Tribeca unveils line-up of VR films for 2017
Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place from April 19-30 in New York, has revealed an impressive line-up of virtual reality films and VR experiences.
With 29 virtual reality (VR) and innovative exhibitions, Tribeca Immersive, the VR section of the Festival, presents thought-provoking experiences and installations from top creators and emerging artists, including 20 world premieres.
Storyscapes and Virtual Arcade exhibitions will run concurrently throughout the Festival at the Tribeca Festival Hub, located at 50 Varick Street.
Within this year’s Immersive program, the Storyscapes and Virtual Arcade exhibits will feature diverse projects that are rooted in documentary, narrative and music, providing an intense program of experiential storytelling for audiences to explore. Established VR creators and studios debuting new pieces include: Marshmallow Laser Feast, Gabo Arora, Baobab Studios, Oculus Story Studios, Penrose Studios, and Within. Both Storyscapes and Virtual Arcade open to the public on Friday, April 21.
Storyscapes, which celebrates its fifth year this spring, was created in 2013 to bridge filmmaking, technology, and storytelling. At the 2017 Festival, the Storyscapes juried showcase will continue to present new trends and innovative work across mediums that integrate various forms of audience participation with six VR and interactive installations focusing on emotion and the human experience. The projects tackle topics including an exploration of autobiography in VR, a hunger to connect with the world around us, recounting life in a concentration camp, perception and identity, and the secret lives of strangers.