SEATTLE STOP OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE VR FILM FESTIVAL
The second stop of The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is Emerald City! We've curated 20 amazing virtual reality experiences made by independent artists from around the world. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.
And thanks to our sponsors Vrideo and Samsung you'll have the opportunity to experience the full line-up of films on Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets.
Tyler Hurd is the director of BUTTS, an animated cartoon for Virtual Reality about anxiety, depression, and lots and lots of jiggling butts. It also happens to be one of the first and finest examples of Virtual Reality Filmmaking. Come learn from one of VR cinema’s most creative and unique voices.
Lee Bledsoe has spent over 10 years working on AAA video games as an animator and special FX artist. Armed with two dozen GoPros Lee and his team at ‘Immersion.reallife’ production studio have spent the last 2 years developing the technology to capture stunning aerial 360 video for virtual reality.
Originally from Seattle, Molly is member of the founding team at RYOT, an LA-based media company and is one of the most prolific, female virtual reality filmmakers under 30. RYOT's VR films 'Nepal Quake Project' and 'Welcome To Aleppo' have received press coverage in over 300 media outlets, including NPR, NYT, BBC, re/code and reached over 500 million people. Molly is working on VR films with journalists around the world and partners like The Sierra Club, Pencils of Promise, the ONE Campaign, the UN, The Dolphin Project and the Ad Council.
VR FILM PROGRAM:
(Additional Films Will Be Added to Program)
BRIGHT SHADOWS • BUTTS • COLOSSE • DMZ: MEMORIES OF NO MAN'S LAND • DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB • LOVR • SIGHTLINE: THE CHAIR • SURGE • TANA PURA • THE ARCHER • THE LAST MOUNTAIN • THE NEPAL QUAKE PROJECT • THE NIGHT CAFÉ • WAY TO GO • WELCOME TO ALEPPO • WITNESS 360: 7/7
Doors open at 6:30pm, artist talks start at 7:00pm, then we'll open the room up to VR demos and mixing. If you have purchased at ticket you must arrive by 7:00pm or risk losing your spot to someone on the wait list.
We expect the event to sell out so we recommend buying tickets early. People who weren't able to buy a ticket will be let into the event starting at 6:45pm until the space reaches capacity. So if you weren't able to get a ticket come on down anyway! Chances are we'll find space for you.