VR Cinema

 

The infiniTIFF VR Cinema presents a groundbreaking and wide ranging selection of VR content, including both new works and modern classics of Virtual Reality.

Over 15 experiences in fiction, non-fiction and animation will provide the audience with opportunities to further explore the artistic and narrative potential of this new and challenging storytelling medium.

Of particular note is Full Moon VR, a specialized section of programming dedicated exclusively to the horror genre.

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Program 1 | Program 2 | Program 3 | Program 4 | Program 5 | Program 6 | Program 7 | Program 8 | Program 9 | Program 10 | Program 11 | * Program 12 | * Program 13 |

Program 14 - free access

* Not suitable for under 18 years

 

PROGRAM 1

Program duration: 22 min

Space Explorers: A new dawn

Space Explorers: A New Dawn is a cinematic VR series about the new age of space exploration. In this stunning VR experience you witness the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. Explore the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and discover the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.

Written and Directed by: Jessie van Vreden & Anke Teunissen

English voice Egbert: Rutger Hauer

Produced by: Pieter van Huijstee Film & TV

Duration: 18 min | Netherlands, 2017

 

PROGRAM 2

Program duration: 21 min

Beyond the Wall

Beyond the Wall is a virtual reality documentary that puts you in the shoes of migrants from one of the most dangerous regions in the world: The Northern Triangle in Central America. Walk a mile with people who are fleeing persecution and violence in an uncertain journey north to the USA, in the context of President Trump’s immigration crackdown.

Directed by: Mikkel Keldorf & Mikkel Cantzler Christensen

Produced by: Ryot, RåFilm & Mikkel Keldorf Media

Duration: 7 min | Denmark / Sweden, 2017

Gomorra - We own the streets

Gomorra VR - We own the street is a mini spin-off series that has been filmed using VR technology. Explore the environments where the main series takes place like and discover some location still unknown to fans in this bridge between the second and third season.

Directed by: Enrico Rosati

From the novel "Gomorrah" by Roberto Saviano

Produced by: Sky Italia, Sky VR Studio, Think Cattleya

Duration: 14 min | Italy, 2017

 

PROGRAM 3

Program duration: 22 min

The Last Chair – Egbert

The last chair invites you to delve into the lived experiences of two very different elderly people. Spend some time in the chair these two men increasingly occupy in the twilight years of their life. In this epsiode, you follow Egbert (89), a farmer from Drenthe. Egbert leads an extremely simple life. Together with his brother and parents he grew up on a farm with a horse, six cows, chickens, sheep and always a pig. Like his brother, he never left the house. Now he is last surviving and has the farm to himself. He is lonely, but proudly he maintains the simple, pure way of life.

Written and Directed by: Jessie van Vreden & Anke Teunissen

English voice Egbert: Rutger Hauer

Produced by: Pieter van Huijstee Film & TV

Duration: 18 min | Netherlands, 2017

Nomads: Massai

The Nomad Series transports the viewer across the Earth into the intimate reality of several nomadic cultures. Nomadic people around the world continue to maintain rich, deeply held traditions even as they struggle for their rights and adapt to contemporary realities. In Nomads: Massai the viewers experience the way of life of the Massai tribe in Kenya.

Written & Directed by: Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaêl

Produced by: Felix & Paul Studios

Duration: 7 min | Canada, 2016

 

PROGRAM 4

Program duration: 22 min

The Last Chair – Fred

The last chair invites you to delve into the lived experiences of two very different elderly people. Spend some time in the chair these two men increasingly occupy in the twilight years of their life. In this episode you follow Fred (74), who sits in his lush French garden contemplating his own mortality. Soon you discover that Fred has a serious liver disease and that, despite his spiritual attitude, he is terrified of dying. The maintenance of his land gives meaning to his existence, but he continues to seek inner peace.

Written and Directed by: Jessie van Vreden & Anke Teunissen

Produced by: Pieter van Huijstee Film & TV

Duration: 15 min Netherlands, 2017

Nomads: Bajau

The Nomad Series transports the viewer across the Earth into the intimate reality of several nomadic cultures. Nomadic people around the world continue to maintain rich, deeply held traditions even as they struggle for their rights and adapt to contemporary realities. In Nomads: Bajau the viewers experience the way of life of Sea Gypsies living off the coast of Borneo.

