During the 2018 Belfast Film Festival we will feature Virtual Reality for the first time, showing extraordinary works over nine days; works that demonstrate the current capability of immersive technology in the hands of pioneering designers, both locally and internationally.
How do you experiece VR at Belfast Film Festival? Simply make a booking online for a 1 hour session where you can select the content you want to see and the time of your visit. We’ve converted The Barracks theatre space into a VR studio with comfortable seating to experience the films.
The BFF Virtual Reality Studio will be open from Friday 13th April until Saturday 21st April (11am to 7pm). To book your one hour slot simply click ‘Buy Tickets’ and select date and time.
Choose from some of the titles listed below:
Dear Angelica, 13 minutes.
From Emmy Award winning Oculus Story Studio comes Dear Angelica, a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones. Entirely painted by hand inside of VR, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of memories that unfold around you. An immersive, illustrative short story starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman.
Alteration, 18 minutes.
Alexandro volunteers for a dream experiment. He is not aware that the scientists will inject him with Elsa, an Artificial Intelligence which will digitize and take over his subconscious to help her turn into a human being.
Miyubi, 40 minutes.
Miyubi puts you in the body and mind of a Japanese toy robot that is gifted to a young boy on his birthday in 1982 suburban America. Miyubi is the world’s first long-form scripted VR comedy. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Created by Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with Funny or Die, starring Jeff Goldblum.
Henry, 12 minutes.
Henry is a 2015 virtual reality film created by Oculus Story Studio which premiered on July 28, 2015. The film was created in Unreal Engine 4 and is narrated by Elijah Wood.
Lost, 4 minutes.
Directed by Saschka Unseld of Pixar’s The Blue Umbrella, Lost tells the story of an unexpected encounter deep in the woods.
Manifest 99, 15 minutes.
An ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife. Set on a mysterious train rambling through an unknown void, you assist four travel companions on their journey to their final destination. Using character engagement as a method of movement, Manifest99 explores scale and navigation unlike any other VR experience.
When Something Happens…
A virtual reality short film that takes the user on an epic journey through the history of the cosmos via the medium of poetry, music and stylised animation. A 360 experience incorporating a unique soundtrack, animation and cutting edge technology.
Reality Changes Perception, 10 minutes.
VR for Good. Women’s groups at some of Belfast’s most contentious interfaces come together to imagine a new world without walls. Using cutting edge interactive VR, they develop exciting and fun ideas to create a new future for all in a shared space.