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Venice VR Review - "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell and "Passenger" Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine

Passenger - Photo Courtesy of Film Camp Aliens of a feather by Anna Reeves Two virtual realty experiences that are particularly well realised at Venice this year are "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell at Baobab Studios in the States and "Passenger" by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine from Australia. They are polar opposites in that one utilises high-end animation with powerful A.I. and the other feels handmade from fingers and glue, yet both leave you with an overriding sense of&...

Venice Film Festival Venice Virtual Reality - An Overview

by Anna Reeves   Venice VR Section - Third Year  - Running August 28th - September 3rd It is only the third edition of the Venice VR section and yet already it is establishing itself as unmissable. What makes the selection so world class is that is all about great storytelling and not simply displaying the latest tech. You can become so immerse in an alternate universe that you marvel like a child. “It’s like making a film for people who’ve never seen a moving i...

"Marshall from Detroit" - A Review of the VR experience at Sundance

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers to ever exist. Sway Calloway is the best hip-hop journalist and radio personality in the world. The two come together to have a patient conversation about some of Eminem's roots in Detroit, utilizing a medium that usually gets attributed to a modern aesthetic. However, with Eminem and Sway Calloway being such rich fixtures of hip-hop history, the aesthetic is grainy and has a vintage feel to it.    The 20 minute short is a VR experience that...

Experience World Premiere of Big Air VR with 5 time X Game Medalist winner Elliot Sloan, 3D and 360 from Taiwan, UK, US and Ger

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Experience World Premiere of Big Air VR with 5 time X Game Medalist winner Elliot Sloan, 3D and 360 from Taiwan, UK, US and Germany at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival New Media Film Festival a festival notable for “making the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, this year’s programming ­features 110 new media films and content from 40 countries with 36 world-7 US and 24 LA Premieres is about to be live again. The 9th annual New Media Film Festival’s is a...

Submit your film at the 31st Edition of Fipa (23rd - 28th january 2018) - Festival for international audiovisual creation

Since 1987, Fipa is the festival for international audiovisual creation that defends different creative genres: dramaseriescreative or investigative documentaryperforming arts, transmedia and new talent.

6 days to meet professionals, directorsviewers and students while discovering the year’s best programs.

This festival is a platform for discovery and debate, a calendar highlight and annual meeting place for television professionals, but also for evermore members of the general public, with attendances increasing each year.

 

2017 ANNY Best of Fest, Sept 29-30!

Mark your calendars! The ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY symposium (Fri & Sat, Sept 29-30, 2017, 12pm-10pm) featuring animation screenings, fine art installations, virtual reality animation experiences, professional panels, and industry events at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC. Enthusiast Packages (FREE) and Industry Packages ($30) are available now! Reserve your tickets, today! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ANIMATION SCREENING EVENTS (Saturday, Sept ...

Animation Nights New York

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NOT JUST A FILM FESTIVAL: A SHOWCASE OF IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

The Tribeca Film Festival is a cultural event for the new age of storytelling that brings together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences. It celebrates the power of storytelling in a variety of forms – from film to TV, VR to online work, and music to gaming. As a platform for creative expression, independent filmmaking, and immersive entertainment, Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators, curates innovative experien...

Who’s Your MUMMY: Tom Cruise & Russell Crowe Bring Mummy Back

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oh, admit it, the team of OG Box Office Ballers Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe in Universal’s new take on THE MUMMY slated for June 9 has definite possibilities, even if Russell Crowe is a wry scale-tipper these days, mostly divining water in indie films. Plus it’s an IMAX® hair-raiser. Tom Cruise, or TC to friends, is such a hot-button actor for his off-screen activities that it’s almost like a Kevin Bacon game of interconn...

Boss Baby review by Siraj Syed: These guys sure have bawls!

The Boss Baby review by Siraj Syed: These guys sure have bawls! Cutie cutie. Coochie coochie. Cooey cooey. Too muchy muchy! Fun, funny. Listen, honey, it’s ‘Big brother’ v/s Baby brother. Baby Corp v/s Puppy Corp. It’s a gooey gooey, gagaey gagaey mess of gawpaw, but so adorable, aw. Aw-struck. Amazing animation. Hilarious declamation. A good outing for the vacation. Calling all babies, baby brothers and sisters, parents, baby-sitters, corporate ladder-climbers, carto...

NYC Independent Film Festival Virtual Reality Category Open for Submissions Through 2/28!

New this year at the NYC Independent Film Festival is our Virtual Reality category! You can submit your presentations for consideration for our 2017 festival exclusively through our website or Filmfreeway through February 28! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info. ...

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XI: Virtual Reality: Think in 360

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XI: Virtual Reality: Think in 360 Clyde DeSouza found an elderly couple dancing in a Goa bar-restaurant. He captured the image and added perspective, giving it a 360⁰ viewing experience, and projected it at Maquinez Palace I, Panaji, as part of his Master Class at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016. Even as the audience uttered wows, he clipped, “Imagine the same scene with a younger, more dynamic couple!” Welcome to Virtual ...

