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The VIFF Immersed Exhibition showcases the world's leading narrative-driven, export-ready immersive entertainment for the public to explore; it includes the International VIFF Immersed Competition, which features the best in VR/AR storytelling in the live-action fiction, documentary and animation modes. The exhibition also shines a spotlight on local creators, featuring four work from the creative nexus that is British Columbia in a BC Showcase.

The VIFF Immersed Exhibition is open to the public September 29 to October 2 at The Annex.
Tickets: $15 for a 90 minute session.
 
The VIFF Immersed Exhibition is included in the VIFF Immersed Pass.
Immersed Passholders, please pre-register your session.

 


VIFF Immersed Competition Finalists

Cinematic

The 100% - Maggie's Story

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The story of a young ballet dancer battling cancer and fighting for her dreams, using volumetric capture technology to put the audience at the centre of her dancing and her wider life. Captured in Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, this emotionally gripping, cinematically beautiful piece shows production technology pushed to the max.

US // Springbok Entertainment // Canadian Premiere

Mr. Buddha

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This is a short crime story about Dong-Tzu, Ching-Tsai, and Ni-Sang who get their hand on valuable antique only to have the fruit of their labor shared with the newcomer A-Che as per Dong-Tzu's request. Each must make their own plans in the car. The viewer is confined to the space in the car to find connections to the final journey of the four outlaws. The viewer explores the enclosed VR setting with the real-time storytelling of a long take in traditional films. The viewer is provided with a more direct experience with the work which generates more effective tension than traditional editing.

Chinese Taipei/Taiwan // Lee Chung – [5x1] // Canadian Premiere

The Making Of

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The Making Of is centered around a 3D VR 360 camera and employs a pseudodocumentary format with a "film within a film" metacinema approach to portray the onsite filming and things that happen behind the scenes, using the four areas of the VR camera’s viewing angle. In the front, the cast of the film Spy Love play their roles in the film. The rear view is the director team responsible for filming Spy Love in the film, while the left and right views show Midi Z's filming crew. The artistic director in Spy Love is using dangerous methods such as "immersive filming" to encourage the cast to play their roles.

Chinese Taipei/Taiwan // Midi Z – [5x1] // North American Premiere

Documentary

Everest – The VR Film Experience

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Follow Sherpa Tenji as he attempts to climb Mt Everest without the use of bottled oxygen, something that only 175 people have done before, whilst internationally award-winning cameraman Griffith captures the story in 8K 3D Ambisonic Audio Virtual Reality. Travel with him through the “Death Zone” and experience the thrilling highs and lows of climbing at the highest elevations on earth.

UK // Jonathan Griffith, Alpine Exposures Productions // Vancouver Premiere

Common Ground


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An immersive journey into the history, politics and human face of the current UK housing system crisis. Stereoscopic 360 video, photogrammetry, 3D modelling, archive and interactivity allow the audience to enter the monolithic concrete blocks of the Aylesbury Estate, the biggest social housing estate in Europe, from its birth in the 1960's to its controversial redevelopment today. This VR documentary questions notions of community, examines the dis- enfranchisement and demonization of the working class, and captures the sense of betrayal that residents feel when they are forced to move on.

UK // Darren Emerson - East City Films // Canadian Premiere

The Leap: Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup's Mind

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You are invited on a journey to UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Icefjord in Greenland and The Wadden Sea in Denmark to experience world-famous architecture shaped by unique landscapes, climate and human conditions. The viewer is immersed in internationally acclaimed Danish architect Dorte Mandrup’s universe and will discover how she weaves aesthetics, functionality and sustainability closely together to create landmark architecture. Join the journey and the creative process of an architect devoted to push boundaries.

Denmark // Ane Skak – Immersive Stories // North American Premiere

Animation

Aripi

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This story is about an astronaut who, as a child, dreamed of flying and being free. Now he seems to be flying in the sky, but he is actually locked in the capsule of a spacecraft. One day, minor problems lead to bigger problems, causing the spaceship to lose control and collapse on Earth. The astronaut will once again spread the wings of his dreams and return to his childhood.

Moldova // Dmitri Voloshin – Simpals Studio // World Premiere

Gloomy Eyes: Episode 1

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It’s 1983 in Woodland City. Being a zombie is against the law. The undead have been around for almost a decade now, but peaceful coexistence with the “normal” people continues to fail. They hide in the forest, away from the dangerous zombie hunters. Nights are calm and quiet, but Gloomy still tries to stay out of sight. Hunters are a real threat, but this zombie is hiding from something else as well...Truth is, he doesn’t feel too comfortable around others of his kind. But really, Gloomy not completely like other zombies. He has access to things we don’t see or understand. Nature knows he’s special.

France // Jorge Tereso, Fernando Maldonado with Atlas V // Canadian Premiere

Eleven Eleven

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Eleven Eleven is an original multilinear narrative experience designed from the ground up for VR and AR. The story is a science-fiction tale consisting of multiple characters who are on a race against the clock as a planet ticks down to its final moments. Inspired by immersive theatre, the experience features multiple storylines running simultaneously on a common timeline, playing out in real-time, without cuts or edits. The user can follow any character, with full agency to explore the environment.

