain going to be revolutionary.


Guest Speaker: Canada



The Blockchain and Us: Guido Rudolphi on "A system without government"



13:40 CET

Debate and Panel Discussion on:

“What is cryptocurrency: 21st -century unicorn – or the money of the future?” –Blockgeeks.com

There is a lot of talk about the validity of cryptocurrencies  some good, some bad and some just ugly.

Guest Speakers:

Moderator: Manuel Stagars  - CH


Go “get your” Coffee Break



Whatever, Linda - Canada


Whatever, Linda is a Canadian web series created and written by Hannah Cheesman and Julian DeZotti. The series stars Cheesman as Linda Thoroughbred, a woman in the 1970s who gets a job as a secretary for financier Barney Lahnar and becomes the real brains behind the Ponzi scheme that will eventually bring him down.

Social Web Series




Alison - South Africa


When the going gets really tough, we need ordinary people of extraordinary strength and courage to jolt us into action and offer us hope. In December 1994 Alison Botha became such an individual. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.





The Divine Order/Die göttliche Ordnung - Switzerland


Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone - until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971.

Feature Film


14:10 CET

My Name is Penelope; Weavers of Destiny

Exploring the female perspective in innovation, art and story..

Women driven stories show how women view, alter, and change history. We need a new interpretation on what it means to be a women.

In storytelling, beautiful successful women aren’t new, nor are unhappy, angry or crazy women. So we need to find a new avenue where we don’t have to be a glamours power kitten or apologize or shy away for acting dynamically or boldly as a man would,

If we place the “camera” of our lives on how it feels to be a women instead of how we look; would we as an audience feel differently towards her?

Come join our discussion and discover what it would be like to weave your own destiny.

Guest Speakers:

Panel Talk


  • Rob Holub
  • Michèle Rükgauer



Golnesa - Iran

Golmammad and Golnesa, a young Afghan couple, are illegal immigrants who are working in a traditional brick making kiln. Following the events happening to them, their lives undergo changes

Feature Film




The Blockchain and Us: Rik Willard on "The end of scarcity"





When our cupboards are full, we give freely

How do we spread and scale Blockchain and cryptocurrencies to make global impact for women's empowerment?

Global Humanitarian partners deliver technology driven solutions that empower women around the world. A combination of a digital identity, smart contract and business training will open up lines of credit for 12 + million women businesses that are underserved or unserved by financial institutions.

The investment in women businesses will provide a virtual cycle of investment and reinvestment that will improve the lives of women, their families and the community.


Guest Speaker: United Kingdom



The Blockchain and Us: Perianne Boring on "An inclusive technology"






A Land Shaped by Women - France/Iceland





Short Break

15:30-16:30 CET

Blockchain 101 - Workshop 45 minutes + Q & A

Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Would you like to know:

  • What is a blockchain
  • Who owns it
  • What it looks like
  • What problem it solves
  • What is a cryptocurrency
  • Who are the cryptocurrency miners
  • What do they do
  • What gas price has to do with the blockchain

Learn all these in just an hour to the point that you will be able to explain it to others.


Guest Speakers: Canada



Sisters of the Wilderness - South Africa


Set in the iMfolozi wilderness, South Africa, in the oldest game park in Africa, Sisters of the Wilderness tells the story of five young Zulu women from underprivileged backgrounds going into the wilderness for the first time in their lives on a self-discovery journey, which offers them an opportunity to grow and heal, and serves as a reminder that we are intimately linked to nature and what we do to her we do to ourselves. The film also explores the plight of the primordial iMfolozi wilderness which is severely threatened by an open-cast coal mine on its border, and the dire rhino poaching, in this park.

Feature Film



Short Break

16:45 CET

Technology awareness in a digital world

Human behavior is drastically changing as a result of communication technology. People are increasingly staring at their phones and posting on social media. Why? Is it a cry for attention? Are we wasting time and energy focusing on the wrong things? Why aren’t we living in the moment?

Guest Speaker: Switzerland



The Blockchain and Us: Paul Meeusen on "Is blockchain taking away future jobs?"




17:00 CET

Tech and the Future

An interview with the future generation

Guest Speakers: Switzerland

  • Elias-Maria Spari

Interviewer: Manuel Stagars - CH

17:30 CET

Debate and Panel Discussion on:

New Technology vs. Social Awareness

Guest Speakers:

Moderator: Manuel Stagars - CH


Value your data!

As our lives increasingly move online, we create staggering amounts of data. With the rising significance of machine learning and artificial intelligence, this data is more valuable than ever before. The data economy is projected to make up as much as 4% of the EU GDP in 2020. Against this backdrop, we need to ask ourselves: Who owns our data and under what conditions? Do we as individuals have a right to benefit from the value of our data?


Guest Speaker: Switzerland



The Blockchain and Us: Dolfi Mueller, Mayor of Zug, on "The beginning of a revolution"




18:15 CET

Keynote 2: Great Business is Transparent

The Blockchain in action. Decentralize our egos. Everyone has full access to information… “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Guest Speaker: Switzerland