Gaming and virtual reality are related to the fantastic film each in their own way. Game developers have enabled players to roam in fantastic environments with characters that can also be seen in movies. The fantastic idiom is also fully present in virtual reality, from science fiction in space to creepy, in your face horror.
In this theme programme we therefore present the similarities between fantasy cinema and fantastic games: they all draw on the same imaginative worlds, with corresponding stories, characters and places. The programme consists of a large harvest of new games and VR experiences. Games have also been added to the short-film programmes, there is a roomscale VR and there are various pop-up games. In addition to this extensive programmme, British game screenwriter Rhianna Pratchett will tell more about her career during a career talk and there is a keynote and panel about Worldbuilding in Space for professionals.
During Imagine Film Festival there is a wide range of VR experiences every day. The visitor can choose from 9 different programmes on site, each of which is approximately 30 minutes long.