Written & Directed by: Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaêl

Produced by: Felix & Paul Studios

Duration: 7 min | Canada, 2016

 

PROGRAM 5

Durată program: 27 min

Alteration

Alteration follows Alexandro as he volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams. He doesn’t even imagine that he’s going to be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence, who’s going to digitize and dematerialize his subconscious in order to feed off it.

Directed by: Jérôme Blanquet

Produced by: Okio-Studio, Arte

Duration: 20 min | France, 2017

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal transports you to Sibera and the dramatic landscapes around the oldest, deepest and most voluminous body of fresh water on Earth, home to a unique aquatic ecosystem. The film looks at how scientists are documenting what is happening to the water and how three religions in the region are responding to the threat to their environment.

Directed by: Georgy Molodtsov, Michael Owen

Produced by: Michael Owen, Ksenia Adamovitch, Georgy Molodtsov

Duration: 7 min | USA / Russia, 2016

 

PROGRAM 6

Program duration: 25 min

Hermitage VR

Hermitage VR is a virtual tour through the history of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, spanning the era from Catherine The Great to the modern day. The leading Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky guides you through the film, invites you to meet the royal family face-to-face and takes you on an exploration of the secret storerooms of the Hermitage.

Directed by: Mikhail Antykov.

Produced by: Artekom LLC, Companies Super8.pro, Videofabrika.ru

In collaboration with The State Hermitage Museum

Duration: 19 min | Russia, 2018

The AI Comrade

The AI Comrade is the first robot spy created in Romania in 1979 during the Communist Era. Trained to listen and to record, the robot is discovered 50 years later and challenged by the citizens of the “Brave New World”. The AI Comrade is a cinematic VR project, developed as a site-specific hybrid VR dystopia, rooted in a fictional premise, but with non-fiction elements. Step into the shoes of the AI Comrade!

Directed by: Ioana Trifu, Ioana Mischie, Daniel Oaida

Produced by: Ioana Trifu, Ioana Mischie, Daniel Oaida

In the framework of the infiniTIFF VR Workshop 2017

Duration: 6 min | Romania, 2017

 

PROGRAMUL 7

Program duration: 25 min

Rocket Man

Rocket Man tells the story of an astronaut, who just a few minutes before taking off to Mars, receives a 360 video from his girlfriend.

Directed by: Millo Simulov

Produced by: Spider

Duration: 18 min | Romania, 2018

PROGRAM 8

Durată program: 22 min

The People’s House

The People’s House takes you on a historic visit to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House. Through the transportive power of VR, the Obamas take you on an intimate journey inside the West Wing, Executive and Private Residences, reflecting on their time there, and recounting the building’s profound history since its creation over two centuries ago.

Written & Directed by: Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaêl

Produced by: Felix & Paul Studios

Duration: 22 min | Canada, 2017

 

PROGRAM 9

Program duration: 25 min

The Dream Collector

The dream collector follows an ordinary old man with his optimistic dog living in a garbage dump, picking through the waste that people have abandoned over the years with the hope of “renewing” it so those forgotten items can be re-cherished.

Directed by: Li Mi

Produced by: Pinta Studio

Duration: 12 min | China, 2017

Blended Isolations

Blended Isolations is a journey to the endpoints of our world, guiding you to forgotten, isolated places, where a wide variety of visions of society become reality. You follow the stories of people dealing with their own search for identity in starkly different societies, from the remote Nuba Mountains of Sudan to the Ministry of the Interior of Transnistria, a country that officially doesn’t exist.

Producer, Director, Camera: Julia Leeb

Executive Producer: INVR.SPACE, Sönke Kirchhof

Duration: 13 min | Germany, 2017

 

PROGRAM 10

Program duration: 20 min

Inside Auschwitz 

Inside Auschwitz guides you through the stories of three survivors of the holocaust. More than 70 years after the liberation of the notorious concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, this film invites you to experience the huge dimensions of the camp through the eyes of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Philomena Franz and Walentyna Nikodem.

Directed by: Jürgen Brügger, Jörg Haaßengier, Gerhard Schick

Produced by: Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR

Duration: 9 min | Germany, 2017

Leggenda

Leggenda is an immersive virtual reality experience that follows two circus artists and a piano-violin duo through an elegant, emotion-filled performance featuring original music and thrilling acrobatics.

