Seattle Int'l Film Fest: VR Slate Announced

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Seattle Int'l Film Fest: VR Slate Announced

Any SIFF-goer knows you need to take off the afternoon to read through the massive list of films on the day the lineup is announced. Well it's going to be a fun afternoon today for those excited about the 44th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival.

 

The festival runs May 17 to June 10 (yes, that includes four weekends) and includes 433 films representing 90 countries. That's 68 features (plus 4 secret films), 66 documentaries, 10 archival films, 164 shorts, and 21 VR/360 works -- including 35 World premieres (6 features, 29 shorts), 46 North American premieres (32 features, 14 shorts), and 25 US. premieres (16 features, 9 shorts). Here is the VR lineup:

 

Explore the Future of Storytelling at SIFF VR Zone - A Virtual Reality and 360 Content Pop-up Event

(Confirmed Content)

360 OUTER SPACE
Space Explorers: A New Dawn, dir Felix & Paul (Canada)

360 OUT OF AFRICA
The Other Dakar, dir Selly Raby Kane (Senegal)
Nairobi Berries, dir Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya)
Let This Be a Warning, dir Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective) (Kenya)

360 EXPERIMENTAL STORYTELLING
Summation of Force, dir Piers Mussared (Australia)
Space X Girl, dir Mihnyuk Che (South Korea)
Everything Flows, dir Yumeng Du (China)

360 NARRATIVE STORYTELLING
U-Turn, dir Nathalie Mathe (USA)
The Visigoths, dir Rory Mitchell (USA)

360 DOCUMENTARY
Sun Ladies VR, dir Celine Tricart (USA/Iraq)
The Journey, dir Charlotte Mikkelborg (UK/Ethiopia/Sudan/Chad)
Sanctuaries of Silence, dir Emmanuel Vaughn Lee & Adam Loften (USA - WA)

360 ART & MUSIC
The Posies - Unlikely Places, produced & directed by WonderTek Labs (USA)
Rone, dir Lester Francois (AUS)
Unraveled - The Future of Music with Virtual Reality and 360 Media, dir Yao Wang, Berklee College of Music  (USA)

YOUTH 360 SHOWCASE
7 Stories for 7 Years, Lead Content Creator Zahra Rasool, produced by Al Jazeera (Jordan)
Dreaming in Za’atari: Stories After Syria, Lead Content Creator Zahra Rasool, produced by Al Jazeera (Jordan)
Tapestry 360, produced by Reel Grrls/WonderTek Labs

INTERACTIVE VR PROGRAM

Aeronaut (feat. Billy Corgan) (USA)
Greenland Melting, dir Nonny de la Pena (USA/Greenland)
Mono: Blackwater, dir Ben Wolstenhome (USA/India)
Caribi: Anubis, dir Bogdan Derev (USA - Seattle)
World One, dir Scobot (USA - Seattle)
Epic Snowday Adventure, creator Verge of Brilliance (Dr. Evie Powell) (USA - Seattle)
UpLift VR - Maiden Voyage (Hot Air Balloon Ride), creator Larry James (USA - Seattle)

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