The traveling virtual reality film festival will visit 10 cities across North America and showcase films from Chris Milk, Aaron Bradbury, and many others.
The first stop in the tour will kick off in Portland, OR, on August 22. In what appears to be the first of its kind, the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival will be an event series exclusively featuring virtual reality films made by independent artists.
The VR film festival, presented by Vrideo, will involve panels and demos from top VR filmmakers and industry members. Attendees will get a hands-on opportunity to experience the full line-up of films on Samsung Gear VR headsets as well as Oculus Rift VR headsets.
Much like the mission here at VRScout for raising the visibility of VR as the new frontier of film and entertainment, Kaleidoscope is hoping to highlight this rapidly developing sector of the film industry and the community of skilled and innovative filmmakers behind it with the festival.
“Kaleidoscope shares our goal of shining a spotlight on cutting edge VR films and supporting these visionary filmmakers,” said Vrideo Founder & CEO Alex Rosenfeld. “As the leading platform for immersive video, we’re proud to partner with the groundbreaking Kaleidoscope Film Festival as it travels across North America showcasing the astounding works this new medium is capable of creating.”
The inaugural festival will visit Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Montreal, Toronto, New York City & Austin. Films in the 2015 line-up have been sourced from filmmakers all over the world, from the U.S. and Canada, to the Netherlands and Czech Republic, among others.
Tickets for all festival stops are available for purchase at Eventbrite. Entry will run you $15 ($10 for students) or $99 for VIP passes to skip the lines.
2015 Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival Lineup
DIR. MICHAEL CATALANO
US | 11 Mins | Pre-Rendered 180 Animation
DIR. TYLER HURD
US | 2:07 Mins | Real-Time Animation
PRODUCED BY JOSEPH CHEN
International | 4:40 Mins | Real-Time Animation
DMZ: MEMORIES OF A NO MAN’S LAND
DIR. HAYOUN KWON
SOUTH KOREA | 20 Mins | Real-Time Experience
DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB
DIR. DANIËL ERNST
Netherlands | 3 Mins | Real-Time Experience
DIR. AARON BRADBURY
UK | 5:20 Mins | Pre-Rendered 360 Animation
SIGHTLINE: THE CHAIR
DIR. TOMÁŠ MARIANČÍK
Czech Republic | 10 Mins | Real-Time Exeperience
DIR. ARJAN VAN MEERTEN
Netherlands | 3:34 Mins | Real-Time Animation
DIR. MIKE TUCKER
US | 3 Min | Real-Time Animation
DIR. JESSICA KANTOR
US | 1:30 Mins | Live-Action 360 Video
THE LAST MOUNTAIN
DIR. AVRAM DODSON
US | 2 Mins | Real-Time Animation
THE NEPAL QUAKE PROJECT
DIR. DAVID DARG
US | 4 Mins | Live-Action 360 Video
THE NIGHT CAFÉ
DIR. MAC CAULEY
US | 3 Mins | Real-Time Experience
WAY TO GO
DIR. VINCENT MORISSET
CANADA | 6 Mins | 360 Interactive Video
WELCOME TO ALEPPO
DIR. CHRISTIAN STEPHENS
US | 2:45 Mins | Live-Action 360 Video