VR Film Festivals Look To Inspire Fresh New Talent For Hollywood

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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. “We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Five Emotionally Draining VR Films

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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?

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

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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

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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.

Free This Weekend: The Best Films From Tribeca’s Short Film Festival On Oculus Quest/Go

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If you’ve ever dreamed of attending a prestigious film festival, now’s your chance. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VR portion of the annual Tribeca Film Festival is moving online this weekend. If you have an Oculus Quest or Oculus Go (sorry, Rift owners) you can watch this year’s Cinema360 line-up, a collection of 15 short films curated into four playlists, through April 26. Best Film: Rain Fruits. Best Film: A Safe Guide To Dying.

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

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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

Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2019 AR/VR Program Schedule

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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.

Free VR Films Heading To YouTube Courtesy Of Tribeca Film Institute

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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.

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

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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. Films span various genres, ranging from entertainment to hard-hitting messaging, as you’d expect from a festival of this caliber. The Cinema360 films will be available on the app from April 17 to 25.

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

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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.

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

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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. The intimate social experience Where Thoughts Go, which is now available on Quest , premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival in 2018.

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

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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

7 films to know from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

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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

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

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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).

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

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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.

The Most Iconic Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films Streaming on HBO Max

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

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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. These locations will serve as the home bases for an eclectic catalog of carefully curated film, art, and technology. Here’s a full breakdown of this year’s groundbreaking immersive offerings: FILM & PERFORMANCES.

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

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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 BrothersThe Russo Brothers join Holoride’s new advisory board alongside Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey.

Sundance Film Festival Reimagines New Frontier With Social WebXR

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The Sundance Film Festival and its New Frontier program offers a venue for cutting edge artists to showcase their work and start conversations that can lead to rewarding careers. There’s also the Cinema House with short films being shown with the following schedule: .

How to Film Your Own AR Music Videos with Vidiyo, Lego's TikTok Competitor

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For its latest take on augmented reality-infused playsets, Lego is giving the young, and the simply young at heart, its twist on the viral lipsync format made popular by TikTok with Lego Vidiyo.

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

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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. It can at times be whimsy and fantastical, with underwater paradises and companions that dance and sing when you poke and prod them.

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

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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.

VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience

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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

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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.

Analysis: Immersive tech in film festivals (2020)

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It is not lost on anyone that the best year for immersive film festivals came at the same time as the global pandemic. A stellar year for film festivals that included strands in immersive. VR Chat, Raindance Immersive , and Venice Film Festival.

London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

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London Film Festival is doing the same with its new VR strand. London Film Festival VR Experiences Revealed. But, if you have an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you can visit The Expanse, a virtual museum modeled after the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Southbank Centre.

Watch the Striking Trailer for Ukrainian Sci-Fi Film Atlantis

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The country of Ukraine is entering a visually striking, politically vibrant science fiction film for this year’s Foreign Film Oscar category. atlantis international film oscars ukraine russia crimea valentyn vasyanovych

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. This week the platform is adding new section of environmentally-focused 360 short films in partnership with EarthXR, the interactive arm of EarthX, an environmental non-profit. EarthXR is part of EarthXFilm, the film arm of EarthX and an environmental film festival which coincides with the annual EarthXExpo.

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR

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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

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

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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. . It will feature curated VR films and AR art from around the world, an opening kick-off party, industry meetups, interactive workshops, and the Boulder XR Science Fair highlighting VR and AR innovations from local university labs, tech teams, and professionals.

Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film ‘Tabel’

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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.

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

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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. We are very proud to partner with these leading partners in the XR sector,” said Jérôme Paillard, Executive director of the Marché du Film. The post 2020 Celebrates First-Ever Cannes XR Marché Du Film In VR appeared first on VRScout.

10 Sundance films that tackled the pandemic

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On the same day that the Sundance Film Festival kicked off last year, Wuhan, China, went into lockdown — not that many festival goers seemed to take much note of it at the time. More about Sundance Film Festival , Coronavirus , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows.

Your Guide To Sundance 2021 In VR: What, Where, How To Access

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This Thursday marks the start of the 2021 Sundance International Film Festival , a seven-day celebration of independent filmmaking, emerging storytellers, and new media projects. Attendees can choose from three digital venues to explore: The New Frontier Gallery, Cinema House, and Film Party.