• Imagine: VR
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  • Imagine: VR

Imagine - VR

To speculate means to "view mentally" or "contemplate", and was formerly associated with the "view as from a watchtower". At Imagine we like to think of ourselves as the companions of those who ascend to the watchtower of fantastic fiction to look at what lies ahead, beyond the horizon.

Nevertheless, In this whole exercise of conjuring new worlds, it’s not only WHAT we’re looking at that counts, but also HOW. As fantastic cinema and literature keep framing thought-provoking experiments, there’s a new emerging medium that carries a promise of deeper immersion, embodiment and liberty. In our Imagine VR Competition, we present you with the best VR experiences that take you on a ride into the horrors, wonders, and delights of virtual realities in 360 degrees of freedom.

On the spot, you can choose from nine "on-demand" VR compilations. If you want to see all nine, you need nine tickets!

VR programme #1 Animal Kingdom

Jurassic World, Crow, the Whale and 1 Inch let you become a part of the Animal Kingdom. 
VR programme #1 Animal Kingdom is suitable for children (everything except for Crow has no dialogue and doesn't require English)

Jurassic World: Blue
Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael | Canada | 2018 | 8m
Three years after the catastrophic events at the Jurassic World theme park, the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are threatened by a natural disaster. Follow a female Velociraptor Blue on her quest for survival as she faces threats of epic proportions.

Crow: The Legend
Eric Darnell | United States | 2018 | 24m
Inspired by the Native American legend, a fully immersive journey exploring themes of self-discovery, diversity and selflessness wherein the viewer plays a key role in the story of Crow, voiced by John Legend, who must give up everything he values to save his friends.

The Whale
Noel Park, Seung-Han Seo | South Korea | 2018 | 5m
The life story of an Ulsan Ghost Whale. As the moon shines through a mysterious and radiant sky into the ocean, a ghost whale appears with so many stories hidden behind its eyes.

1 Inch: Down Size Adventure
Seok Nam Koong, Yong Hwan Kim | South Korea | 2018 | 5m
Inspired by the book “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”, a young boy finds a mysterious crystal, shrinking him down to the size of an insect, only to find that humans are not well equipped to be that small!

VR programme #2 Inside Out

Flipping the Inside Out, you will get a unique opportunity to explore the intimate inner worlds of introverted individuals.
VR programme #2 Inside Out is suitable for older children (10-12), English required

Space X Girl
Minhyuk Che | South Korea | 2017 | 9m
Space X Girl tells the story of a girl who is able to connect with space. In her flat, the colours change and geometry takes a back seat due to her gift of being able to understand the emotions of space. A singular experience that uses virtual reality to make us feel the spatiality of the world.

Conscious Existence
Marc Zimmermann | Germany | 2018 | 13m
We are gifted every moment with life’s most precious achievement: a conscious mind, enabling us to sense and hold within, the universe’s boundless beauty – a source of infinite inspiration that fuels our inner space. The viewer will be sent onto a journey towards consciousness and shall himself transcend into a relaxed, appreciative emotional state.

Dinner Party
Angel Manuel Soto | United States | 2018 | 13,5m
A 3D virtual reality experience based on the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, a couple who in 1961 reported the first known UFO abduction.

VR programme #3 Back to the Future

In Back to the Future we will see what next decades and centuries might have in store for us.
VR programme #3 Back to the Future is suitable for older children (10-12), English is required.

Lightcatcher
Lee Williams, Eli Andreas | Canada | 2018 | 24m
Lightcatcher is an odyssey that revolves around the earth and its people in the year 2150. This 4-part 3D virtual reality adventure showcases the fragile beauty of this planet, and people’s choice to stay, or leave it behind.

Volt: Chaos Gem
Hyun Suk Lee | South Korea | 2018 | 11m
In a world where humans are actively researching AI robots and bioengineering, mysterious explosions destroy two-thirds of all major cities around the world. Amidst the ruins, a group of outlaws gathers to form a city called “Reverse Town.” One of them, Volt, is hired by Madame Ran of the “Evil Hedin Bar” to solve an enigmatic case.

VR programme #4 After Hours

Elegy and the Office will introduce you to ghosts haunting workplaces After Hours.
VR programme #4 After Hours is 12+

Elegy
Marc Guidoni | France | 2018 | 30m
A lost soul is trapped in a lift of a luxury hotel, invisible and disconnected from the living except for Bianca, the hotel’s room maid. Bianca can’t get over the loss of her tragically deceased love and believes that the flickering lights, and occasional breakdowns of the lift are the doing of her beloved who communicates with her.

The Office
Miguel Temme | Germany | 2018 | 3m
You are the last person working late in an office. Suddenly strange things are happening and your computer freaks out. The Office turns into a horror scenario and you are the victim.

VR programme #5 Get Out!

