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HEROES: A DUET IN MIXED REALITY
Melissa Painter

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

After the swirl of experience, you will find that you have accomplished a dance of your own. Melissa Painter and her key collaborators have crafted a multidimensional experience that lets you chase dancers around a pool and on stage, scale through a labyrinth of stunning architecture, and even reach out and hold the dancers in the palm of your hand.

UNITED STATES | 5 minutes | 2016

PLANET ∞
Momoko Seto

O.V. - Without dialogue

IN COMPETITION

You’ll never look at animals and plants the same way! An extraordi- nary and humbling immersive and organic experience. In a world in ruins, only fungi and mould grow, inside gigantic dried insects car- casses. The climate changes: rain irrigates the arid planet and floods it gradually. In the water an ecosystem springs up, populated by giant carnivorous tadpoles. From the arid to the aquatic, Planet ? is an incredible experience, multi-spatial and timeless.

FRANCE | 8 minutes | 2017

SERGENT JAMES
Alexandre Perez

O.V. French

IN COMPETITION

Turn off lights and immerse yourself in Leo’s world! It’s Leo’s bedtime. When his mum goes to switch off the light, the little boy thinks there’s something under his bed. Sergent James, a virtual reality film by Alexandre Perez, has previously premiered at Tribeca and the Locarno International Film Festival.

FRANCE | 7 minutes | 2017

TESTIMONY
Zohar Kfir

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

Testimony is an interactive VR documentary that shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing. More than just a film, Testimony is an advocacy platform to allow the public to bear witness to those who have been silenced. Despite persistent victim-shaming and the discounting of their experiences, survivors are increasingly coming forward, empowering one another. Testi- mony is an interactive investigation that aims to tackle the...

UNITED STATES, Canada, Israel | 40 minutes | 2017

XIMOAN
Vincent De Vevey, Patrick Donaldson, Laurent Monnet, Yoann Douillet

O.V. - Without dialogue

IN COMPETITION

Ximoan is a collaborative VR experience inspired by aztec death rituals and mythology. A “transcendent” reality work, created and developed by Patrick Donaldson, Yoann Douillet, Vincent De Vevey and Laurent Mon- net [Haute école d’art et de design — Genève]. Do not miss this mystical experience between life and death where you will delve into a different world, guided by a shaman!

With the support of PRO HELVETIA

SWITZERLAND | 5 minutes | 2017

UNREST VR
Jennifer Brea

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

For a few minutes we access the world of a chronic disease and the disability of Jennifer Brea. A true, inspiring love story, in which the audience takes a close look at a hard-to-understand condition. Both a must-see doc and a visceral, personal experience.

UNITED KINGDOM, United States | 10 minutes | 2017

THE OTHER DAKAR
Selly Raby Kane

IN COMPETITION

A little girl is chosen to discover the hidden face of Dakar, a 360o hommage to Senegalese Mythology. Embark in her fantastic universe and discover the hidden face of the Senegalese capital. A remarkable world premiere in Tribeca, The Other Dakar is created by the multidisciplinary artist Selly Raby Kane (Beyoncé’s stylist among other things).

SENEGAL | 8 minutes | 2017

IBOX INSULTING BOX LA BOÎTE À INSULTES
Emmanuel Albano

O.V. English

The spectator finds himself in conversation with four actors at four points of the compass. Everyone is jealous and wants the viewer’s attention. Whenever the viewer pays more attention to one, the tension rises and the others become angry and insult him, or her.

This project benefited from the support of the creation program at SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES (SAT)

CANADA | 8 minutes | 2017

NOTHING HAPPENS
Michelle & Uri Kranot

O.V. - Without dialogue

IN COMPETITION

It’s freezing cold on the outskirts of town. Yet people gather. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We all wait for something to happen, but nothing does… Waiting. What are we doing out here? Crows are congregating around us. Calling each other. But nothing happens. Time passes. We are all watching. And then... it happens. One gunshot. A sudden frenzy of batting wings and shrieking caws. The musicians begin to play. The crowd slowly scatters in all directions,...

DENMARK, France | 14 minutes | 2017

ALTERATION
Jerome Blanquet

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams in this poetic trip into the future. He can’t imagine that he will be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence who aims to digitize his subconscious in order to feed off of it.

Presented by EASTERN BLOC

FRANCE | 17 minutes | 2017

BLINDFOLD
Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

If you silence a journalist, you blindfold the world. In this interactive, hard-hitting journey, you are transported into Iran’s most notorious pri- son. As a photojournalist charged with making anti-state propaganda, you must answer the questions of your interrogator and navigate the moral dilemmas shaping not only your fate but those around you. Blindfold unveils the ever-present and continually occurring human rights violations against journalists.

UNITED STATES, Canada | 13 minutes | 2017

DEATHTOLLS EXPERIENCE
Ali Eslami

O.V. English

IN COMPETITION

DeathTolls Experience seeks to re-sensitize the public to the rea- lity behind the abstract statistics on the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the Middle East. Based on a virtual journey through the his- tory of European bloodbaths, an ocean filled with body bags contai- ning recently drowned Syrian refugees, and casualties of the Syrian civil war, DeathTolls Experience immerses us in the meaning of the figures, opening up an emotional perspective on suffering and terror.

IRAN, Netherlands | 9 minutes | 2016

Program

Friday October 6, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Saturday October 7, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Sunday October 8, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Monday October 9, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Tuesday October 10, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Wednesday October 11, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Thursday October 12, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Friday October 13, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Saturday October 14, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques

Sunday October 15, 2017

12:00
Société des Arts Technologiques
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