US // Mehrad Noori & SyFy // Canadian Premiere

Dami & Falian: How Was Your Day?

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Dami and Falian follows the interstellar exploits of Dami Oguniran, a Nigerian college student, and Falian Dei V, an alien criminal, as they explore a region of space known as ‘The Coalition’. The two-part story can be viewed as a 360 film and as a VR comic.

Canada // Edward Madjoemu & The Basically Good Media Lab // World Premiere

BC Showcase

Presented by
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Two friends build a makeshift scanner to digitize people. To their surprise, it works and now YOU are trapped inside a computer, trying to work out how to escape.

British Columbia, Canada // Ollie Rankin – Pansensory Interactive // Canadian Premiere

East of the Rockies

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East of the Rockies is an experimental augmented-reality narrative written by 83-year-old Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most acclaimed and celebrated literary figures. The story is told from the perspective of Yuki, a 17-year-old girl forced from her home and made to live in the Slocan internment camp during the Second World War. As Yuki and her family adjust to their new reality inside the camp, they struggle to make life as normal as possible.

British Columbia, Canada // Joy Kogawa and Jam3 with the NFB // North American Premiere

Dami & Falian: How Was Your Day?

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Dami and Falian follows the interstellar exploits of Dami Oguniran, a Nigerian college student, and Falian Dei V, an alien criminal, as they explore a region of space known as ‘The Coalition’. The two-part story can be viewed as a 360 film and as a VR comic.

British Columbia, Canada // Edward Madjoemu & The Basically Good Media Lab // World Premiere

Dami & Falian: VR Graphic Novel

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Dami and Falian follows the interstellar exploits of Dami Oguniran, a Nigerian college student, and Falian Dei V, an alien criminal, as they explore a region of space known as ‘The Coalition’. The two-part story can be viewed as a 360 film and as a VR comic.

British Columbia, Canada // Edward Madjoemu & The Basically Good Media Lab // World Premiere

Curated Exhibit

Bonfire

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Unsurprisingly, you’ve failed your mission to save humanity and, instead, crashed your spaceship into a dark alien jungle. Your only light source is a feeble, fading bonfire. Your instincts, your nourishment cylinders and a wary robot sidekick are all you have for survival… or so you think.

USA // Baobab Studios // Canadian Premiere

VIFF Immersed VR Kiosks @ Vancity Theatre Atrium // Vancouver Playhouse, Salon A

Presented by
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New to VIFF this year, VIFF Immersed Kiosks, presented by the Canada Council, will be featured at select festival venues, offering festival-goers the chance to experience VR/AR storytelling from Canadian creators first-hand. Free access with a ticket to the VIFF film screening at that time.

Unceded Territories

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Unceded Territories is a provocative interactive VR experience that deals with climate change and indigenous civil rights by bringing audiences into a world formed of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's iconic art.

British Columbia, Canada // Paisley Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Vancity Theatre
September 27-October 2
Kiosk Open: 5PM
Kiosk Close: 9PM

Thunder VR

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This is the journey of a man who lost his wife and must travel a great distance to challenge the powerful spirit, Thunder (Ksistsikoom) to get her back. On the way he encounters Elders, animals of the land, and Raven who all provide him with the gifts and wisdom he will need to confront Thunder. Each challenge requires the player to learn Blackfoot power words in order to continue forward, bringing them closer and closer to their final confrontation with the great Thunder spirit. But not everything is as it seems. In addition to learning a new set of Blackfoot words, the player will discover the truth of Thunder.

Alberta, Canada // MAMMOTH XR with the Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth (USAY) // World Premiere

Vancouver Playhouse
September 27-October 2
(Except October 1)
Kiosk Open:  5PM 
Kiosk 
Close:  9:30PM
 

Dami & Falian: How Was Your Day?

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Dami and Falian follows the interstellar exploits of Dami Oguniran, a Nigerian college student, and Falian Dei V, an alien criminal, as they explore a region of space known as ‘The Coalition’. The two-part story can be viewed as a 360 film and as a VR comic.

British Columbia, Canada // Edward Madjoemu & The Basically Good Media Lab // World Premiere

Vancity Theatre
September 27-October 2
Kiosk Open:  5PM
Kiosk 
Close:  9PM

Dami & Falian: VR Graphic Novel

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Dami and Falian follows the interstellar exploits of Dami Oguniran, a Nigerian college student, and Falian Dei V, an alien criminal, as they explore a region of space known as ‘The Coalition’. The two-part story can be viewed as a 360 film and as a VR comic.

British Columbia, Canada // Edward Madjoemu & The Basically Good Media Lab // World Premiere

Vancity Theatre
September 27-October 2
Kiosk Open:  5PM Kiosk
Close:  9PM
 

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