First VR Film Shot Aboard ISS Available On Oculus Venues


In honor of National Space Day, Oculus will be streaming a 24-hour loop of developer Felix & Paul’s groundbreaking VR film, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. We had a chance to check out Episode Two of the revolutionary series, ADVANCE, during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

VR Film Festivals Look To Inspire Fresh New Talent For Hollywood


Japan’s very first VR-focused international film festival, Beyond the Frame Festival , is currently underway thanks to a partnership with HTC Vive. The festival, which runs from February 12 through February 21 , will showcase VR films from artists all around the world.


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Tribeca Film Fest To Release VR Films On Oculus Quest & Go After Coronavirus Cancellation


15 VR short films scheduled to debut at Tribeca Immersive will be available later this month on standalone Oculus headsets. Last month New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival announced it would be postponing its film and interactive storytelling programs indefinitely after New York Gov.

All-Female VR Film ‘Baba Yaga’ Adds Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Winslet


Today it was announced that Oscar-winners Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, and Kate Winslet have officially joined the cast alongside Ridley, establishing what could easily be considered the most impressive all-female cast featured in a VR/AR film thus far.

Five Emotionally Draining VR Films


Thanks to enthusiastic filmmakers–both independent and established–we already have a solid collection of impressive VR films available, many of which have audiences fogging up their headsets. Below is a small selection of incredible VR films that had us emotionally exhausted by the end credits. For the sake of simplicity, we’ve limited our selection to VR films with little-to-no player interaction. Beacause who doesn’t love crying in a VR headset?

VR Film ‘Symphony’ Hopes To Introduce Younger Generations To Classical Music


Symphony , a new VR film featuring the music of Beethoven, Bernstein, and Mahler, premiered recently in Madrid after roughly four years in development. However, the film quickly turns from an inaudible exposé to a musical extravaganza, beginning with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Emmy Award-Winning Baobab Studios Casts ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Archie Yates In Upcoming VR Film


Crow: The Legend, Bonfire ) has partnered with 3DAR ( Gloomy Eyes, Nespresso VR ) and Oculus on a brand new VR animated short entitled Paper Birds which is scheduled to premiere later this year at the 2020 International Venice Film Festival.

Feature-Length VR Film ‘7 Miracles’ Debuts At Raindance Film Festival


A VIVE Studios production about the miracles performed by Jesus Christ was the winner of the “VR Film of the Festival” grand jury category. 7 Miracles – one of the longest feature-length cinematic VR films ever produced – premiered last week at the 26 th Raindance Film Festival, Europe’s leading independent Film Festival and the largest in the UK. He says he was initially very skeptical, but much like the non-believers in the film, he was converted.

Dynamic VR Film ‘Agence’ Lets You Play God With Tiny AI Creatures


According to Pietro Gagliano, creator of Agence and Transition Forms, the “dynamic film” is as much a social experiment as it is entertainment. “I The post Dynamic VR Film ‘Agence’ Lets You Play God With Tiny AI Creatures appeared first on VRScout.

Felix & Paul’s Creepy VR Film ‘Gymnasia’ Set To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival


The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner and with it comes Tribeca Immersive Virtual Arcade , an entire exhibit dedicated to highlighting creators who explore how storytelling and technology can come together to deliver wondrous VR and AR experience. Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24 through May 4 in New York City. News Felix & Paul Studios GYMNASIA Tribeca Film Festival VR Film

Digital Tribeca Film Festival Will Debut VR Entries On Oculus Quest & Go Next Week


One of the film industry’s staple festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, is moving online in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Cinema360 offers a curated list of 15 VR films, split into four playlists each lasting around 30 to 40 minutes.