The Caretaker, Tag-Along VR, Realm Below and Spacewalker will make you scream to Get Out! of the confined spaces of abandoned hotels, villas, underground tunnels and spacecrafts.
VR programme #5 Get Out! is 16+

The Caretaker
Jacob Wasserman, Nicolas Pesce, Adam Donald | USA | 2018 | 13m
A young couple checks into a mysterious old hotel for the night. But it seems thath at least one of them has been here far longer…

The Tag-Along VR
Po-Yuan Cheng | Taiwan | 2018 | 8m
One day, Ya-Ting and Chun-Kai, a newlywed young couple, sneak into a private and deserted mansion looking for an adventure. They do not know that the house is haunted by Mosien - the little demon.

The Realm Below
Soichi Umezawa | Japan | 2017 | 10m
You are a scientist assigned to investigate a strange pit in the ground. As your colleagues lower you down, you begin to hear strange noises below...

The Spacewalker
Elizaveta Yakovenko, Alexander Gorokhov | Russia | 2018 | 5m
The film immerses audiences in the experience of Alexey Leonov and his fellow cosmonaut Pavel Belyaev during their flight on the Voshod-2 on March 18-19, 1965.

VR programma #6 Trading Places

In Trading Places you will be placed at the sharp end of the knife, assuming the POV of victims of violent crimes.
VR programma #6 Trading Places is 12+

Come Into Me
Aleszea Blanche Germann | United States | 2019 | 18m
A short VR film about sex trafficking in New York in which the audience member experiences a sale of a human being firsthand in a popular night club through the eyes of three characters: a girl, a pimp and a client.

Dispatch
Edward Robles | United States | 2018 | 27m
An episodic story told in four parts follows a small-town police dispatcher named Ted (Martin Starr) on the worst night of his life. Sounds ignite evocative imagery inside Ted’s imagination as he advises terrified callers and listens for clues.

VR programme #7 Total Recall

In black-mirroresque Total Recall, quoting Charlie Brooker, you will face the side effects of a drug that is technology and deal with consequences of memory augmentation.
VR programme #7 Total Recall is 12+

Ghost in the Shell: Virtual Reality Diver
Hiroaki Higashi | Japan | 2018 | 16m
2025 CE. A time when humans connect their brains to the Network, and replace body parts with cybernetic prosthetics. A world where cyber terrorism occurs daily. The Public Security Section 9, led by fully cyber-bodied Major Kusanagi, head off once again to stop a new threat. The first ever VR experience from the Ghost in the Shell universe.

Rose Colored
Adam Cosco | United States | 2018 | 19m
Victoria’s personal A.I. Klive, is only doing what his programming considers will benefit his user. It’s his job to make sure she’s happy, no matter what. Deep down, Victoria knows something is amiss. Everything about her perfect boyfriend, to her perfect face, everything is just a bit too….PERFECT.

VR programme #8 Things to Come: Space Travel

Following Space Explorers from NASA, Roscosmos and ESA you might get a hint of Things to Come when the interplanetary space travel is finally possible.
VR programme #8 Things to Come: Space Travel is suitable for children, English is required

Space Explorers Ep1: A New Dawn
Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael | Canada | 2018 | 20m
Space Explorers is a cinematic VR series about the new age of space exploration. Witness the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. Space Explorers: A New Dawn will shine a light on mankind’s most ambitious journey to understand our planet, our universe and our origins. Narrated by Brie Larson.

Space Explorers Ep2: Taking Flight
Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael | Canada | 2018 | 20m
Episode 2 focuses on the importance of continued collaboration between international space programs as well as new partnerships between agencies like NASA and private corporations, which may prove vital to the success of the world’s space exploration efforts. In Space Explorers: Taking Flight, we see first-hand how astronauts from different countries come together to support projects like the International Space Station.

VR programme #9 Stories We Tell (feat. Alexandre Aja)

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 a childlike level of immersion and suspension of disbelief.
VR programme #9 Stories We Tell is 16+.

Campfire Creepers Ep1: The Skull of Sam
Alexandre Aja | United States | 2018 | 12m
French horror auteur Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) directs this creepy tale of a couple who encounters a vicious stranger in the woods, who has plans to add them to his rather unique collection.

Campfire Creepers Ep2: Midnight March
Alexandre Aja | United States | 2018 | 12m
When the kids at Camp Coyote are forced on a brutal midnight march by their sadistic counsellors, one boy reaches his breaking point. He turns the tables on the bullies, revealing a surprising secret about himself in the process. Master of horror Alexandre Aja invites viewers on a thrilling ride that will leave them gasping.

Diary of a Madman
Arif Khan | United States | 2018 | 11m
When Charlie asks his grandfather to read to him on a Halloween night, he quickly finds himself trapped in a story more terrifying than he could ever imagine.

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