Matchbox Cineclub Weird Weekend | Weird World of Deepfakes (Films)
Sat 31 August — Sun 1 September 2019
Weird World of Deepfakes
A feature-length curated programme of Deepfake clips, created by Ctrl Shift Face and others, playing on a loop throughout Weird Weekend 2019.
Deepfake is a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. Recent advances mean anyone with a capable desktop computer can easily create and share convincing videos which wrap anyone's face on to pre-existing footage - whether it's Bill Murray's… or yours.
The dawn of the Deepfake means we're on the threshold of a thrilling, chilling, new, weird age where the lines between truth and fantasy are more blurred than ever. But what will it mean for cinema when we can convincingly recast decades-old movies or casually "reskin" actors' performances?
Ctrl Shift Face and a panel of special guests will discuss the strange possibilities of the Deepfake at the Weird World of the Deepfake panel at 4pm on Saturday 31 August.
Part of Matchbox Cineclub's Weird Weekend. In association with Trasho Biblio.
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