Sundance Film Festival 2020 Begins This Week, Featuring Several VR Experiences


The annual Sundance Film Festival begins this week on the 23rd of January and will feature a variety of VR and AR experiences, as part of the festival’s ‘New Frontier’ lineup. Film festivals have been an interesting new frontier for VR.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2019 AR/VR Program Schedule


Tribeca Film Festival, NYC’s annual independent film festival held in Lower Manhattan, has announced their Tribeca Immersive programming for 2019, revealing a stellar lineup of content that delves into all possibilities of storytelling through technology. Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. Girl Icon / Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. The entire Tribeca Immersive program will run for the duration of the Tribeca Film Festival April 24 to May 5.

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Is Absolutely Stacked With Experimental Immersive Media


Over the past several years, the legendary Sundance Film Festival has transformed from a high-profile celebration of independent film into a haven for bleeding-edge multimedia projects. New Frontier returns with 32 new groundbreaking projects from 21 countries.

Free VR Films Heading To YouTube Courtesy Of Tribeca Film Institute


Five immersive films centered around “The 5 Elements of Nature.”. The Tribeca Film Institute is releasing five immersive 360-degree VR films selected as part of their “5 Elements of Nature” interactive program, beginning with Dreams of Jaguar’s Daughter , available now via YouTube. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Featured Image Credit: Tribeca Film Institute.

In-Vehicle VR Company Holoride Adds Marvel Film Directors To Its Team


The post In-Vehicle VR Company Holoride Adds Marvel Film Directors To Its Team appeared first on VRScout. News Backseat VR Holoride Holoride Advisory Board In-Car VR in-vehicle entertainment Marvel Marvel Cinematic Universe Marvel Film Directors Oculus Palmer Luckey Russo Brothers

8th Wall Powers Netflix AR Experience for George Clooney Film 'The Midnight Sky'

Next Reality AR

Don't Miss: Netflix Film 'Anon' Paints Dystopian View of Augmented Reality That Obliterates Privacy The web-based AR. Help me, George Clooney. You're my only hope. If that mash-up of cultural references doesn't make sense, it will momentarily.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

Road to VR

Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. EarthXR is part of EarthXFilm, the film arm of EarthX and an environmental film festival which coincides with the annual EarthXExpo.

Boulder International Film Festival Will Include A Pavilion Dedicated Entirely To XR Experiences


The Boulder International Film Festival ( BIFF ), which takes place in Colorado next week, is widely recognized as one of the world’s coolest film festivals. . BIFF attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry every year.

Our First Look At Disney’s Next VR Film A Kite’s Tale


Disney’s hand-drawn VR film is an adorable tale of two unlikely friends. Walt Disney Animation Studios latest stab at immersive filmmaking, a kite’s tale , is set to premiere later this month at SIGGRAPH 2019, making it the second VR short film from Disney to debut at the annual computer graphics conference. It’s an honor to showcase our film at SIGGRAPH for the innovators and artists who are shaping the future of this medium.”. “We’re

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Documentary Films?


In the world of film, VR has become a powerful tool for tackling pressing social issues. Unlike traditional films, which set a safe distance between you and the story, VR puts viewers right in the middle of it. Is virtual reality a tool for social change?

The 64th BFI London Film Festival Announces LFF Expanded, A New Strand Of XR, And Immersive Art


The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded: the Festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and Immersive Art. LFF Expanded will be open throughout the BFI London Film Festival (October 17th to the 18th).

2020 Celebrates First-Ever Cannes XR Marché Du Film In VR


During this very peculiar time, the Marché du Film is more than determined to highlight the XR industry and to foster links between artists and potential investors to support creation in all its richness and diversity.

EXCLUSIVE: Dreamlike VR Experience ‘The Key’ Set To Debut At Tribeca Film Fest


Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. Sun Ladies made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and screened at SXSW, HotDocs, Cannes NEXT, Beijing Film Festival, and various other high-profile festivals. Sun Ladies won Best VR Documentary at the World VR Forum and a Lumiere Award for Best 360 Film. The Key runs 15 minutes and will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Immersive Virtual Arcade.