FMX 2017 - International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. In 2017, FMX takes place under the slogan "Beyond the Screen", focusing on how we, as a society, experience content now and in the near future. FMX will explore the evolution from the 2D screen to 3D screen to IMAX and Domes. What's more, it will also focus on storytelling beyond the movie theater, including VR and AR, 360° projects, location-based entertainment, geo-localization, interactive and installative screenings and more. However, FMX will not only look at the technological aspects of this evolution. Instead, it will also take into account the broader, societal implications: This year's theme is a call for open-mindedness and awareness, encouraging each and every one of us to look beyond the screen and to think outside the box.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups.  Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field. The overall organization and the intimate yet international size of the event offer professionals and students from the digital arts communities a great platform to mingle, network, and share insights about Art, Technologies and Business, at the highest level.

Join the club! FMX 2017 takes place May 2-5, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Real Time | Computational Cinematography | 360° Cameras | HDR | Light Fields | WebVR | WebGL | HFR | Open Source | Machine Learning | Concept Art | Sound Design | Location-based Entertainment | CEO Summit | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Animation Wild 'n Strange | CTO Council | Stop-Motion | The Cloud | Production Tracking | Virtual Production | GPU-CPU | Future of Storytelling  | Game Engines | World Building | and much, much more…

VR @ Denver Fest

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The Denver Film Festival, produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today the full schedule for the Festival AnneX. New to the Festival this year, the Festival AnneX is housed at the recently renovated McNichols Civic Center Building.   The AnneX will serve as a hub for Festival activities, highlighting the intersection of film, art, performance and technology. The venue will be open to the public daily, offering panel discussions, creative conversations, digital product displays, ...

Sydney Film Festival: Hub launch at Town Hall

The 63d Sydney Film Festival launched few days ago and already counts numerous sold out screenings and exclusive premieres as part of this year’s Australian and International selection.  Last Friday, the official festival hub opened its doors to all festival attendees and the public who have the opportunity to swing by and have a closer look at excerpts from this year’s programme, along with some exciting projects, installations and VR short film presentations.  The Hub i...

Giant: A VR film presented by HP

Giant, an innovative Virtual Reality film presented by HP in collaboration with the NEXT pavilion in Cannes this year, is the first film utilising the latest technology in fully immersive film experiences.  The 6 minute short is about two parents, who, trapped in an active war-zone, struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this cinematic virtual-reality experience, transports the viewer into the family's makeshift b...

NEXT VR Days Sunday May 15 and Monday May 16

   Canadian Genre – VR Film Series   Canadian Genre-VR Film Series presented by CFC Media Lab in association with Fantasia International Film Festival and its co-production market Frontières, and Telefilm Canada. From award-winning cyberpunk adventures to homoerotic horror, the Canadian Genre-VR Film Series presented by CFC Media Lab in association with Fantasia International Film Festival and Telefilm Canada brings three world-premieres to Cannes from the CFC M...

Vision Summit team had just announced VR/AR Awards 2016 finalists

  Vision Summit team had just announced VR/AR Awards 2016 finalists in different categories! The votes have been cast and tallied, and the results are in! The first-round judges for the Vision VR/AR Awards 2016 have been working tirelessly at testing nearly 250 submissions, determining which ones will be presented as finalists at the Awards Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held on the evening of February 10th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Purchase your ticket today to see the wi...

In Your Face is the first feature film in virtual reality in world’s first VR cinema!

Experts already named 2016 the year of virtual reality. The technique was first adopted by gaming fans but now many more industries are embracing virtual reality. Still VR is not accessible for everybody and a lot of people are new to this experience. The VR Cinema is here to change all that. The VR Cinema is a concept by &samhoud media that originated in the form of Europe’s first virtual reality pop-up cinema which toured through several big cities in The Netherlands, Germany, S...

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the best in independent, alternative and underground cinema to Canada’s capital. We are a diverse and inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. Our mission is to promote unique and original creative voices from the Ottawa-Gatineau region and from around the world. Mirror Mountain showcases innovative, groundbreaking and unconventional films in a wide variety of genres, including drama, documentary, animation, experimental, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, dance and music videos. In addition to film screenings, the festival features engaging, community-oriented activities such as live performances, hybrid media presentations, interactive exhibits, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more. Our events aim to connect filmmakers both with audiences and with one another, and to support artists through educational and professional development opportunities.

NEW THIS YEAR! Mirror Mountain is now also accepting submissions of interactive media to be considered for temporary exhibition in the festival lounge. Any works that allow the audience to participate directly, including VR, explorable 360° video spaces, playable videogames, film/video installations, net art and more are now eligible to be submitted using our new Interactive Media category on FilmFreeway.

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