What is Promised Land?
Bringing together professionals working in film, gaming, and other creative industries, Promised Land is a place for the exchange of knowledge and experience, for networking, and crossing the divide between the digital and the traditional arts.
The event plays host to more than a hundred activities ranging from hands-on workshops, talks and demos, to portfolio review, Q&A and networking sessions. In 2018, Promised Land welcomed more than 600 participants and, among other, played host to:
- 64 hours of lectures, discussion panels, and Meet the Artist sessions;
- 38 hours of workshops and masterclasses in digital art using cutting-edge creative software;
- 14 hours of sculpting and miniature painting workshops with world-renowned artists;
- 18 hours of live drawing sessions with professional models.
Leading and collaborating in the festival’s activities were some of the most recognizable names in games, films, and lifestyle such as Capcom, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Paramount Pictures, BioWare, MachineGames, Framestore, Digic Pictures, MPC London, Double Negative and CD PROJEKT RED.
Organizing the festival, in cooperation with the city of Łódź, Poland, and EC1 Łódź – City of Culture is a studio at the heart of the Polish video game industry: CD PROJEKT RED — creators of The Witcher series of games and Cyberpunk 2077.