Directed by: Laura Desimages, Leslie Levi

Produced by: Concert Digital 360 VR

Duration: 6 min | France, 2017

I saw the future

I saw the future invites you to plunge into a three-dimensional space reflecting the futuristic predictions of sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke. Travel through the cosmos guided by the likeness of the famed author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, taken from a BBC archive dating back to the 1960s.

Directed by: François Vautier

Produced by: Da Prod

Duration: 5 min | France, 2017

 

PROGRAM 11

Program duration: 12 min

38 days over the Atlantic

38 days over the Atlantic is the story of the team who crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat. This VR documentary presents the trip of the four Romanians who started in the world’s toughest rowing race, the Atlantic Challenge. They left the Canary Islands of La Gomera and rowed 5.000 km to Antigua in the Caribbean Sea. The team managed to break the record in the Pure class, reaching their destination after 38 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes of rowing.

Directed by: Millo Simulov

Produced by: Spider Group

Duration: 12 min | Romania, 2018

Let This Be a Warning

Let this be a warning explores a future in which a group of Africans have left Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquet to the arrival of an uninvited guest.

Directed by Jim Chuchu

Written and Produced: The Nest Collective, Electric South

Duration: 10 min | South Africa, 2017

 

* PROGRAM 12

* Not suitable for under 18 years

Program duration: 24 min

This program has been curated by Dark Corner Studios, home to the world’s most thrilling and provocative VR genre experiences. www.darkcornerstudios.com

Campfire Creepers Series (episodes 1 and 2)

In the Campfire Creepers Series, master of horror Alexandre Aja invites you to join the summer camp fire circle as a group of kids take turns telling scary stories. Each tale takes you on an immersive virtual reality ride into your darkest childhood fears.

Episode 1: The Skull of Sam

Episode 2: Midnight March

Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Robert Englund

Produced by: Oculus Studios, Dark Corner, Future Lighthouse

 

* PROGRAM 13 - Dark Corner: Short Horror Experiences

* Not suitable for under 18 years

Program duration: 23 min

This program has been curated by Dark Corner Studios, home to the world’s most thrilling and provocative VR genre experiences. www.darkcornerstudios.com

Catatonic

In Catatonic you you step into the shoes of a mental patient in a wheelchair who is being welcomed into a sinister psychiatric hospital. In this pioneering VR horror film, you strap yourself in and take a ride that’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. This immersive journey takes you on a dread-filled ride that will leave you gasping — and ready to go again.

Director: Guy Shelmerdine

Duration: 5 min | USA, 2015

Mule

In Mule (Burial or Cremation) you experience the frantic last moments of one very unfortunate man’s life. Try to piece together the puzzle of who you are and just how you got here, as you discover that the only thing more thrilling than dying...is what comes next. With stunning visual effects this is Guy Shelmerdine’s follow-up to his landmark horror film Catatonic.

Director: Guy Shelmerdine

Duration: 6 min | USA, 2016

Night Night

In Night Night you settle into your childhood bed and prepare to take a trip to dreamland... but first your mom is going to read you a short bedtime story. This sense-stunning immersive experience will take you on a journey into your childhood nightmares.

Director: Guy Shelmerdine

Produced by: Dark Corner, MPC VR

Duration: 7 min | USA, 2017

The Peeler

In The Peeler you are strapped to a gurney in a murderous psychopath’s warehouse, your only hope of survival lieing in the hands of another escaped captive. From the minds behind some of the most astonishing stunt work in such films as Mad Max: Fury Road and Suicide Squad comes a brutal, thrilling, and delightful 360º experience.

Director: Harrison Norris

Duration: 5 min | USA, 2017

 

PROGRAM 14 (free access)

Duration: 5-15 min

TransFeroVR

The TransFeroVR installation is a creative way to spread forward a successful story of participatory democracy and of the recent movement from Feroviarilor Park (Railworkers Park), a symbol of Cluj-Napoca grassroots socio-cultural involvement. TransFeroVR functions as an access and knowledge portal, a virtual interactive tour through which we carry to the large public a local space with a lesser known and represented history.

May 26 - 27 / 13:00 - 16:00
May 31 - June 1 / 13:00 - 16:00
The production team will be present to guide the viewers and answer questions about the project.
 

Produced by: MuzeulPietonilor.ro (Grig Vulpe, Bernadeta Pătrașcu)

Co-produced by: Orașul Vizibil 2017 (AltArt Foundation)

New media: Chamaeleo.ro (Sebastian Văcăriuc)

Duration: 5 - 15 min | Romania, 2018