Kaleidoscope VR Showcase at Nevada City Film Festival

  • Friday, September 9, 5-9pm
    Saturday, September 10, 3:30-10:30pm

    Miners Foundry Cultural Center
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City
    Tickets $45/VIP (Friday), $10/GA (Saturday)
    VIP includes 45 minutes of VR Experiences, GA includes 2-3 Experiences
  • BUY TICKETS HERE!
You’ve heard the buzz about VR or Virtual Realty. You’ve read the articles about how cinematic VR experiences are changing the art of filmmaking. You’ve seen the photos of people at major festivals and conferences around the world with headsets on smiling, laughing, fully immersed in a sensory experience. But you might still be wondering, What is it? How does it work?

The Nevada City Film Festival has teamed up with Kaleidoscope, a traveling film festival exhibiting the best in cinematic virtual reality from independent artists all over the world, to present a highly crafted VR experience and provide Q&A opportunities with a top VR creator to learn more about this exciting new frontier. Projects featured by Kaleidoscope routinely go on to exhibit at major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and Cannes, and now the Nevada City Film Festival!

On Friday and Saturday at the Nevada City Film Festival experience for yourself the best of VR and see what all the buzz is about.

SHOWCASE

BRIGHT SHADOWS

DIR. MICHAEL CATALANO
US | 11 Mins | Pre-Rendered 180 Animation
Bright Shadows is an 11 minute animation of dynamic, colorful abstractions choreographed to instrumental music.

BUTTS

DIR. TYLER HURD
US | 2:07 Mins | Real-Time Animation
Widely credited as the first animated cartoon for virtual reality, BUTTS is a story about anxiety, depression, and lots and lots of jiggling posteriors.

COLOSSE

CREATED BY ERAN HILLELI, NICK PITTOM, ET AL.
International | 4:40 Mins | Real-Time Animation
The story of the long lost Great Spirits known as the COLOSSE explores themes of fear, power, and respect.

FUTURE OF VR

DIR. PHILIPP WENNING
DE | 6 Min | Interactive Experience
Meet the real pioneers of virtual reality — creators who have been working in the field of VR for more than two decades.

I AM YOU

DIR. ELLI RAYNAI
Canada | 12 Mins | 360 VR Video
Follow a young couple who discover a new crowd-funded app that allows them to swap consciousnesses and feel what it’s like to be in each other’s body.

JET LAG

DIR. PIERRE FRIQUET
IN & FR | 9 Mins | 360 VR Video
Separated by continents two women express their love in the absence of each other through dance.

LOVR

DIR. AARON BRADBURY
UK | 5:20 Mins | Pre-Rendered 360 Animation
More than 100000 chemical reactions happen in your brain every second. So what about the moment you saw the girl of your dreams, and she saw you?

MAD GOD

DIR. PHIL TIPPETT
US | 2 Mins | 360 VR Video | World Premiere
A stop-motion animation of delightfully grotesque characters, straight from the wonderfully twisted mind of Academy Award Winning director Phil Tippett.

THE NIGHT CAFÉ

DIR. MAC CAULEY
US | 3 Mins | Real-Time Experience
The Night Cafe is an immersive VR environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand.

REAL

DIR. CONNOR HAIR
US | 13 Min | 360 VR Video | World Premiere
Consumed by Virtual Reality addiction, a woman clings to the digitally reconstructed memory of her dead husband. As the lines of reality blur, she begins to question which world is real.

WITNESS 360: 7/7

DIR. DARREN EMERSON
UK | 13 Mins | Live-Action 360 Video
Combining personal testimony, reconstruction, and abstract imagery, journey into the heart of one survivor’s extraordinary story.