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2017 Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance

2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week and it won’t be without VR.

It’s that time of the year again when art and technology converge on Park City, Utah for over a week of VR and immersive storytelling — along with some feature films too.

Kicking off Thursday, the 2017 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival will once again include a full slate of curated VR exhibitions and immersive stories from some of the most innovative creators in the world. You can expect some 20 VR experiences and 11 installations, showcased between three venues in Park City.

The historic Claim Jumper (573 Main Street) will host seven immersive installations focused on cross-disciplinary story construction and two video works; the VR Palace (475 Swede Alley, Base Camp) will feature 15 VR experiences alongside additional installations; and the VR Bar (Music Café, 751 Main Street) will offer a lineup of mobile VR. Keep in mind, that due to the popularity of New Frontier, a ticket is now required for entry to the VR Palace at Base Camp and the New Frontier Exhibition at the Claim Jumper and VR Bar at the Music Café are now open to credential holders only.

Other locations worth stopping by throughout the day at Sundance also include the Jaunt VR Lounge located at 580 Main Street (10:30am – 5:00pm). Oculus is privately showing select VR works at the Oculus House (201 Heber Ave).

So if you are out at Sundance this year stop on by and be sure to say hi.

sundance-2017-vr-event-guide2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday 1/20 

9:00am – New Frontier Press Preview (Claim Jumper)
12:00pm – Pushing The Creative Frontiers in VR Filmmaking (500 Main St)
4:30pm – Blackhouse: Telling our Stories in VR (550 Main St)
8:30pm – VR Bar Hosted by Daydream (751 Main St)

Saturday 1/21 

11:00am – VR “Edu-tainment” Workshop + VR Arcade (Firewood, 306 Main St)
6:00pm – Jaunt Residency Salon (580 Main St)
7:00pm – Dear Angelica Premiere Party (Main & SKY Hotel, 201 Heber Ave)
8:30pm – VR Bar Hosted by TIME Inc / LIFEVR (751 Main St)
9:00pm – ASTEROIDS! Premiere Party (The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave)

Sunday 1/22 

10:00am – RED Digital Cinema Panel w/Radiant’s Michael Mansouri (255 Main St/Treasure Mountain Inn Hotel, Suite B&C)
11:00am – VROTM Panel + VR Arcade (All day at Firewood, 306 Main St)
6:oopm – Climate Change and VR with Condition One (580 Main St)
9:00pm – UploadVR Mixer (Firewood, 306 Main St)
9:30pm – VR Bar Hosted by Jaunt (751 Main St)

Monday 1/23 

1:00pm – Your Next Steps in Virtual Reality (500 Main St)
4:30pm – Step Right Up: Live VR and Multi-User VR (550 Main St)
7:00pm – VR Makers Party Hosted by Jaunt & Condition One (580 Main St)
8:30pm – VR Bar Hosted by Nokia (751 Main St)

Tuesday 1/24 

3:00pm – The Future(s) of VR Video (500 Main St)

Wednesday 1/25 

12:00pm – The Expanded VR Landscape: Comedy, Documentary, Dance, and Illustrative VR (500 Main St)
3:00pm – Creative Storytelling in VR with OZO (500 Main St)

Thursday 1/26 

12:00pm – Cinematic VR and the Future of Storytelling (500 Main St)
3:00pm – VR: Next Steps (500 Main St)
4:30pm – Look Over Here: Crafting VR Narratives (550 Main St)
8:30pm – VR Bar Hosted by AMD Radeon (751 Main St)

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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