Special Online VR Filmfest This Weekend: Feb. 10-12
AltspaceVR and Cyberia are teaming up to present a new kind of film festival – one taking place entirely in virtual reality VR. Styled after conventional film festivals, audience members can choose from a curated schedule of 38 short films of assorted genres from all over the world. AltspaceVR is a leading social VR platform and Cyberia has over a decade of experience planning film festivals.
Attendees can register for the event here.
We will present a curated schedule of 38 short films of assortment of genres from all over the world. Films screen every half or quarter-hour, with moderated filmmaker Q & A sessions following selected screenings. Conversation will be muted during the screenings, but the audience is encouraged to converse with one another between films, just as they would in a traditional theater.
Dates and Times
February 10, 6:00-9:00 PM PST
February 11, 5:00-9:00 PM PST
February 12, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM PST
Films screen every half or quarter-hour, with moderated filmmaker Q&A sessions following selected screenings. Conversation will be muted during the screenings, but the audience is encouraged to converse with one another between films, just as they would in a traditional theater. Anyone in the world can join with compatible VR equipment (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear VR) or in display mode on PC or Mac.
- At 6 pm (PST) on February 10th, the festival will open with The Suit, winner of the award for Best Film Overall at SF.
- IndieFest's genre festival, Another Hole in the Head Director Dave Conte will be joining the program for Q & A after the screening
- New Soul, a fantasy directed by Michael Fry, creator of Over the Hedge, and featuring actor/comedian Larry Miller
- Riptide Rhapsody, an intricate paper cut-out animation which was seven years in the making. Winner for Best Animation at both Woodland Film Festival and Chicago Reel Shorts, and a Platinum winner at Spotlight Short Film Awards
- Quenottes (Pearlies), a live-action/animation combination from the team responsible for the Oscar-winning Mr Hublot
- Smirnoff Sound Collective - Tribes (Episode 3): Dirtybird, a new documentary taking a behind the-scenes look at the members of DIRTYBIRD, an American house record label originally based out of San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.
- Goutte d'Or, an animated film hailed as a masterpiece by such notables as Harry Selick (Coraline; A Nightmare Before Christmas) and Oscar winner Borge Ring
RSVP for instruction on how to join from your VR headset or in 2D mode: