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VR Programme

Programme with 19 fantastic VR experiences that are typically around 30 minutes long.

Fantastic film is closely linked to related disciplines such as comic books, literature, gaming and VR. During Imagine Film Festival there is a wide range of VR experiences available every day. In the Imagine VR programme, we present you with the best VR experiences that take you on a ride into the horrors, wonders, and delights of virtual realities in 360 degrees of freedom.

 The VR section consists of 19 programmes that are typically around 30 minutes long. The VR programme works on an on-demand basis. Simply buy a ticket for any given hour and pick the programme of your choice. 

The Abandoned Deity    

In 1980s gambling was a serious social issue in Taiwan. In this beautifully animated film you get to experience that period in time from the point of view of a holy statue.   

Taiwan | 2019 | 15:00m  

Director | Kao Yi-Chun  

Afterlife  

After the tragic death of their 5-year-old son, a family struggles with their loss and attempts to mend their frayed bonds. Experience the struggle through the child’s ghostly eyes and explore the multiverse of branching narratives that seamlessly reveal a story that shifts according to your choices.  

Canada | 2019 | 30:00m  

Director Luisa Valencia  

Black Bag    

Ex-military security guard, Mr. S works for a bank and leads the life of a normal working-class man. He fantasises about a major heist, a dream that becomes reality. This VR film uses abstract metaphor, combined with a unique hand-painted art style to create an intense high-quality thriller.  

China | 2019 | 12:00m  

Director Qing Shao  

The Color of Infinity  

You’re being transported onto the set of Claire Denis’s High Life. Putting you face to face with the director, inside the decor, or the middle of the film crew, this intimate interview brings a new light to Claire Denis’s work. She confides in us, revealing how she arrived at certain artistic decisions.  

France | 2019 | 10:00m  

Director | Pierre Zandrowicz  

Eleven Eleven  

Their fate has been decided, but how you watch is up to you. Eleven Eleven is a groundbreaking entertainment experience that puts you in the centre of the story. Follow six main characters as they count down the last 11 minutes and 11 seconds of life on the island planet of Kairos Linea.    

USA, UK | 2019 | ~25:00m  

Director Mehrad Noori, Michael Salmon, Lucas Taylor  

Ghost in The Shell: Ghost Chaser  

In the Kuzan Republic, the Minister of Defense, who is expected to take part in a meeting of the Weapon Coordination Council, has ordered an advance onsite inspection. Public Security Section 9, headed by Major Motoko Kusanagi, must secure the area and clear it from a rumoured terrorist threat.  

Japan | 2019 | 08:00m  

Director  | Hiroaki Higashi  

The Great C  

Based on the short story by Philip K. Dick. Years after an apocalyptic event, a powerful AI-driven supercomputer rules over the remnants of humanity. Each year, the nearby village is forced to send a young person on a pilgrimage to appease the mysterious machine.    

Canada | 2018 | 30:00m  

Director Steve Miller  

Gymnasia  

A dark dream  unsettling and weirdly wonderful. Step into the stillness of an abandoned school, a place where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you. This project flawlessly blends 3D 360-degree video, stop-motion, miniatures and CGI.  

Canada, Poland | 2019 | 06:00m  

Director Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski  

Heart Of Darkness  

An immersive drama and an interactive music video. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, it is set on the dwarf planet Ceres, where Astrobiologist Captain Kurtz has gone missing from his outpost. As you journey deep into the cave network, you learn the story via the onboard Artificial Intelligence.  

Australia | 2019 | 13:00m  

Director Stuart ‘Sutu’ Campbell  

Help Me  

When the spring rains come, a woman living alone in the city hears someone tapping at her apartment door, quietly muttering ‘Help me…’, but she doesn’t dare let anyone in. Help Me is the first immersive VR web-comic from Dexter Studios in Korea.  

South Korea | 2018 | 12:00m  

Director Taekyung Yoo  

It Was There  

A boy wakes up in a strange bed and finds himself caught in a murderous dream-like loop between past and present.  

South Korea | 2019 | 10:00m  

Director  | Min-gi Jo  

Kaiju Confidential  

Grigon might not be the biggest Kaiju on the block, but he is the most neurotic. When he discovers legendary Kaiju, Mega-Hydra rampaging on his turf, it becomes a battle of passive-aggressive proportions.  

USA | 2019 | 05:00m  

Director Ethan Shaftel  

Kobold  

A new kind of horror experience that blurs the line between cinema and VR gaming. Step into the shoes of an urban explorer investigating the mysterious case of a missing boy in an abandoned villa in the middle of a dark forest in Germany.  

Germany | 2018 | 45:00m  

Regie | Director   

Max Sacker, Ioulia Isserlis  

Mechanical Souls  

In a sumptuous traditional Chinese hotel, an impressive wedding is about to take place. Ah-Hui, a beta model female android is rented as the bridesmaid. Delighted with this new distraction, the two mothers blithely play around with Ah-Hui’s settings, unaware of the changes they initiate.    

France, Taiwan | 2019 | 17:00m  

Director Gaëlle Mourre  

Nine VR  

An ambitious VR project that fuses social VR experience with a cinematic narrative. Unaware of each other’s presence, two participants assume the same role in two different time planes. It sets up the stage for the participants to explore each other’s presence as they become invested in the story world.  

South Korea | 2019 | 15:00m  

Director Minhyuk Che  

Pneumo Hacker  

A cyberpunk film about an aggressive form of air pollution that contains a hacker virus. When a person is infected with it, they lose consciousness and start behaving like psychos. An anti-hacker squad helps purify the environment and rescue the infected, as an anti-virus war is about to begin.  

Taiwan | 2019 | 11:00m  

Director | Kuan Yuan Lai  

Shennong: Taste of Illusion  

An animated story about a hero of prehistoric China. It describes a battle between Shennong, the god-king of Chinese medicine, and a beast from his illusion. Shennong explores an ancient forest to collect unknown plants when he encounters a flower that turns into a deadly adversary.  

China | 2018 | 09:00m  

Director  | Li Mi, Zheng Wang  

Space Buddies  

It takes a special team of astronauts to survive the nine-month voyage to Mars without killing each other. This team is not that special. Led by the blabbering mouth of backup pilot Dwayne Riggins, the crew must endure and overcome his antics if they plan to survive launch.    

USA | 2019 | 05:00m  

Director Ethan Shaftel  

Unceded Territories  

You must never touch what is not yours. A provocative experience created by indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights. Dive into this pop-surrealist world and enter the psychedelic belly of the beast.  

Canada | 2019 | 06:00m  

Director Paisley Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun  

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