Tribeca Film Festival brass on Wednesday (6) unveiled the 2019 immersive programme of more than 30 VR, AR, and mixed reality films and experiences.
New work includes Baobab Studios’ Bonfire created by the Madagascar series and Antz director Eric Darnell and featuring Ali Wong; Wolves In The Walls: It’s All Over includes Jeffrey Wright and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things; and Immersive experiences including Into The Light featuring musician Yo-Yo Ma, and Ayahuasca (pictured) created by Jan Kounen.
Tribeca Immersive includes two events, the Virtual Arcade featuring Storyscapes, and Tribeca Cinema360, running from April 24-May 4. On Tuesday Tribeca Film Festival announced its feature slate. The entire festival runs from April 24-May 5.
“Tribeca Immersive remains committed to the power of new technology as a dynamic vehicle for storytelling,” said Loren Hammonds, senior programmer, film & immersive for Tribeca Film Festival. “This year’s programming spans a myriad of genres, including many world premiere VR, MR and AR experiences.”
The immersive works address topics like gun control (12 Seconds Of Gunfire: The True Story Of A School Shooting), the environment (A Drop in the Ocean), and persecution of the LGBTQIA community (Another Dream).
At this year’s Virtual Arcade, the Storyscapes juried selections present new trends and innovative work across mediums that invite audience participation. The Storyscapes Award presented by AT&T recognises artists who bridge the gap between technology and storytelling. This year, female creators made four of the five experiences in contention.
“It has been a wild ride seeing how artists and filmmakers have responded to new technologies over the years, constantly pushing and prodding and exploring the edges of things in order to make beautiful and vital work,” said Ingrid Kopp, co-curator of Tribeca Immersive.
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2nd Civil War (USA), project creator Kevin Cornish
7 Lives (Luxembourg-France-Belgium), project creators Charles Ayats, Sabrina Calvo, Jan Kounen
Ayahuasca (France-Luxembourg), project creator Jan Kounen
Bonfire (USA), project creator Eric Darnell,
Cave (USA), project creator: Ken Perlin, Kris Layng, Sebastian Herscher
Children Do Not Play War (Uganda-Brazil-USA), project creator: Fabiano Mixo
Common Ground (UK), project creator Darren Emerson
Doctor Who: The Runaway (UK), project creator BBC / Passion Animation Studios
A Drop In The Ocean (UK-France-USA), project creator Adam May, Chris Campkin, Chris Parks
Ello (China), project creator Haodan Su
Gymnasia (Canada), project creator Clyde Henry Productions
Into The Light (USA), project creator Jessica Brillhart, Igal Nassima
Stealing Ur Feelings (USA), project creator Noah Levenson
Unceded Territories (Canada-USA), project creator Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
War Remains (USA), project creator Dan Carlin, MWM Immersive
Where There’s Smoke (USA), project creator Lance Weiler
Wolves In The Walls: It’s All Over (USA), project creator Pete Billington, Jessica Yaffa Shamash.
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Another Dream (Netherlands-USA-Egypt), project creators Tamara Shogaolu, Ado Ato Pictures
The Collider (UK), project creator Anagram
Future Dreaming (Australia), project creator Sutu
The Key (USA-Iraq), project creator Celine Tricart
Traitor (UK), project creator Pilot Theatre, Lucy Hammond.
Change Is Gonna Come
12 Seconds of Gunfire: The True Story Of A School Shooting (USA), project creator: Suzette Moyer, Seth Blanchard
Ashe ’68 (USA), project creator Brad Lichtenstein
Accused No. 2: Walter Sisalu (France), project creators Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte.
11.11.18 (Belgium-France), project creators Sébastien Tixador et Django Schreven
Space Buddies (USA), project creators Matt Jenkins, Ethan Shaftel
Mr. Buddha (Taiwan R.O.C.), project creator HTC Corporation, Lee Chung.
Her Truth, Her Power
Mercy (USA-Cameroon), project creator Armando Kirwin
Girl Icon (USA-India), project creator Sadah Espii Proctor
Children Do Not Play War (Uganda-Brazil-USA), project creator Fabiano Mixo
Such Sweet Sorrow
Armonia (USA), project creator Bracey Smith
Dreams Of The Jaguar’s Daughter (USA-Mexico), project creator Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Water Melts (USA), project creators Lilian Mehrel, Mary Evangelista.