Fantastic film has always had a close connection with related disciplines, like comic books, literature and gaming. In the last few years, VR has been added to this list. Imagine already organised the first fully-fledged VR competition last year, but this year we take it a step further with an integrated programme of film, gaming and VR. In this programme we present these disciplines in a coherent way – after all, they all draw from the same fantastic universe. In addition to a large haul of new games and VR experiences, the programme also consists of talks and a panel, while games have been added to the short film programmes as well. There is an active VR game at the festival cafe as well as various pop up-games and other digital toys all throughout the week. Game on!
Do you want to feel again like an 8-year-old, sitting by the bonfire at the summer camp listening to ghost stories? Stories We Tell, featuring Campfire Creepers by Alexandre Aja tap into those memories and spoken word techniques to achieve childlike level of immersion and suspension of disbelief.