MONTREAL STOP OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE VR FILM FESTIVAL
The seventh stop of the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival takes us to The City of Saints where we've partnered with MUTEK -- a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art.
The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival has 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 OculusRift headsets. A live VR broadcast of the San Francisco event will be made by VideoStitch.
MAC CAULEY - Artist, engineer, and animator Mac Cauley is the creator of The Night Café, a virtual reality experience that takes you inside a Vincent van Gogh painting. The Night Café won the grand prize for the Oculus VR Mobile Game Jam of 2015.
AVRAM DODSON - Avram is currently producing his thesis film for Columbia University's MFA Film program. His previous film, Pistachio Milk, received the Golden Starfish for Student Films at the Hampton International Film Festival and Best Student Short at Austin Film Festival. His work has also screened at South by Southwest. Prior to film, he received bachelor's degrees in chemistry and computer science from the University of Texas in Austin.
VINCENT MORISSET - Vincent is a director and the founder of AATOAA studio. During the last decade, he pioneered interactive videos for Arcade Fire (Neon Bible, Sprawl II, Just a Reflektor). He also directed two feature films, MIROIR NOIR and INNI, a documentary on Sigur Rós. With the support of the NFB, in collaboration with Philippe Lambert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit and Caroline Robert, Vincent Morisset directed the award-winning film for computer BLA BLA. His work has been presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, MoMA, Gaîté lyrique, the National Taiwan Museum and at many festivals including Venice, Rotterdam, SXSW and IDFA. Vincent is also the instigator of the Digital Storytelling Manifesto. Way to Go is his latest project.
VR FILM 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 5:00pm, artist talks start at 5:30pm, then we'll open the room up to VR demos and mixing. If you have purchased at ticket you must arrive by 5:45pm or risk loosing 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 5:45pm 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.