A relatively new player in the realm of technology, virtual reality (VR) is starting to gain traction among artists, game designers and even directors with its unique immersive quality. Filmmakers are now defying the conventions of static storytelling – representing a breakthrough in cinema like we’ve never seen before. However, is virtual reality just another fad or is it here to stay? And what does this mean for the future of our movies?
As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Perspectives Film Festival is partnering with Hiverlab to screen six virtual reality (VR) short films, including the VR version of the award-winning movie Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness.
At this exclusive ancillary event, an otherworldly experience is just a headset away, with lucky participants getting to experience a selection of films through Samsung Gear VR.
Perspectives is also bringing together pioneers in the local VR industry to share their experiences in an interactive panel discussion + Q&A session.
The panel – made up of multidisciplinary artist Eugene Soh; filmmaker/creative technologist at iMMERSiVELY Lionel Chok; founder of VR content company Hiverlab Ender Jiang, and MAGES game designer Rajesh Chakravarthy – will discuss the potential of virtual reality as a storytelling medium in film and its effect on our way of viewing the world.
SCAPE* Gallery (Level 5)
15 October 2017
2.30pm – 6pm
Panel Discussion: 2.30pm – 3.45pm
VR Film Arcade: 4pm-6pm