Social VR Movie Platform Bigscreen Streaming Critically-Acclaimed Film ‘Selma’ For Free


Paramount Pictures’ powerful film heads to VR in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. To tell this story, Paramount Pictures produced the film Selma based on the historic events that transpired in 1965.

Free Oculus Quest/Rift Film The Key Packs A Deceptive Punch – Quick Review


The post Free Oculus Quest/Rift Film The Key Packs A Deceptive Punch – Quick Review appeared first on UploadVR. Experience Quest Rift VR new VR films The Key top stories tribeca Tribeca 2019 Tribeca 2019 winners vr filmsThe Key plays on a lot of familiar VR tropes.

VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience


An experimental new VR film experience entitled CAVE will debut later this month during the Tribeca Film Festival, immersing an entire audience into a captivating virtual experience in which they’ll feel each other’s physical presence as a story unfolds before them. CAVE is a short film that tells the story of Ayara, a young woman who is struggling to decide whether to accept her role as Shaman, her tribe’s only emissary to the spirit world.

Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films


The result was a flood of these important VR docu-stories taking over the prestigious 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and now the upcoming 2017 Tribeca Film Fest. Another creative Oculus-sponsored film making its Tribeca debut is the genre-bending ghost story anthology film, Talking with Ghosts. Despite all the film festival success however, Oculus still isn’t 100% satisfied with the level of impact its campaign is having.

7 films to know from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Mashable VR

For obvious reasons, the Sundance Film Festival looked a little different this year. Instead of Park City theaters crowded with snow boots and puffer jackets, the films played in front of audiences of one or two on the couch at home. Sundance Film Festival Entertainment Movies Tv Show

Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film ‘Tabel’


Google, who was one of the partners of the hackathon is now pushing the idea of WebVR with the immersive film titled “Tabel: A Tasty Allegory for Global Inaction in the Face of Climate Control” The 7-minute VR film was released on Google’s Art, Copy and Code site, which is a Google initiative to explore new ways to use technology and the art of storytelling. The post Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film ‘Tabel’ appeared first on VRScout.

Disney’s First VR Film ‘Cycles’ Is A Heartfelt Emotional Roller Coaster


It is an emotionally driven film, expressing the real ups and downs, the happy and sad moments in life.”. It was a combination of these experiences, as well as his fond childhood memories, that served as the catalyst behind the personal, emotionally-driven film. The post Disney’s First VR Film ‘Cycles’ Is A Heartfelt Emotional Roller Coaster appeared first on VRScout. Disney Animations first attempt at virtual storytelling is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

The best films in Netflix’s Black Lives Matter collection

Digital Trends

Home Theater Movies & TV best Black films Black films Black Lives Matter BLM NetflixFor those looking to self-educate, Netflix's Black Lives Matter category is filled with integral and evocative cinema about the Black experience.

The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films on Paramount+

GizModo VR

Another day, another streaming service. Yesterday marked the debut of Paramount+, the new name of the service formerly called CBS All Access. With it came a lot of new content to consume. io9 has some suggestions so you don’t have to endlessly scroll. Read more.

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR


Chelsea Film Festival offers a VR lineup that is refreshing, intimate, and necessary. The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) is an international film festival, illuminating the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. The post The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR appeared first on VRScout. News CFF CFF VR Chelsea Film Festival

THX 1138 at 50: Looking Back at George Lucas' Dystopian Art Film

GizModo VR

That tends to happen when you create one of the biggest film franchises of all time. It all began with a dystopian sci-fi student film that became a feature… Read more. Say the name George Lucas and people obviously think Star Wars.

Spider-Man Films New and Old Will Eventually Appear on Disney Streaming Services [Updated]

GizModo VR

That means, at some point, you might be able to watch the full complement of Marvel Cinematic Universe films on Disney+, as well as the… Read more.

Dracula's BFF Renfield Joins Dark Universe in Solo Film for Universal

GizModo VR

Early on, Universal had difficulty establishing their Dark Universe , consisting of films about Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and Jekyll/Hyde.