COLCOA – VIRTUAL REALITY CORNER
Saturday April 29. 11am - 12 pm: Press only / 12pm - 5pm: All
Sunday April 30. 12pm – 6pm: All
In association with the VR Programs of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US fostering the visibility of the finest French VR works in festivals in the US. With the support of Unifrance.
For the first time at COLCOA, we are showcasing a presentation of selected virtual reality projects from some of the leading creators and emerging voices in France. We are featuring five programs that explore the potential of VR in four different genres: live action, fiction, animation, documentary.
Come try a headset loaded with immersive and powerful experiential films.
The COLCOA Virtual Reality Corner is unticketed and open to all. No RSVP required (first come, first served basis).
West Coast Premiere • 360 Stereoscopic Film • Live Action/ Animation • France, 2016 • 14 min
Directed by: Pierre Zandrowicz
Written by: Pierre Zandrowicz and Remy Giordano
Original Score: Rone
An ARTE France, OKIO Studio, Saint George co-production
Cast: Hélène Kuhn, Doug Rand, Nathan Rippy, Dounia Sichov
A 360° stereoscopic short film that takes the viewer inside the imagination of one of the masters of sci-fi. Based on the fiction world of Philip K Dick, the author’s mind has been preserved beyond death. Have his emotional memories been preserved as well? The story of a robot who has been given the memory of American Science-Fiction writer Philip K Dick.
West Coast Premiere • 360 VR • Animation • France, 2016 • 9 min
Written and Directed by: Philippe A. Collin, Clement Leotard
Produced by: EX Nihilo / Novelab in association with La Cinémathèque Française
In collaboration with with Google Arts & Culture
Narrated by: Dean Tavoularis
A virtual reality journey immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema. From Méliès and Chaplin to Kubrick and Tarantino, Kinoscope takes you on a journey through some of the most famous scenes ever captured on film. The story is led by the voice of Hollywood legend/ motion picture production designer Dean Tavoularis, whose work appeared in numerous box office hits such as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Brink's Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde.
ON SET – SLACK BAY
West Coast Premiere • 360 VR • Immersive Documentary • France, 2015 • 8 sequences (between 50 seconds and 6 minutes, or a total of 17 minutes) and a 10-minute interview of Bruno Dumont
Directed by: Fouzi Louahem
Produced by: Arte GEIE, Les Editions Du Bout Des Doigts avec la participation du CNC
“On set - Slack Bay” is a virtual reality documentary that explores the world of SLACK BAY's film set. SLACK BAY is the first feature-length film in France to offer this immersive 360° experience. The viewer can follow the exchanges between the director Bruno Dumont, his actors and his crew, and get a rare and unprecedented insight into what goes on between the camera and the actors. Throughout the documentary, Bruno Dumont shares with us his vision of the set and his thoughts on virtual reality, the horizons it opens up – particularly for film-making – and its limitations.
OUT OF THE BLUE
360 VR • Immersive Documentary • United States, 2017 • 10 min
Directed by: Sophie Ansel
Written by: Sophie Ansel
Illustrator: Andrey Shushkov
Executive Producer: Lauren Burmaster (VR FOR GOOD by OCULUS)
Produced by: Amy Seidenwurm, Paula Cuneo, Joanne Sprague, Sophie Ansel
Cast: Judith Castro Lucero, Yerick Vallesillo Castro
Out of the Blue is an intimate journey exploring the rich legacy inherited by 8 year old Yerick, a child amongst a community of fishermen in Cabo Pulmo who became inadvertent conservationists when faced with the depletion of their marine resources. In an area once described by Jacques Cousteau as the ‘Aquarium of the World’, the fishermen families of Cabo Pulmo chose to sacrifice the source of their food and income in a revolutionary and dramatic decision: a fishing ban in their own waters in order to encourage marine life to return and find shelter. An astonishing rebirth followed, transforming the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park into a Hope Spot for the planet.
[Pelagic, Reel FX, VR For Good]
[Mission Blue, Seaview 360, Spinifex, Visit Baja]
West Coast Premiere • 360 VR • Fiction • France, 2017 • 7 min
Created and Directed by: Alexandre Perez
Produced by: Avi Amar (Floréal Films)
Co-Producer: Romaric Manovelli (Digital Immersion)
Original Music by: Wissam Hojeij
Cast: Elliot Daurat, Eléonore Joncquez
SERGEANT JAMES takes us into the world of 7-year-old Leo. We are in his bedroom, under his bed. Are we a presence that might be good or threatening? The plot unfolds and reveals the key to this relationship. SERGEANT JAMES recaptures the feelings and emotional memories of childhood.
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