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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 25 RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'VIRTUAL ARCADE'
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ALTERATION

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Created By: Jérome Blanquet
  • Country: France
Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams in this poetic trip into the future. He can’t imagine that he will be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence who aims to digitize his subconscious in order to feed off of it. She’s a vampire…bit by megabit. | Read More
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APEX

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Created By: Arjan van Meerten, Wevr, and Kaleidoscope
  • Country: Netherlands
The stunning new experience from the brilliant imagination of 3D artist and musician Arjan van Meerten, Apex is the highly anticipated follow-up to the creator’s acclaimed and award-winning experience, Surge. Step into a surrealistic and darkly beautiful vision of a fiery urban apocalypse, populated by skeletal ghost animals, abstract shapes, maniacal smiling giants and, of course, you. | Read More
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ARDEN'S WAKE

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Created By: Eugene Chung and Jimmy Maidens
  • Country: USA
The sea levels have risen, and a young woman and her father live in a lighthouse perched atop the ocean’s surface. When he goes missing, she must descend deep into the post-apocalyptic waters previously forbidden to her, embarking on a thrilling journey of family history and self-discovery. From the creators of the magnificent Allumette (Tribeca 2016), Arden’s Wake continues the elegant evolution of storytelling from Penrose Studios. | Read More
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AUTO

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Created By: Steven Schardt
  • Country: USA
In the near future, self-driving taxi services employ “safety drivers,” a transitional measure of comfort for passengers. On his first day, Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant with 40 years of driving experience, picks up a couple habituated to the service. Not content, nor comfortable, with merely sitting, Musay insists on driving instigating a series of events with substantial consequences. | Read More
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BEBYLON BATTLE ROYALE

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Created By: Ikrima Elhassan and Cory Strassburger
  • Country: USA
From the minds at Kite + Lightning, this comedic arena battle experience blends a satirical narrative with revolutionary head-to-head VR gaming. Set in a futuristic status-conscious society, players compete as crude, narcissistic, immortal babies seeking fame and fortune. Wielding weaponized status symbols such as gold-plated selfie sticks and big-fisted battle buggies, you can be the “beby” of your most shameless rock star fantasy. | Read More
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BECOMING HOMELESS: A HUMAN EXPERIENCE

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Created By: Jeremy Bailenson, Tobin Asher, and Elise Ogle
  • Country: USA
Everyone's story is unique, but the human experience is collective. In this interactive first-person VR experience, you face the adversity of living without a home. From Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Becoming Homeless aims to change the way we think and act about our global homelessness epidemic. | Read More
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BROKEN NIGHT

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Created By: Alon Benari, Tal Zubalsky, and Alex Vlack
  • Country: USA
Broken Night explores a woman's (Emily Mortimer) unreliable narrative of an intense trauma. Speaking to a detective, her confused memories unfold: returning home in the midst of a fight with her husband (Alessandro Nivola), they encounter an intruder. The viewer is chooses which memories to follow and shares her confusion before coming to a startling truth. | Read More
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EXTRAVAGANZA

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Created By: Ethan Shaftel
  • Country: USA
Extravaganza mixes 3D animation and live-action footage in a bitingly funny satire. You are a puppet trapped in a stunningly offensive puppet show, performing for a clueless executive (Paul Scheer). Confronted with his obvious blind spots and prejudices, Extravaganza asks: can technology change society for the better, or does it just magnify our worst traits in new ways? | Read More
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HALLELUJAH

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 5 minutes
  • Created By: Zach Richter, Bobby Halvorson, and Eames Kolar
  • Country: USA
Hallelujah is a revolutionary virtual reality music performance that reimagines Leonard Cohen’s most well-known song. It is the world's first VR music experience to provide an uncompromising sense of presence with six degrees of freedom using Lytro Immerge technology. A Within Original. | Read More
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LIFE OF US

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Created By: Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk
  • Country: USA
Life of Us is a shared VR journey from Within that tells the complete story of the evolution of life on Earth. | Read More

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