Official opening of the Go Viral Festival
KEYNOTE: Permission to Play: Finding Creativity in Everyday Life
Fresh Big Mouf accomplished big things but in his keynote he will tell you how he’s still really just like everyone else, and how you too can unearth creativity no matter where you are, simply by giving yourself permission to play.
PANEL: What's viral in Social Media
KEYNOTE: Brandon Andrews
KEYNOTE: Chris Gray
After winning $1.3 million in scholarships, Chris founded Scholly, an app that helps students easily find scholarships for college. Scholly has over 1 million users and has helped students raise over $70 million in scholarships. Now Chris will tell Go Viral participants about how they can launch the next great idea.
What kind of content universally resonates with people? Storytelling as an instrument to entertain, as a social and cultural activity. Speakers are going to share their experience and trends that are interesting to the audiences.
KEYNOTE: Building Media with Youth
KEYNOTE: Cinema is Important and Needed
Perfomance: Raikhana Mukhlis
Performance: Fresh Big Mouf
PANEL: Going Global
WORKSHOP: Billions of views: How NowThis and Storyful reach billions through video
Virtual Call: How to make a business on Instagram?
Can Instagram substitute other business tools available for promotion of products and services? John-Tass Parker is going to discuss prospects of making business in one of the fastest growing Social networks of our days.
WORKSHOP: Tell Your Story Through Documentary Film
Griffin Hammond is a one-person filmmaking crew—he directs, shoots and edits his documentary films in New York City. In this workshop, Griffin shares his storytelling techniques, and DIY tricks to start telling your story now, with equipment you already have. You’ll learn the essential elements of documentary film, and how even passion projects can turn a profit.
Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic "rooster sauce."
SCREENING: I want to dance
Kanat Beisekeyev’s new documentary called “I want to dance” will be premiered at Go Viral. It is a story about a guy from Almaty who moved to USA to dance and make his bread there. Five months ago he survived an accidence which resulted in his leg amputation. It is a story about pain and beauty, courage and hope. From depression and despair to overcoming and fight for the dream.
PANEL: Don't Starve: making money from your creative ideas
WORKSHOP: Viral factchecking
KEYNOTE: The Instagram Grandma
PANEL: Viral Good
Performance: Mercury Cachalot
PANEL: Digital humor
PANEL: Viners secrets
KEYNOTE: The Audience Becomes the Producer
How do you get audiences to work for you for free to help you produce a media product? Echo Moskva radio host Alexander Plushev will tell you how he and his colleagues have built a successful Facebook community to help produce his morning show.
Performance: NAsia "from Asia"
NAsia " from Asia" is a young Kazakh singer. A characteristic feature of the performer is a soft silvery timbre of voice and penetrating depth of performance. Sings mostly jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, dub, folk, and pop.
KEYNOTE: Telling region's untold stories
KEYNOTE: Make Content YOU Want to See
Why does award-winning director Griffin Hammond make films? Because he wants them to exist. Because they’re the films he wants to watch. Everyone needs video content, and everyone publishes video content—but is your content useful? Does your idea have enough curiosity and passion to go viral?
KEYNOTE: Cultivating Your Most Valuable Asset: Creative Thinking
Communications specialist David Applefield shares his strategies increasing revenue streams, synergy with local business, building community through content, and the development of marketing and advertising in media business.
KEYNOTE: The NowThis Story
Performance: The Godfathers
The Godfathers, led by two masters of Kazakhstan’s club culture: Nariman Isenov and Nurbergen Makhambetov, will present an incredible selection of classical hip-hop, R’n’b and house music.
WORKSHOP: The Ostrich Story: Viral Videos as a marketing tool
Where to seek for ideas? How to project a content and where to place it? How to monitor results and how to capitalize it? Rula Raim, the creator of famous “The Ostrich on Al-Farabi” viral video, is going to answer these questions and explain how you can use videos to grab people’s attention and build your business.
WORKSHOP: Intro to 3D modeling
Introduction to the fundamentals of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and product design. This workshop is intended for anyone who has ever wanted to add 3D design to their repertoire, has an interest in product design or architectural rendering.
WORKSHOP: Monetizing Media
WORKSHOP: Shark Secrets
WORKSHOP: Shark Secrets II
Virtual call: Kickstarter
WORKSHOP: Film crowdfunding
WORKSHOP: Finding Your Audience and Funding Your Film Online
SCREENING: Soundtracks: The Assassination of Martin Luther King
PANEL: Film Goes Global
SCREENING: Sea Tomorrow
WORKSHOP: Not media, but Mediums
SCREENING: Forbidden Friends
Dodie Kharkheli will screen Chai Khana’s film, “Forbidden Friends,” a documentary about two Armenian and Azeri journalists who formed a friendship despite the conflict in their region. Recipient of the Adami Media prize in 2016.
Performance: Grace Garett
PANEL: Viral branding
KEYNOTE: Alexey Li
Listen to Zzara’s newest electronic, trip-hop, and experimental music creations. Now performing in Almaty, you can hear her on the soundtrack of "Unfriended,” U.S. film produced by Timur Bekmambetov.
PANEL: Future Technology Trends
KEYNOTE: The Viral Movement
Charlotte Cooper will explore how we can diversify the people behind the camera to burst our media bubbles to finding the story that changes a nation’s understanding of an important issue for more than a moment.
KEYNOTE: Viral Networks
Performance: Qonyratbay Fam
Young brother and sisters music duo Hadisha and Sultan-Ali Qonyratbay share their brit-pop, soul, and new jazz.
Performance: Galymzhan Moldanazar
WORKSHOP: How to Capture Audiences through Viral Video
WORKSHOP: Human Centered UI Design
How to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration? We will learn what User Interface (UI) I design is and how to get design ideas. Learning these design-thinking strategies will help you to do more creative human-centered design in any domain.
WORKSHOP: Viral Factchecking
TALK: Moldanazar and Malik
Kazakhstani musical hero Galymzhan Moldanazar and independent filmmaker Malik Zenger offer the secrets of effective collaboration between a musician and film director, inspired by their experience producing beautiful music videos with minimum budget.
WORKSHOP: Kana Beisekeyev
SCREENING: Mama, I will kill you
Russian film-director’s award winning film about orphanages sparked public discussion about conditions for children, leading to legal changes and reformation of the Russian orphanage system.